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Parasound launches Halo CD 1, Linux-powered CD player

03/25, 4:40pm

Device reads each track multiple times, ensuring correct playback

High-end consumer audio manufacturer Parasound has released a CD player driven by a Mini-ITX computer, powered by Linux to make CDs "sound significantly better than anyone has imagined possible" according to the manufacturer. The Halo CD 1 utilizes a PC-grade CD-ROM drive that reads the track multiple times before it is converted to audio, nearly guaranteeing no error in playback.


Parasound's Zphono USB flips vinyl sound into digital

08/19, 11:30am

Analog pre-amp preps LP for listening and transfer

Parasound has catered to audiophiles who prefer vinyl by introducing the Zphono•USB. The high-end preamplifier enhances the turntable's analog signal before it's fed into a receiver. It likewise incorporates an analog-to-digital converter with a USB port to transfer LP-generated music to a Mac or PC and converting it to digital media.



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