Detailed, Movie House-Quality Sound
Don't shortchange yourself when it comes to multi-channel movie and music excitement. Parasound's New Classic Model 5125 Five-Channel Amplifier is THX Ultra 2 certified for movie house quality sound from DVDs. And wait until you hear the detail and realism with high-resolution multi-channel DVD-Audio and SACD discs.
The Model 5125 delivers 125-watts-per-channel into all five channels at 8 ohms, and 185-watts-per-channel into all five channels at 4 ohms. That's enough power for filling all but the largest rooms with exceptional multi-channel audio.
Just as important as the power delivery, the Parasound boasts ample current reserves. The 35 amps of peak current per channel means you'll always have the muscle you need for demanding motion picture special effects and complex musical scores.
"The 7100 controller worked flawlessly, while the 5250 amplifier produced enough neutral power for any home theater space I could possibly imagine," reports Piero Gabucci in his September, 2005 review of the NewClassic 7100 controller and Model 5125 five-channel power amplifier for Secrets of Home Theater and High Fidelity. "With high-end flagship receivers now pushing the dollar range that was traditionally only spent on separates, Parasound makes a case for value and affordability."
The New Classic Product Line
Parasound's Classic product line was for years the series to beat for premium performance at affordable prices. The New Classic product line now steps forward to improve on a line that had already become a legend.
Dual Oversized Toroidal Power Transformers
Superior separation and extremely low crosstalk are the hallmarks of the fully discrete design of the Model 5125. The Class AB circuitry provides efficient operation with less heat output than pure Class A, but most of the sonic benefits.
Enormous toroidal power transformers offer substantial energy reserves and ultra-low noise operation. The Model 5125 boasts one transformer for the left and right channels and a second transformer for the center and surround channels for maximum signal purity.
Ideal for Custom Installations
The New Classic 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.
Other features include gold plated RCA input jacks, heavy duty 24K gold plated five-way speaker terminals and a ground lift switch. Improved protection circuitry ensures long-term reliability backed by one of the best manufacturer's warranties in the business. The front panel display indicates standby, channel status, and high temperature indicators.