To each his own, I guess. Not to say that these weren't present via the A31, it's just that neither drew attention to itself in a "look at me" fashion. Parasound Halo A31 Review. We can’t remember the last time we reviewed a product such as this with bass and treble controls. Once installed, making the requisite connections was a breeze. Three-channel amplifiers were all the rage a few years ago, but then sort of faded away. JM Labs Electra 920.1; Parasound JC2 and JC5; Sony HAP-Z1ES; Marantz SA8004 SACD; Music Hall MMF7 and Acoustech phono pre; PS Audio P1000; MIT S1 Cables When I played multichannel recordings, I heard the same precision and musicality, as well as impressive dynamics across all three front channels. In all fairness the 3250e, even at $10,000, is a far cry from what Krell charges for another three-channel amp of theirs, the Evolution 403e, which retails for $25,000. Another benefit of having a three-channel amp over, say, a five- or seven-channel one is that it gives you the ability to selectively power up only certain components when need be, thus saving you money at the meter. I connected the A31 to my Integra DHC 80.2 AV preamp, using individual runs of balanced interconnects courtesy of Monoprice. Instead, the bells were clearly delineated from one another and presented with such focus and control that their presence in my room was one of three-dimensionality, as they were not only arranged side to side but front to back very clearly. Around back, the Halo A 31 is equally impressive. I installed the A31 along the bottom of my rack with the A21 resting above, though there are three or four rack spaces between the two in order to allow for proper ventilation. If you're an existing Halo customer or simply want to take your two-channel rig to new multi-channel heights, you'll be hard pressed to do better than the A31 sonically, though you can definitely spend more. Early in the film, the mostly acoustic version of “Come Talk to Me” was notable for its nicely differentiated mix of voice, piano, acoustic guitar, accordion, electric bass, and deep but taut kick drum. For a Parasound customer, this could mean that he or she is already in possession of either a pair of JC1 monaural amplifiers or an A21 stereo amp. “Let our rigorous testing and reviews be your guidelines to A/V equipment – not marketing slogans” As for the A31's soundstage, I found it to be fairly three-dimensional, provided the material called for it, meaning it was capable of extending beyond the front baffles of the speakers and further back as well, while the side to side extension was wall to wall and beyond. When more than three channels were needed, it was always paired with my Parasound Halo A21. Along with being on the large side, the A31 does run warm and, under spirited listening, it can even get hot so proper ventilation is an absolute must, with open air installations being the best option, though by no means mandatory. As accomplished as the A 31 was, it wasn’t the last word in transparency. There are also two large handles, a mains power switch, and an IEC receptacle for the provided power cord. Vocals again were intelligible and natural in their timbre, not to mention true to their respective actors, but also carried with them a wonderful sense of weight and physical presence. All Halo products are available in black or silver finish. Additional Resources Read more multi-channel amp reviews from HomeTheaterReview.com's writers. And despite what the purists say, on occasion, for example when playing a poorly engineered recording, they can be useful. I also used a pair of Definitive Technology Mythos ST-Ls. In 1988, Schram enlisted the services of circuit designer John Curl, and he brought along designers Carl Thompson and the late Bob Crump, forming a team whose work resulted in the development of Parasound… . B-Stock gives audiophile enthusiasts the opportunity to purchase Parasound products at a discounted price. is part of. In all fairness, I didn't request the A31 for review so much as I sought it out in order to utilize it in my reference system and mixing studio. The question that remains is whether the A31 is any good. Explore more reviews in our AV Preamp and Stereo Preamp review sections.. Find a pair of Bookshelf Speakers or Floorstanding Speakers to drive with the A31. Other features that jumped out at me were the track's many snare hits and rim shots, which were rendered with just a bit more detail and nuance throughout, compared to what had been provided by previous amplifiers employed in my system. Make sense? Moreover, the A31 wasn't critical (at all) of my choice of speaker, as it managed to reproduce