Gradually, other sounds are added, increasing the complexity, as well as a bass line that accelerates the pace. Dolores O’Riordan’s Irish-accented voice sounded as if she could have been right there, a few feet behind the speakers, in a room strangely larger than mine. Audio . Sidebar 3: Measurements I used Stereophile's loan sample of the top-of-the-line Audio Precision SYS2722 system (see www.ap.com and the January 2008 "As We See It") to measure the Parasound Halo P 5. Note: Measurements performed by BHK Labs can be found through this link. Recaps aren't that scary. Halo has earned honors and awards that are unmatched. The preamplifiers were then linked to the Halo A 23 with balanced interconnects. As usual, I preconditioned the amplifier before measuring it by running both channels at one-third power into 8 ohms for an hour. Smoke-free, pet-free home. The music, by Steve Jablonski, has the same futuristic feel as the film itself. Network. Back to Emotiva TA-100 VS Parasound A23, it is a conundrum. UGS : parasound-halo-a23+ Catégories : Amplificateurs de puissance, Audio et accessoires Brand: Parasound. Local electronics repair places can often do this for cheap. The Classe I am thinking of was circa 1996. The price of purchase of this quality of sound is unexpectedly modest. Optional brackets are available for rack mounting. Deep bass was deep but not pushy or flatulent, and there was a precision to each sound, but without a tipped-up bottom end. Which do you prefer? Here’s my answer to that last question. The percussive cacophony in the last few moments of “Dreams” was especially terrific through the A 23 -- each instrument and sound had a specific position in space. Seriously, I am thinking about going back to old-standbys. So is the Emotiva XPA-2 but just less expensive. Discussion in 'Power Amps' started by purr1n, Jan 18, 2017. ... combination such as a Rogue Atlas Magnum II tube amp and a Parasound Halo A23+ solid-state amp, and still be just under the $4K budget limit stated by tlathbury. Parasound Halo A23+ Stereo Power Amplifier Changes from the original A 23→A 23+ 125 → 160 Watts (8Ω) 225 → 240 Watts (4Ω) 400 → 500 Watts (bridged) Filter cap: 40,000 uF →54,400 uF Crosstalk (20kHz): 63dB → 70dB Transformer size: 1.0 kVA → 1.1 kVA Refined Halo cosmetic with aluminum end caps & gold highlights Updat I estimate that the combination of it and Parasound’s recently reviewed Halo P 5 preamplifier will result in sound that is unassailable in quality by any other combination of components that can be bought for a like amount. The second amp I have never had a problem with. Too objective for subjectivists; too subjective for objectivsts. The A21 had the 16 output transistor, 88kuf capacitors and 1.2kva transformer configuration. Access (formerly GoodSound!) Parasound took the trouble to provide clear and thorough technical descriptions of the A 23’s circuitry and design concepts. Below these are two pairs of speaker terminals that will work with most cable types, but will be slightly challenging for fat cables -- the terminals are close together. In fact, signal-to-noise measurements have been upgraded from 115 db from the A 21's 112 dB. (Unlike other products in the Halo line, it doesn’t have a silver option.) Everything was distinct, in a precise location, and didn’t move around, as I find in some recordings. Parasound P6 Halo 2.1 Channel Stereo Preamplifier and DAC New Features (Changes from the P 5) 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. You’ll find deeper bass elsewhere, but the modest power of the A 23 never left me wanting more -- its low-end precision sounded natural. The sound of the percussion instruments was natural -- a word I keep coming back to. Parasound A23, if your A23 is running HOT it’s either deficient (a defective part, or circuit improperly repaired or altered), or it is extremely confined and without normal free air circulation. (One can still search for the original re-printed review though.) Through the A 23, I was able to hear that the choral sound was made up of individual voices. specs. Audio circuits haven't changed since then. The Parasound may have a lower noise floor and lean to the warmer side of neutral which some(me also) perceive as more musical. Color. (With a class-AB output stage, one-third power results in the maximum dissipation in the output devices.) I'm sure their numbers are exaggerated, something they've no need to do based on reviews I've seen. . The A23+ builds on the phenomenal performance of the A23. In bridged-mono mode, the gain was 34.9dB into 8 ohms. (16/44.1 AIFF, Island). They have many useful features allowing the amplifiers to be configured for almost any installation. "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. Parasound