Parasound Halo P6 Stereo Preamplifier with DAC & Phono Stage

*2.1 Channel pre-amp
*Subwoofer output with subwoofer management
*ESS Sabre32 Reference DAC (ES9018K2M)
*Asynchronous USB 2.0 decodes 384kHz/32-bit, Native DSD256
*Home theater bypass input for surround sound integration
*Balanced XLR inputs and outputs
*Phono input for MM, MC and MI
*Dedicated high current headphone amplifier (TI TPA6120)
*Coax and optical inputs
*Front Aux analog input

Parasound P6 preamp of sophisticated, audiophile equipment with clever features.

Development made in San Francisco, in cooperation with developer legend John Curl.

* Symmetrical inputs and outputs for stereo
* Subwoofer output with subwoofer management with adjustable filters and crossover
* John Curl’s legendary phono stages with selectable impedance for MC, MM and MI with 100 Ω or 47k Ω load
* Home theater bypass, loop-through option for main speaker
* Two subwoofer signals can be passed through without any parameters being affected.
* Analogue active crossover with adjustable filters

* ESS Sabre32 Reference DAC (ES9018K2M)
* D/A converter with Asynchronous USB supports 32-bit/384kHz as well as DSD formats
* D/A converter with Coaxial and 2x Optical Toslink process up to 24-bit/192kHz
* 12V DC trigger output

* Ball bearing solid aluminum vol knob with digital display
* Backlit illuminated remote control with discrete buttons

* High current headphone amplifier (TI TPA6120) with gold-plated mini jack
* Front Aux analog input for portable/mobile devices with automatic +12 dB gain stage

* RCA line level Analog inputs (5 pairs)
* XLR balanced Analog input (1 pair)
* Balanced XLR and RCA left and right preamp outputs
* Subwoofer outputs (1x balanced XLR, 2x RCA)
* Bass & treble controls with relay bypass from remote or front panel
* Rear panel IR input and IR loop output jacks
* 0.5w standby power consumption meets Energy Star & EU specs

NEW Features: (Changes from the previous model P5)

-ESS Sabre32 Reference DAC replaces the original Burr-Brown DAC
-USB input is now capable of DSD & 384kHz/32-bit PCM (up from 96Khz/24-bit)
-Burr Brown analog resistor ladder volume control
-Dimmable front panel volume display
-Upgraded USB receiver with “plug and play” operation with Windows 10
-An additional optical input (2 total)
-Ball bearing supported solid aluminum volume knob
-Programable default turn on volume setting
-Favorite volume memory with remote control button
-Increased phono stage gain for lower output cartridges
-Improved Left/Right channel separation and balance tracking
-Sand blasted metal end caps replace plastic end caps on the P 5
-Updated cosmetics with subtle gold highlights

A down-to-earth, honest sound that keeps your feet tapping

More details: https://parasound.com/p6.php

PARTTIME AUDIOPHILE BEST AMPLIFIERS, SUMMER 2022 GUIDE—

“Despite a tendency to sound slightly dry with different sources, the Parasound P 6 contains so many features for the money that it becomes possibly to ignore. It contains a DAC and a surprisingly enjoyable MM/MC phono stage and a plethora of subwoofer hook-up options that explain why this is a “2.1 Channel” preamp. “If you want honesty and accuracy with a big dollop of flexibility, then definitely take a listen.””

Audio Pursuit June 2021

“I can’t tell you how many receivers I rejected for purchase in my youthful days because I could hear the tuner, tape, phono, cd, leaking thru to the selected source. The Parasound Halo P6 is absent this evil via all sources.”

LowBeats (Germany) November 2020

“the Parasound P 6 and Parasound A 23+ play together in a pleasingly balanced and precise manner, while still musical with tonality that tends toward warmth. The consistently very supple reproduction and simultaneously true-to-size presentation and pin-point positioning of individual instruments and voices is amazing. Yes, this is how HiFi is fun.”

Home Theater Review.com March 2020

“The P 6’s sonic performance punches well above its price point. With its ability to render tremendous amounts of detail, excellent build quality, impressive DAC and bass management, the P 6 is a no-brainer for anyone shopping for a digitally enabled preamplifier.”

ON-OFF  (Spain) September, 2019

“One strength is its capability to reproduce a wide sonic palette, with depth and plenty of micro information. Parasound’s power amp is able to bring out the best bass from speakers. Different kinds of music made us appreciate the unusual character of this amplification. Outstanding!”

Stereo+ (Norway) January 2019

“Together, the Parasound P 6 and A 23+ are dynamite. Pure sonic magic with brilliant dynamics, delicious midrange and impressive resolution. To get such good sound for the price of this duo seems almost unnatural. One incredibly appealing preamp-amplifier package from Parasound.”

Price:  RM8,000

2 Years local warranty.