Parasound announced that it will debut three new ZoneMaster custom installation amplifiers at the 2015 CEDIA Expo in Dallas next week. The six-channel ZoneMaster 650, four-channel ZoneMaster 450, and two-channel ZoneMaster 250 all use the same 50-watt bridgeable amplifier circuits, offer the same quality sound, and deliver are said to offer the “same levels of dependability” as the company’s ZoneMaster 1250 Universal 12-channel amp that was introduced at last year’s CEDIA Expo, according to Parasound.
"Custom installers are very specific about amplifiers," Richard Schram, president and founder of Parasound, said in a statement. "They want reliability, easy installation, impeccable sound quality, and no service calls. The better installers like to use high-performance in-ceiling and in-wall speakers that are more demanding of amplifiers. The rugged, high-current amplifier circuits we use in this line have proven exceptionally reliable in our ZoneMaster 1250, while delivering the same outstanding sound quality which has made Parasound a favorite of audiophiles for over 30 years."
Parasound explained some of the tech specs of its new ZoneMaster amps in the statement:
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.
The Parasound ZoneMaster 650 is available now from Parasound custom installers and dealers for $1,350. The ZoneMaster 450 and ZoneMaster 250 will begin shipping in November and will retail for $795 and $475 respectively.