Halo A 23+ Stereo Amp. The Parasound Halo A 21 and A 51 amplifiers are top rate amplifiers at a great value. Shit, at least I … The measurements were still good. Ears validate the measurements, not the other way. Also, any measurements for A23? In this one, John Curl states that “the circuits I design for Parasound are extremely sophisticated and are typical of products that are far more expensive. Parasound product lines include its top-of-the-line Halo audio components, the NewClassic series, and compact Z-series gear, as well as speakers and accessories. This measurement standard was developed by … High bias Class A/AB operation. Please ... *All Power measurement are at 120 VAC, RMS continuous power, full audio band (20 Hz - 20 kHz) Current Capacity 45 amps peak, per channel. ALL B-stock items are all professionally inspected by Parasound technicians and, most importantly, ALL B-Stock products contain the exact same FULL Parasound manufacturer’s warranty. Submitted by Glotz on February 27, 2020 - 3:27pm . The A 23, by comparison, sounded more precise and accurate, and more natural than the Rotel, which was a bit too soft in some areas, with a narrower soundstage. Meet the Halo A 23+ and enjoy performance upgrades for cleaner, ultra-low distortion sound, revised front panel cosmetics, and a revised rear panel layout offering enhanced features, too. A23+ är en tvåkanalsförstärkare med 2x160w vid 8 Ω . Its rectangular metal faceplate has rounded plastic end plates at left and right, a case of folded sheet metal, and most of its top plate is pierced by ventilation slots. Something a little less big sounding is the partially acoustic “Dreams,” from the Cranberries’ Everybody Else Is Doing It, So Why Can’t We? Shipping from 97874, box measurements are: 22x22x10, weight 37lbs. specs. Re. frequency response graphs, CSD waterfall plots, subjective gear reviews. We put Parasound’s HINT 6, a powerful and seriously versatile stereo amplifier, through its paces. A fully "in spec" A23 won’t ever get more than mildly warm, even when pushed fairly hard into a nominal 4 Ohm load (air circulation normal). Response Bandwidth 5 - 100000 Hz Signal-To-Noise Ratio 112 dB Total Harmonic Distortion 0.06 % Audio System. Shipping from 97874, box measurements are: 22x22x10, weight 37lbs. They weren't in line with what was being claimed. Sidebar 3: Measurements I tested the Parasound Halo A 21+ with my Audio Precision SYS2722 system (see the January 2008 "As We See It"). The sister site has Hi-Fi News used to have other measurements for the AHB2 amp that showed the amps performance under dynamic conditions vs. continuous conditions. “An Epitaph to War” is a wonderful piece for chorus that brought out the best traits of the A 23: Individual members and sections of the Boys’ Choir of Harlem were easy to place in space, and the soprano and alto sections were vividly distinct from each other. Frågor? New price $1299, I’m selling for $750 plus shipping. Ultimately that's why I went with their 2100 preamp, which comes in at a … On the left are 12V auto-turn-on trigger ports and loops, with a welcome addition: The input trigger also has an Audio setting, with a Gain dial that allows the A 23 to power up when it senses a signal at the input. I connected my Parasound A23+ amp to my preamp with RCA's. purr1n, May 11, 2019 #82. Some items were simply used at a convention, a customer return, or simply an open box for display or photography purposes. Meet the Halo A 23+ and enjoy performance upgrades for cleaner, ultra-low distortion sound, revised front panel cosmetics, and a revised rear panel layout offering enhanced features, too. Home Forums > Two Channel Gear Discussion > Power Amps > Don't be a dotard! Parasound also redesigned the input board layout of the A23+ to improve the cross-channel crosstalk (70 dB vs 63 dB at 20 kHz). Would you go with the DR2, 550w/ch with … JC: Well, Parasound has a very good combination that’s practical. Klout was a great amp (not heard the CA-200). The A23 is a John Curl design, and IMHO, second only to Nelson Pass in amplifier design. Thanks! Reviews of Attainable Hi-Fi & Home-Theater Equipment. Payment via PayPal. Still, the slightly curved, anodized front panel lends it a degree of flair. Several months later, I hated to turn it off for the last time and send it back. Parasound Halo A 23 Stereo AmplifierPrice: $995 USD.Warranty: Five years parts and labor. ... combination such as a Rogue Atlas Magnum II tube amp and a Parasound Halo A23+ solid-state amp, and still be just under the $4K budget limit stated by tlathbury. Parasound Halo A 23 - power amplifier | A23. The Emo has less power 50W @ 8ohms VS 125W @ 8 ohms, but Emo is just more musical to me (so is the HCA 3500). . The Halo HINT 6, retailing