Parasound Halo A 23+ Stereo Power Amplifier (160 Watts)

$1,799.00 - $1,999.00
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Color: Black
Regular price $1,999.00
Regular price $1,999.00 Sale price $1,999.00

Changes from the original A 23→A 23+
125 → 160 Watts (8Ω)
225 → 240 Watts (4Ω)
400 → 500 Watts (bridged)
Filter cap: 40,000 uF →54,400 uF
Crosstalk (20kHz): 63dB → 70dB
Transformer size: 1.0 kVA → 1.1 kVA
Refined Halo cosmetic with aluminum end caps & gold highlights
Updated rear panel with heavy duty speaker terminals from HINT 6
Upgraded internal gold on gold audio connections
Updated auto turn on circuit
All Features
160 watts x 2 @ 8 Ω RMS, both channels driven
240 watts x 2 @ 4 Ω RMS, both channels driven
500 watts x 1 @ 8 Ω, in bridged mode
Circuitry designed by legendary John Curl
High bias Class A/AB operation
45 amperes peak current per channel
Stable with speaker impedance dips below 2 Ω
Balanced inputs with discrete circuits
Heavy-duty 24k gold-plated 5-way speaker binding posts
Gold-plated RCA input & loop output jacks
Direct-coupled signal path, no capacitors or inductors
DC Servo and relay protection circuits
AC turn-on inrush surge protection with relay bypass
JFET input stage, MOSFET driver stage
12 beta-matched 15 ampere, 60 MHz bipolar output transistors
1.1 kVA shielded toroid transformer w/ independent windings for each channel
Independent power supplies for input stage, driver stage and output stage
54,400 µF filter capacitors for output stages
Full power is rated all the way down to 5Hz for unrestricted low-end bass
Harris hyper-fast soft-recovery bridge diode rectifiers
Automatic turn-on by 12 V trigger or audio sensing
2 rack space chassis with rear carry handles
Rack mount hardware available separately
Available in silver or black
LowBeats (Germany) November 2020
"the Parasound P 6 and Parasound A 23+ play together in a pleasingly balanced and precise manner, while still musical with tonality that tends toward warmth. The consistently very supple reproduction and simultaneously true-to-size presentation and pin-point positioning of individual instruments and voices is amazing. Yes, this is how HiFi is fun."
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Secrets of Home Theater & High Fidelity, November 2020
"There is a lot to like in the reasonably-priced Parasound HALO A 23+ stereo amplifier. It is stylish, packs sufficient amplification power, and delivers solid high-fidelity sonic performance."

ON-OFF (Spain) September, 2019
"One strength is its capability to reproduce a wide sonic palette, with depth and plenty of micro information. Parasound's power amp is able to bring out the best bass from speakers. Different kinds of music made us appreciate the unusual character of this amplification. Outstanding!"

Soundstage Network July 2019
Reviewer's Choice
"Parasound provides great value in the Halo A 23+. I haven't heard better sound or seen higher build quality at this price. An impressive power amplifier."

Stereo+ (Norway) January 2019
"Together, the Parasound P 6 and A 23+ are dynamite. Pure sonic magic with brilliant dynamics, delicious midrange and impressive resolution. To get such good sound for the price of this duo seems almost unnatural. One incredibly appealing preamp-amplifier package from Parasound."