The Parasound NewClassic 200 Integrated represents a brand new generation of affordable high-performance audio products from Parasound. It is slim and cool running, has almost every feature you can think of and, best of all, sounds neutral and transparent (unlike many other Class D amplifiers). It is the veritable jack-of-all-trades and master of, well, them all!
PARASOUND NEWCLASSIC 200 INTEGRATED FEATURES
- 110 Watts @ 8 or 4 Ohms
- Class D amplification by Pascal
- Burr-Brown 192kHz-24 bit DAC from the Halo P 5
- USB, Optical and Coax digital audio inputs
- 4 Analog audio inputs
- Phono input for MM or MC cartridges
- Pure analog signal path from input to output
- Analog bass management w/ variable 20-140Hz high pass crossover
- Subwoofer On/Off & level by remote control
- 80Hz low pass subwoofer output
- Full range mono output can be used for subwoofer or mono listening area
- Variable and fixed stereo preamp outputs
- Bypass input for surround sound or music streamer integration
- Default turn on volume memory
- Favorite volume memory with remote control button
- Input level matching (source volume offset)
- Bass, treble and balance adjustments by remote control
- Front panel LCD display with dimming
- 2-way RS232 w/ exact volume control & feedback
- Control4 Driver available here
- Rename inputs to match connected source
- Front panel Aux input with12dB of additional gain
- Dedicated headphone amplifier
- Back-lit remote control with discrete buttons
- 12V trigger output
- Rear panel IR input
- 0.5w standby power consumption meets Energy Star & EU specs
PARASOUND NEWCLASSIC 200 INTEGRATED SPECIFICATIONS
- Power Output – Both channels driven:
(0.05% THD, 20 Hz – 20 kHz)
110 watts x 2 @ 4 Ω or 8 Ω (RMS)
- Power Output – Both channels driven:
(1% THD, 20 Hz – 20 kHz)
125 watts x 2 @ 4 Ω or 8 Ω (RMS)
- Frequency Response:
20 Hz – 20 kHz, +0 / -0.05 dB
10 Hz – 80 kHz, +0 / -3 dB
- Total Harmonic Distortion (20 Hz – 20 kHz):
< 0.05 %, (110 watts, 8 Ω)
- Interchannel Crosstalk:
-75 dB at 20 kHz
-85dB at 1 kHz
- Preamp Output:
250mv = 1V output
Total gain = 12 dB (volume set to 100)
Unity gain = Volume set to 76
Maximum output = 3.5V
- Phono Stage Gain / Input Impedance:
MM: 40 dB / 47 k Ω
MC: 50 dB / 100 Ω
- Line Level Input Impedance: 24k Ohms
- Preamp Output Impedance: 470 Ohms
- S/N Ratio – Line Inputs:
> 100 dB, input shorted, IHF A-weighted
- S/N Ratio – Digital Inputs:
> 110 dB, input shorted, IHF A-weighted
- DAC IC: Burr-Brown PCM1798
- DAC Maximum Sampling Rates (PCM only):
USB: 96kHz – 24 bit
Optical: 192kHz – 24 bit
Coax: 192kHz – 24 bit
- DC Trigger Output: 12 Vdc, 50mA
- AC Power Requirement:
Standby: 0.5 watts
Idling: 15 watts (no music playing)
Typical: 50 watts (music playing)
Maximum: 300 watts
100-250 VAC 50/60 Hz (automatic)
Width: 17.25″ (438 mm)
Depth: 14.75″ (375 mm)
Depth: 16.75″ (425 mm) with cables connected
Height, with feet: 2.5″ (63.5 mm)
Height, without feet: 1.75″ (44.5 mm), 1U
Rack mounting requires RMK-11(sold separately)
Net: 11.5 lbs (5.2 kg)
Shipping: 17.5 lbs (7.9 kg)
PARASOUND’S MOST AFFORDABLE INTEGRATED AMP WITH BUILT-IN DAC
Parasound has turned its most affordable preamplifier and DAC design into its most-affordable integrated amplifier and DAC by adding a 110-watt per channel power amplifier stage. The resulting Parasound NewClassic 200 Integrated Amplifier and DAC has all the same preamplifier features as the NewClassic 200 Pre, plus the ability to drive high quality loudspeakers without the need for a separate power amplifier. Like the 200 Pre, the 200 Integrated includes analogue bass management for optimal performance with compact satellite speakers and a powered subwoofer.
