Parasound Zamp (power amp with headphone out)
Will Ship To: Anywhere
I purchased this neat power amp in January and it held me over beautifully until last week when I picked up a dual-mono Bryston.
See below for the full specifications. It’s a fully discrete design with a headhpone jack and variable gain adjustments for both left and right.
Price is $240 shipped in the continental US (buyer covering any Paypal fees).
- 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
- Automatic on/off by audio signal with adjustable sensitivity
- Level controls for each channel; ground lift switch
- Gold-plated RCA input jacks and looping line output jacks
- 5-way speaker terminals
- Unique half-rack width chassis; 1 rack space high
- Fastening hardware available for rack mounting
Parasound 2 year parts, 2 years labor warranty
"I'm taken with its size, its sound, and that the closest product to its size I could find was a (much wider) $1,700 Bryston amp," notes Max Dudious in his April 17, 2009 review for Positive Feedback. "It is a way overachieving amp at a ridiculously attractive price. That ranks it about an A in my rating scheme."
"The Parasound Zamp v.3 is one helluva 45-watt amplifier, regardless of price tag and chassis size," reports the May 8, 2005 review in The Audio Critic. "Just because it's small and cute and cuddly, just because it costs only $299, it sounds no different from $9,000 amplifiers that have comparable power outputs… That the price and the size are remarkably small is an aspect of comparison shopping, not of audio performance."
Edited by panyncor - 5/17/11 at 10:59pm