The new Parasound Zphono XRM is an enhanced, adaptable and compact half rack width, high quality phono pre-amplifier.
The Zphono XRM is no doubt inspired by the huge upsurgence in vinyl sales across the globe. The XRM variant undoubtedly has its foundations in the longstanding Zphono, but has been developed significantly to become more adaptable and discerning for the many of the higher end products that projects and systems often see deployed.
The Zphono XRM can be utilised in a stack with other compact Z series products to complete a pretty impressive compact HiFi system, and of course if the rest of your is not Parasound (or complimentary Z-Series pre-amps or power amps), it will work with all line drive pre-amplifiers/integrated amplifiers.
The new XRM comes with both RCA and XLR outputs making it ideal for higher grade integration, and also comes with enhanced adjustment for both MM or MC cartridges (with both impedance and gain adjustment). Alongside these flexible additions - it also has two discrete inputs (accordingly one for each type of cartridge), and input selection can be simply selected at the front of the unit.The front panel also caters for other refinements such as 'rumble filter' and also a useful mono or stereo switch (great for older LP's etc.).
Internally it uses ultra high speed, ultra low noise opamps along with audiophile grade resistors and capacitors to ensure the best possible performance no matter what your set up is. Of course - as with most Parasound products, the connections externally (both input and output jacks) are high quality too!
Front panel input select switch
Front panel mono/stereo mode switch
Front panel rumble filter switch
Balanced and unbalanced outputs
Variable MC impedance adjustment of 50-1050 ohms
MM Gain options of 40 dB or 50 dB unbalanced (46 dB/56 dB balanced)
MC Gain options of 50 dB or 60 dB unbalanced (56 dB/66 dB balanced)
RIAA accurate to within 0.2 dB
Ultra-low distortion (<0.02% THD)
Ultra high-speed, low-noise opamps
Audiophile grade resistors and capacitors
Gold-plated RCA input and output jacks
Unique half-rack width chassis; 1 rack space high
Total Harmonic Distortion: 0.02% at 1 kHz
Signal to Noise Ratio (MM 40 dB Setting): > 94 dB, input shorted, IHF A-weighted
Signal to Noise Ratio (MM 50 dB Setting): > 94 dB, input shorted, IHF A-weighted
Signal to Noise Ratio (MC 50 dB Setting): > 92 dB, input shorted, IHF A-weighted
Signal to Noise Ratio (MC 60 dB Setting): > 82 dB, input shorted, IHF A-weighted
Inter-channel Crosstalk: > 80 dB at 1 kHz
Input Impedance: MM: 47k ohms, MC: 50-1050 ohms
Output Impedance: Unbalanced: 150 ohms
Balanced: 150 ohms per leg
Input Sensitivity at 1 kHz, 4mV Input:
40 dB: 5 mV for 500mV output
50 dB: 5 mV for 1.5 Volts output
60 dB: 5 mV for 3 Volts output
Input Sensitivity at 1 kHz, 1V Output:
40 dB: 10 mV for 1.0 Volt output
50 dB: 3.5 mV for 1.0 Volt output
60 dB: 1.8 mV for 1.0 Volt output
40 dB / 50 dB / 60 dB (unbalanced output)
46 dB / 56 dB / 66 dB (balanced output)
Rumble Filter: 40 Hz high pass, 18 dB /oct.
Dimensions (H x W x D): 51 x 220 x 254 mm (305mm cables connected)
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