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Parasound Halo CD1 - 'Bit Perfect' CD Player
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Parasound Halo CD1 - 'Bit Perfect' CD Player

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Parasound Halo CD1 - 'Bit Perfect' CD Player

The Parasound CD 1 is the result of a collaboration between Parasound and Holm Acoustics in Denmark.

In terms of audio quality it is probably considered to be one of the finest, if not 'the' (finest) CD players available on the market today. So, finally the real potential of the 16 bit CD format is fully realized for the first time in the Parasound Halo CD 1.

The CD 1 demonstrates that CDs can sound significantly better than anyone has imagined possible.

The Parasound Halo CD 1 is available in Black or Silver - specify on order.


  • ROM drive spins four times faster than any CD drive
  • CD is read and analyzed multiple times until every bit is read faithfully
  • Audio bitstream comes from an immense memory buffer, not directly from the CD
  • User choice of an op-amp or discrete analog output stage
  • Three separate power supplies for analog and digital circuits
  • Ultra-quiet R-core power transformer for the linear analog power supply
  • Premium Connor-Winfield precision VCXO crystal clock for incredibly low jitter
  • 44.1 kHz CD data is up-sampled to 352.8 kHz by an 8x interpolator
  • Six layer DAC board for lower noise and point of use power delivery
  • High performance, jitter-resistant Analog Devices AD1853 DAC IC
  • Ultra-quiet National Semiconductor LME49990 audio op-amps
  • Proprietary software enables quieter running of the ROM drive
  • 0° or 180° absolute polarity selection by remote control
  • Choice of silent or audible fast forward or fast back
  • Unbalanced RCA and balanced XLR outputs
  • Optical, Coax and BNC digital outputs
  • BNC & RCA digital outputs are isolated by transformer coupling
  • Massive aluminum partitions isolate each function
  • Neutrik XLR and gold-plated Vampire RCA jacks
  • Full function remote control

Frequency Response:

  •   20 Hz - 20 kHz, +0/-.05 dB

THD Distortion:

  •   < 0.06% at 1 kHz

S/N Ratio:

  •   > 108 dB, IHF A-weighted


  •   > 77 dB at 20 kHz

Maximum Output Level Unbalanced:

  •   2.0 Volts

Maximum Output Level Balanced:

  •   4.0 Volts

Output Impedance Unbalanced:

  •   100 Ohms

Output Impedance Balanced:

  •   200 Ohms

AC Power Requirement:

  •   115 Volts, 60 Hz or 230 Volts, 50 Hz
  •   Power Consumption: 45 Watts
  •   Standby Power Consumption: 0.5 Watt


  •   Width: 17 1/4" (437 mm)
  •   Depth: 13 3/4" (350mm)
  •   Height, with feet: 4 1/8" (105mm)
  •   Height, without feet: 3-1/2" (89mm)


  •   Net: 18 lbs. (8.2 kg)
  •   Shipping: 25 lbs. (11.3 kg)

Rack Mount Accessory:

  •   HRA 2 (May be purchased separately)

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