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A uniquely cost-effective preamplifier that doesn't compromise your music. A massive power supply for deeper, cleaner bass and better dynamics. The fact that it's direct coupled for the cleanest possible signal and has five inputs-including a clean RIAA phono stage for your turntable-makes this a value that's hard to beat.

FEATURES

  • Four high level inputs, one phono input
  • Direct coupled output
  • 100% pure Class A circuitry
  • 19,000 F power supply
  • Premium Alps and Noble volume and balance controls
  • Silver plated OFC internal wiring
  • Smooth sounding Analog Devices operational amps
  • Defeatable tone controls
  • Accurate RIAA curve for phono stage
  • Tiffany-style gold plated RCA jacks
  • Removable IEC AC cord

SPECIFICATIONS

  • Frequency Response:
        10 Hz - 100 kHz, +0/-2 dB, full output
  • Distortion:
        < 0.009% THD, 1 kHz;
        < 0.01% THD, 20 kHz;
        < 0.01% IM
  • Maximum Output:
        > 10 V before clipping
  • Input Impedance:
        High Level 30 k ohms, +/- 5%;
        Phono 47 k ohms, +/- 5%
  • Input Sensitivity:
        High Level 150 mV;
        Phono 2.5 mV
  • Max Input Level:
        High Level 9.5 V;
        Phono 160 mV
  • S/N Ratio:
        High Level > 93 dB, A-weighted, full output;
        High Level > 90 dB, A-weighted, full output -6 dB;
        Phono > 65 dB, A-weighted, full output
  • Maximum Hum:
        < 0.04 mV, full output
  • Crosstalk:
        > 60 dB, >= 10 kHz, full output
  • Separation:
        > 80 dB, <= 10 kHz, full output, tone controls off;
        > 60 dB, <= 10 kHz, full output, tone controls on
  • Channel Balance:
        <= 0.8 dB
        <= 1.5 dB, -60 dB
  • Tone Control Range:
        +/-10 dB, 100 Hz; +/-10 dB, 10 kHz
  • Dimensions:
        w 17 1/4 " x h 3" x d 16", h 3 5/8" with feet
  • Net Weight:
        13 lb.

FAQ

  • Does the PHP-850 include a remote control?

    No. As a step up from a basic receiver, it was necessary to leave remote capability out in order to offer the performance the PHP-850 does at it's price.

  • There are two outputs on the back. I'm confused, which one do I use to hook up to my amplifier?

    The two outputs are labeled Normal and Direct. The Normal output should be used for amplifiers that you are not sure can protect your speakers from DC in the signal path. The Direct output can be used for all Parasound amplifiers since they include DC Servos to protect your speakers from DC in the signal path. If you are unsure, call you amplifer manufacturer or use the Normal output.

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