PARASOUND: The unusually usefully featured Parasound Halo Integrated amplifier – test review

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Steve Guttenberg writes: Full bass management is a rarely found feature in stereo integrated amps, but the Parasound Halo has it, along with superb sound.

The Parasound Halo Integrated amplifier may appear rather conservative, but once you look a little deeper you'll discover its rather unusual feature lineup. First, it offers the sort of true bass management usually seen on AV receivers but rarely found on integrated amps. Unlike what you find in receivers, the Halo Integrated's bass management isn't handled digitally, the Halo's is strictly analog. That will appeal to purists who like their analog audio to remain purely analog. You can hook up small satellite or bookshelf speakers to the Halo Integrated, along with a powered subwoofer, and use the crossover controls on the amp's back panel to perfectly blend sub and speakers.

I know of no other integrated amp that offers that feature. It's a 2.1-channel integrated amp, with a front panel mounted subwoofer volume control. If you have large speakers and no sub, you can bypass the bass management circuitry. The Halo Integrated is ..........

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