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Zpre3 Two Channel Zone Preamplifier

Parasound ZPRE3
Parasound Z Collection

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  • Type: Amplifier

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by Parasound

Parasound Z is our line of ultra-compact components with unique features to solve many of your custom installation problems. They provide true high-end performance where space is tight and are a favorite for desktop listening.

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  • Front panel LCD function display with dimming
  • Automatic turn on volume memory
  • Favorite volume memory with remote control button
  • 2-way RS232 w/ exact volume control & feedback
  • Discrete commands for all functions
  • Rename inputs to match connected source
  • 5 audio inputs including a front panel Aux input
  • Bypass input integrates easily w/ a Sonos Connect® etc.
  • Bass, treble and balance adjustments by remote control
  • Variable and fixed stereo outputs
  • Variable and fixed mono/subwoofer outputs
  • 12dB auto gain offset at front panel AUX to match levels of other sources
  • 12V trigger output and rear panel IR input
  • Control4 Driver available here
  • Rack mount kit sold separately (click to view)
Frequency Response: 10 Hz - 40 kHz, +0/-0.5 dB
Total Harmonic Distortion: (20 Hz - 20 kHz) <0.015%
Interchannel Crosstalk: 62 dB at 20 kHz
Input Sensitivity : 250 mV = 1 V output
Total gain = 12dB (volume set to 100)
Unity Gain = Volume set to 88
Maximum Output: 3.5 V
Input Impedance: 24k
Output Impedance: 470
S/N Ratio: >100 dB, input shorted, IHF A-weighted
>90 dB, input shorted, unweighted
DC Trigger Output: 12Vdc, 50ma
AC Power Requirement: 5 Watts powered on
0.5 Watts in standby
100 - 250 VAC 50/60 Hz
Dimensions Width: 8.5" (220 mm)
Depth: 10" (254 mm)
Depth: 12" (305 mm) with AC cord and cables connected
Height, with feet: 2" (51 mm)
Height, without feet: 1.75" (45 mm), 1U
Weight Net: 4.0 lbs (1.8 kg)
Shipping: 7.0 lbs (3.1 kg)
Rack Mount Accessory May be Purchased Separately

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  • Type: Amplifier

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