Parasound Halo P 5 Preamplifier Review


Conclusions about the Parasound Halo P 5 Preamplifier

I laud Parasound and its effort with the updated and new P 5; to merely say it’s a bargain competing with preamps costing many times more is not giving it enough praise. It performs exceptionally well, quiet for a preamp, a low noise floor, balanced input/output, digital processing and bass management.

In one box you get all the analog and digital you need and there are very few preamps, DACs or combination(s) out there that the affordable P 5 stands out. The fact that it replaces up to four separates is more than just space saving, it’s smart in our economic climate, for me anyway. If DACs become more sophisticated and technology changes, the P 5 can still remain the controller.

My advice is simple, just get one, I recommend it strongly!