4 x 50 watts, 8 ohms; 4 x 90 watts, 4 ohms, all channels driven----- Class AB input stage plus premium Class D power stage----- Line level and speaker level inputs
San Francisco (6/5/13) - Parasound has expanded its popular Z-Custom line of half-rack-width components with the introduction of the Zamp Quattro, a four-channel/two-zone power amplifier. The Zamp Quattro expands Parasound's "Zamp" amplifier concept with more channels, more power and more versatility.
"Parasound Zamps have been spec'd by custom installers for nearly 20 years" said Richard Schram, the president and founder of Parasound, "for their high quality sound and compact size. We expect installers will find creative uses for the Zamp Quattro. For example, four Zamp Quattros provides 16 channels of Parasound quality amplification in two rack spaces."
The Zamp Quattro retains rugged Parasound build quality and use of premium parts throughout as well as versatile turn-on, signal routing and hookup options. Unlike most Class D amplifiers for CI that are based on inexpensive car audio chips, the Zamp Quattro's Swedish Class D uses only high-grade parts. With additional output filtering the result is a great sounding amp that produces very little heat, is stable with low impedance loads and is protected from short-circuited speaker wires.
In addition to RCA line input jacks, it includes speaker-level inputs to integrate with receivers lacking pre-amp outputs. Channels 3 and 4 can be connected with RCA jacks or to a bus from Zone 1. Level controls are rear-mounted to avoid client tampering. Automatic turn on options include a 12-volt and an ultra-sensitive audio trigger. Speaker outputs are 10 amp terminal blocks for convenience when connecting speaker wires.
The Parasound Zamp Quattro is available in a black half-rack width rack-mount capability. Optional accessories are a matching blank panel to rack mount a single set, a panel coupler to rack mount any two Z-Custom models and the half-rack width Zrack to mount up to five Z-Custom components.
The Parasound Zamp Quattro Parasound four-channel power amplifier begins shipping to dealers this week. Its manufacturer's suggested retail price is $650.
About Parasound: Founded in 1981, Parasound Products, Inc., is a privately owned U.S. company that specializes in making affordable high end audio, home theater and custom installation gear for critical listeners. Parasound products are sold by select audio/video retailers and custom installation specialists. For more information, visit www.parasound.com or call 415-397-7100.