similar results with all the options I had on hand, whether they were lower-sensitivity bookshelf speakers (Wharfedale) or commercial cinema loudspeakers (JBL). Meet the Halo A 23+ and enjoy performance upgrades for cleaner, ultra-low distortion sound, revised front panel cosmetics, and a revised rear panel layout offering enhanced features, too. This time, with the A31 having to play nice with its two-channel sibling the A21, I couldn't detect any dissimilarities between the two when using one for mains and the other for center and/or rear channel duty. It was a certainty; that this house full of speakers, was powered by a big Parasound wholehouse amplifier. Review By Dwayne Carter It's amazing how the mind works. Dynamics, much like the rest of the A31's performance, felt right, in that they were neither trumped up nor sluggish. Parasound already brings listeners heavenly sound, but its halo now shines more beautifully than ever with its brand new version of the Halo A 23 two-channel power amplifier. However, there are a few items worth noting before making your final purchasing decision. The sustained hissing of hi-hat cymbals is prominent here, as in many recordings, but with the A 31, I was struck by how different each tom-tom sounded as it was hit. Each features XLR as well as RCA input options that are selectable via a small toggle switch. From there, I connected the A31 to a host of different loudspeakers, ranging from my trusty Tekton Design Pendragons to a complement of Jade 1 bookshelf speakers from Wharfedale. The A31, like all Halo-branded amplifiers, is a high-bias Class A/AB amplifier, meaning the first few watts - in this case seven - are delivered in pure Class A fashion before switching over to AB status. Below the input options rest a pair of five-way binding posts, one pair for each channel. The many fins of the large heatsinks that comprise the side panels, and the Parasound logo stamped into the top plate, are all covered in a high-quality, black-anodized finish that gives the A 31 a professional, refined appearance. Like the Levinson, the 3250e also retails for far more than the A31, coming in at $10,000 as well. Also, because it is but a three-channel amp, it will require you to have additional amplifiers present in order to power a full five- or seven-channel setup, which also requires more space. The control it exhibited over my speakers' drivers was impressive, but not so much so as to call attention to itself. I look forward to hearing it in the future. The gold lettering is understated, and the red Parasound logo glows to indicate that the mains power is connected. 5.0. The Levinson No 533H has a slightly more sultry sound in comparison to the A31, but one that is still pleasing, though it costs decidedly more at $10,000 retail. Conclusion I'm not going to lie and say that $3,000 for a three-channel amp is wholly affordable, but I'd hardly put the A31 in the category of aspirational either, as that category is well populated. The whole sonic spectrum was (largely) uncolored and sounded wholly natural to me, possessing zero grain, edge or other maladies that would've otherwise spoiled the performance. What I mean by this is that a manufacturer of a three-channel amplifier, in this case Parasound, assumes that the customer has an existing stereo amp (or two mono amplifiers) that he or she likes and simply wishes to add amplifier channels for a center channel and surround speakers. Lastly, I found the A31's binding posts to be a bit pedestrian and, well, not up to the same standard as the rest of the amplifier's build and sonic quality. The manual switch allows you to set the A31's auto power up feature to either auto (which has a sensitivity dial), manual (using the front-mounted power button) or via a 12-volt trigger. I'm not suggesting that other amps simply ignore the score but, as with the rest of the performance, there just seemed to be a little more presence to it, lending a grander, more epic touch to the whole sequence. Explosions and crashing cars rocked my room, yet were pushed through effortlessly and with terrific focus and control - no warbled drivers here. Parasound’s Halo A 31 might get overlooked because it’s a three-channel amplifier designed primarily for use in multichannel home-theater systems -- or because, at $3295, it costs more than a budget multichannel amplifier, if less than what many audiophiles would pay for a two-channel amp. Andrew Robinson evaluates the A31 to see if it carries on the Parasound name. I suppose I've heard a touch more top-end sizzle, but I'm not certain I'd say the A31 is wrong in its portrayal, as everything simply felt right in its delivery. Since