for $2,995, is Parasound’s flagship integrated amplifier. Parasound already brings listeners heavenly sound, but its halo now shines more beautifully than ever with its brand new version of the Halo A 23 two-channel power amplifier. Stamped into and running nearly the full width of the front of the top plate is “Parasound” in large capital letters. The Halo HINT 6, retailing for $2,995, is Parasound’s flagship integrated amplifier.It is a one-box solution that contains both the Halo P6 preamp ($1,499) and the Halo A23+ amplifier ($1,499). Parasound Halo, ZoneMaster, Z Custom, and NewClassic are four distinct product families. The Halo A 23 let me easily locate specific instruments and sounds on the soundstage; the RB-1582 MkII softened the sounds and spread them around a bit more. is part of. Well, sometimes the measurements keep us honest. Payment via PayPal. Sidebar 3: Measurements I measured the Parasound Halo Integrated using my Audio Precision SYS2722 system (see www.ap.com, and the January 2008 "As We See It"). Between these mirrored sets are three toggle switches, for Ground Lift, Inputs Balanced/Unbalanced, and Mono Bridge/Stereo. I couldn't afford it back then. Acktiv or not, it was just magical. Parasound Halo A23 Amp Parasound Halo P3 Preamp Parasound Halo T3 Tuner Bada HD22SE tube CD Player Magnum Dynalab Signal Sleuth Magnum Dynalab ST-2 antenna polk audio Lsi9s (upgraded cross-overs) MIT Shotgun S-3 Bi-wire Interface Speaker Cables MIT Shotgun S-3 Interconnects (3) IegO L70530 Power cords (3) HT Denon 2808ci AVR polk audio RTi A5s (fronts) polk audio RTi A1s (rears) polk … I'm pretty sure Parasound guy hates my guts. I really liked the idea of the original P5 preamp, but when Stereopihile performed measurements, they found the DAC chip seemed to have been implemented in a subpar way. I'm not sure if that caused any audible issues, but that was disappointing given the price of the P5 and the good reputation Parasound has. Parasound already brings listeners heavenly sound, but its halo now shines more beautifully than ever with its brand new version of the Halo A 23 two-channel power amplifier. Sofistikert design, høyoppløst lyd, kun deler av beste kvalitet og en overkommelig pris. JFET inputs are used in a differential layout, which means they’ll be less affected by the impedance and noise of the preamplifier’s output circuit; and Parasound says that the A 23’s MOSFET drivers will prevent “the harshness and brittle sound so often found in other amplifiers.” Finally, the three pairs of bipolar transistors per channel are claimed to be robust enough to safely provide the high current and voltages needed to drive a wide variety of speakers. Putting together a modest 2 channel system, considering these two power amps. but, anyhoo, i think something like my crown xti 4002 is a much better deal at 1k than the parasound(i paid 1k for my crown brand new). . GRADO SR80e on-ear headphones iMac as music server (2009) Panamax 5510 w/) ISO transformer LG 65" B6 OLED display JA's measurements for the earlier version of this Parasound show tone controls that, when boosted, reach their maximum values only at the extreme ends of the audible spectrum. I connected the Parasound amplifier to other two different receivers, Rotel RSP-1572 and Marantz S-5005 and again the triggering was working with "moods", despite also changing a few 3.5 mm wires for the trigger. It’s soundtrack day as I complete this review. You get the best of both worlds. I’ve rarely seen elsewhere the level of detailed technical analysis provided by Parasound in its manuals. Halo is our premier line with a reputation for going head-to-head with the most expensive equipment on the market, while costing a fraction of the price. I think these will be close to the end of the line for A/B amp design, with the much cheaper to produce Class D amps taking over all but the very top of boutique priced gear. Here are the measurements for the original Hint. Parasound’s feature-packed high-end amplifier is a knockout. We put Parasound’s HINT 6, a powerful and seriously versatile stereo amplifier, through its paces. Then, in a rapid decrescendo, instrument after instrument disappears until the track fades to silence. This feature will be handy for those who like to keep all of their components except for the power amp turned on and warmed up at all times. To contact us, please e-mail info@soundstagenetwork.com, Rotel RB-1582 MkII Stereo Power Amplifier, Musical Fidelity M6i Integrated Amplifier, Definitive Technology Mythos ST-L SuperTower Loudspeakers. Centrally located inside the case is a large, 1kVA toroidal transformer; Parasound says that its separate secondary windings for each channel will help reduce “inter-channel crosstalk, [which] can blur the