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Parasound Zphono XRM Z Custom Phono Preamplifier

Original price $499.00 - Original price $499.00
Original price
$499.00
$499.00 - $499.00
Current price $499.00
Pre-orders ONLY - ETA July
  • Dual inputs for two turntables (1 MM & 1 MC)
  • Front panel input select switch
  • Front panel mono/stereo mode switch
  • Front panel rumble filter switch
  • Balanced and unbalanced outputs
  • Variable MC impedance adjustment of 50-1050 ohms
  • MM Gain options of 40 dB or 50 dB unbalanced (46 dB/56 dB balanced)
  • MC Gain options of 50 dB or 60 dB unbalanced (56 dB/66 dB balanced)
  • RIAA accurate to within 0.2 dB
  • Ultra-low distortion (<0.02% THD)
  • Ultra high-speed, low-noise opamps
  • Audiophile grade resistors and capacitors
  • Gold-plated RCA input and output jacks
  • Unique half-rack width chassis; 1 rack space high

Frequency Response
20-20 kHz, +/- 0.2 dB

Total Harmonic Distortion
0.02% at 1 kHz

Signal to Noise Ratio, MM 40 dB Setting 
> 94 dB, input shorted, IHF A-weighted 
> 90 dB, input shorted, unweighted

Signal to Noise Ratio, MM 50 dB Setting
> 94 dB, input shorted, IHF A-weighted 
> 90 dB, input shorted, unweighted

Signal to Noise Ratio, MC 50 dB Setting
> 92 dB, input shorted, IHF A-weighted
> 88 dB, input shorted, unweighted

Signal to Noise Ratio, MC 60 dB Setting
> 82 dB, input shorted, IHF A-weighted
> 80 dB, input shorted, unweighted

Inter-channel Crosstalk 
> 80 dB at 1 kHz

Input Impedance
MM: 47k Ω
MC: 50-1050 Ω

Output Impedance 
Unbalanced: 150 Ω 
Balanced: 150 Ω per leg

Input Sensitivity at 1 kHz, 4mV Input
40 dB: 5 mV for 500mV output 
50 dB: 5 mV for 1.5 Volts output
60 dB: 5 mV for 3 Volts output

Input Sensitivity at 1 kHz, 1V Output
40 dB: 10 mV for 1.0 Volt output 
50 dB: 3.5 mV for 1.0 Volt output
60 dB: 1.8 mV for 1.0 Volt output

Total Gain
40 dB / 50 dB / 60 dB (unbalanced output)
46 dB / 56 dB / 66 dB (balanced output)

Rumble Filter
40 Hz high pass, 18 dB /oct.

AC Power Requirement
Standby: 0 watts
Power On: 7 watts
115 VAC or 230 VAC 50 - 60 Hz
(Selected on bottom)

Dimensions
Width: 8.5" (220 mm) 
Depth: 10" (254 mm)
Depth: 12" (305 mm) - cables connected
Height, with feet: 2" (51 mm) 
Height, without feet: 1.75" (45 mm), 1U

Weight
Net: 3.9 lbs. (1.8kg) 
Shipping: 6.8 lbs. (3.1 kg)

What HI-FI? (Australia), October 2020 
"The Parasound Zphono XRM does everything you could possibly want a phono preamplifier to do – both sonically and electronically – magnificently well. Overall, the Parasound Zphono XRM performed outstandingly well on the test bench, returning a flat, extended frequency response, excellent channel separation, ultra-low distortion and vanishingly low noise. Highly recommended."

Analog Planet (Michael Fremer), March 2020 
"Parasound has so aggressively priced this, and it offers so much sonic performance for the money, finding a better MM-only phono preamp for around the same money it might be difficult! (as would finding a similarly priced phono preamp with such detailed and well-measuring specifications)."

Unique Radio (Belgium & Netherlands) June 2019 
"I really like the Zphono XRM and decided to buy it. It is a great upgrade for me and I use it every time I listen to one of my two turntables. My compliments for this great device!"

Dagogo  February 2019 
"Recordings played with the ZPhono XRM sounded richer and fuller, with much more detail. You would be hard-pressed to find these features in a similarly priced phono stage, if at all."