Even Halo's implementation of its automatic turn-on feature is exceptional. specs. The Halo A 23 looks almost identical to the Halo P 5 preamplifier, which I recently reviewed. It will be … See all Halo … The Halo A23+ stereo power amplifier that I am currently reviewing is Parasound’s recent iteration of its popular Halo A23 amplifier. - Brian Kahn, Playboy, December 2002 %PDF-1.3 %���� Available in black with gold labeling, like the review sample, or in silver with black labeling, the A 23 measures 17 … 0000001398 00000 n Home Theater Review Feb 2020 "With its … Parasound and John Curl, their primary … "...the sound for stereo music reproduction is better than any A/V receiver I have heard in my system by leaps and bounds." Stereo Times, April 2003 0000003969 00000 n Halo has earned honors and awards that are unmatched. I added the Parasound Halo A23 to boost the potential of my PSB Image towers and I am in love all over again. 13 watching. 5 Hz - 100 kHz, +0/-3 dB at 1 watt, Total harmonic distortion: Several months later, I hated to turn it off for the last time and send it back. The component under review, the $2000 Halo A 21 stereo amp, is slotted in further down the Parasound line. Audition with urgency." Halo is our premier line with a reputation for going head-to-head with the most expensive equipment on the market, while costing a fraction of the price. 0000002577 00000 n Free shipping Very high bias allows greater Class operating range than others. 0000003991 00000 n Parasound Halo, ZoneMaster, Z Custom, and NewClassic are four distinct product families. "Each note was reproduced with a distinction, bass extension, and clarity." ", Good Sound, December 2004 45 amperes peak per channel, Power bandwidth: 0000008345 00000 n 0000009672 00000 n And it continues Parasound's tradition of giving people more performance for the money than they have any right to expect." Switchable for 110V - 120V or 220V - 240V, Dimensions: Brand New Parasound Halo A23+ 2 Channel Power Amplifier Black Retail $1,700.00. 0000003146 00000 n 400 wpc at 4 ohms vs 200 in the Halo. Audio. "Parasound provides great value in the Halo A 23+. 0000034780 00000 n Editor's Choice Recommended Product - Power Amplifier under $1,000, Home Cinema Choice (UK), March 2004 They can be switched out of the signal path when not needed, giving a slightly clearer sound. "From the off it sounds both colorful and convincing." "Good value and good sound: a winning combination!" It is currently the Kingpin in that series. 0000008942 00000 n The Parasound Halo A23 puts out a few watts in class A and produces warm full sound. Editor's Choice - Stephen Fung, Stereo (Germany), July 2003 Deep sound stage and bolted-down stereo image." Haven't heard the A21 but I did own an A23 for a few weeks. 0000006143 00000 n Parasound … Free shipping. - Alan Sircom, The Absolute Sound, November 2002 The A 23 is built to the strict quality and performance standards set by Parasound. 0000003168 00000 n "...a superb package (C 2, A 52, A 23), whose power and majesty can only be hinted at on the printed page, and tremendous material value for money too. 400 watts RMS x 1, 20 Hz - 20 kHz, 8 Ω, Current capacity: Would you take the A23+, 160w/ch with better sound … Putting together a modest 2 channel system, considering these two power amps. < 0.06 % at full power, IM distortion: balanced 16 V rms "The HALO system (P 3/A 23) brought out previously hidden harmonics and details that I never truly heard before, but at the same time, made the track sound a lot more laid back and musical." I do like the looks of the Halo amps especially the new A21+ and A23+. This item does show a few blemishes but is attractive overall and has been well cared for. The Absolute Sound, June 2003 Its case is available in silver or the black of my review sample, which looked … "...the A 23 made horns sound remarkably lifelike and natural." "Looks like high-end electronics, sounds like high-end electronics, priced like mid-fi." Other Notes: "Parasound provides great value in the Halo A 23+ power amplifier. "Parasound's Halo P 3 preamplifier and Halo A 23 power amplifier are sexy in