Parasound has introduced its NewClassic 200Pre preamplifier, pictured above and below (click on images for larger view) which has both analog and digital inputs and bass management circuitry so it can be used with a powered subwoofer.

‘Like all NewClassic products, the model 200Pre represents a new generation of affordable, high-performance audio products from Parasound,’ said Claver Harper of National AV Solutions, which distributes Parasound in Australia. ‘The heart of the 200Pre is a versatile analog signal path which includes analogue bass management with high-pass and low-pass outputs, but the 200Pre also uses the same Burr-Brown 192kHz-24 bit DAC found in the Halo P5 to enable USB, and optical and coaxial digital audio inputs.’

The Parasound 200Pre has a phono input (MM/MC), two line inputs, theatre bypass for L, R and two subs, digital USB, coaxial and optical inputs and a front panel auxiliary line level input with 12dB of gain for portable devices. The bass management circuit includes a variable 20–140Hz high-pass crossover, an 80Hz low-pass subwoofer output and a full range subwoofer output. Subwoofer switching and level is able to be managed via remote control. The Parasound 200Pre has both default and programmed turn-on volume levels, plus input level matching. It also comes with a dedicated headphone amplifier. Available now, the Parasound 200Pre retails for $1,795.

Manufacturer’s Specifications: Parasound 200 Pre Preamplifier
Frequency Response: 20Hz–20kHz, ±0.05dB
                                       10Hz–80kHz –3dB
THD: <0.03%
Channel Separation: 75dB at 20kHz
Input Sensitivity: 250mV
Maximum Output: 3.5V
Phono Stage Gain: 40dB/50dB (MM/MC)
Phono Impedance: 47kΩ/470Ω (MM/MC)
S/N Ratio (Line): 100dB IHF A-weighted
Dimensions (WDH): 437×369×105mm
Weight: 5kg
$1,795 (RRP)

For more information, contact Network AV Solutions