Parasound has introduced a miniature, high-quality
phono stage preamplifier for use with the majority today's audio
and home theater equipment that does not include phono inputs
compatible with LP turntables. The Parasound Zphono cleanly boosts
the output from either moving coil or moving magnet phonograph
cartridges in order to drive the line level inputs of modern preamplifiers
and receivers. The Zphono is half the width of a traditional audio
component, and is designed for professional rack-mounting or standalone
The Zphono employs advanced circuitry and high quality components
to provide the extra gain stage and RIAA equalization circuitry
that are required for highly accurate and low-noise reproduction
of the low level output of a phonograph cartridge. A rear panel
switch is used to select between moving magnet or moving coil
cartridges. The Zphono also features an exclusive AC line polarity
switch to ensure hum-free performance in all installations.
Part of the problem-solving Parasound Z series of accessory
components, the Zphono features a chassis that is just 1 rack
space tall and 9-1/2 inches wide, half the width of a conventional
audio component. An optional Zblank adaptor can be used to mount
Zphono alone a 19-inch rack, while an SBS side-by-side adaptor
allows it to be mounted two abreast with another Parasound Z component.
The Zphono includes no-mar isolation feet for standalone use,
and a high quality removable AC power cord.
The Parasound Zphono is currently available at a suggested retail
price of $150.
All of the Parasound Z components are designed to meet the needs
of consumers and custom installers for multi-room/multi-zone installations,
PC and desktop audio, and bedroom or den stereo systems. The Zselect
loudspeaker selector, Ztuner FM/AM tuner, and Zamp v.3 stereo
amplifier are all currently available. Additional products, including
the audiophile-grade Zpre stereo preamplifier, are also forthcoming.
Founded in 1981, Parasound Products, Inc., is a privately owned
U.S. company that specializes in providing affordable audio and
home theater components to the critical listener. Parasound's
products are available from quality audio/video retailers, and
select custom installation specialists. For more information,
visit www.parasound.com or call 415-397-7100.
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Input Sensitivity: 0.15 mV – 2 v
Input Impedance: 47 k ohms
Input Overload, MM: 220 mV, 1 kHz
RIAA Accuracy: 0.25 dB, 20 Hz - 20 kHz
SIgnal to Noise Ratio: 75 dB, ref. 5 mV input
Power Requirement: 120 V/60 Hz, 5W
Dimensions: 9 1/2" (241mm) W x 1 3/4"
(44mm), 2" (51mm) with feet H x 9 1/4" (235mm)D
Net Weight: 3 lb.
Rack Mount Accessories (not included):
SBS: Bracket and bolts to attach two Z-Component
Zblank: Blank panel for mounting any Z-Component
model into a rack by itself.
Zblank includes one SBS.