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PARASOUND HINT 6 Halo Integrated Amplifier
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PARASOUND HINT 6 Halo Integrated Amplifier

An improvement on the fantastic Halo Integrated Amplifier.

As low as $6,505.00

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

  • 15kg

Shipping Weight

  • 20.4kg

Power Requirements

  • Standby: 0.5W
  • Idle: 70W
  • Maximum: 750W
  • 220-250VAC 50Hz