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PARASOUND P6 Pre Amplifier
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PARASOUND P6 Pre Amplifier

The Parasound P6 Pre Amplifier is an evolution of the highly successful P5 Pre Amplifier. With a new improved audio circuit, an updated EES Sabre DAC chipset, an additional optical input, an updated volume dial with an LED volume display, increased gain on the phono circuit for low output cartridges, plus many more upgrades, the P6 delivers exceptional performance at it's price point.

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The Parasound P6 Pre Amplifier is an evolution of the highly successful P5 Pre Amplifier. With a new improved audio circuit, an updated EES Sabre DAC chipset, an additional optical input, an updated volume dial with an LED volume display, increased gain on the phono circuit for low output cartridges, plus many more upgrades, the P6 delivers exceptional performance at it's price point.

2.1 Channel Pre-Amplifier and DAC

New Features (Changes from the P 5)

  • ESS Sabre32 Reference DAC replaces the original Burr-Brown DAC
  • USB input is now capable of DSD & 384kHz/32-bit PCM (up from 96Khz/24-bit)
  • Burr Brown analog resistor ladder volume control
  • Dimmable front panel volume display
  • Upgraded USB receiver with "plug and play" operation with Windows 10
  • 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
  • Sand blasted metal end caps replace plastic end caps on the P 5
  • 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

Frequency Response

  • 10 Hz - 100 kHz, +0/-3 dB
  • 20 Hz - 20 kHz, +0/-0.5 dB

Total Harmonic Distortion (THD)

  • < 0.01 %

Interchannel Crosstalk

  • > 70 dB at 20 kHz
  • > 78 dB at 1 kHz

Preamplifier Stage Input Sensitivity

  • 300 mV in for 1 V
  • Total Gain: 10 dB
  • Max Output: 7.5V

S/N Ratio (Line Inputs 1-5)

  • > 108 dB (shorted, IHF A-weighted)
  • > 88 dB (shorted, unweighted)

S/N Ratio (DAC Inputs)

  • > 108 dB (IHF A-weighted)
  • > 88 dB (unweighted)

S/N Ratio (Phono Input)

  • MM > 80 dB (shorted, IHF A-weighted)
  • MM > 70 dB (shorted, unweighted)
  • MC > 67 dB (shorted, IHF A-weighted)
  • MC > 55 dB (shorted, unweighted)

Phono Stage Sensitivity / Input Impedance

  • MM: 38 dB / 47 k Ω
  • MC: 52 dB / 47 k Ω or 100 Ω

Input Impedance

  • Unbalanced: 24 k Ω
  • Balanced: 100 k Ω per leg

Preamplifier Output Impedance

  • Unbalanced: 100 Ω
  • Balanced: 470 Ω per leg

High and Low Pass Crossover Slope

  • 12 dB per octave

Supported DAC Sampling Rates

  • USB: up to 384 kHz / 32-bit PCM
  • DSD Native: DSD 64, DSD 128, DSD 256
  • DSD over PCM (DoP) at 384 kHz
  • Coax/Optical: up to 192 kHz / 24-bit PCM

Digital to Analog Converter

  • ESS Sabre32 Reference ES9018K2M
  • 384 kHz / 32-bit

USB 2.0 Controller

  • Savitech SA9227
  • 384 kHz / 32-bit

Headphone Amplifier

  • Texas Instruments TPA6120A
  • Output Impedance 10 ohms

XLR Pin Identification

  • 1 = Ground (Shield)
  • 2 = Positive
  • 3 = Negative (Return)

Dimensions

  • Width: 17-1/4" (437 mm)
  • Depth: 15" (381 mm)
  • Depth, with cables 17" (432 mm)
  • Height, with feet: 4-1/8" (105 mm)
  • Height, without feet: 3-1/2" (89 mm), 2U

Net Weight

  • 14 lb. (6.3 kg)

Shipping Weight

  • 21 lb. (9.5 kg)

Power Requirements

  • Standby: 0.5 watts
  • Power On: 15 watts
  • 100-250 VAC 50/60 Hz (automatic)10 Hz - 100 kHz, +0/-3 dB
  • 20 Hz - 20 kHz, +0/-0.5 dB