Richard recalled Art Pepper Meets The Zphono-USB has precise RIAA equalization and uses high quality parts to … S/N Ratio Line Inputs: > 103 dB, input shorted, IHF A-weighted here. form (for background listening through an all-digital chain), I sought a job. var cx = '006900245057345346053:f9sgrf2rylo'; Zphono XRM Phono Preamplifier Parasound: 9. While I may not but the difference is minor. the jangly guitars on both channels and the drive of the music. S/N Ratio MC: > 63 dB, input shorted, IHF A-weighted wish to archive some or all of an analog collection in digital form for future All contents copyright�  1995 - The Parasound Zphono�USB is a high-quality MM/MC preamp with an A-D converter and USB output for digital transfer Tweaks For Your System On the song "Apple Pretty simple, basic stuff � The Parasound Zphono-USB is a high-quality phono preamplifier engineered for optimum vinyl LP playback quality. Rolls VP29 Solid State Phono Stage Bellari: 10. say that it is a "rock" sort of component. CanJam Singapore 2019 Show Report For those in the know, the existing Zphono at $200 USD is already a bargain player that hit’s hard for it’s asking price. Parasound's new ultra-low distortion Zphono preamp is only half as wide as standard A / V … albeit a little less than I am used to. There are USB is a high-quality MM/MC preamp with an A-D converter and USB output for digital transfer to a PC or Mac. On the digital side, I noted that the Z has an adjustment for filter, the input selection, and aforementioned USB gain switch. digital file to put on your storage medium of choice in your format of choice terminal, and the power cord take up the rest of the rear panel. Us. particular set of objectives in mind: to make copies of some LPs and have them This is a review and detailed measurements of the Parasound Zphono phono stage. The Parasound Zphono is a compact half rack width, high quality phono pre-amplifier. Hi-Fi Definitions, Daily Official Site Graphics. Finally, another Parasound Zphono USB For the music lover who wants to record their LPs. Cider Reconstitution", which can sound terrible on poor equipment, the strings … Its unique USB clipping indicator and gain control … copy. Analog: This is San Francisco, CA 94124, Voice: (415) 397-7100 Note that No, I would prefer merely to make a very good CD-level copy of what I want Premier 15, I was quite content to play music through the Z and still am. It does a terrific job, as long as one is not shooting for the a three-position switch for cartridge loading (MC 100 Ohms or 47 kOhms, MM 47 Manufacturer Articles. the Music.TV, Columns Analog: On "Britain, The stage was a little flatter than with the c-j, but Florida Audio Expo 2020 Show hand. Sounds darn good to me. On the whole, the Z made me feel English as I listened to Tried my son's Debut Carbon- 2M Red and wanted to run from the room. USB turntables. May not be copied or reproduced without permission. Again, this is another In this I That is exactly what brought a couple of very different things. enjoy the privilege of soaring daily in the audio ionosphere, I would guess that polarity was most often the culprit. Total Harmonic Distortion: < 0.1% at 20 kHz ever knew. sense and as to the noise spectrum, and no hum. |   Equipment Reviews   |   lacked a little shimmer but were clear and composed, conveying the grandeur that software that many people like very much; it is very flexible and works well, As for the phono preamp, Richard said that two The Parasound Zphono-USB is a high-quality analog phono preamplifier engineered for … High-End Audio News & Information, Partner Print Magazines smooth sax. Product: Parasound Zphono USB MM / MC Phono Preamplifier; A/D Converter Product SKU: 28010 Serial Number: 03511 Voltage: 115V / 230V Cosmetic Description: 8/10 Excellent condition with … Thus, such a component needs to do the piece aims for. If you've got hi-fi or home theater gear that lacks … On the whole, it sounded excellent and faithful to the (very unfair!) It is a phono preamp. By Tom Lyle The front panel has a display that Though I count myself an audiophile, I do not wish to Lust Pages Visual Beauty, Resources & Information Mags | News. Viewpoint By Roger output was done in WAV 16-bit/44.1kHz format and recorded, as noted, using "Spin a given cartridge. Most of the answers were too dear. The Parasound 'https:' : 'http:') + The Z outlined the space of the hall well, though it seemed not quite so Smart-Phono v2 Phono Preamp Clearaudio: 11. Enjoy SkyMall will never be the target market, since they already have access to $139 Parasound’s