160 Wpc integrated amplifier with analog, phono and digital inputs.
Parasound's award winning Halo Integrated Amplifier would seem to be an impossible act to follow. But Parasound's new HINT 6 is an improved version of the acclaimed Halo Integrated Amplifier. After the original Halo Integrated Amplifier was introduced, it quickly became known as "HINT" in the Parasound community, and that name is now adopted in the new model as the HINT 6.
The amazing sound quality and musicality of the original Halo Integrated (HINT) carries on in the HINT 6. The new model features a Burr-Brown volume control with easy-to-read front panel display. It also adds an upgraded USB receiver with plug-and-play functionality for Windows and Mac, a second optical input, increased phono gain, greater channel separation, and some pleasing refinements to its appearance.
"Is Parasound's Halo Hint 6 Integrated Amplifier a party amp? A hard-rock enabler? A suave, swinging jazz proselytizer? It's all these things," reports Ken Micallef in his Stereophile review for May 16, 2019. "The Halo Hint 6 offers good value in true Swiss Army knife fashion. I can't think of another integrated amplifier that offers so many options and has such solid, generous sound. Recommended."
Power Output - Both channels driven
(0.9% THD, 20 Hz - 20 kHz)
180 watts x 2 @ 8 Ω RMS
270 watts x 2 @ 4 Ω RMS
45 amps peak per channel
10 Hz - 100 kHz, +0/-3 dB
20 Hz - 20 kHz, +0/-0.5 dB
Total Harmonic Distortion (THD)
< 0.01 %, average listening levels
< 0.05 %, 160 watts x 2 @ 8 Ω
> 70 dB at 20 kHz
> 78 dB at 1 kHz
Signal to Noise Ratio - IHF A-weighted
Line in: - 103 dB (input shorted)
Digital in: - 106 dB
Amplifier Damping Factor
> 800 at 20 Hz
Parasound HINT 6 Preamplifier Features