sound and impair the correct sense of where instruments are positioned.” Metal-foil resistors of 1% tolerance are used because their resistance changes minimally at operating temperatures. I do have a Parasound HCA 3500 amp, and when I connected that unit with my speakers, the weird harshness went away, and the music was enjoyable again. Shipping from 97874, box measurements are: 22x22x10, weight 37lbs. × Beskrivning Brands Mer information Recensioner 0; Beskrivning. The build quality seems very good for the price. The first amp started making hideous noises within an hour of listening but getting another one from my dealer calling Parasound was not a problem at all. I can’t think of any other audio products that offer nearly as much bang for the buck.”. It is a one-box solution that contains both the Halo P6 preamp ($1,499) and the Halo A23+ amplifier($1,499). Problem with old stuff are the big electrolytic caps in the power supplies can dry up or go bad. This track seemed made for the Parasounds. The A23 is a John Curl design, and IMHO, second only to Nelson Pass in amplifier design. The A23 comes in its original box. Along the bottom of the faceplate is a horizontal groove that contains the blue, backlit On/Off button, and blue LEDs to indicate channel power and high temperature. Less well known is that Parasound’s equipment is in use in many professional film-sound and music-production applications. GRADO SR80e on-ear headphones iMac as music server (2009) Panamax 5510 w/) ISO transformer LG 65" B6 OLED display 160 watts x 2 @ 8 Ω RMS, both channels driven; 240 watts x 2 @ 4 Ω RMS, both channels driven; 500 watts x 1 @ 8 Ω, in bridged mode; Circuitry designed by legendary John Curl; High bias … Hint 6 is basically P6 and A23+ in the same chassis. ). Parasound Products was founded in 1981, in San Francisco, by Richard Schram, whose mission was to provide value for the money to his customers. A healthy approach to understanding measurements, After being asked for the 308th time, Merv lists top 5 headphones, $1000 to the first to design a headamp using discrete components with better measurements than Magni 3+, https://www.monoprice.com/product?p_id=15595, https://www.audiogon.com/listings/m...-2017-01-02-amplifiers-94110-san-francisco-ca, (You must log in or sign up to reply here. I’m not going to kid you: In spite of family resemblances, the Parasound Halo A 21 is not as “good” as either of the two ten-to-twenty-times-moreexpensive Class AB super-amps. James Horner’s soundtrack to the 1988 film Glory is a favorite of mine, and must be of Horner’s as well -- he’s used some of its themes in other films. John Curl is not being arrogant when he says that he can’t think of components that give better bang for the buck than the ones he’s designed for Parasound. They didn't pull off crap like "this is for home theater losers" only. Parasound wisely decided not to combine their amplifiers into 7-channels perhaps due to size and weight constraints or probably due to their desire to optimize performance without compromise. At the end of this track, a trumpeter soulfully plays a short theme that recurs throughout the film, without too bright or brassy a tone. most professional theater stuff from my experience are made with extremely high standards and actually sound very good. Set to 47k ohms, the input impedance was 47k ohms at 20Hz, 44.5k ohms at 1kHz, and 38k ohms at 20kHz; with this setting at 100 ohms, the input impedance measured 100 ohms at all audio frequencies. (One can still search for the original re-printed review though.) At the rear panel’s far right are an IEC mains connection and an AC voltage selector with settings of 115V/60Hz and 230V/50Hz, to allow the A 23 to be used overseas. As far as I know the amp in the older integrated Hint was not the A21 but the lower-end A23 (A23+ in the newer Hint 6). This measurement standard was developed by … New price $1299, I’m selling for $750 plus shipping. The acoustic percussion is spread out a bit unnaturally in this 1993 recording, but the fantastic thing about playing this track through the A 23 was the clarity of each sound. Basses and tenors, when they enter toward the end, took up their positions alongside or behind the higher sections. The A 23 doesn’t make a strong aesthetic statement, and should complement the appearance of most equipment in its price range. As Parasound defines it, value begins to decline when additional cost provides only marginal and diminishing returns, and increases when a product is reliably functional over decades. Sep 16, 2020 #24. New price $1299, I’m selling for $700 plus shipping. Parasound Products, Inc.2250 McKinnon AvenueSan Francisco, CA 94124Phone: (415) 397-7100 Fax: (415) 397-0144, E-mail: marketing@parasound.com