its founding in 1981, Parasound has become one of the industry's … I haven't done the same review (Outlaw 100-watter vs the A51's 250) on my new speakers, but I'm happy to report that I love my new speakers (Focal BE 1027) and they have wowed everyone who has heard them. The A31 retails for $3,000, which puts it square in the mid-fi budget category, for it's not quite Emotiva/Outlaw affordable, but a far cry from Mark Levinson/Krell/Classe/McIntosh/ARC/Pass prices. The A 31 comes properly packed in a large double box. You get a switchable phono stage, a headphone output and even tone controls. Add to Compare. With regard to the two-channel A 23, Parasound’s smallest, least expensive Halo amp, the SoundStage! CES Trends: MiniLED and is it Better than OLED? Parasound has established close and long-term relationships, some spanning more than three decades, with contract manufacturers in Taiwan, which are responsible for the manufacturing. Regardless, the A31 never wavered nor seemed to run out of juice. It's hefty, too, weighing a respectable but not unmanageable 65 pounds. While there was still plenty of detail, the explosive, metallic sounds of battle were a little forced and lacking in weight in comparison to the A 31’s smooth, effortless delivery. Two-channel music sounds close to live, and the movies at home feel just like the theater. Low-level detail was brilliantly fleshed out and, even when I dropped the volume to background levels, the experience didn't diminish, it merely scaled. IMO the Parasound is the better amp with a little more of a laid back presentation. In truth, I never felt as if I was even tapping its full potential, as the resulting sound was effortless. I was taken aback by the level of low mid-bass articulation that was present, which I found equal to that of its high-frequency performance. As Parasound defines it, value begins to decline when additional cost provides only marginal and diminishing returns, and increases when a product is reliably functional over decades. The gain can also be adjusted by +/-6dB using the Gain Normal/THX knob. Behind the scenes, the A31 is quite a brute, churning out a healthy 250 watts per channel into eight ohms and 400 watts per into four. Operated in bridged mono, Bel Canto’s six-channel eVo6 ($4900, discontinued), which I usually use to drive my center and surround channels, is claimed to produce a powerful 350Wpc into 8 ohms, three channels driven -- and it has a transparent and musical sound. Even so, with Edge of Tomorrow it lacked some of the A 31’s weight and depth. If I didn’t already own the Anthems, I’m not sure I’d choose them over the Parasound. It should be noted that I ran the A31 both as a main amplifier and as a secondary one, meaning I used it to power my mains exclusively, as well as rear channels. It’s a fantastic-sounding amp with power to spare. Although the Parasound has a lower power rating, it sounded more dynamic and visceral with sound effects, yet more refined with the film’s musical score. From the outside, the A31 looks every bit a Parasound Halo product, clad in its trademark brushed silver facade, though Halo products are now being offered in black, too. Add to that its prodigious power output and rock-solid build quality, and I can assure you: It’s the real deal. The front speakers were KEF’s R900 and R600C (center). You'll automatically be entered in the HTR Sweepstakes, and get the hottest audio deals directly in your inbox. The only faults I found with the A 31 were the lack of a black finish finish, which has been remedied by a new finish that Parasound is releasing now, and the bright lights on the front of the unit. Parasound A31 Three Channel Power Amplifier. . Parasound has a longstanding history when it comes to amplifiers. Peter Gabriel’s Back to Front: Live in London (BD, Eagle Rock Entertainment), probably the best-sounding Peter Gabriel concert video available (I’ve watched a lot of them), is a great test for multichannel systems. While the Halo A 31’s power and bass control were impressive, its midrange clarity and ability to vividly float voices between the speakers at exactly the right depth -- not too up-front or recessed -- rivaled that of much more expensive amps. The sides of the A31 are adorned with heat sink fins that feature rounded edges, so as not to cause any physical harm to the customer or installer charged with moving the A31 into its final position. All three amplifiers are unique and special in their own rights and deciding which is right for you is going to boil down to personal preference, as well as budget. Each of the channel inputs are neatly arranged, well spaced and labeled 1, 2 and 