The Zpre3 is a compact stereo preamplifier packed with the audiophile level of performance that Parasound is known for. There are five audio line level inputs including a front panel Aux input and a Bypass input and each input can be renamed to identify the connected source.
The Bypass input enables integration with audio sources that have their own volume controls, such as AV receivers and streaming devices like the Sonos Connect, Heos Link, BlueSound Node, Google Chromecast Audio or Apple Airport Express. The Bypass input is automatically selected when the Zpre3 is powered off, so users can listen to their streaming devices without having to turn on the Zpre3.
The Zpre3 has features specifically for the professional custom installation market, including discrete IR remote commands, a 12V trigger output and 2-way RS232 with direct volume control.
Additional features include both automatic turn on volume memory and favorite volume memory so it’s easy for the user to jump to his or her most common listening levels. There are fixed and variable outputs, as well as separate Mono outputs for a subwoofer and for architectural speakers. Compact size, audiophile performance and an array of useful custom integration features makes the Zpre3 suitable for just about any audio system.
Front panel LCD function display with dimming
Automatic turn on volume memory
Favorite volume memory with remote control button
2-way RS232 w/ exact volume control & feedback
Discrete commands for all functions
Rename inputs to match connected source
5 audio inputs including a front panel Aux input
Bypass input integrates easily w/ a Sonos Connect® etc.
Bass, treble and balance adjustments by remote control
Variable and fixed stereo outputs
Variable and fixed mono/subwoofer outputs
12dB auto gain offset at front panel AUX to match levels of other sources
12V trigger output and rear panel IR input
Rack mount kit sold separately (ZoneMaster ZRK)
Total Harmonic Distortion: (20 Hz - 20 kHz): <0.015%
Interchannel Crosstalk: 62 dB at 20 kHz
Input Sensitivity: 250 mV = 1 V output
Total gain: 12dB (volume set to 100)
Maximum Output: 3.5 V
Input Impedance: 24k Ω
Output Impedance: 470 Ω
S/N Ratio: >100 dB, input shorted, IHF A-weighted
DC Trigger Output: 12Vdc, 50ma
Dimensions (HxWxD): 51 mm x 220 mm x 254 mm (305 mm with cables connected)
Weight: 1.8 kg
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