appearance, easy to use, and sound solid and satisfying." I cranked the volume in an inadvertent attempt to involve my neighbors and the A 23 amplifier had no problems keeping up. "This amplifier packs a significant wallop, and does so while maintaining a good measure of soundstage composure and truth of timbre." The Parasound logo on the faceplate is slightly chipped away as well. 0000015472 00000 n An impressive power amplifier." And that's true no matter whether you buy the P 5, the A 23, or both. "...effortlessly musical and consistently enjoyable." $79.00 shipping. Brand New Parasound Halo A23+ 2 Channel Power Amplifier Silver Retail $1,700.00. 0000001169 00000 n Parasound calls the Halo Integrated a 2.1 channel amplifier. 0000007558 00000 n 0000002811 00000 n Condition is "Used". $2!�����ȅ�n�^)cd�ir��m?��$�>#��fܚA[����[j��A� ��cێ4�4ŋAl��|u7 S�`�@�u�BI�t�C���ՆΈ�jM�`�k-��Xk]5O��. 279 0 obj << /Linearized 1 /O 282 /H [ 1398 1179 ] /L 1573476 /E 35948 /N 23 /T 1567777 >> endobj xref 279 40 0000000016 00000 n I’m thinking of dipping my feet into the Parasound pool. $3,100.00. Playboy's Christmas Gift Guide, featured item: "If you've got it, spend it", T3 (UK), November 2002 Parasound Halo JC-2 BP. I sent an e-mail to Parasound to see if they can provide more detailed specs than they post in their ads etc. 0000004668 00000 n Meet the Halo A 23+ and enjoy performance upgrades for cleaner, ultra-low distortion sound, revised front panel cosmetics, and a revised rear panel layout offering enhanced features, too. "My son began dancing while I played this CD through the Parasound combo (P 3/A 23) - they passed the toe-tapping test with flying colors." "Although there are only two speakers attached to this system (P 3/A 23), the three dimensional imaging produced by this system is really outstanding." - David Vivian, Hi-Fi Choice (UK), November 2002 It has outputs for a subwoofer and the option to set the crossover frequency. "...the Halo A 23 never sounded strained, nor did the sonic picture lose coherence or take on unwanted coloration with the increased volume." Stereo+ (Norway) January 2019 "Together, the Parasound … © Parasound Products, Inc. All right reserved. trailer << /Size 319 /Info 277 0 R /Encrypt 281 0 R /Root 280 0 R /Prev 1567766 /ID[] >> startxref 0 %%EOF 280 0 obj << /Type /Catalog /Pages 264 0 R /Metadata 278 0 R /JT 276 0 R >> endobj 281 0 obj << /Filter /Standard /R 2 /O ( U�V�.�`�����Dz�-���#_m�_�}�g) /U (�a%��6|���jV&���T�7�~��!��O) /P -60 /V 1 >> endobj 317 0 obj << /S 957 /T 1226 /Filter /FlateDecode /Length 318 0 R >> stream They’re the same price. > 63 dB at 20 kHz, Input sensitivity: 2u Chassis, carry handles, rack mountable with HRA2 (sold separately), Circuitry designed by legendary John Curl, Balanced inputs with discrete circuits and XLR connectors, Direct Coupled - no capacitors or inductors in signal path, Complementary MOSFET driver stage and JFET input stage, 12 beta-matched 15 amp, 60 MHz bipolar output transistors, 1 kVA encapsulated toroid power transformer with independent, 40,000 μF power supply filter capacitance, AC present, channel status, high temperature displays, Heavy-duty 24k gold-plated 5-way speaker binding posts, Gold-plated RCA input jacks; loop output jacks, Auto turn-on by 12v trigger or audio signal, Rear mounted gain controls, ground lift switch. This new incarnation of Parasound's endeavour to learn, improve and upgrade performance for the HALO … - Shane Buettner. We can’t remember the last time we reviewed a product such as this with bass and treble controls. Here's the link to the sound demo video on Youtube. > 800 at 20 Hz, Voltage: - Eric Hetherington, The Absolute Sound, October 2004 0000034657 00000 n $1,349.95. 125 watts RMS x 2, 20 Hz - 20 kHz, 8 Ω, both channels driven 0000013255 00000 n 0000010529 00000 n 112 dB, input shorted, IHF A-weighted, Damping factor: In theory, a Parasound Halo Integrated 2.1 will produce more power than a P 5/A 23 combo, offer equivalent sound, and deliver more features over the P 5/A 23 for the additional $500 upcharge. While their focus was clearly on sound and build quality rather than a long list of features, they’ve … The soundstage was very full, extending beyond the outside edges of the speakers and left no noticeable holes." 