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Parasound: Create Your Own Soundscape

Parasound's audio-centric products were founded with one goal in mind: to craft high-quality machines at a price that won't break the bank. That's because they started out as musicians, music lovers and true audiophiles. The engineers here keep a focus on their perfect niche of different amplifiers and new preamplifier, crafting what they know best. And they've been doing it for years: the Chicago-born founder Richard Schram began his experience with AV retailing and then created Parasound in 1981. Some things have changed and others haven't: they still sell incredibly quality equipment that beats competitors at higher price points.

Wired The Right Way

When it comes to powered amplifiers, the way circuits are wired matters. The company's designers and engineers have kept their attention on that fact with every product they make. With each model, good circuit design and better components lead to great audio with low distortion. They're crafted to last a long time, too, with many models lasting years (and some as long as a decade). One of their most famous products is their Halo JC 1, a product still sold and updated to this day. Since its creation by engineer John Curl in the early 2000s, the Parasound Halo JC 1 has been an icon of what monaural amplifiers can do. In some ways, it's their flagship product. This powered amplifier is upgraded to the JC 1+ in modern AV sales places like Abt, with an even more powerful capacity: explore this model and their other high-powered noisemakers to create the connections you're looking for in the ultimate soundscape.

Which Parasound Amplifier Do I Need?

Unless you want to spend time learning the ins and outs of circuitry and power (and maybe you already know them!) there are a few factors you should take into consideration when choosing a Parasound amplifier. One limitation you'll need to abide by is having at least enough power for your speakers, though many experts say you should double that for more headroom. That power level changes depending on how many speakers you have, so a simple setup with just two speakers will likely need less power than a setup with floor standing speakers, a center channel one, bookshelf versions and more. That means you'll need to do a little math and read up on the specs for your equipment: specs like watts and ohms are terms you'll need to work with, while impedance and sensitivity are effects your Parasound amplifier will have. You won't have to learn these terms and do the math all on your own with help from Abt's audio experts.

If you're not sure which Parasound equipment is the right gear for your growing collection of audio gear, you're not far from help. Our team of specialists is here to help you choose the right products for your lifestyle, whether you end up choosing more wireless gear for smartphone-focused listening or hope to keep everything as high fidelity as possible with turntables and high-quality speakers. Give our AV team a call at 800-860-3577 to learn more about Parasound and their products, head into the store and see us in person.