New Features (Changes from the P 5)

  • ESS Sabre32 Reference DAC replaces the original Burr-Brown DAC
  • USB input is now capable of DSD & 384kHz/32-bit PCM (up from 96Khz/24-bit)
  • Burr Brown analog resistor ladder volume control
  • Dimmable front panel volume display
  • Upgraded USB receiver with "plug and play" operation with Windows 10
  • 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
  • Sand blasted metal end caps replace plastic end caps on the P 5
  • 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

Parasound Halo P6 2.1 Channel Preamplifier & DAC

C$2,199.00Price
  • Frequency Response:
      10 Hz - 100 kHz, +0/-3 dB
      20 Hz - 20 kHz, +0/-0.5 dB

    Total Harmonic Distortion (THD): < 0.01 %

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

    Preamplifier Stage Input Sensitivity: 300 mV in for 1 V
    Total Gain: 10 dB
    Max Output: 7.5V

     

    S/N Ratio - Line Inputs 1- 5

    > 108 dB (shorted, IHF A-weighted)

    > 88 dB (shorted, unweighted)

     

    S/N Ratio - DAC Inputs
    > 108 dB (IHF A-weighted)
    > 88 dB (unweighted)

     

    S/N Ratio - Phono Input
    MM > 80 dB (shorted, IHF A-weighted)
    MM > 70 dB (shorted, unweighted)
    MC > 67 dB (shorted, IHF A-weighted)
    MC > 55 dB (shorted, unweighted)

     

    Phono Stage Sensitivity / Input Impedance

    MM: 38 dB / 47 k Ω
    MC: 52 dB / 47 k Ω or 100 Ω

     

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

     

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

     

    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)

     

    Dimensions
    Width: 17-1/4"
    Depth: 15"
    Depth with cables: 17"

    Height with feet: 4-1/8" 
    Height without feet: 3-1/2", 2U

    Net Weight: 14 lbs. 

    Shipping Weight: 21 lbs. 

     

    Power Requirement
    Standby: 0.5 watts
    Power On: 15 watts
    100-250 VAC 50/60 Hz (automatic)10 Hz - 100 kHz, +0/-3 dB
    20 Hz - 20 kHz, +0/-0.5 dB