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 ZM 250
Parasound’s ZM or ZoneMaster series is a line of high-performance amplifiers for custom installation. ZoneMaster amps combine Parasound Class AB sound quality with some of the most reliable Class D power modules in the industry. Every model in the line is unconditionally stable at two ohms, with bridged power up to 200 watts and unprecedented versatility. ZoneMaster is an ideal choice for residential and commercial amplification.
ZoneMaster models are very similar in their feature sets, differing mainly in size and number of channels.
Looking for more channels? Try the 1250, 650 or 450 models
Universal amplifier for applications from 50 to 200 watts
4 speaker connections (not enough room for additional Phoenix connectors on ZM450 rear panel)
High current for stable operation at 2 Ohms
Channel pairs are bridgeable for up to 200 watts @ 4 Ohms
Class AB input stage plus premium Class D power stage
One Independent audio sensing trigger
One Independent 12 volt trigger input
Looping 12 volt trigger output for one zone
Speaker level input for expanding systems w/out pre out jacks
One bus input can be routed to any zone
Looping output to connect additional amplifiersMono mode combines L and R for single speaker applications
Separate level controls for both channels
Detachable speaker connectors accept up to 12 gauge wire
Short circuit and overheat protection with front panel indicators
0.5 watt standby power consumption meets Energy Star & EU specs
ZoneMaster 250 Specific Features:
Compact 1u, 1/2 width chassis size
Rack mount kit sold separately (click to view)
Full Range Mono RCA Output
80Hz low pass Mono RCA output (for sub)
Built in 80Hz low pass filter in bridged mode for driving in-wall/in-ceiling woofers or passive sub(s)
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