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"You Can't Go Wrong with the Model 2250"
Looking for a powerhouse two-channel power amp that's near-perfect and affordable? Parasound's NewClassic Model 2250 gives you plenty of power for better than movie house sound quality. And the THX Ultra2 certification means that it meets the highest performance standards for convincing reproduction of movie soundtracks.
"The Parasound 2100 [preamp] and 2250 offer sound quality across the board so good, I would have thought you'd have to pay at least $3,000 to get it," reports Chris Groppi in his June 2008 review for Secrets of Home Theater and High Fidelity. "If you have $2K to spend on a preamp and amp, you can't go wrong with the Model 2100 and 2250."
With its advanced and extremely efficient low-heat design, the NewClassic Model 2250 runs cooler than previous Parasound Classic series models, making it ideal for rack or cabinet mounting. The newly designed power supply delivers all the voltage you need for transient peaks in musical programs and stunningly realistic special effects.
Bring on the Power!
The Model 2250 delivers the high-resolution power you need for big entertainment. It offers an extremely healthy 250-watt-per-channel output at 8 ohms and a huge 385 watts at 4 ohms. But hang onto your hat, because it will also deliver a full-throttle 600 watts into 8 ohms or 4 ohms in bridged mono mode. And it boasts 45 amps of peak current per channel for superior resolution of demanding musical peaks. The sound quality is pure Parasound pleasure, of course.
Fully Discrete Circuitry
Fully discrete circuitry with a large toroidal transformer keeps the noise floor exceptionally low and the musical signal pure. The 'Class AB' circuitry provides efficient operation with less heat output than pure 'Class A' for the highest degree of reliability with DC servo and relay protection circuitry. Standby, channel status, and high temperature indicators keep you informed of the operation status.
Ideal for Custom Installations
The NewClassic amplifiers have several features that make them ideal for custom installation. These include automatic switch on and off when the amplifier detects the presence or absence of an audio signal. It can also switch on and off via its DC trigger with looping output. The soft touch power buttons glow in standby mode.
The Model 2250 can drive and select two speaker pairs (or two mono bridged speakers) with two pairs of speaker terminals and speaker select buttons with relay switching.
Other features include handy rear-panel gain controls, a ground lift switch for helping eliminate system-induced hum problems, gold-plated RCA input jacks and loop output jacks, and heavy-duty 24K gold-plated five-way speaker terminals.
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After seven months of intensive use, I am more impressed and pleased with the 2250 every day. The Audio Advisor product description is accurate. I have experimented with three different preamplifiers to the 2250, one solid state and two different tube units. The 2250 provides all the clean stereo amplification one could possibly use in a home setting, without danger of distortion or clipping. It is amazing how cool the amp runs. For the first few months I set it at 4-8 ohms for my 8 ohm speakers, and it never got more than slightly warm to the touch. I now run it at the 2-4 ohm setting, without noticeable loss of power or sound quality, and the amp runs at just barely above ambient. The 2250 is built like a tank, and I look forward to many years of trouble-free enjoyment as a main component of my 2-channel AV home entertainment system. In addition, Audio Advisor has been wonderful to deal with.
|- Alec K, TX|