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 31
The Parasound A31 is a three-channel power amplifier that offers a clear, detailed sound and an excellent value. The A31 can drive almost any speaker you are going to throw at it, and it is impeccably built with a sleek, modern appearance.
The A31 delivers impressive power, with 250 watts x 3 @ 8 Ohms / 400 watts x 3 @ 4 Ohms.
Features of the A31 include:
Adjustable gain for up to +6db over THX Reference level
Unbalanced RCA and balanced XLR inputs
Circuitry designed by legendary John Curl
High bias class A/AB operation
Direct coupled (no capacitors or inductors in signal path)
Complementary MOSFET driver stage and JFET input stage
24 beta-matched 15 amp, 60 MHz bipolar output transistors
1.5 kVA encapsulated toroid power transformer with independent
secondary windings for each channel
98,400 µF power supply filter capacitance
DC Servo and relay protection circuits
AC present, channel status, high temperature indicators
Heavy-duty 24k gold-plated 5-way speaker terminals
THX Ultra2 certified
Auto turn-on by 12v trigger or audio signal
It comes with Parasound’s 4u Chassis, carry handles, and a rack mounting adapter is included.
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