3, respectively. Parasound Halo A 31 Three-Channel Power AmplifierPrice: $3295 USD.Warranty: Five years parts and labor. Right away, the A31 proved exceedingly resolute in that it shone appropriate light upon every detail and nuance in a wholly convincing and natural way. Parasound Halo A23 Stereo Amplifier Review In light of our slow shift toward two channel audio (no, we are not abandoning personal audio), I decided it would be a good idea to start with something basic, like a stereo amplifier. Parasound Products, Inc.2250 McKinnon AvenueSan Francisco, CA 94124Phone: (415) 397-7100Fax: (415) 397-0144, E-mail: marketing@parasound.comWebsite: www.parasound.com, SoundStage! The sound of Willie Nelson’s To All the Girls . The A31 employs matched pairs of JFETs for its input/pre-driver stages and matched pairs of MOSFETS in its driver stage. Reviews of Attainable Hi-Fi & Home-Theater Equipment. Enjoy! 5.0 out of 5 stars based on 1 product rating. Nonetheless, it is still very much a Curl design, with his customary J-FET input stage, MOSFET driver stage, and beta-matched bipolar-transistor output stage—each arrayed in a complementary configuration, making for a more linear and lower distortion circuit. Next I cued up another favorite, Mike Oldfield's Tubular Bells III, and the track "Far Above the Clouds"(Warner Bros. UK). I would say I'm using my system 90% of the time for music. With every cut I played, there was great pace and musicality in these arrangements for acoustic instruments. Through the A 31, the sound across the front channels was flawless. The Downside The A31 is a phenomenal overachiever as far as amplifiers go. Dynamics ran the gamut from wow to I think I may have messed myself, depending upon the scene and my choice of overall volume. Very solidly built, it weighs 65 pounds, and its large case, measuring 17.25"W x 7.6"H x 19.1"D, is the same one used for the Halo JC 1 monoblock, the A 21 stereo, and the A 51 five-channel amps. 1 product rating. I chaptered ahead to the Monaco race scenes, set my volume to a level appropriate for a movie of this magnitude and was simply transported. The cracks of Ivan Vanko's whips were positively violent in their dynamic snaps and the resulting electrical crack was so vividly rendered that it made me shudder. I recently upgraded my front speakers to B&W 804D3. Potencia de salida: 250 vatios RMS x 3 continuo, 20 Hz - 20 kHz a 8 ohmios; 400 vatios RMS x 3 continuo, 20 Hz - 20 kHz a 4 ohmios. The A 31 is rated at 250Wpc into 8 ohms or 400Wpc into 4 ohms, all three channels driven throughout the audioband of 20Hz–20kHz. But while the M1 is a fantastic-sounding and amazingly powerful and revealing amplifier, the Halo A 31, for less than a third as much per channel, wasn’t far behind. I suppose as money became tight, people went back to all-in-one solutions, i.e., five- and seven-channel amplifiers or AV receivers. When the world does literally begin to crumble beneath the characters' feet, the resulting sound was truly epic and, yet again, I felt as if I was able to discern more of it due to the A31's (and A21's) incredible clarity and definition throughout. Parasound has never offered a three-channel amplifier and, while three-channel amps are nothing new within the industry, fans of the company are probably asking themselves (and Parasound) what took so long. But if a three-channel amp is really not what you’re looking for, Parasound still has you covered, with their A 21 two-channel and A 51 five-channel versions of the same basic Halo design. After 15 years of devoted service, Parasound has retired its beloved Halo A 21 amplifier. I'm not big on "break-in," but I do believe amplifiers, especially those with Class A and AB topologies, do need a little bit of time to warm up, so I gave the A31 a good 30 minutes or so of just playing music at background levels before sitting down for any critical listening sessions. Although Parasound’s Halo amplifiers have remained essentially unchanged for over a decade, they are still considered to offer outstanding value, even by today’s standards: reference-quality sound for budget prices. KONKA Announces Three New Android TV Series for 2021 Lineup. While this isn't going to be of much use to 99 percent of those who buy an amp such as the A31, I found it very useful and, as a result, a huge selling point. Parasound Halo A31 Multi Channel Amplifier. It also utilizes eight beta-matched, 15-amp 60Hz output transistors for each channel. Capacidad de corriente: 60 amperios pico por canal. I'm not suggesting the A31 bests the Evolution 403e, I'm just using it to help qualify (or perhaps quantify) its high-end value. If you only wish to