Website: www.parasound.com, SoundStage! Lovely thing about Halcro is their depreciation curve is similar to a BMW 7 series. Slew Rate > 130 volts per microsecond. THD at full power is now a vanishingly low 0.1% compared to 0.2% for the A 21. I preconditioned the amplifier by operating it at one-third the specified power into 8 ohms for an hour. A standard single rack space allows 1- 3/4 vertical inches in a 19-inch wide equipment rack. Now I'm curious how the A23 compares to the HCA-1000a I have (the 1990s version of the A23, same power ratings and similar topology it looks like).... Super Best Audio Friends. Read these "rules" AND introduce yourself before your first post A healthy approach to understanding measurements Being true to what … Parasound … Below that is the THX logo, indicating the A 23’s professional qualifications. At no point did electronic highs sound harsh. Switching to the Rotel was like looking at the same image just slightly out of focus, or through a soft filter: Edges of things were less distinct, the entire image less sharp. And folks get fussy about HiFiman... *Not that this is hard to do, and there aren't that many of them in designs from that era, but it's not for those without soldering skills and/or a friend with same. Many readers will be familiar with the connection between the company and John Curl, who since 1988 has designed many of the circuits used in Parasound components. Description ; Description All Features. The Rotel had a generally warmer sound that went well with my B&W 801s, reinforcing their own warmish nature. Parasound indicates that these “lightning-fast (60MHz) transistors respond instantly to complex demands in the musical signal, virtually eliminating distortions that occur with slower transistors.” What I heard confirmed all of this. Next up on the rear panel, in mirror pattern for the two channels, are: Gain controls that can be turned down to zero if needed, a Loop Out (RCA) for subwoofer connections, an unbalanced input (RCA), and a balanced input (XLR). I find that electronic soundtracks can often sound shrill or bright through higher-resolution amplifiers, but the Halo A 23 didn’t let that happen. (same room, listening distance, repeated the same song about 45 times) Back to Emotiva TA-100 VS Parasound A23, it is a conundrum. When set to do so, the A 23 shuts off automatically after a period of time with no signal at the input. Quantity. All rights reserved. B-Stock gives audiophile enthusiasts the opportunity to purchase Parasound products at a discounted price. I purchased the Parasound A23 amd with the P3 preamp and the T3 tuner with a pair of Paridigm 60/v2 speakers. Parasound Products, based in San Francisco, has a reputation for building great-sounding consumer-audio equipment and selling it at reasonable prices. Color: Nollställ: Parasound Halo A23+ mängd. Available in black with gold accents or silver, the HINT 6 is aimed at those who want the simplicity of having one piece of equipment versus two or more separate components, it also eliminates the need for additional power and interconnect … A standard single rack space allows 1- 3/4 vertical inches in a 19-inch wide equipment rack. A23 was a cut-down design (all derivatives of the JC design) of the A21 with 12 output transistors (so smaller heat sink), 40kuf capacitors and 1kva transformer just like in the Hint. At the top center of the front panel is the Parasound logo, subtly backlit in red -- it glows brighter when the unit is running. I'm only looking for competence, not magic! Parasound already brings listeners heavenly sound, but its halo now shines more beautifully than ever with its brand new version of the Halo A 23 two-channel power amplifier. All contents available on this website are copyrighted by SoundStage!® and Schneider Publishing Inc., unless otherwise noted. The sound has been superb. Parasound opted to give the A 52+ a basic, black look. Frequency Response 5 Hz - 100 kHz, +0/-3 dB 20 Hz - 20 kHz, +0/-0.25 dB. Parasound Products was founded in 1981, in San Francisco, by Richard Schram, whose mission was to provide value for the money to his customers. Seriously, I'd rather buy used Linn, Naim, Classe, Arcam, etc. From turntables to power amplifiers ,integrated amps, receivers or speakers, we sell high quality consumer electronics brands such as Goldnote, VPI, Hana, Acoustic Solid, Rega, Dynavector, Yamaha, Totem, and McIntosh. Parasound A23+ Sale Regular price $1,495.00 Shipping calculated at checkout. Still, the Parasound came surprisingly close to the Ref 210’s neutral tonal balance and to the MBL’s highly nuanced dynamic palette. The voices and trumpet sounded natural, without the high-pitched glare that often accompanies them on recordings. What the A 21 is is a very