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Parasound New Classic 2250 V2, ZPre3 & FREE Zdac (Sale Bundle)
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  • £3,999.00
  • Regular price £4,847.00
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The Parasound New Classic 2250 v.2 is a beast of an amplifier.    This two channel power amplifier boasts 275 watts into 8 ohms per channel, or 750 watts into 8 ohms when bridged. It is stable down to 2 ohms and delivers an incredible 45 amps of power.   THX certified, it is the ideal power amplifier to play a leading role in a series home cinema system.    Partner it with the five input Parasound Zpre3 pre-amp and you've also got a killer two channel stereo system that will rival many much more expensive audiophile amps. Buy the two together and we'll throw in the Zdac - a multi-input DAC that can handle 192kHz/24bit and features a high quality built-in headphone amplifier.   "The Zdac is a true overachiever whose performance beats that of much more expensive DACs." Home Theater Best Of Award.


The Parasound NewClassic NewClassic 2250 v.2 is a THX Ultra2 certified high power two channel amplifier.

This amplifier is the final part of the armoury within Parasound's NewClassic range - and fittingly it is a suitably 'Big Gun' to be the pinnacle of this esteemed range. This exceptionally rugged amplifier is equally capable of driving high performance speakers in a home theatre, an audiophile’s dream stereo system, or long chains of in-wall and ceiling speakers.

The 2250 despite its size and footprint, is a nimble and musical performer, with a great lightness of touch and dynamism to its sonic signature. Like all the 'NewClassic' range the unit has been cleverly and robustly deigned. Each of this cool-running power amplifier’s two channels can deliver a very generous 275 watts into 8 ohms and 400 watts into 4 ohm and 2 ohm loads (two channels driven). Put this powerhouse into a high power bridged mono mode and it will roll out 750 watts into an 8 ohm load and even 750 watts x 1 4Ω (Load switch set to 2-3Ω). As such - anyone can clearly see that this exceptionally rugged amplifier is obviously hugely capable of driving large high quality home theatre and stereo loudspeakers, or chains of in-wall and ceiling speakers due to these impressive capabilities.

The heart of this flexibility lies in the amplifiers design and high level internal components, and the fact that the power amplifier has been designed with Parasound's proven class AB amplifier technology. The amplifier benefits hugely from fully discrete circuitry with toroid transformers and an efficient, low heat design. The robust design, coupled with high grade components and build quality means that the NewClassic 2250 v.2 is a great performer for all sorts of applications that sometimes fall into a custom installation situation, or a demanding semi-commercial project.

Low impedance loads which sometimes befall such applications or situations are reliably adapted to as the unit has a dedicated impedance selector switch for 2 Ω operation, meaning that it can drive the most demanding of loads if required without buying in more electronics. If you are working the unit in a higher power set up the unit can be set to drive more power into single loads as it also has a dedicated switch for bridged mono operation as well. The amplifier also has both speaker A & B outputs as well - meaning that you need not use two amplifiers two engage a larger area within a system. If things get too harsh - the amp also benefits from both high temperature indicators and DC Servo with relay protection circuits. Like most Parasound amplifiers that have this great custom installation pedigree, the 2125 v.2 also has great power adaptability also as it has automatic on/off by DC trigger with looping output and also automatic on/off by audio signal with adjustable sensitivity

This unit is a very adaptable performer - as it can be used in a home theatre for instance as alluded to before (not just in 'standard' stereo or distributed audio applications) as the 2250 v.2 also has a 18dB/octave high pass filter, with switchable 20Hz or 40Hz. Obviously; the NewClassic 2250 is a fully THX Ultra2 certified amplifier - so it's pedigree for utilization within any home cinema system cannot be overlooked, in fact it can only be encouraged as it will not only drive speakers harder than most 'rivals' out there, it will arguably drive them with more natural fidelity than most other amplifiers at the price-point (remember Parasound have a maximum bang for your buck reputation as well!). Practically, you could utilise a few in a dedicated rack for any large residential cinema project or a semi commercial cinema situation as well. Not only are the power possibilities impressive - it's credentials as a hugely enjoyable musical or movie amplifier are pretty much second to none, as Parasound build products that start out with sound quality at the hear 

The NewClassic 2250 v.2 is another crystal clear example of why Parasound has a long history of dedication to superlative overall quality and reliability.

The Parasound 'NewClassic' 2250 v.2 is available in black only.

Parasound NewClassic 2250 v.2 - THX Ultra2 Two Channel Amplifier Features & Benefits:

THX Ultra2 certified
275 watts x 2 into 8 Ω (all channels driven)
400 watts x 2 into 4 Ω or 2 Ω (all channels driven)
750 watts x 1 bridged into 8 Ω or 4 Ω
45 amps peak current per channel
2 Ohm stable operation with load selector switch
Two pairs of speaker outputs with front panel A/B buttons
Rear-mounted lockout switch disables front A/B buttons
High pass filter, switchable for 20Hz or 40Hz
Automatic on/off by DC trigger with looping output
Automatic on/off by audio signal with 2 sensitivity settings
Fully discrete circuitry with high current toroid transformer
Bridging switch for stereo or mono operation
Efficient, low heat design
DC Servo and relay protection circuits
Rear-mounted left and right gain controls
Standby, channel status and high temperature indicators
Gold-plated RCA input jacks
Heavy duty 24k gold-plated 5-way speaker terminals
3U rack mount kit available separately (Model RMK33)

The Zpre3 is a compact stereo preamplifier packed with custom integration features and the audiophile level of performance that Parasound is known for. There are five audio line level inputs including a front panel Aux input and a Bypass input and each input can be renamed to identify the connected source.

