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Parasound ReLaunches 5250 v2 NewClassic THX Ultra2 Amp

by February 01, 2011
Parasound 5250 v.2 NewClassic THX Ultra2 Amp

Parasound 5250 v.2 NewClassic THX Ultra2 Amp

Parasound let us know that they have redesigned their Model 5250 power amplifier after six years as the flagship of its popular NewClassic family of products. The new Parasound NewClassic Model 5250 v.2 is ideal for home theater enthusiasts who want the performance of a very high-powered amplifier, while pairing it with an affordable state-of-the-art surround receiver that has all the latest technology. The Parasound NewClassic 5250 v.2 offers the same THX Ultra 2 Certified, five-channel, 250-watts per channel power ratings as its predecessor, but with a more graceful front panel design, adjustable gain for each channel making it compatible with the preamp outputs of any AVR, and more than 60 other improvements to its operating features and circuitry.

Like its predecessor, the new Model 5250 v.2 delivers high power output and low noise performance capabilities. With discrete power transistors, dual toroid power transformers, and large storage capacitors, the 5250 v.2 can deliver peak currents of 45 amps per channel, and sustain 385 watts per channel into 4-ohm loads. Despite this high-energy operation, the amplifier does not run hot, and is designed for cool running even in relatively confined spaces.

"The NC 5250 v.2 provides a terrific solution for home theater enthusiasts who want great performance but worry about the cost of updating a new top-of-the line surround receiver every few years to keep pace with changing technology. A high quality and powerful amplifier will never really become obsolete.  Rather than spend $2,500 to $5,000 for a high power surround receiver every time technology changes, why not spend $800-$1200 for a lower powered surround receiver which has the same decoding and most of the same useful features, while connecting its preamp outputs to a 5250 v.2 to give the system a significant increase in audio power?"

- Richard Schram, Parasound's president and founder

Unlike its predecessor, which had fixed gain at the THX reference level, the NewClassic 5250 v.2 allows independent +/- 10 dB gain adjustment for each channel relative to the THX level. This allows home theater systems to reach higher SPLs in very large rooms or when using less sensitive speakers. Plus, it gives custom installers greater control over fine-tuning of the system, especially when connected to an AV receiver. Additionally, the NewClassic 5250 v.2 has a new simplified and more effective audio turn-on trigger that eliminates the need for a separate sensitivity control. Also eliminated is the ground-lift switch, which has been rendered unnecessary by a new internal grounding scheme.

The Parasound NewClassic Model 5250 v.2 is now shipping to dealers, and has a manufacturer's suggested retail price of $2,850.

About Parasound
Founded in 1981, Parasound Products, Inc., is a privately owned U.S. company that specializes in providing affordable audio and home theater components to the critical listener. Parasound's products are available from quality audio/video retailers, and select custom installation specialists. For more information, visit www.parasound.com or call 415-397-7100.

InTheIndustry posts on March 09, 2011 19:18
Chicagorep, post: 799033
I've spent the last 2 days listening to the 5250 hooked up to a Denon 3311. We are usingBoston A Series speakers and that amp makes the Bostons sound much better than usual.

Darn it!!!! You win. I'm still waiting on our speaker package and that won't ship until the 15th. . I like the idea of the gain control on the back. A lot of receivers have preamp outputs that are weak and this will allow a lot more flexibility durring installation.

Glad you like it!
Chicagorep posts on March 09, 2011 14:07
I've spent the last 2 days listening to the 5250 hooked up to a Denon 3311. We are usingBoston A Series speakers and that amp makes the Bostons sound much better than usual.
Beatmatcher247 posts on March 09, 2011 13:25
If anyone is looking for one of these, intheindustry is a parasound authorized dealer who is very knowledgeable and a pleasure to work with. I can't discuss pricing, but you would be well served to ask him yourself. I'm always skeptical to get something from someone whom my only contact with is on the net, but Joe did a great job getting me the product I want in a timely manner and it arrived in perfect condition. Can't wait till the rest of my electronics get here so I can see what this unit is capable of.
InTheIndustry posts on March 09, 2011 09:25
Chicagorep, post: 788915
We have a unit on it's way to the office for an evaluation, can't wait

Way ahead of you, brotha'!


jinjuku posts on March 09, 2011 07:40
Could you get a top off pic?
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