The Mighty Parasound NewClassic 200 Integrated Amp & DAC In The House! First Impressions And Unboxing Pics!

My first experience with the $1195 Parasound NewClassic 200 Integrated Amp & DAC was eye-opening.

It was part of an impressive display at this year’s RMAF, where it was matched up with a massive pair of $4500 Tekton MOAB speakers.

It was a combination so successful; I felt it was possibly the best-sounding rig at the show, a sentiment echoed by several others rushing through the hallways. I was astonished at how this slim-line integrated managed such a high-level over such a monstrous pair of towers; I knew I needed to get one to audition in my listening space.

Tekton Design/Parasound

Fortunately, I was able to do just that, as one landed on my doorstep a few days ago. I look forward to hearing what it can do in my small space with much less imposing speakers. Parasound is well known for providing excellent value for the money, and they further build on that reputation by providing a compact integrated/DAC with tons of features at a very attainable price. Stay tuned for my review.

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Features and Unboxing Pics: 

  • 110 Watts @ 8 or 4 Ohms
  • Class D amplification by Pascal
  • Burr-Brown 192kHz-24 bit DAC from the Halo P 5
  • USB, Optical and Coax digital audio inputs
  • 4 Analog audio inputs
  • Phono input for MM or MC cartridges
  • Pure analog signal path from input to output
  • Analog bass management w/ variable 20-140Hz high pass crossover
  • Subwoofer On/Off & level by remote control
  • 80Hz low pass subwoofer output
  • Full range mono output can be used for subwoofer or mono listening area
  • Variable and fixed stereo preamp outputs
  • Bypass input for surround sound or music streamer integration
  • Default turn on volume memory
  • Favorite volume memory with remote control button
  • Input level matching (source volume offset)
  • Bass, treble and balance adjustments by remote control
  • Front panel LCD display with dimming
  • 2-way RS232 w/ exact volume control & feedback
  • Control4 Driver available here
  • Rename inputs to match connected source
  • Front panel Aux input with12dB of additional gain
  • Dedicated headphone amplifier
  • Back-lit remote control with discrete buttons
  • 12V trigger output
  • Rear panel IR input
  • 0.5w standby power consumption meets Energy Star & EU specs
  • 1U rack mount kit available separately (Model RMK11)

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