Parasound's NewClassic Model 275 power amplifier just received an update. It's been reborn as the NewClassic Model 275 v.2. See below for the lowdown on all of the great new features.
Thanks to Parasound, anybody can afford to get onboard its NewClassic series of amplifiers. With an advanced and extremely efficient low-heat design, this superb new product line of power amps runs cooler than previous Parasound Classic series models, making these amps ideal for rack or cabinet mounting. The newly designed power supplies deliver all the voltage you need for transient peaks in musical programs and stunning special effects.
New Version v.2 Features
This is the new v.2 version of the Model 275 with several new features for enhanced performance and convenience. First is a new A/B speaker button lockout switch on the rear panel. When this switch is set to Lockout, the front panel A and B buttons are disabled and speakers A and B will always be on. This can be particularly useful for a professional audio installer who never intends for the client to use the front panel buttons.
The new ultra-sensitive two-position audio trigger allowed Parasound to eliminate the audio trigger sensitivity knob. A 'Quieter' setting will automatically turn on the amp at a very low volume. If this isn't sensitive enough for your system needs, you can also use the 'Louder' setting.
The 12 volt trigger jacks change from 2.5mm to 3.5mm. The standard for 12 volt triggers in the audio world has become the 3.5mm size and all new Parasound products will change to use this larger size.
Here's one more change to the rear panel. The ground lift switch has been removed. Changes to the internal grounding of the amps make this switch unnecessary.
To conserve energy and meet Energy Star and EU power consumption requirement NewClassic amps only require 0.5 watts in standby.
Updated front and rear cosmetics give the v.2 amps a fresh new look. The front panel has been updated with rounded corners, a new display lens, and updated silk screening. The rear panel has updated silk screening making it easier to read and understand the functions.
There's also a power specification increase. The original versions of the NewClassic amps were underrated. With the v.2 amps, Parasound has changed the specification to match the actual capability of each amp. There is an average rating increase of 10-15%. Both version 1 and v.2 amps have the same power and there are no changes to the audio circuits.
The Perfect Amp for Smaller Rooms
The Model 275 v.2 is the perfect amplifier for smaller rooms with its 90-watt-per-channel output at 8 ohms and 150 watts at 4 ohms. It will also deliver 200 watts into 8 ohms or 4 ohms in bridged mono mode. And it boasts 30 amps of peak current per channel for superior resolution of demanding musical peaks. The sound quality is pure Parasound pleasure, of course.
Fully Discrete Circuitry
Fully discrete circuitry with a large toroidal transformer keeps the noise floor exceptionally low and the musical signal pure. The 'Class AB' circuitry provides efficient operation with less heat output than pure 'Class A' for the highest degree of reliability with DC servo and relay protection circuitry. Standby, channel status, and high temperature indicators keep you informed of the operation status.
Ideal for Custom Installations
The NewClassic 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.
The Model 275 v.2 can drive and select two speaker pairs (or two mono bridged speakers) with two pairs of speaker terminals and speaker select buttons with relay switching.
Other features include handy rear-panel gain controls, gold-plated RCA input jacks and loop output jacks, and heavy-duty 24K gold-plated five-way speaker terminals.
90 watts x 2 into 8 Ω (all channels driven)
150 watts x 2 into 4 Ω or 2 Ω (all channels driven)
200 watts x 1 bridged into 8 Ω or 4 Ω
20 amps peak current per channel
2 Ohm stable operation with load selector switch
Two pairs of speaker outputs with front panel A/B buttons
Rear-mounted lockout switch disables front A/B buttons
High pass filter, switchable for 20Hz or 40Hz
Automatic on/off by DC trigger with looping output
Automatic on/off by audio signal with 2 sensitivity settings
Fully discrete circuitry with high current toroid transformer
Bridging switch for stereo or mono operation
Efficient, low heat design
DC Servo and relay protection circuits
Rear-mounted left and right gain controls
Standby, channel status and high temperature indicators
Gold-plated RCA input jacks
Heavy duty 24k gold-plated 5-way speaker terminals
115/230v selector on rear panel
Parasound Model 275 v.2 Two Channel Power Amplifier
- Product Code: 275 v.2
- Availability: In Stock
- Ex Tax: $595.00