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PARASOUND HINT 6 Halo Integrated Amplifier - Black
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PARASOUND HINT 6 Halo Integrated Amplifier - Silver

PARASOUND HINT 6 Halo Integrated Amplifier - Silver

PARASOUND HINT 6 Halo Integrated Amplifier - Black

An improvement on the fantastic Halo Integrated Amplifier.


New Features (Changes from the original Halo Integrated)

  • Burr Brown analog resistor ladder volume control
  • Dimmable front panel volume display
  • Updated USB receiver is Plug and play with Windows 10 and MAC
  • An additional optical input (2 total)
  • Ball bearing supported solid aluminum volume knob
  • Programable default turn on volume setting
  • Favorite volume memory with remote control button
  • Increased phono stage gain for lower output cartridges
  • Improved Left/Right channel separation and balance tracking
  • Updated cosmetics with subtle gold highlights

Preamp and DAC Features

  • ESS Sabre32 Reference DAC (ES9018K2M)
  • Asynchronous USB 2.0 supports PCM up to 384kHz/32-bit
  • USB input decodes Native DSD64, DSD128, DSD256 and DoP DSD
  • Coax and optical inputs accept PCM up to 192kHz/24-bit
  • Analog bass management with high & low pass crossovers
  • Home theater bypass input for surround sound integration
  • Front panel subwoofer level control
  • Dedicated high current headphone amplifier (TI TPA6120)
  • Phono input for MM, MC and MI with 100 Ω or 47k Ω load
  • Front panel Aux input with automatic +12 dB gain stage
  • 5 pairs RCA line level Analog inputs
  • 1 pair XLR balanced Analog input
  • Balanced XLR and RCA left and right preamp outputs
  • 1 balanced XLR and 2 RCA subwoofer outputs
  • Bass & treble controls with relay bypass from remote or front panel
  • Rear panel IR input and IR loop output jacks
  • 12 Volt trigger output
  • Back-lit remote control with discrete buttons
  • 0.5w standby power consumption meets Energy Star & EU specs

Power Amp Features

  • 160 Watts x 2 @ 8 Ohms (RMS, both channels driven)
  • 240 Watts x 2 @ 4 Ohms (RMS, both channels driven)
  • Power amp circuit topology designed by legendary John Curl
  • Direct amplifier input to bypass preamp section
  • High bias class A/AB operation
  • Oversized shielded toroid power transformer
  • Dual-mono power supply and power amplifier
  • 40,000uF power supply filter capacitance
  • Matched JFET input stages and MOSFET driver stages
  • 12 high voltage/high current bipolar output transistors
  • Heavy-duty 24k gold-plated 5-way speaker binding posts
  • Over temp and short circuit relay protection

Power Output

Both channels driven

(0.05% THD, 20Hz-20kHz)

160 Watts x2 @ 8 Ohms RMS

240 Watts x2 @ 4 Ohms RMS

Power Output

Both Channels Driven

(0.09% THD, 20Hz-20kHz)

180 Watts x2 @ 8 Ohms RMS

270 Watts x2 @ 4 Ohms RMS

Current Capacity

45 Amps Peak per channel

Frequency Response

10Hz - 100kHz, +0/-3dB

20Hz - 20kHz, +0/-0.5dB

Total Harmonic Distortion (THD)

<0.01% Averate listening levels

<0.05%, 160 Watts x 2 @ 8 Ohms

Interchannel Crosstalk

>70dB at 20kHz

>78dB at 1kHz

Signal to Noise Ratio - IHF A-Weighted

Line In: 103dB (input shorted)

Digital In: 106dB

Amplifier Damping Factor

>800 at 20Hz

Preamplifier Stage Input Sensitivity

300 mV in for 1V at Preamp Output jacks

10dB Total Preamp Stage Gain

7V Unbalanced Max Output

9V Balanced Max Output

Power Amplifier Stage Sensitivity

1 V at Bypass/Amp In for 28V at Speaker Out

28dB Total Amp Stage Gain

Phono Stage Sensitivity / Input Impedance

MM: 41dB / 47kOhm

MC: 54dB / 47kOhm or 100 Ohm

High and Low pass Crossover Slope

12dB Per Octave

Supported DAC Sampling Rates

USB: Up to 384kHz / 32-bit PCM

DSD Native: DSD64, DSD128, DSD256

DSD Over PCM (DoP) at 384kHz

Coax / Optical

Up to 192kHz / 24-bit PCM

Digital to Analog Converter

ESS Sabre32 Reference ES9018K2m 32/384

USB 2.0 Controller

Savitech SA9227, 384kHz / 32-bit

Headphone Amplifier

Texas Instruments TPA6120A

10 Ohms Output Impedance

XLR Pin Identification

1 = Ground (Shield)

2 = Positive

3 = Negative (Return)

Input Impedance

Unbalanced: 24kOhm

Balanced: 100kOhm per leg

Preamplifier Output Impedance

Unbalanced: 100 Ohm

Balanced: 470 Ohm per leg


Width: 437mm

Depth (With cables): 437mm

Height (with feet): 150mm

Net Weight


Shipping Weight


Power Requirements

Standby: 0.5W

Idle: 70W

Maximum: 750W

220-250VAC 50Hz