Kronos AV
About
Parasound
In the complicated landscape of audio, many companies put stratospheric price tags on great performance. Our mission couldn't be more different. Simply put, we offer the most performance for the money by finding the sweetest spot between price and diminishing returns. We've all been on the consumer side: music lovers, musicians, and audio enthusiasts looking for top-tier sound without breaking the bank.
Everything we do at Parasound is customer-centric because that's how we define value. Most of our customers don't have trust funds and have to work for their money — so we give them their money's worth and then some. Every time another expert compares our product to equipment that costs three times as much, we have succeeded.

Parasound Hint 6 Halo Integrated Amplifier
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  • Regular price £3,299.00


New Features (Changes from the original Halo Integrated)

  • Burr Brown analog resistor ladder volume control
  • Dimmable front panel volume display
  • Updated USB receiver is Plug and play with Windows 10 and MAC
  • An additional optical input (2 total)
  • Ball bearing supported solid aluminum volume knob
  • Programable default turn on volume setting
  • Favorite volume memory with remote control button
  • Increased phono stage gain for lower output cartridges
  • Improved Left/Right channel separation and balance tracking
  • Updated cosmetics with subtle gold highlights

Preamp and DAC Features

  • ESS Sabre32 Reference DAC (ES9018K2M)
  • Asynchronous USB 2.0 supports PCM up to 384kHz/32-bit
  • USB input decodes Native DSD64, DSD128, DSD256 and DoP DSD
  • Coax and optical inputs accept PCM up to 192kHz/24-bit
  • Analog bass management with high & low pass crossovers
  • Home theater bypass input for surround sound integration
  • Front panel subwoofer level control
  • Dedicated high current headphone amplifier (TI TPA6120)
  • Phono input for MM, MC and MI with 100 Ω or 47k Ω load
  • Front panel Aux input with automatic +12 dB gain stage
  • 5 pairs RCA line level Analog inputs
  • 1 pair XLR balanced Analog input
  • Balanced XLR and RCA left and right preamp outputs
  • 1 balanced XLR and 2 RCA subwoofer outputs
  • Bass & treble controls with relay bypass from remote or front panel
  • Rear panel IR input and IR loop output jacks
  • 12 Volt trigger output
  • Back-lit remote control with discrete buttons
  • 0.5w standby power consumption meets Energy Star & EU specs

Power Amp Features

  • 160 Watts x 2 @ 8 Ohms (RMS, both channels driven)
  • 240 Watts x 2 @ 4 Ohms (RMS, both channels driven)
  • Power amp circuit topology designed by legendary John Curl
  • Direct amplifier input to bypass preamp section
  • High bias class A/AB operation
  • Oversized shielded toroid power transformer
  • Dual-mono power supply and power amplifier
  • 40,000uF power supply filter capacitance
  • Matched JFET input stages and MOSFET driver stages
  • 12 high voltage/high current bipolar output transistors
  • Heavy-duty 24k gold-plated 5-way speaker binding posts
  • Over temp and short circuit relay protection

Power Output - Both channels driven 
(0.05% THD, 20 Hz - 20 kHz) 
160 watts x 2 @ 8 Ω RMS 
240 watts x 2 @ 4 Ω RMS

Power Output - Both channels driven 
(0.09% THD, 20 Hz - 20 kHz) 
180 watts x 2 @ 8 Ω RMS 
270 watts x 2 @ 4 Ω RMS

Current Capacity 
45 amps peak per channel

Frequency Response 
10 Hz - 100 kHz, +0/-3 dB 
20 Hz - 20 kHz, +0/-0.5 dB

Total Harmonic Distortion (THD) 
< 0.01 %, average listening levels 
< 0.05 %, 160 watts x 2 @ 8 Ω

Interchannel Crosstalk 
> 70 dB at 20 kHz 
> 78 dB at 1 kHz

Signal to Noise Ratio - IHF A-weighted 
Line in: - 103 dB (input shorted) 
Digital in: - 106 dB

Amplifier Damping Factor 
> 800 at 20 Hz

Preamplifier Stage Input Sensitivity 
300 mV in for 1 V at Preamp Output jacks 
Total Preamp Stage Gain: 10 dB 
Max Output Unbalanced: 7 V 
Max Output Balanced: 9 V

Power Amplifier Stage Sensitivity 
1 V at Bypass/Amp In for 28 V at Speaker Out 
Total Amp Stage Gain: 28 dB

Phono Stage Sensitivity / Input Impedance 
MM: 41 dB / 47 k Ω 
MC: 54 dB / 47 k Ω or 100 Ω

High & Low Pass Crossover Slope 
12 dB per octave

Supported DAC Sampling Rates 
USB: up to 384 kHz / 32-bit PCM 
DSD Native: DSD 64, DSD 128, DSD 256 
DSD over PCM (DoP) at 384 kHz

Coax/Optical: up to 192 kHz / 24-bit PCM

Digital to Analog Converter 
ESS Sabre32 Reference ES9018K2M 
384 kHz / 32-bit

USB 2.0 Controller 
Savitech SA9227, 384 kHz / 32-bit

Headphone Amplifier 
Texas Instruments TPA6120A 
Output Impedance 10 ohms

XLR Pin Identification 
1 = Ground (Shield) 
2 = Positive 
3 = Negative (Return)

Input Impedance 
Unbalanced: 24 k Ω 
Balanced: 100 k Ω per leg

Preamplifer Output Impedance 
Unbalanced: 100 Ω 
Balanced: 470 Ω per leg

Dimensions 
Width: 17-1/4" (437 mm) 
Depth: 16-1/4" (413 mm) 
Depth, with cables 17-1/4" (437 mm) 
Height, with feet: 5-7/8" (150 mm) 
Height, without feet: 5-1/4" (133 mm), 3U

Net Weight 
33 lb. (15 kg)

Shipping Weight 
45 lb. (20.4 kg)

Power Requirement 
Standby: 0.5 watts 
Idling power: 70 watts 
Maximum: 750 watts 
110-125 VAC 60 Hz or 220-250 VAC 50 Hz 
AC mains voltage is set on rear panel

We have several deomonstation areas in both of our branches. Please give us a call on 03435236169 or email support@kronosav.com to enquire about hearing products at your local branch. 

Please always contact us before to make sure the product(s) are available

Express Deliveries

Express Delivery is FREE on all orders over £50. Express Delivery offers delivery in 24-72 hours from time of purchase. We use premium couriers for this service, mainly DPD & Royal Mail. DPD will offer you a one hour window for delivery to make sure someone is at home, or you can reschedule the delivery if no one is around. 

Standard Deliveries

Here at Kronos AV, we have vast experience with e-commerce sales. Making sure that your parcel arrives undamaged is a huge priority for us. That’s why at Kronos AV, we only use premium couriers for all our orders. All our parcels are shipped with DPD or Royal Mail and are always sent Signed For to make sure it gets to the right person. 

If for any reason your parcel does arrived damaged, please get in touch, and we will be happy to get everything resolved for you. We are always on hand to help!

Details

Delivery is FREE on all orders over £50. In order to offer FREE delivery to UK customers, we use several premium couriers to ensure your delivery arrives safe.

Most large orders (over 2kg) ship using DPD or DHL courier and smaller orders (under 2kg) by Royal Mail signed for services.

The most appropriate courier will be chosen for the items ordered to ensure the quickest possible delivery.

We can offer very generous trade in offers across the majority of our product range. 

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If you have any question, please feel free to call us on 03435236169 or email support@kronosav.com