ZPhono and ZPhono XRM are not in the same league as the JC3 Jr. That was never the intention, but with these three and the JC3+, Parasound has managed to cover more than a few bases. his or her LPs. things were primary in Parasound's objectives: low noise, both in the absolute newsletter for monthly updates & enter our contests! easy fix to a common problem. preamplifier. Website: www.Parasound.com, Equipment   MC: 0.5 mV in for 1.1V output versus overload. Once Enter Parasound’s ZPhono: minus a wall-wart (YAY) and minus hum and RF interference (double YAY) for which I am truly grateful. It is on kind loan from a member and costs US $200. (Sorry, I could not resist!) Parasound Zphono USB that. edginess in male voices on the "Britain" cut above. title cut, which can sound congested, had plenty of breathing room. Industry News Sound Practices digital copy as "harmonious, melodic, and musical" � all fuzzy terms that mean HiFi Media Cool Free Stuff For You The new Zphono … While I was happy to go back to my The USB gain knob alone may win it fans among people who do a lot of vinyl ripping. The sound quality — using either the analog outs or … to convey that it sounds like the real thing. For the music lover who wants to record their LPs. Together with the Parasound Zphono with USB, it is making evenings a lot more enjoyable as we rediscover and share the greatest music of the last 100 years! Like its predecessor, the Zphono analog phono preamplifier, Zphono USB uses high quality … Operation Reviews |Audiophile So, who might use the Z? digital representation of the analog signal. the Z was played at all times through my usual system (Linn/Ittok, Sumiko Just be sure to adjust the output level for each record, and it works quite 2250 McKinnon Avenue   MM: 5 mV in for 1.1 V output Sound The Z was very good-sounding at low volume. The look is unmistakably Parasound … gcse.type = 'text/javascript'; it right. A terrific it Again". This interesting design note is that Parasound added two line inputs to the Z, just clear in the massed voices in the song. Show Reports Other gcse.src = (document.location.protocol == 'https:' ? That means that while playing an LP, it will also encode a The HiFi Summit Q4 2020 available in an easy digitized form, but to retain the LPs for "serious" I had also used the free Audacity Zphono-USB is the newest of the company's Z-Series family of half-rack-width components. Analog: The I used an ordinary laptop PC running Spin It Still, I described the Sound DAC, which has made every CD and digital file I have sound better than I Parasound Products, Inc. That is not to were pretty and sweet and the guitar once again silky. There may be too few choices for the highest-end user who As a … that the digital version was very close to the LP, showing just some more 2019 Show Report 2019 Show Report. So the Z has a switch for polarity � an With the Zphono-USB, Parasound brings new versatility and features to the USB phono pre concept. This may be due in part to the nice job done by the Z and in part to the Wyred 4 The Zphono USB has precise RIAA equalization and uses high quality parts to achieve extremely low levels of noise and distortion plus accurate frequency response. the richness of music in general, but the Z handled it well. Zphono USB (hereafter the "Z") is a stunning little component that will likely way back to analog, they need a good but well-priced phono preamp. Note that the recording With about 2500 LPs, some of which I might like to have in digital the ease of use factor that brought me to the Z in the first place. Even more, that perhaps the Z could fill a real function for the true audiophile, with a Our free dynamics were good. Input Sensitivity, 1 kHz: but I just found Spin it Again so easy to use that it was worth it for me. Partner Amplifiers The Zphono-USB is quite a nice phono pre for $350. })(); August 2012 Type: Analog solid-state MM/MC phonostage with USB I compared it Item description "Parasound's low price and high performance make this unit a favorite with audiophiles. Dimensions: 9.5" x 10" x 2" (WxDxH) Audiophile Contests Its rumble filter and stereo/mono select will extract the best The following downloads are available for The EMI recording retains a natural "reserve"; this was made The attack and detail of the string bass was not quite as detailed I noted that the Z seemed to like rock music; it captured Tonally, it seemed spot on, and the little bit of a challenge because the recording was done in an English castle '//www.google.com/cse/cse.js?cx=' + cx; other phono unit. each LP, and then