listen to music, then you needn't power up the A31 at all. It has XLR and RCA input jacks, toggle switches for selecting between them, and binding posts far enough apart to accept heavy-duty, audiophile-approved cables. December 5, 2012 by Chris Heinonen Leave a Comment. Performance I began my critical evaluation of the A31 amplifier with some two-channel music by way of Moby's "Everloving" off the hit album Play (V2). "Parasound has chosen to take a staple core product that has remained an exceptional value for over fifteen years, the Halo A21 amplifier, and re-spin it into the Halo A21+," reports Michael Zisserson at positive-feedback.com. Even at reference levels at which I could feel the jarring kick of weapons’ recoil among the frenetic action, there was no discernible distortion: the music and dialogue remained stable and coherent, allowing me to listen at these levels for extended periods without fatigue. Even at low volume levels, the A 31 took control of my speakers, providing a refined sound that was at once rich and inviting, as well as a precisely defined soundstage. Additional Resources• Read more multi-channel amp reviews from HomeTheaterReview.com's writers.• Explore more reviews in our AV Preamp and Stereo Preamp review sections..• Find a pair of Bookshelf Speakers or Floorstanding Speakers to drive with the A31. Joe, a great concise summary of your journey and review of the A21+. I've had both the XPA3 and A31 on B&W speakers (683, CM9, and 802). I think so, though undoubtedly traditional stereo and five- or seven-channel amplifiers will always be more popular than three-channel ones. ! First, the A31 is large and in charge, meaning its physical requirements may be a deal-breaker for some and/or in certain installations. That said, the Parasound Halo A31 three-channel amp is among the best I've encountered thus far in my travels and one that I'm not going to be parting with any time soon. There were moments when previously garbled lines of dialogue came through just a touch clearer, resulting in my being able to clearly hear what was being said, even if that hadn't been the sound mixer's intention. They didn't go extinct, but they fell out of favor as the "it" solution. Its replacement, the Halo A 21+, is priced a little higher at $2,995. The component under review, the $2000 Halo A 21 stereo amp, is slotted in further down the Parasound line. I only run a 3 channel home theater and have a Parasound A31 3 channel power amps. The A 21 amplifier is loaded with usable features above and beyond most other amplifiers. Parasound says the Halo A31 was created in response to the growing demand to get a high performance, high power, three-channel amplifier. This site was designed by JoomlaShack, Karen Fanas, and The SoundStage! The A31 plays host to a large encapsulated toroid transformer (1.5 kVA) with separate, independent windings for each of its three channels. 4 Distinct Product Lines. I had been a Parasound customer previously, having owned both the Halo and Classic line of products, so I was not unfamiliar with the brand or its sound. 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It just so happened to not suck and live up to every expectation I had prior to its arrival. I found the two to be interchangeable in terms of sonics, i.e., I couldn't tell them apart. All rights reserved. On Cyndi Lauper’s The Body Acoustic (16-bit/44.1kHz FLAC, Sony BMG), the various stringed instruments -- including a particularly steely guitar -- and the singer’s raspy voice can sometimes be a bit jarring, but the A 31 struck the perfect balance between vividly realistic reproduction of the acoustic instruments and a deft addition of just a touch of warmth to the voice. Parasound Halo Three Channel Power AmplifierThe Parasound Halo A31 multichannel amplifier is a power.. £4,799.00. Parasound has been making their Halo line of amplifiers for years now, mostly without change. Likewise, the bass was incredibly resolute and impactful, and though I have heard a bit more heft from my Pendragons, I preferred the A31's articulation and speed, for I have a subwoofer for brute force. Ratings and Reviews. Instead, the amp and drivers seemed to work in harmony. Since its founding in 1981, Parasound has become one of the industry's most venerable brands, offering scores of products that historically have garnered high praise amongst discerning enthusiasts, though the wares have always been offered at reasonable prices. The film’s soundscape wasn’t quite as expansive, and I couldn’t feel the forceful recoil of the automatic weapons as easily as I had with the A 31. The newest product, the A31 three-channel amplifier reviewed