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Parasound - NewClassic 200 Pre Stereo Preamplifier & DAC

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Parasound - NewClassic 200 Pre Stereo Preamplifier & DAC

Parasound - NewClassic 200 Pre Stereo Preamplifier & DAC

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High-Value, Highly Versatile Parasound NewClassic 200 Preamplifier Features Burr-Brown DAC, MM/MC Phono Preamplifier, Home-Theater Bypass, Bass Management, and Much More

A stupendously versatile, take-on-all-comers, entry-level high-end value, the Parasound NewClassic 200 preamplifier touts a pure analog signal path from input to output – and offers users a sensible foundation on which to base a system. Variable and fixed-level preamplifier outputs stand at the ready for your external power amplifier, while home-theater bypass with adjustable high-pass crossovers affords easy integration into surround (and/or streamer-based) setups.

Analog bass management with variable 20-140Hz high-pass crossover, an 80Hz low-pass subwoofer output, two-way RS232 port with exact volume control and feedback, rear-panel IR input, and 12V trigger output further the set-up and expansion possibilities.

Look inside, and an excellent MM/MC phono preamplifier and high-grade Burr-Brown 24-bit/192kHz PCM1798 DAC – both taken directly from Parasound's Halo P 5 – speak to the fidelity-focused engineering that ensures the 11-pound NewClassic 200 plays with stellar dynamics, clarity, definition, and focus.

A host of USB, coaxial, and optical inputs abet four analog inputs, a full-range mono output, and front-panel auxiliary input with 12dB of additional gain. For kicks, Parasound also includes a dedicated headphone amplifier to cover all bases.

In terms of control, the rack-mountable NewClassic 200 lays it on thick. A backlit remote control enables bass, treble, and balance adjustments from your fingertips. Favorite volume memory with remote-control options, a front-panel LCD display with dimming, and default turn-on volume memory all come standard. Ditto the option to rename inputs to match your connected source. Parasound's two-year warranty and our 100% Music Direct Satisfaction Guarantee complete a preamplifier with which you can grow for years to come.

"I have been successfully using Parasound components for almost 30 years.... I really enjoyed the time I spent with the Parasound NewClassic 200 Pre. I consider its ... price a bargain for what proved to be a wonderful preamplifier that includes a quality phono stage for moving-magnet and moving-coil phono cartridges; a quality DAC; and a host of other features.... Every Parasound product I have bought still works without ever giving me a single problem.... [The] Parasound NewClassic 200 Pre preamplifier is highly recommended and would be a nice centerpiece for anyone putting together a system where a feature-rich preamp in the $1,000 price range, or even well above that, is desired."
—Byron Baba, Dagogo

"Rather than merely checking off a list of features and connections, Parasound has provided in the NewClassic 200 Pre a high-quality, well-built preamplifier-DAC. All of the most important features are here, plus an unexpected one — the subwoofer output options — and for [the price], all are well executed. The extras included — headphone amp and phono stage — are hard to imagine being bettered without a substantial increase in money spent. The NewClassic 200 Pre will easily suit many buyers, as well as make a good first step into the world of audio separates."
—Sathyan Sundaram, SoundStage! Access

Frequency Response:
   20 Hz - 20 kHz, +0 / -0.05 dB
   10 Hz - 80 kHz, +0 / -3 dB
Total Harmonic Distortion: (20 Hz - 20 kHz): < 0.03 %
Interchannel Crosstalk: 75 dB at 20 kHz
Input Sensitivity:
   250mv: 1V output
   Total gain: 12 dB (volume set to 100)
   Unity Gain: Volume set to 76
   Maximum output: 3.5V
Phono Stage Sensitivity / Input Impedance:
   MM: 40 dB / 47 k Ω
   MC: 50 dB / 100 Ω
Input Impedance: 24k Ohms
Output Impedance: 470 Ohms
S/N Ratio – Line Inputs:
   > 100 dB, input shorted, IHF A-weighted
   > 90 dB, input shorted, unweighted
S/N Ratio – Digital Inputs:
   > 100 dB, input shorted, IHF A-weighted
   > 90 dB, input shorted, unweighted
DC Trigger Output: 12 Vdc, 50ma
AC Power Requirement:
   10 Watts maximum
   <0.5 Watts in standby
   90-250 VAC 50/60 Hz (automatic)
Dimensions (WDH): 17.25" x 14.25" x 2.5"
Weight: 11 lbs.

User Manual (PDF, 3.3 MB)

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