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Parasound NewClassic 200 Preamplifier


Stereo preamplifier with built-in DAC

Product highlights:

  • stereo preamplifier with analog and digital inputs to handle a variety of music sources
  • frequency response: 20-20,000 Hz (+0/-0.05dB)
  • signal-to-noise ratio: 100 dB
  • total harmonic distortion: 0.03%
  • Burr-Brown 24-bit/192kHz DAC
  • front-panel volume control knob
  • front-panel multi-function input knob also controls treble, bass, balance and subwoofer volume
  • dedicated built-in headphone amplifier
  • detachable power cord
  • 3 stereo RCA line-level analog inputs
  • analog input 1 is 3-way switchable:
    • line-level
    • moving magnet phono
    • moving coil phono
  • front-panel 3.5mm aux input with automatic +12 dB gain stage
    • shared with rear analog input 3 — plugging source into front panel aux disables rear analog input 3
  • bypass inputs for surround sound or music streamer integration
    • stereo RCA left- and right-channel bypass inputs
    • 2 mono subwoofer bypass inputs
    • 200 Pre’s volume control doesn’t affect bypass inputs; volume must be controlled at the source
  • optical digital input (up to 24-bit/192kHz resolution)
  • coaxial digital input (up to 24-bit/192kHz resolution)
  • USB Type-B input for your computer (up to 24-bit/96kHz resolution)
  • stereo RCA main preamp output
    • switchable high-pass crossover with variable settings (20-140 Hz)
  • dual mono RCA subwoofer outputs
    • output 1: subwoofer only (low pass filter <80 Hz)
    • output 2: full-range mono output for subwoofer or mono listening area
  • stereo RCA fixed-level recording output
  • front-panel 3.5mm headphone output
  • remote control
  • RS-232 control port for use with third-party automation systems
  • 3.5mm IR repeater input and 12V trigger output
Dimensions and warranty:
  • 17-1/4″W x 2-1/2″H x 14-1/4″D (2U rack spaces)
    • Crutchfield’s in-house depth measurements are made with all relevant cables in place
  • rack-mountable with the Parasound RMK 11, sold separately
  • weight: 11 lbs.
  • warranty: 2 years