PARASOUND HINT 6 2.1 Channel Integrated Amplifier

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

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

Preamp and DAC Features

  • ESS Sabre32 Reference DAC (ES9018K2M)
  • Asynchronous USB 2.0 supports PCM up to 384kHz/32-bit
  • PUSB 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 and low pass crossovers
  • Home theater bypass input for surround sound integration
  • Front panel subwoofer level contro
  • 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
  • Balanced XLR and RCA


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The Parasound HINT6 Integrated Amplifier is the latest integrated amplifier from the Halo line.

Power Amp
The amplifier section is a design by the legendary John Curl. The amp makes 160 watts per channel at 8 ohms. Also, there are 240 watts available at 4 ohms. The amp is a high bias class A/AB operation type. An oversized shielded toroid power transformer is in use. A dual-mono power supply and power amplifier is a feature of this integrated amp. The result is a sound that is rich and clear.

The DAC section of the Parasound HINT6 Integrated Amplifier is outstanding. The ESS Sabre32 Reference DAC (ES9018K2M) is capable of Asynchronous USB 2.0. As a result it supports PCM up to 384kHz/32-bit. Additionally, the PUSB input will decode Native DSD64, DSD128, DSD256 and DoP DSD. The coax and optical inputs accept up to 192kHz/24-bit. In addition there are 6 analog inputs. The front panel has an input for a handheld device. So, all this means excellent connectivity for all your music sources.

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