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 52+
Everyone looking for a cost-effective 5-channel amplifier, should give the Parasound A 52+ a serious look. The 52+ provides all the power your speakers can handle, and does so admirably with a consistent soundstage with no blurring of individual voices or instrumental details.
The 52+ delivers 180 watts RMS x 5 @ 8 Ω, 255 watts RMS x 5 @ 4 Ω, 225 watts RMS x 2 @ 8 Ω and 350 watts RMS x 2 @ 4 Ω. Other features include:
Direct coupled – no capacitors or inductors in audio path ensures the cleanest signal
Balanced XLR inputs with discrete circuits
Full power is rated all the way down to 5Hz for unrestricted low-end bass
Custom 1.5 kVA encapsulated toroid power transformer with independent secondary windings for each channel
Hand-matched JFETs for input stage
Hand-matched MOSFETs for driver stage
Beta-matched 15 amp, 60 MHz bipolar output transistors (3 pairs per channel)
100,000 µF power supply filter capacitance
DC Servo and relay protection circuits
Auto turn on by audio signal or 12V trigger
Heavy-duty 24k gold-plated, 5-way speaker terminals
The 52+ is rack mountable with their HRA3 (sold separately).
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