Parasound Introduces Zphono Miniature Phono Preamplifier

Parasound Zphono half-width phono preamplifier provides compatibility for either moving coil or moving magnet phonograph cartridges with the line level inputs of modern preamplifiers and receivers.

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 applications.


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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