The amplifier stage is the latest design from the renowned Danish company Pascal. Pascal’s expertise in class D engineering allows Parasound to cram a hefty 110 watts-per-channel RMS @ 8 ohms or 4 ohms into the very slim 1U chassis. Parasound’s expertise in designing superb, full-featured preamplifiers ensures signal integrity by avoiding typical analogue-to-digital conversion for volume control and special functions such as bass management, high pass and low pass crossovers.
“Integrated amplifiers with a DAC have replaced the venerable stereo receiver as the entry-level system anchor for serious music lovers,” said Richard Schram, the President and CEO of Parasound. “The NewClassic 200 Integrated gives budget-minded audiophiles an affordable, sensible pathway to a higher-end system. For just $600 above the cost of the preamp-only version customers will have a system with great power amplification and outstanding preamp features. The inclusion of preamp outputs allows for the flexibility of adding a separate power amp in the future.”
The Model 200 Integrated and 200 Pre are the latest additions to Parasound’s NewClassic line of affordable, high performance audio products. The 200 Pre and 200 Integrated include a superb MM/MC phono stage, two RCA line-level inputs, digital inputs for USB, coax, and optical sources. There is a home theater bypass for L, R and two subs, plus a front-panel aux line-level input with an automatic 12 dB gain increase to improve sound quality for portable devices. Burr-Brown DACs were chosen for their musicality and reputation.
HOME THEATER BYPASS AND ANALOGUE BASS MANAGEMENT
These NewClassic products have inherited features developed for Parasound’s premium Halo product family, renowned for their home theatre bypass and crossover functions plus great sounding DACs. The 200 Integrated’s and 200 Preamp’s Home Theater Bypass function similarly with an adjustable 40-140 Hz high-pass crossovers for the L and R outputs, plus they generate full range and <80Hz sub outputs.
PARASOUND NEWCLASSIC 200 INTEGRATED – BUILT-IN DAC
The Parasound NewClassic 200 Integrated Amp is ready to bring you maximum enjoyment from your digital music files. It incorporates a very high quality state-of-the-art DAC using circuitry from the highly regarded Halo P 5 preamp. This DAC can process a wide range of digital sources with its coaxial and optical inputs accepting up to 192 kHz rates, and the USB input accepts up to 96 kHz.
The NewClassic 200 Integrated Amp’s Cirrus Logic Digital Receiver scrubs the digital clock to attenuate jitter not only for the USB but for all inputs. This enables its acclaimed Burr-Brown PCM1798 DAC to achieve outstanding, natural sound quality for all of your digital sources.
LINE-LEVEL SOURCES PLUS A PHONO INPUT
The 200 Integrated features a pure analogue signal path for the analogue inputs plus input level matching (offset +/- 8dB per input) to keep input levels similar from your source gear. The analogue inputs consist of one phono in, two line level inputs, and L, R, and subwoofer bypass inputs. A front panel 3.5mm mini jack is perfect for portable audio players or smartphones. The outputs consist of full-range stereo preamp output jacks, a full-range mono preamp output jack, and an 80 Hz mono low-pass subwoofer output jack.
And since vinyl has once again become a big part of home hi-fi, Parasound includes the same high-quality built-in phono stage that is used in the Halo P 5 preamp and the NewClassic 200 Pre. The phono input is compatible with all moving magnet cartridges, and virtually all moving coil cartridges, with a 100 ohm/47k ohm switch to select the appropriate load impedance matching.
Headphone jacks are an afterthought on many other manufacturers’ hi-fi gear, but this has never been true of Parasound. The 200 Integrated includes a newly designed dedicated headphone stage for the best in private listening with your favourite pair of ‘phones.
ADDITIONAL CONVENIENCE AND CUSTOM-INSTALL FEATURES
Additional Convenience and Custom-Install Features: Additional convenience and custom installation features include presets for both turn-on volume and favourite volume, a bi-directional RS232 serial port equipped with Control4 drivers, rear panel IR repeater input, and a 12V trigger output. Input level offset (source level matching) ensures that sources with varying output voltages will play at the same level. The dimmable front panel LCD display plus a built-in library of 28 words makes it simple to name each input for the source device connected to it. The back-lit remote control includes adjustments for L-R balance, bass and treble adjust, subwoofer on-off, and even remote control of subwoofer level.
With thoughtful, well-engineered design, Parasound has accommodated an unprecedented feature set and high quality into a sleek and compact one rack-space chassis.