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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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)