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MSRP: $2,995.00
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PARA-HINT6-SL | Parasound Halo Series HINT 6 Integrated Amp with Phono Preamp - 240W - Silver

Halo is Parasound’s 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.

 

Channels
2-Channel
Power Output @ 8 ohm
160W x 2, 8 Ω both channels driven
Power Output @ 4 ohm
240W x 2, 4 Ω both channels driven
Power Consumption
1200W x 1, 8 Ω Bridged 4 Ω operation is not recommended
Current Rating
Standby: 0.5W
Idling power: 70W
Maximum: 750W
110-125 VAC 60 Hz or 220-250 VAC 50 Hz
45 amps peak, per channel
Total Harmonic Distortion (THD)
0.9% THD, 20 Hz - 20 kHz 
Power RMS
Yes
Frequency Response
10Hz - 100kHz, +0/-3dB
20Hz - 20kHz, +0/-0.5dB
Audio Crosstalk
10Hz - 100kHz, +0/-3dB
20Hz - 20kHz, +0/-0.5dB
Impedance Input
Unbalanced: 24kΩ
Balanced: 100k Ωper leg
Phono Stage Sensitivity: MM: 41 dB / 47 k Ω; MC: 54 dB / 47 k Ω or 100 Ω
Impedance Output
10 ohms
Audio Gain
28 dB
Total Preamp Stage Gain: 10dB
Audio Features
High & Low Pass Crossover Slope: 12 dB per octave
Sensitivity Input
for 28.28 V Output into 8 Ω
Unbalanced: 1 V
Balanced: 1 V per leg
Preamplifier Stage: 300 mV in for 1 V at Preamp Output jack
Signal to Noise Ratio
IHF A-weighted
Line in: - 103 dB (input shorted)
Digital in: - 106 dB
Amplifier Requirements
Audio Trigger: 2 mV - 10 mV
External Trigger Voltage
+9 Vdc to +12 Vdc, 5 mA
Connectors
XLR Pin Identification
1 = Ground (Shield)
2 = Positive
3 = Negative (Return)
Pre-Amp Output
Unbalanced: 7 V (max)
Balanaced: 9 V (max)
Supported Sample 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 Conversion
ESS Sabre32 Reference ES9018K2M
  384 kHz / 32-bit
Features
USB 2.0 Controller: Savitech SA9227, 384 kHz / 32-bit
Headphone Amplifier: Texas Instruments TPA6120A 
Dimensions (W x H x D)
17.25" x 5.25" x 16.25" (438 x 133 x 413mm) (without feet)
17.25" x 5.63"x 16.25" (427 x 150 x 413mm) (with feet)
Depth with cables: 17.25" (437mm)
Weight
Net Weight: 33 lbs (15 kg)
Shipping Weight: 45 lbs (20.4 kg)

 

Halo has earned honors and awards that are unmatched. The HINT 6 is Parasound 's new, high performance, value-engineered, Integrated Amplifier nicknamed HINT. The HINT 6 succeeds the original Halo Integrated, an immensely popular product acclaimed by more than two dozen reviewers who enthused: “Sounds downright sumptuous”, “Uncompromising 'best sound for the dollar' value”, “Superlative and affordable”, “Its performance blew me away”. In fact, Stereophile named the Halo Integrated a Class A Recommended Component in a field of fourteen integrated amplifiers with retail prices averaging over five times higher.

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Digital inputs on back of amp

High Resolution Digital to Analog Converter

The HINT 6’s built-in 32 Bit DAC (Digital to Analog Converter) uses a ultra-high resolution 384kHz ESS Sabre32® Reference DAC IC. The asynchronous USB input supports PCM up to 384kHz/32-bit and DSD256. The 2 optical and 1 coax inputs can decode high resolution PCM audio up to 192kHz/24-bit. The P 6’s DAC is superior to the DACs in most digital source components. These sources will sound better if you connect one of their digital outputs to the P 6's DAC instead of connecting their analog output jacks.

View of toroid inside amplifier

Toroid Power Transformer & Powerful Class A/AB Amp

The heart of the HINT 6’s power supply is a massive 1.1 kVA toroid power transformer. It is custom designed for well-contained radiated hum, high efficiency, and high power. The transformer has independent secondary windings and this provides more than ample voltage to each channel's power supply under the most strenuous operating conditions. Separate windings for each channel improves stereo imaging by reducing interchannel crosstalk and allows each channel to deliver up to 270 watts per channel at the same time.

Crossover dials on back of amp

High & Low Pass Crossovers

An especially useful feature of the HINT 6 its innovative high and low pass crossover network. This provides analog bass management for easy integration of subwoofers and stereo speakers. With the HINT 6 crossover network your subwoofer(s) can easily be shared by two channel and multi-channel playback. This works in tandem with the home theater bypass input for a seamless transition whenever you select two channel or multi-channel operation.

Zoomed-in view of front panel display

Front Panel Volume Display

The volume control features a new, dimmable - display showing the exact volume setting. Other features include: user defined default turn on volume, and favorite volume setting. The solid machined aluminum volume control knob, polished on the front and textured around the perimeter, rotates on ball-bearings giving it rocksolid and silky smooth operation.

Zoomed-in view analog volume control

Analog Volume Control by Burr-Brown

The Hint 6 uses a Burr-Brown high-performance, electronically-controlled analog volume control IC with high dynamic range. It functions as an analog switched resistor ladder array so analog audio is never converted to digital as with most IC volume controls. Parasound’s engineers bypassed the onboard gain stage and instead used an external, high-performance operational amplifier with a dedicated power supply. This approach achieves the lowest noise and the lowest distortion resulting in superior sound quality.

Zoomed-in view XLR Inputs and Outputs

Phono Input & Balanced XLR Inputs/Outputs

The HINT 6 is equipped with a high-quality phono stage with a three-position load/gain selector switch making it compatible with all cartridge types. Additional analog connections include balanced XLR inputs and outputs. The HINT 6 also provides one XLR connector and two RCA jacks for one or more subwoofers.

Zoomed-in view Bypass/Amp Inputs

Home Theater Byass Input

The HINT 6’s Bypass/Amp input makes it suitable for both the highest quality stereo reproduction and powering the L and R channels in a surround sound system. This unique feature benefits your system in several ways. It will improve the performance of your left and right speakers in a surround sound system because the power amp built into the HINT 6 is superior to any surround sound receiver’s amp. This will also relieve your AV receiver of the burden of driving the left and right speakers so that more power is available to drive the center and surround channels.

Zoomed-in view of control knobs on front of amp

Subwoofer Level, Tone Controls & Headphone Amp

The subwoofer level control allows fine-tuning from the front panel. Bass and Treble Control Knobs offer precision adjustment of tonal balance. A front panel and remote control button provide an easy way to compeltely bypass the tone control settings. The HINT 6 is equipped with a dedicated high quality current-feedback headphone amplifier based on the top-grade Texas Instruments TPA6120A.

Distributed Brand Warranty

We want to make our Affiliate program as easy as possible. That’s why we process all claims directly, without any third party telephone tag. Specific warranty terms and details from the manufacturer are below. View the full Parasound Warranty.

 


Prop 65WARNING: This product contains chemicals including Styrene which is known to the state of California to cause cancer, and Bisphenol A (BPA), which is known to the state of California to cause birth defects or other reproductive harm. For more information go to www.P65Warnings.ca.gov.


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