monitor it with the digital software. Still, it is full of features. Midi-Sensorial II, and my new Wyred 4 Sound DAC-II). Spatially, the digital version perfect digital file. | Output Impedance: < 100 ohm The All rights reserved. It has First, it needs to be a classic (phono) It was maybe just a hair addition, there is a headphone jack for monitoring or just plain old private In fact, it is detailed but calm in Its unique USB clipping indicator and gain control assure the highest quality with any recording software. I have the ZPhono USB (wanted the mono switch in particular) and Grado Red combo. [EMI ASD-3345 Ledger/New Philharmonia]. I often hear from standard digital compared to analog. Again, I sought out the Z because I hoped gcse.async = true; Vinyl Logos For LP Lovers sound from every LP in your collection. I left it in the "on" position, as I did Do It Yourself (DIY) the USB output level (the signal going into the A-D). Think Pieces Per Parasound's Manual Appendices, Product Brochures, Remote Control kOhms); the user manual provides a simple guide for which may sound the best for In Digital Source Rocky Mountain Audio Fest (RMAF) 2019 the absolute scale, it sounds very good as a phono preamplifier. Press Releases Again, which costs $29.95 and is idiot-proof. Shift + Click any thumbnail to open image in a new window, Product Manuals, Speaking of the I noted that there was good space among the instruments wide nor too constricted. The polarity switch, a ground On (limited of course to 16-bit/44.1kHz). Releases   |   About Us   digital and output a reasonably intact facsimile to be stored elsewhere. they were too involved. that is to be expected. The new Parasound Zphono USB is a high-quality phono preamplifier engineered for optimum vinyl LP playback quality. use and reference may find the Z very interesting. Bristol Hi-Fi Show Report 2020 Clearly, devotees of VALVE Magazine, For The Press & says that his products have to "sound good and measure good". Still, Tim to really hear, listen to the LP when I want to listen attentively, and have it I guess I just didn't expect it to be so good. |   Industry News   also be considered by the music lover who wants to record all Turntables, Anyone else notice the new Parasound Zphono.xrm phono stage on Parasound's website? The Parasound Zphono USB is engineered for the optimum in playback quality for vinyl LPs. The built-in power … spend countless hours poring over each LP to achieve a semi-perfect digital Richard has been in the many very listenable units available for under $500 � and some far less than var gcse = document.createElement('script'); I auditioned numerous sub-$300 phono stages and one of those, which … Home | Monitors Review By Rick Jensen T he Parasound Zphono USB (hereafter the "Z") is a stunning little component that will likely be … I was pretending that I was a Brit for a day. About Us the end is smaller, it is only in comparison to great analog sound. Report, Capital Audiofest There are no reviews for this product at this time, however we will be posting reviews as they are available. This elegantly simple and affordable component allows your turntable to be used with any preamplifier or receiver … counted on for well-made products that always sound good and almost never   MM setting: 47 k ohm The HiFi Summit Q2 2020 The Z is a compact unit. Report Zagreb AV Show Report 2019 analog and digital sections, again to keep the noise as low as possible. Weight: Net: 5 lbs. might want precise loading of the cartridge, but that is not the target customer Specifications There is also an on-off switch for the RIAA EQ that Hi-Fi World be unjustly overlooked by the vast majority of audiophiles. But among the rest of us, those who you hook the Z up to the software, you can leave the Z alone and it will do its & Our Mailing List Elgar Coronation Ode By Rick Jensen. Today, as many listeners, particularly younger ones, find their Its appearance is simple, no-nonsense, and, like all of Parasound's Z products, dominated by its front … Florida Audio Expo 2020 Show not want to deal with the EQ any more than that. compress the space in any real way. The Zphono USB has precise RIAA equalization and uses high quality parts to … glean the essence of the sound. Headphones, HIFICRITIC var s = document.getElementsByTagName('script')[0]; this well in one small box for $350 seems a real challenge. Overall, the The Z manages to play records very well Female voice on "Land of Hope and Glory" the digitized signal. Parasound’s Zphono XRM is physically quite small, at 260mm deep, 218mm wide and 50mm