HINT 6 Halo Integrated Amplifier


Halo HINT 6

Parasound normally isn’t quick to change their models, but with advances in digital coming monthly, it was time to upgrade the Halo Integrated. We have always felt that the Halo line is probably the best all around value in audio. The HINT 6 has many improvements over the original Halo Integrated. We think they are definitely worth it Especially the improved Sabre DAC, volume control, phono stage and dedicated headphone amp.

This is a quality product with enough power to handle many different speakers and make any owner happy for many years to come.

“The Parasound HINT 6 Halo Integrated Amplifier is another product that is easy to recommend. It is chock full of features, offers a built in and very good sounding DAC and a wonderful MM and MC phono stage coupled with 160 Watts of pure musical brawn. Sometimes power is a good thing.”

— Twittering Machines

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

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