Parasound Zamp v.3 Z Custom Amplifier (45 Watts)

Regular price $499.00
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45 watts per channel into 8 Ω
60 watts per channel into 4 Ω
90 watts bridged into 8 Ω mono
Fully discrete circuitry with Toroid power transformer
Low heat design
Headphone jack
Indicators for AC present and channel operating status
Automatic on/off by 9 - 12 V trigger
Gold-plated RCA input jacks and looping line output jacks
5-way speaker terminals
Compact chassis; 1 rack space high
Rack mount kit sold separately (click to view)
Continuous power output:
45 watts RMS x 2, 20 Hz - 20 kHz, 8 Ω, both channels driven
60 watts RMS x 2, 20 Hz - 20 kHz, 4 Ω, both channels driven
90 watts RMS x 1, 20 Hz - 20 kHz, 8 Ω, minimum impedance

Current capacity:
12 amperes peak per channel

Frequency response:
5 Hz - 100 kHz, +0/-3 dB

Total harmonic distortion:
< 0.07 % full power
< 0.02 % typical levels

IM distortion:
< 0.05 %

Dynamic headroom:
1.5 dB

Inter-channel crosstalk:
80 dB at 1 kHz; 60 dB at 20 kHz

Input Impedance:
33 k Ω

Input Sensitivity:
600 mV; 1.5 V for full output

S/N Ratio:
116 dB, input shorted, IHF A weighted

8-1/2 w x 1-3/4 h x 10 d, 2 h with feet

Net weight: 7 lbs.

John Marks February 2016 Part 1
"I was thrilled when Eric Feidner (Steinway & Sons' SVP for Music, Technology and Media; and, Executive Producer of Steinway & Sons Recordings), asked me to specify desktop/computer-audio systems for him, and for Mike Sweeney, Steinway's President." (continues in part 2)

John Marks February 2016 Part 2
"Parasound's Zamp v.3 is hardly a newcomer, but, it's very feisty! I was really taken by its sound quality and its ability to drive loudspeakers of lower efficiency. And it is a stellar bargain, given the exceptional value proposition Parasound's Zamp v.3 represents."

UK HiFi Choice Magazine (October, 2014)
"The Parasound system delivers a full sound that is clear and easy on the ears. ...on the whole, the system gives a very convincing performance across the spectrum."
"The components of the Parasound Z Custom Series are really well made and have got the styling just right so they will fit in well in both domestic and business environments."