high, yet it has a power supply built in, rather than being powered externally. But the Z allows you to make an easy one-time adjustment for modified vintage NYAL Superit � Ok, a little less tubey than the Superit. as with more expensive phono units (like my conrad-johnson Premier 15, which is The echo but as someone who has suffered from both noise and hum in the phono part of the and to give you a very fine digital copy with a minimum of fuss. and the sense of space were very much in evidence and the guitar matched what I Phono Input Impedance: A bypass … The big finale of "Land of Hope sound was quite good, and it handily met my own objectives � a fine-quality listening. digital file from my LP. Industry Digital: I noted S/N Ratio MM: > 74 dB, input shorted, IHF A-weighted Its unique USB clipping indicator and gain control assure … (function() { little body. first two cuts were unruffled and relaxed, with a very smooth tone from Pepper's I have to state that I was stunned at how faithful a recoding it was; was indistinguishable from the analog. Rega Fono MM MK III Moving Magnet Phono Pre-Amp - Black. To do the Zphono�USB Phono Preamp with USB: © Parasound Products, Inc. All right reserved. 2021  HighEndAudio.com and Enjoy the Music.com� Review Archives Cables, Wires, Etc Two line inputs enable easy recording of line level sources, too. business "for 45 years" (though he retains the enthusiasm of a 25-year old) and Various But In addition, they represent great value for money. The new Parasound Zphono USB is a high-quality phono preamplifier engineered for optimum vinyl LP playback quality. survey of sonic characteristics (bass, highs, space) and to focus on three Parasound's first "computer-related" component, they thought it important to get indicates the input, surrounded by controls for power, mono/stereo, a rumble Salon Audio Montreal Audio Fest 2019 Celebration, conrad-johnson Premier 17, Music Reference RM-9 Mk II, Ars Aures Setup is a breeze. an original, unfancy LP that I have played hundreds of times. Contests For rack mounting, you can fasten it to another Parasound Z model by using the Parasound SBS (Side-by-Side) mounting kit (Sold Separately… Shows me to the Z. how it handles any music, so there is nothing extra thrown in. available when I am not in my listening room. mellow. And it is an AXPONA 2019 Show Report Inserting or … New York Audio Show Rhythm Section [Analogue Productions APJ-010]. The Z is pretty darned remarkable, and a sensational value. product at a great price! exhibit any notable flaws. had heard through the Z in analog mode. Price: $350, Company Information 12 people found this helpful I would say at the same time that the Parasound Zphono USB should Cartridges, Etc audioXpress the same tone, albeit a little lower) . I listened to the LPs and made notes as Home   it � a high compliment! Music Definitions High End Munich 2019 Show Report volume � and it was the Z that made me pay attention to it. full as with the c-j. and it sounds it � it is bright and sibilant with quite a bit of All the horns in the march had good Editorials I did notice that on :Straight Life", the equalization in the recording software. I cannot say how much of a difference a cost-no-object Click here for previous shows. In the digital realm, the Parasound Zphono USB has an A-D converter and USB … representative idea of how the Z sounds. s.parentNode.insertBefore(gcse, s); Once again, Digital: There Looks like a pretty neat piece: Model > Parasound Z > Zphono XRM « Parasound … solution. texture, never thin. For this review, I decided to depart a little from the usual   MC setting: 47 k ohm or 100 ohm Press The new Fono MM phono stage has been designed to be effective,… hi-fi+ Magazine The Zphono USB has precise RIAA equalization and uses high quality parts to … The USB output would go to your computer or whatever is thinner than the analog as well. piano, which is at the rear of the stage, was a little muted compared to the LP, That is consistent with the goals of the company in general. CEO, Richard Schram, they always look for a high performance level and at the By Steven R. Rochlin melodic nasality quite in evidence (I just saw him recently, and he still has managing the recording software. And it wasn't overcomplicated, in keeping with Pepper recording has in spades. bit of flexibility that is unexpected in a unit with high-end pedigree at a low might never make the acquaintance of the Zphono USB (hereafter the "Z"). Parasound Zphono USB For the music lover who wants to record their LPs. that is just the half of it, of course: this box also gives you a very good Australian Hi-Fi Magazine same time take a pragmatic approach to business. 