Parasound P/HP 850 preamp

corticocortico Posts: 482
edited January 6 in For Sale (FS) Classifieds
Selling this preamp, it’s in great condition and sounds pretty nice, $180 plus shipping.

Description from Parasound:
A uniquely cost-effective preamplifier that doesn't compromise your music. A massive power supply for deeper, cleaner bass and better dynamics. The fact that it's direct coupled for the cleanest possible signal and has five inputs-including a clean RIAA phono stage for your turntable-makes this a value that's hard to beat.

FEATURES

Four high level inputs, one phono input
Direct coupled output
100% pure Class A circuitry
19,000 µF power supply
Premium Alps and Noble volume and balance controls
Silver plated OFC internal wiring
Smooth sounding Analog Devices operational amps
Defeatable tone controls
Accurate RIAA curve for phono stage
Tiffany-style gold plated RCA jacks
Removable IEC AC cord
SPECIFICATIONS

Frequency Response:
10 Hz - 100 kHz, +0/-2 dB, full output
Distortion:
< 0.009% THD, 1 kHz;
< 0.01% THD, 20 kHz;
< 0.01% IM
Maximum Output:
> 10 V before clipping
Input Impedance:
High Level 30 k ohms, +/- 5%;
Phono 47 k ohms, +/- 5%
Input Sensitivity:
High Level 150 mV;
Phono 2.5 mV
Max Input Level:
High Level 9.5 V;
Phono 160 mV
S/N Ratio:
High Level > 93 dB, A-weighted, full output;
High Level > 90 dB, A-weighted, full output -6 dB;
Phono > 65 dB, A-weighted, full output
Maximum Hum:
< 0.04 mV, full output
Crosstalk:
> 60 dB, >= 10 kHz, full output
Separation:
> 80 dB, <= 10 kHz, full output, tone controls off;
> 60 dB, <= 10 kHz, full output, tone controls on
Channel Balance:
<= 0.8 dB
<= 1.5 dB, -60 dB
Tone Control Range:
+/-10 dB, 100 Hz; +/-10 dB, 10 kHz
Dimensions:
w 17 1/4 " x h 3" x d 16", h 3 5/8" with feet
Net Weight:
13 lb.


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Parasound HC/A 2200II < PL/D 2000 < DA/C 1100HD < CD/C1500
Cambridge Audio phono pre
Pioneer PL530 turntable, Shure M97XE cartridge
Belden ICs
MIT T2 speaker cables
Polk Audio LS70

"If it measures good and sounds bad, it is bad"

Comments

  • steveinazsteveinaz Posts: 18,842
    Great basic preamp that hits way above it's price.
    Source: Bluesound Node 2i | Preamp/DAC: PS Audio Stellar Gain Cell | Power Amp: Parasound Halo A21 | Speakers: PSB Imagine T2 | Cables: Kimber Hero XLR; Kimber 8VS Bi-Wire; DH Labs D-75 Dig Coax | AC Power: Panamax M5300-PM
  • corticocortico Posts: 482
    Yes, it’s a well thought sweet sounding classic 2 channel amp. Very well built, has a couple hand full of the now mythical Black Gate capacitors. Selling because I just got is big brother the pld2000
    Parasound HC/A 2200II < PL/D 2000 < DA/C 1100HD < CD/C1500
    Cambridge Audio phono pre
    Pioneer PL530 turntable, Shure M97XE cartridge
    Belden ICs
    MIT T2 speaker cables
    Polk Audio LS70

    "If it measures good and sounds bad, it is bad"
  • corticocortico Posts: 482
    This unit sold on eBay, thanks
    Parasound HC/A 2200II < PL/D 2000 < DA/C 1100HD < CD/C1500
    Cambridge Audio phono pre
    Pioneer PL530 turntable, Shure M97XE cartridge
    Belden ICs
    MIT T2 speaker cables
    Polk Audio LS70

    "If it measures good and sounds bad, it is bad"
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