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 450
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 or 650 models; Fewer chanels? Look at the 250 model.
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
Independent audio sensing triggers, one for each zone
2 Independent 12 volt trigger inputs, one for each zone
Looping 12 volt trigger outputs for each zone
Master 12 volt trigger input to turn all zones on-off
Speaker level input for expanding systems w/out pre out jacks
Bus loop output jacks for passing audio to another amp
Mono mode combines L and R for single speaker applications
Separate level controls for all four channels
Detachable speaker connectors accept up to 12 gauge wire
Short circuit and overheat protection with front panel indicators
0.9 watt standby power consumption meets Energy Star & EU specs
ZoneMaster 450 Specific Features:
Compact 1u, 1/2 width chassis size
Rack mount kit sold separately (click to view)
Does NOT have A/B outputs (no room on the rear panel for connectors) but is 2 Ohm stable
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