0000006121 00000 n 0000001258 00000 n IMa᪔*� © Parasound Products, Inc. All right reserved. Featured component in Annual Recommended Systems article. 0000014342 00000 n $150.00 shipping. "...the system is powerful, engaging and very listenable, even when pumping the bass cones as though there was no tomorrow." We’re … "...darf sich hervorragender Empfangsleistungen rühmen..." - Holger Barske, "...may boast about excellent reception achievements..." - Holger Barske. < 0.04 %, Interchannel crosstalk: I know the Halos are spec’d better, but the 2250 has twice the power. "125 Parasound Watts carries a lot more grunt in the real world than a similar number of Watts from most AV amps, as our lab test prove." 0000008867 00000 n Up for sale is a beautiful Parasound A23 power amp in black. 0000010367 00000 n And despite what the purists say, on occasion, for example when playing a poorly engineered recording, they can be useful. The Halo A 23+ stereo power amplifier ($1495 USD) measures 17.25”W x 4.2”H x 15.25”D and weighs 27 pounds. I estimate that the combination of it and Parasound's recently reviewed Halo P 5 preamplifier will result in sound that is unassailable in quality by any other combination of components that can be bought for a like amount. The new Parasound Halo A 21+ and A 23+ employ higher-capacity power supplies to increase output from 250 to 300 watts and 125 to 160 watts respectively. "Absolutely the best bang for the buck that money can buy." "Parasound's Halo P 3 preamplifier and Halo A 23 power amplifier are sexy in appearance, easy to use, and sound solid and satisfying." 2250 McKinnon Avenue San Francisco, CA 94124 The Parasound Halo A23 … Parasound Halo A 23 - power amplifier | A23. The A 23 sounded surprisingly good from the moment I first turned it on. 0000009650 00000 n You get a switchable phono stage, a headphone output and even tone controls. There’s a dedicated preamp feed too. Special relays bypass the AC "soft start" circuitry after it's done its job for the purest AC and the purest sound. - Eric … I know - doesn't seem like a fair comparison right? The detail and … 0000033812 00000 n 0000035652 00000 n Post a comment. or Best Offer. 0000004690 00000 n Description. 0000003070 00000 n Terrible amp, I would not recommend the newer Parasound Halo series. 17-1/4" w x 4-1/8" h x 13-1/4" d, 3-5/8 " h without feet, Australian Hi-Fi, June 2015 "Beautifully built with even-handed, natural sound. Like all the other amps in the Halo product series, the A21 has Parasound's exclusive bias circuit, which permits the amplifier to sound perfect from the instant it's turned on, rather than having to wait for bias to gradually build up as the amp warms up over time. The Parasound A23 is like a student artist who has great ideas along the lines of Dali, but cannot execute the basics, like draw. "...it's the Halo style that makes you wonder why other amps at the price aren't this well made." HALO is Parasound’s premier … First, the Parasound enables the full potential of these speakers to be reached. Your new Parasound Halo Series A 23 power amplifier presents the latest advancements in amplifier technology. "...I was impressed with the A 23's resolution..." "This Halo P 3/A 23 combo is the kind of system that should be celebrated as an invitation to participate in high-end audio as a hobby. > 80 dB at 1 kHz; "I was surprised by the A 23's clarity, soundstaging, and natural sound. "Power reserves are high and the whole effect is one of control, good definition and kick ass authority." Don't understand your question..the Halo 21 is about twice the power of the other unit...of course it's going to give you more than the smaller unit! Nonetheless, it is still very much a Curl design, with his customary J-FET input stage, MOSFET … ALL B-stock items are all professionally inspected by Parasound technicians and, most importantly, ALL B-Stock products contain the exact same FULL Parasound … I haven't heard better sound or seen higher build quality at this price.