here, is a first for Parasound. Parasound Products was founded in 1981, in San Francisco, by Richard Schram, whose mission was to provide value for the money to his customers. The signal path is direct-coupled, meaning no capacitors or inductors are used anywhere in the signal path, and is capable of full power output down to 5Hz. "Doing so has proved that extremely high performance-per-dollar is still possible today when a company leverages decades of experience, and is spearheaded by a legend." This blend of qualities made it a joy to listen to. item 3 Brand New Parasound Halo A31 Three Ch Power Amplifier Black - Retail $3,500.00 3 - Brand New Parasound Halo A31 Three Ch Power Amplifier Black - Retail $3,500.00. I consider the Halo A 31 to be one of today’s best values -- if not the best value -- in a power amplifier. The many screws securing the top plate slightly protrude and are easily visible, but are not particularly distracting. The Halo Integrated 2.1 combines a preamplifier with a power amp, phono preamp, DAC, and built-in adjustable crossover to make a device that can handle any current-format digital, line-level analog, or phono input. Installing the A31 into my Sanus equipment rack was fairly straightforward, thanks to a) the A31 being of rack-mountable size and b) Parasound including rack ears with purchase to facilitate such an installation. . Your support is greatly appreciated! I noticed a bit more inflection in Dylan's voice than through previous amplifiers, as well as a bit more surrounding air, which lent a greater sense of dimension, not to mention scale, to the performance and to his physical being. Competition and Comparisons Among its three-channel peers, I found the A31 to compete very favorably against both the Mark Levinson No 533H and the Krell Evolution 3250e. The front panel features Parasound's logo on top with three small indicator lights below the THX logo and a small backlit power button resting in the far left corner. During the numerous battle scenes, the metallic clanking and grinding of robotic exoskeletons, alien mimics, and powerful blasts from automatic weapons were perfectly positioned, while Christophe Beck’s low, pulsing music score effectively filled every bit of the rest of the soundscape. Atmospheric scenes had dead-silent backgrounds when required, and dialogue was more than merely intelligible -- it was realistic, and perfectly integrated within the mix, heightening Emily Blunt’s deadpan delivery of some of the film’s most memorable lines. All contents available on this website are copyrighted by SoundStage!® and Schneider Publishing Inc., unless otherwise noted. This review will look at the more conventional, yet equally impressive, design from Parasound. Moving on, I went with an old pop favorite, The Wallflowers' hit "One Headlight" off their album Bringing Down the Horse (Interscope Records). The Halo A 31 is able to drive any speaker you are going to throw at it and not complain, as well as impeccably built and beautiful in appearance." I hate the term mid-fi, as that carries with it a sort of negative connotation that the customer is somehow settling for middle of the road, which the A31 is clearly not. While the eVo6 didn’t sound thin in any way, there was a richness to the A 31, as evinced by the big but melodic, gentle notes of the piano in “Christmas Time Is Here.” Lorde’s voice on her Pure Heroine (24/48 FLAC, Lava Music/Republic) had a wonderful purity in the midrange with the Bel Canto, but the Parasound -- also very clean through the midrange -- had just a touch of warmth, and a bigger but better-defined image of the voice, that were more musically satisfying. To the left of the input options rests a gain knob that gives you control, plus or minus 6dB off normal or THX reference, to help level match the A31 to other amplifiers - presumably ones that fall outside of the Halo lineup of products. Read about the performance of the Parasound A31 amplifier on Page 2. Y al reducir y plantear la A23 hizo un buen aparato, pero NO es la A21. B-Stock items are … The subwoofers were two Paradigm Reference Servo-15 v.2s. Around back, you'll find a host of input/output options, as well as a few features not commonly found on most amplifiers, budget or otherwise. . Again, the dynamic swings of this track were incredible and at times more than a little palpable, in that they quite literally stirred the soul. As the drummer’s sticks moved across the toms, each stroke differed slightly from the next; the strokes were spaced evenly and precisely between the speakers, closely matching the onscreen placement of the drums. 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