Parasound Halo P 7 Multichannel Preamplifier, A 51 Multichannel Amplifier & JC 1 Single-Channel Amplifier Specs


Parasound Halo P 7 Multichannel Preamplifier
Audio Decoding
Dolby: No
Audyssey: No
Other: Sub out for stereo
3D: N/A
THX Certification: No
Video Processing: No
Auto Setup/Room EQ: None
Dimensions (W x H x D, inches): 17.25 x 4.13 x 13.75
Weight (pounds): 13.5
Price: $2,000
Inputs: Video: None; Audio: 7.1-channel analog (2), stereo analog (6), stereo XLR (1), phono MM/MC (1)
Outputs: Video: None

Parasound Halo A 51 Multichannel Amplifier
Number of Channels: 5
Rated Power (watts per channel): 250 watts into 8 ohms, five channels driven; 400 watts into 4 ohms, five channels driven
Specified Frequency Response: 5 Hz to 100 kHz, +0/-3 dB at 1 watt
THX certification: Ultra2
Dimensions (W x H x D, inches): 17.25 x 7.63 x 20
Weight (pounds): 94
Price: $4,500
Audio: 7.1-channel XLR (1), stereo analog (1), preamp (7.1), tape out/mixdown (1)
Additional: RS-232 (1), 12-volt trigger (3), external IR in (1), IR loop out (1)
Connections: Inputs: XLR (5), RCA (5)
Outputs: Five-way binding posts (5 pair)
Additional: 12-volt trigger (1)

Parasound Halo JC 1 Single-Channel Amplifier
Number of Channels: 1
Rated Power (watts per channel):
400 watts into 8 ohms, 800 watts into 4 ohms, 1200 watts into 2 ohms
Specified Frequency Response:
2 Hz to 120 kHz, +0/-3 dB at 1 watt
Thx certification: Ultra2
Dimensions (W x H x D, inches):
17.25 x 7.625 x 20
Weight (pounds): 86
Price: $4,500
Connections: Inputs: XLR (1), RCA (1)
Outputs: Five-way binding posts (2 pair) 12-volt trigger in (2), 12-volt trigger out (1)

Company Info
(415) 397-7100

(415) 397-7100

Langood's picture

Two weeks ago I finally took the plunge, and embarked on upgrading my system to separates. On a budget mind you...laughter.

Added a Outlaw 7125, to my Yamaha 995, Sony BDP-570, Samsung LN610C, a pair of B&W601 and a Velodyne 3750DLS sub.

When I first turned on the system to listen to some blues on Slacker radio via the Sony BDP-570. I thought I had miss placed the speakers. I could hear piano here. Bass there. Voices just slightly off center. So I got up and checked the speaker placement and they were toed in just as it should be.

Back to the couch I went. Listen again. And began to cry. I realized I was hearing all the things Scott, Daryl, Kris and a whole lot of guys speak of or write about when they review power amps, processors and speakers.


Then along comes Kris with his review of the Parasounds less than a week later and the lusting has started again. Thanks Kris for ruining my life he said laughing.

By-the-by Kris I'll take the big Outlaw off your hands if you are donating it to charity.

To ALL reviewers. I know you enjoy your jobs. But here is a heart felt thank you for all the work you do in bringing understanding to what we the consumer should be looking for and hearing in the equipment we consider and buy.


David Vaughn's picture
LG, Thanks for the kind words to us reviewers. It's a fun hobby to have and it's always nice to have a new piece of gear to test out every month or so.
chinito's picture

Hi David

Which do you think is better the ATI 3007 or the Parasound A51?

Thank you