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Parasound’s new five-channel amplifier is a versatile performer, delivering clean power with ample headroom for both movies and music.
The HALO A51 is a thoroughbred THX Ultra2 certified, high bias Class A/AB amplifier that gives you the optimal amount of performance that only most really high end systems achieve, again nailing Parasound’s colours to the mast when it comes to that getting the maximum ‘bang for your buck’.
Parasound is very proud of their new Halo JC5. This is their new 400 watt per channel stereo power amplifier, and is the latest achievement in Parasound’s long history of value engineering combined with the design skill of audio legend John Curl.
Over the years, the John Curl-designed JC1 monoblock has garnered more honors and awards than any other amplifier, making it the benchmark for performance and value. In the meantime, customers have been asking for a no-compromise stereo amplifier alternative to save money and space. So they presented John with this ambitious challenge: Distill the essence of two JC1 monoblocks into a single chassis stereo amplifier with a more attractive price.
The result is the profoundly powerful and supremely musical JC5.John Curl’s signature is discreetly imprinted on its front panel, honouring his considerable role in its development. The JC5 will delight the ears (and the wallets) of serious audiophiles and music lovers alike. With exquisite performance and compelling value, the JC5 is the new amplifier benchmark of 2018 – and of many years to come.
The Model 275 v. 2 is the perfect amplifier for smaller rooms with its 90-watt-per-channel output at 8 ohms and 150 watts at 4 ohms. It will also deliver 200 watts into 8 ohms or 4 ohms in bridged mono mode. And it boasts 30 amps of peak current per channel for superior resolution of demanding musical peaks.
The Parasound NewClassic 200 Pre two-channel preamp with DAC and MM/MC phono stage represents a new generation of affordable – high performance audio products from Parasound.
The Model 2250 v.2 delivers the high-resolution power you need for big entertainment.
Every ZoneMaster model uses the same Parasound-designed discrete Class AB input stage and specially selected Class D power stage to achieve sonic performance consistent with Parasound’s audiophile heritage, while meeting industry demand for absolute dependability. Each 2-ohm stable, high-current channel pair is rated at 50 watts per channel into 8 ohms, and 90 watts into 4 ohms; bridged mode can deliver 160 watts RMS into 8 ohms and 200 watts RMS into 4 ohms. Each channel pair has an independent oversized power supply for exceptional high-current capabilities.
Rayno sits on the board of Directors as a shareholder. He has been with the company since 2003, originally working as an employee in the position of Sales Manager. At that time it was a far smaller enterprise, consisting of 1 branch with 6 staff members. In 2008 the original owner sold the company to the van Heerden family, who officially took over as of May 2008 and have since managed to grow it into what it is today.
Rayno has created and maintained excellent relationships with motor manufacturers.
Thanks to him, Planetworld is a supplier to the likes of Nissan, Suzuki, Mitsubishi, Ford, Subaru, Datsun, KIA, Haval and Toyota to mention a few. Along with his team, Rayno sources products then, working closely with the manufacturer, helps develop and customise them to suit the South African market. To date, he has created inhouse brands – OneNav, Planet Multimedia, Smart Mirror and TyreTech.
Rayno credits his obsession with service and his dedication to customer satisfaction to his 15-year career as a waiter. He’s always had an adventurous side enjoying hobbies such as hang gliding, skateboarding, surfing and trail running. As per family tradition, Rayno loves his music and plays a number of instruments, even having composed a few of his own original songs.