The Parasound Halo P 7 is the perfect choice for those looking for a preamp that wonít be outdated a year later and who want an audiophile-grade preamp for their two-channel and multichannel sources. At $2,000, its value is a testament to Parasoundís ability to deliver world-class audio at prices that are actually realistic and attractive. With the right front-end device (I still emphatically recommend the Oppo BDP-95), you have everything you need for an involving sonic experience that will knock your socks off.
Parasoundís Halo amplifiers get my complete standing ovation. The JC 1s left my jaw on the floor, and the A 51 proved to be a superb complement with multichannel music and soundtracks. They made a true believer out of me. Itís rare that any amp will have such a profound effect on my listening experience, but these provided one I never wanted to let go of, and the JC 1/A 51 combo has now found a permanent home in my reference system. I canít give a higher recommendation than that.