fine amplifier at an exceptionally fair price—more lifelike, I think, than much of its more expensive Class D … I love tracks like “My Name Is Lincoln,” from the soundtrack to The Island (16/44.1 AIFF, Milan). Listening to the Parasound was like looking at a high-resolution photograph. Would you take the A23+, 160w/ch with better sound staging, detail, clarity? Drums sounded like drums, not big, bloated cartoon versions of themselves without specific location. Parasound P6 Halo 2.1 Channel Stereo Preamplifier and DAC New … Tilføj til kurv. The A23 is a John Curl design, and IMHO, second only to Nelson Pass in affordable solid state amplifier topography. Stuff that I knew was great in the late 90s or early 00s that used to cost $5000 and now can be obtained for $1100. Sidebar 3: Measurements I used Stereophile's loan sample of the top-of-the-line Audio Precision SYS2722 system (see www.ap.com and the January 2008 "As We See It") to measure the Parasound Halo P 5. Legendary designer John Curl designed the critically acclaimed JC 1, JC 2, Halo Integrated, and other no-compromise Halo components. The Parasound 2250 is one quality amp. The A23 comes in its original box. The A 23 sounded surprisingly good from the moment I first turned it on. Features include c ircuitry designed by legendary John Curl, upgraded power output, transformer, filter capacitance, internal connections, speaker terminals and cosmetics. The consistently very supple reproduction and simultaneously true-to-size presentation and pin-point positioning of … Please call your Parasound dealer or Parasound Technical Services if you need additional advice about rack mounting the A 23. Joined Apr 29, 2019 Messages 308 Likes 160 Location Kazan, Russia. Again, it sounds fantastic. Nothing too crazy but more along the lines of a John Curl designed Parasound A23+ ($1500). I do wonder what something a bit more expensive/high end would measure? Parasound Halo A23+ DKK 13,995.00. A quick glance inside the Halo A 23 shows densely packed circuits, with lots to be happy about for those who get excited about parts quality and technical stuff. Depending on your taste, you may find the softer image more interesting or artistic, and your taste in sound might be similar. Probably still sucks. I was able to borrow a Classe CA-200 and Linn Klout back in the day. Parasound Halo A23 stereo forsterker yter 160 watt THX Ultra 2 sertifiserte effekt pr kanal, og den ser like fantastisk ut som den låter. I'm allergic to multi-channel. Farve: Ryd: Parasound Halo A23+ antal. Parasound A23+ är uppföljaren till Parasound A23. The combination of a talented circuit designer, great sound, and professional use often leads to high-priced consumer gear -- but not at Parasound in general, and specifically not in the case of their Halo A 23 two-channel power amplifier. Now I'm curious how the A23 compares to the HCA-1000a I have (the 1990s version of the A23, same power ratings and similar topology it looks like). This sounds like an Amplifier made for movies, and I think it will do well in that section. Sounds great. How can this be? HALO is Parasound’s premier line that is intended to represent the company’s highest standard for sound and style. Hahaha. Halo has earned honors and awards that are unmatched. The Parasound's voltage gain into 8 ohms measured 29.2dB from the balanced inputs, 29.4dB from the unbalanced inputs. Post a comment. Parasound’s feature-packed high-end amplifier is a knockout. I can’t, either. My listening was done with my iMac optically feeding data to the appropriate input on the DACs used for this review -- primarily, the Parasound Halo P 5 and the Rotel RC-1570. Audio. Eventually, a large chorus enters, to make a hugely complex but very catchy piece that is really moving along by the time it reaches its climax some three minutes in. Not only is the P 5 a full-function preamplifier with a phono stage, tone controls, and the ability to provide the necessary high- and low-pass crossover functions to enable the use of a … The well-written owner’s manual states that the A 23 operates in class-A/AB: Its input and driver stages run in pure class-A, while the output stage runs partially in class-A before rolling over to the more efficient class-AB at higher wattages than do “many amplifiers selling for two or three times its price.” Parasound indicates that the result is “less fatiguing, more natural sound.”, I didn’t read the A 23’s manual until I’d done most of my listening, and I completely agree. Post a comment. The A23 comes in its original box. While the 75W disparity never surfaced as something that made a difference, positive or negative, replacing the Halo with the Rotel did make a noticeable change. 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