In the complicated landscape of audio, many companies put stratospheric price tags on great performance. Parasound’s mission couldn’t be more different. Simply put, they offer the most performance for the money by finding the sweetest spot between price and diminishing returns. Their team of designers and engineers have been on the consumer side: music lovers, musicians, and audio enthusiasts looking for top-tier sound without breaking the bank.
Parasound A 23+
With a compact footprint and sleek, modern exterior, the Parasound A23+ is worthy of any stereo afficienados consideration. Look for 160 watts per channel (8Ω), 240 Watts (4Ω), and 500 Watts (bridged).
Other features include:
High bias Class A/AB operation
45 amperes peak current per channel
Stable with speaker impedance dips below 2 Ω
Balanced inputs with discrete circuits
Heavy-duty 24k gold-plated 5-way speaker binding posts
Gold-plated RCA input & loop output jacks
Direct-coupled signal path, no capacitors or inductors
DC Servo and relay protection circuits
AC turn-on inrush surge protection with relay bypass
JFET input stage, MOSFET driver stage
12 beta-matched 15 ampere, 60 MHz bipolar output transistors
1.1 kVA shielded toroid transformer w/ independent windings for each channel
Independent power supplies for input stage, driver stage and output stage
54,400 µF filter capacitors for output stages
Full power is rated all the way down to 5Hz for unrestricted low-end bass
Harris hyper-fast soft-recovery bridge diode rectifiers
Automatic turn-on by 12 V trigger or audio sensing
2 rack space chassis with rear carry handles
Rack mount hardware available separately
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