HINT 6: Parasound Halo Integrated 6
22nd August 2018
Flagship stereo 160W integrated amplifier with matched JFET input stages and MOSFET driver stages
With a 1.1kVa transformer and dual-mono power supply, the new HINT 6 adds a Burr-Brown analogue resistor ladder volume control with ball-bearing supported aluminium knob.
It offers an updated USB input and ESS Sabre32 Reference DAC implementation. Asynchronous USB 2.0 supports PCM up to 32bit/384kHz. The USB input decodes Native DSD64, DSD128, DSD256 and DoP DSD while the Coax and optical inputs accepts PCM up to 24bit/192kHz.
A tweaked phono stage with higher gain for lower output cartridges. New features include dimmable display, volume level memory and an additional optical input.
In addition to the class A/AB power section carried over from the original HINT, the HINT 6 retains the dedicated high-current headphone amplifier, a direct input that bypasses the pre-amp section, 12v trigger and IR integration and fully balanced XLR in/out connections.
Bass management and subwoofer control can be engaged for 2.1 systems and the phono stage offers variable loading for MM and MC cartridges. A back-lit remote control is supplied.
Finished with gold trim and hand-milled aluminium end-caps, the Halo Integrated 6 is available now in silver or black. Rack mounthardware for its four rack space chassis is available to order. The net weight is 20.4kg. Price is £3299.95.
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