Parasound - HINT 6

$4,200
  • Burr Brown analog resistor ladder volume control
  • Dimmable front panel volume display
  • Updated USB receiver is Plug and play with Windows 10 and MAC
  • Improved Left/Right channel separation and balance tracking
  • Updated cosmetics with subtle gold highlights
  • 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

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.

Developing the HINT 6
We asked ourselves “Could we develop a next generation Halo Integrated that would not only surpass the finest integrated amplifiers but also outperform higher priced separate preamps & power amps?” We began by upgrading key parts in the analog preamp circuitry to achieve exceptional sonic transparency. We redesigned its ESS-based DAC making it easier to integrate with Windows 10. In response to customer requests, we added a second optical input. We modernized the volume control, replacing its motorized potentiometer with an electronically switched, pure analog resistor ladder array, achieving ideal channel tracking even at low listening levels. Since legendary designer John Curl’s circuit topology is timeless, we carried over the Halo Integrated’s massive,160 watt, Class A/AB power amplifier stage to the HINT 6

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