SAVI Systems present the Award Winning Parasound A23 Halo (125w x2) THX Ultra2 Stereo Power Amplifier
The Parasound HALO series of components consists of Premium engineered electronics designed to perform at a level that both the Hi-Fi aficionado, the Home Cinema enthusiast and the Professional Audio Engineer can all be pleased with - and all at a price that maintains a shockingly good price to performance ratio.
In the case of the A23 amplifier (having been designed by audio engineer and electronics/engineering guru - John Curl ) you can be assured of a rock solid, high current, high powered, great sounding, neutral and reliable amplifier. The A23 amplifier is renowned for delivering a sound and technical performance way beyond its price point - indeed that rarity of a brand being used and praised both by Hi-Fi reviewers as well as being used in professional studios such as : Lucasfilm, Pixar, 20th Century Fox, Skywalker sound, and even by Kanye West!
The Parasound A23 class A/B amplifier is designed to improve on both the power output and sound quality over and above most integrated two channel amplifiers and most home cinema surround sound A/V receivers. The THX Ultra2 certified A23 is capable of delivering a real 125w per channel into 8 ohm, along with a useful 225w per channel into 4 ohm. With up to 45 amperes of current output per channel, this amplifier really takes control of your speakers and delivers detail, dynamics and controlled deep bass.
What does all of this technology mean? In essence, you can use the Parasound A23 amplifier in a variety of situations/purposes... from upping the power and drama for your front speakers in a Home Cinema Surround Sound set up, or for pure Hi-Fi enjoyment with a clean, wide bandwidth design coupled to awesome sound staging and vice like grip of your speakers. The A23 delivers a pure, punchy, authoritative sound with all types of speakers - including difficult to drive panels or low impedance loads. We have added these THX Ultra2 certified power amplifiers to the front speakers in several Home Cinema set ups, and the feedback has always been how the sound is more detailed, more dynamic, sounds better when things hit a crescendo and always about how much more controlled the bass is from the front speakers.
The Parasound A23 amplifier has both regular RCA input jacks as well as 3 pin XLR inputs guaranteeing compatibility with both consumer and professional grade equipment. The A23 amplifier thoughtfully includes independent left and right rotary input gain controls for matching input and output levels to whatever equipment is connected to it. The A23 is relatively slimline yet built like a tank, choc full of real speaker driving power and an award winning sound that is delivered with authority, finesse and natural detail.
Quote from Australian Hi-Fi :
"Parasound is one of the very few companies in the world that has a reputation for state-of-the-art sound quality and engineering as well as a reputation for delivering superb value for money, and in looking at this duo, it's easy to see why: buy this pair and you'll be getting an awful lot of power and incredible performance for what, quite frankly, are ridiculously low prices. And that's true no matter whether you buy the P 5, the A 23, or both."
Quote from Hi-Fi Choice :
"...it's the Halo style that makes you wonder why other amps at the price aren't this well made." "Beautifully built with even-handed, natural sound. Deep sound stage and bolted-down stereo image." "Looks like high-end electronics, sounds like high-end electronics, priced like mid-fi."
Editors' Choice Award Winner 2013 - The Absolute Sound Magazine
Quote from Audio Asylum :
"In short, the A23 delivers excellent sound for any amp, and at a mid-fi price too. Quit looking and buy one. I wholeheartedly agree with dog-or-man's concluding paragraph; with the exception of price the A23 has the qualities of a reference amp and I really can't imagine what I'd upgrade to---the only amps I can find with lower THD are US > $15k Krells. After I switched my stereo to an A23 based vertical bi-amp even my completely un-audiophile friends started commenting on how nice the sound was."
Quote from SoundStage :
"I was surprised by the A 23's clarity, soundstaging, and natural sound. I estimate that the combination of it and Parasound's recently reviewed Halo P 5 preamplifier will result in sound that is unassailable in quality by any other combination of components that can be bought for a like amount. The A 23 sounded surprisingly good from the moment I first turned it on. Several months later, I hated to turn it off for the last time and send it back."
SAVI Systems are one of Perth's Premium Parasound dealers
PARASOUND A23 THX Ultra2 Certified Stereo Power Amplifier Information and Reviews