The Bypass input enables integration with audio sources that have their own volume controls, such as AV receivers and streaming devices like the Sonos Connect, Heos Link, BlueSound Node, Google Chromecast Audio or Apple Airport Express. The Bypass input is automatically selected when the Zpre3 is powered off, so users can listen to their streaming devices without having to turn on the Zpre3.

The Zpre3 has features specifically for the professional custom installation market, including discrete IR remote commands, a 12V trigger output and 2-way RS232 with direct volume control. Automatic RS232 feedback allows for easy integration with keypads and touch-screen control systems such as Crestron®, AMX®, Control4®, Savant®, and Elan®.

Additional features include both automatic turn on volume memory and favorite volume memory so it’s easy for the user to jump to his or her most common listening levels. There are fixed and variable outputs, as well as separate Mono outputs for a subwoofer and for architectural speakers. Compact size, audiophile performance and an array of useful custom integration features makes the Zpre3 suitable for just about any audio system.

Can be rack mounted with the addition of the Parasound ZRK kit (ZRK Rack Mount Kit for Half Width ZoneMaster & Z Products).

 

Parasound Z Series Zpre3 Pre-Amplifier (with 2-Way RS232) Features & Benefits: Front panel LCD function display with dimming Automatic turn on volume memory Favorite volume memory with remote control button 2-way RS232 w/ exact volume control & feedback Discrete commands for all functions Rename inputs to match connected source 5 audio inputs including a front panel Aux input Bypass input integrates easily w/ a Sonos Connect® etc. Bass, treble and balance adjustments by remote control Variable and fixed stereo outputs Variable and fixed mono/subwoofer outputs 12dB auto gain offset at front panel AUX to match levels of other sources 12V trigger output and rear panel IR input Rack mount kit sold separately (ZoneMaster ZRK)

Specs

  • Front panel LCD function display with dimming
  • Automatic turn on volume memory
  • Favorite volume memory with remote control button
  • 2-way RS232 w/ exact volume control & feedback
  • Discrete commands for all functions
  • Rename inputs to match connected source
  • 5 audio inputs including a front panel Aux input
  • Bypass input integrates easily w/ a Sonos Connect® etc.
  • Bass, treble and balance adjustments by remote control
  • Variable and fixed stereo outputs
  • Variable and fixed mono/subwoofer outputs
  • 12dB auto gain offset at front panel AUX to match levels of other sources
  • 12V trigger output and rear panel IR input

 

  • Analog volume control for RCA and XLR outputs
  • Separate volume control for the headphone Jacks
  • Digital audio connection to LightingTM jack-equipped Apple® devices (USB adapter required)
  • Updated headphone amp with increased gain
  • 1/4" and 1/8" 24k gold plated headphone jacks
  • 12V input and output triggers
  • Volume control lock out switch
  • Premium Analog Devices AD1853 24-bit/192 kHz Digital to Analog Converter IC
  • All inputs feature jitter reduction and are re-clocked and up-sampled to 422 kHz / 24 bit
  • USB input for playing music from PC or Mac (driver-less for easy setup)
  • Asynchronous sample rate conversion for all inputs including the USB input
  • Works with any format file on your computer up to 96 kHz / 24 bit
  • Optical and Coaxial digital inputs for use with any standard digital connection
  • RCA unbalanced and XLR balanced analog outputs
  • High current headphone output with volume control can drive any headphones from 32 to 600 ohms
  • Oversized internal toroid power transformer (not a wall wart like many competitors)
  • Will always power back up to the same input in the event of an AC power outage
  • Specs

  • Supports Incoming Digital Word Lengths: 

  • 16 bit - 24 bit

    Supports Incoming Digital Sampling Frequencies:

       Opt & Coax: 8 kHz, 11.025 kHz, 16 kHz, 32 kHz, 44.1 kHz, 48 kHz, 88.2 kHz, 96 kHz, 176.4 kHz, 192 kHz. 

       USB: 44.1 kHz, 48 kHz, 88.2 kHz and 96 kHz

    Upsampling Frequency: 
    422 kHz / 24 bit (all inputs)

    USB Streaming Controller: 
    Texas Instruments TAS1020B

    Sample Rate Converter: 
    Analog Devices AD1895

    D to A Converter: 
    Analog Devices AD1853

    Headphone Amplifier: 
    Texas Instruments TPA6120

    Frequency Response: 
    20 Hz to 20 kHz ±0.2 dB

    Channel Balance: 
    < 0.05 dB, 20 Hz - 20 kHz

    Channel Separation: 
    > 95 dB, 20 Hz - 20 kHz

    Signal to Noise Ratio: 
    110 dB, A-weighted

    THD + Noise: 
    < 0.015 %

    Audio Output Level, RMS (maximum): 
    Unbalanced Variable: 2.4 V 
    Balanced Variable: 4.8 V 
    Unbalanced Fixed: 2.2 V 
    Balanced Fixed: 4.4 V

    Output Impedance: 

    Line out: 160 ohms, unbalanced or balanced 
    Headphone out: 10 ohms

    AC Power Requirement: 
    110-130 VAC 60 Hz or 
    220-240 VAC 50 Hz (voltage is selected on the chassis bottom) 
    Operating: 10 watts 
    Standby: < 1 watt

    Dimensions:
    Width: 8.5" (220 mm) 
    Depth: 10" (254 mm) 
    Height: 2" (51 mm) with feet, 1.75" (45 mm) without feet

    Weight: 
    Net: 5 lbs (2.3kg) 
    Shipping: 8 lbs (3.7kg)

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