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Parasound P5 2.1 Stereo Preamplifier

We like to think of the P5 as the Swiss army knife of Parasound’s line.  The P5 comes with phono, built in DAC with USB, Optical and Coax inputs, five analog inputs, headphone jacks and, to top it all off, it’s reasonably priced.

In our opinion the P5 is better sounding than its precessor the P3.  Less noise and a better power supply make this the perfect preamp for an entry into high-end audio.  If you currently have a home theater system and you would like to get back into listening to music, the P5 will give you the best of both worlds. You won’t need to dismantle your theater system to incorporate a P5.  Parasound’s HT bypass allows you to add the P5 to your home theater system and enjoy having two systems in one.  The best of both worlds.

Choice Audio can help you with set up and guide you through the process.  If you have an existing home theater set up and want to improve your music listening, give us a call.

Choice Audio is the Premier Parasound Halo Stereo Dealer in Minneapolis and St. Paul.

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Parasound P5

Burr-Brown PCM1798 DAC with USB, Optical and Coax inputs

Coax and optical accept all sampling rates up to 192 kHz, 24-bit

USB accepts up to 96 kHz, 24-bit

Incoming jitter on all three digital inputs is significantly attenuated with an effective clock recovery system

Analog Bass management with high and low pass crossovers

Home theater bypass input for surround sound integration

Front panel subwoofer level control

5 RCA line level inputs

1 XLR balanced input (parallels Input 5 RCA jacks)

Phono input for MM & MC cartridges with 100 Ohm or 47k Ohm load

Front panel Aux input with automatic +12 dB gain stage

Balanced XLR and RCA left and right outputs

1 balanced XLR and 2 RCA subwoofer outputs

Bass & treble controls with defeat from remote or front panel

Headphone jack with 10 ohm output impedance

Rear panel IR input and IR loop output jacks

12 V output to trigger power amplifiers and other devices

Automatic turn on with 12 V trigger or AC power

Fixed level record output

Premium motor-driven Alps potentiometer volume control

Left/Right Balance control

Remote control with discrete on/off power buttons

0.5w standby power consumption meets Energy Star spec

Rack mounting adapter available (Model HRA 2 sold separately)

Available in silver or black finish

Parasound 5 year parts, 5 years labor warranty (USA only)