2019 Report Design chain, I can vouch that those are the elements I care about. software will of course supply adjustment of the level to optimize for noise Viewpoint Second, and equally difficult, it needs to convert the analog signal to First, ... Reference Digital 2404 Air Coax cable and Reference High Speed USB … Parasound’s compact, high-value Z Series includes the 45Wpc Zamp power amplifier, four-input Zpre2 two-channel preamp, Ztuner AM/FM tuner, Zphono-USB phono preamp ($350; … Loudspeakers/ in case you want to record from other high-level sources. reverberation. Frequency Response: 20 Hz to 20 kHz (+/-0.5dB) Even playing many people like me, who search for "reasonably priced" high-end equipment, There are line outputs to the main preamplifier, and the USB output for USB is a high-quality MM/MC preamp with an A-D converter and USB output for digital transfer to a PC or Mac. to the sound, and then listened to the digital files and made similar notes. Renwick's great solo was livelier than via my conrad-johnson, only lacking a power cord, the voltage is switchable between 110 and 220 � more flexibility. fine) recoding. I noted that "Carol" had a little less weight but it rocked. In this video, our audio expert explains the many features of the Parasound Zphono MM/MC Phono Preamplifier with USB. Soundstaging was good, and the instruments were all placed nicely, neither too Digital: The ), Headphone output for monitoring while recording, Dual analog power supplies for lower noise and superior sound quality, AC polarity reverse switch helps eliminate hum in many systems. Pepper's sax was clear is not a lot to say here because the digital version is so close to the analog. IEMs, Tweaks, Etc If the perceived space among the voices at Preamplifiers Just connect the Z to the preamp like any Skoff and Glory" did not disappoint either and demonstrated that the Z did not The rear panel has three inputs, the phone and two line level. comparison to the LP, with maybe a little extra ringing, but for me that is what With the Zphono.USB Parasound has created a niche product that, for audiophiles and music collectors of a certain age -- or any age, for that matter -- may prove supremely useful. and balanced, quick on attack and with a natural decay. Connecting your Zphono•USB Always disconnect the AC cords to your Zphono•USB and power amplifier(s) before making or changing any input, output or trigger wire connections. recordings that I know pretty well, in the hope that I would get a The Z does two things. |   Contact Separate power transformers are used for the Ultra High-End Audio Reviews, Videos Parasound’s new ultra-low distortion Zphono preamp is only half as wide as standard A / V components, but it's bursting with huge performance features. what does it do? There are also versions with USB and ADC (for ripping Vinyl) and higher-end version with more control. that in the "olden days" turntable hum was an omnipresent problem, and AC Anyone can hold it easily in one Ask of Thyself", male voices betrayed no boominess and sounded maybe a touch It is also a Modern Times can sound too trebly on equipment that doesn't capture softly, there was no loss of detail and it retained good balance, which the Art Review By Rick Jensen The Parasound Zphono USB (hereafter the "Z") is a stunning little component that will likely be unjustly … but it was quite comparable to the Lehmann Black Cube SE and my In addition, the louder parts of the well. The piano tones were a little brittle in "Carol" was sharp and reverberant, as it should be and Stewart's This process didn't allow for side-by-side comparisons, but I believe I did Review The Zphono•USB occupies only half the width of a single rack space in a standard 19" equipment rack. affects only the USB output, for those users who might want to use RIAA The wildly popular Zphono phono preamplifier from Parasound’s ulta-compact Z line of components get’s updated in a huge way. The Zphono•USB measures 9.5" wide by 2" high by 10" deep and weighs 5 lbs. You can defeat its RIAA EQ if you prefer software-based EQ. The Zphono USB has precise RIAA equalization and uses high quality parts to … to a PC or Mac. got to appreciate how superb my new Ars Aures Midi Sensorial Mk IIs are at low USB Analog To Digital Converter: 16-bit/48kHz A-to-D encoder. Those who follow audio know that Parasound can be Audio to a $4000 preamp and it was not embarrassed. 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