The Parasound NewClassic 2100 is a highly adaptable and high quality two channel preamplifier.
Essentially the NewClassic series like the very flexible Z 'custom' series would not be complete without a dedicated preamplifier, and the 2100 is preamplifier that flexes its custom installation muscles, whilst also flexing it's audiophile pedigree too.
Starting with it's audio pedigree, the 2100 has many great features such as a high quality, high current power supply, seven pairs of line level inputs a with one a switchable input for a MM or MC phono cartridge with correct input impedance and a front panel jack for portable MP3 player with 12dB auto gain offset to match levels of other sources. The 2100 also has analogue bass management, which features a low pass filter, adjustable 20 Hz - 140 Hz. Plus, the preamplifier also has separate output jacks for full range (large speakers), 80 Hz high pass filtered (small speakers). Continuing on this audio adaptability - it is also perfect for integrating into high quality surround systems as well. the 2100 can be added to an existing surround system to upgrade analogue 2 channel sound performance - so that you can connect your 2 channel analogue sources to the Model 2100 instead of to your surround receiver.
This audio adaptability clearly verges on the margins of firm custom installation territory to an extent, and as such use of these 2 channel and surround features can be easily integrated into higher end projects with the usage of the rear RS232 port. Yes, this high end audiophile preamplifier also has a serial port and smart triggering/turn on/off control options as well (well it is a thoroughbred Parasound product after all), as it features both two auto turn on modes: AC power & 12v trigger. The 2100 additionally has a useful external IR repeater input & loop out jacks also, plus the remote control includes discrete codes for both off and on (both the IR Hex codes and the RS232 protocols are available below).
The NewClassic 2100 preamplifier is a smart peice of audiophile electronics, hugley adaptable for residential, semi commercial or commercial systems and yet another example of why Parasound has a long history of dedication to superlative overall quality and reliability.
The Parasound 'NewClassic' 2100 is available in black only.
Parasound NewClassic 2100 - Two Channel Preamplifier Features & Benefits:
Two channel high end audio preamplifier
Front panel jack for portable MP3 player with 12dB auto gain offset to match levels of other sources
7 pairs of line level inputs
1 input pair can be switched for MM or MC phono cartridge with correct input impedance
Can add to an existing surround system to upgrade analog 2 channel sound
• Connect your 2 channel analogue sources to the Model 2100 instead of to your surround receiver
• Connects to surround receiver’s L, R, Sub line out jacks & to power amp’s input jacks
• Blends seamlessly into surround system, automatic pass-through when turned off
• Bypass input can be selected by remote
• Creates a mono sub channel output for 2 channel analogue sources
• Analogue bass management, low pass filter, adjustable 20 Hz - 140 Hz
• Separate output jacks for full range (large speakers), 80 Hz high pass filtered (small speakers)
2-way RS-232 serial port connection
External IR repeater input & loop out jacks
Remote control includes discrete codes for Off and On
2 auto turn on modes: AC power, 12v trigger
Selecting automatic turn/off defeats the front panel Power button
12V trigger input jack and output jacks, 6’ (2m) trigger wire included
Fixed level audio record output
Headphone jack with auto mute for line out jacks
Motor-driven analogue volume control
Balance control, bass & treble controls with defeat button
Remote handset includes tone on/off button
High current power supply
Accepts both 115v & 230v AC, detachable IEC AC cord
2u chassis, rack mountable with RMK22 (sold separately)