Parasound Halo HINT 6, new integrated, replacing HINT

Discussion in 'Audio Hardware' started by TerpStation, Jun 20, 2018.

  1. Strat-Mangler

    Strat-Mangler Forum Resident

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    I feel a played a part in this as I coined the HINTO term. lol! Oops. To me, it sounds better and more natural.
     
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  2. Catcher10

    Catcher10 I like records, and Prog...duh

    Good to read on the SVS.....been thinking I want to add a sub for music, I don't do HT. But not dual subs, probably just one SB2000 if I go with that brand.
     
  3. Catcher10

    Catcher10 I like records, and Prog...duh

    Hmm.......:D:laugh:
    (I love my OHINT!!!!)

    [​IMG]
     
  4. DyersEve726

    DyersEve726 Well-Known Member

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    Michigan, USA
    Only reason I bought two was that the SB12 was discontinued and I got them for $400 each on Amazon. I felt like it'd probably be a while before I saw another deal like that. It's basically in between the SB1000 and SB2000 in their current lineup.
     
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  5. Catcher10

    Catcher10 I like records, and Prog...duh

    Are you using the OHINT crossover or the SVS? Sub Output or the Pre Output (Stereo)?
     
  6. 4011021

    4011021 Forum Resident

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    Thinking again HINTO sounds more like HALO.
    I think I'll change my vote.
    No.
    S**t, too many difficult decision in this life...
     
  7. DyersEve726

    DyersEve726 Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Michigan, USA
    I'm using the HINTO's low pass crossover on the subwoofer out and the high pass filter on the preamp out (which also controls the high pass on the mains). That way, I don't have to run cables out and back. Just one RCA to each woofer and that's it. My only complaint is that anything other than 80hz is difficult to dial in because the dials turn smooth and only click into place at 80. My subwoofers have knobs that have individual clicks that make it easy to know how far you've gone.
     
  8. Catcher10

    Catcher10 I like records, and Prog...duh

    Trial and error I suppose........Thanks!
     
  9. gd0

    gd0 Looney Tunes and Merrie Melodies

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    HI-5
     
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  10. Lebowski

    Lebowski Hey, careful, man, there's a beverage here!

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    HINT.1?
    HINT 1.0?
    HINT Mark I?
    The old gray HINT, she ain’t what she used to be??

    :biglaugh:
     
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  11. dougotte

    dougotte Vague Waste of Space-Time

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    Moi aussi!
     
  12. MattG

    MattG Forum Resident

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    Maryland
    I just scored a used HINTO on eBay for a pretty decent price. This will be my first integrated amp, currently using a Marantz A/V receiver, I’m psyched!
     
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  13. 4011021

    4011021 Forum Resident

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    You're gonna love it.
     
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  14. Lebowski

    Lebowski Hey, careful, man, there's a beverage here!

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    So I have a HINTO floor/demo model for in-home audition this week. Surprised to find that I don’t hear an improvement over my Yamaha.

    :shrug:
     
  15. MusicNBeer

    MusicNBeer Well-Known Member

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    Lebowski, can you hear a difference between the two?
     
  16. Kristofa

    Kristofa I dream of wires

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    Eugene, Oregon
    That's great news about the Yamaha A-S701, it seems!
     
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  17. 4011021

    4011021 Forum Resident

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    I'm not surprised, a lot of people love these Yamahas
     
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  18. Lebowski

    Lebowski Hey, careful, man, there's a beverage here!

    Location:
    Eastern MA
    It’s really hard to say. My instinct is that I don’t, but I couldn’t say why.

    The HINTO is obviously a higher priced amp, and I see that mostly in the quality of the binding posts, the MC/MM phono stage (not saying it’s better just more versatile), the use of a toroidal transformer, backlit remote, probably more chassis damping, etc. Also the home theater bypass and bass management features.

    Features are all well and good (sometimes great, if you need/want/use them) but I wonder if that’s where a lot of the price difference comes in.

    One thing’s for sure: I think the Yamaha is A LOT better looking. :agree:

    I’m going to do a little more comparative listening before I return the HINTO but my first impression—in terms of sound quality— is that I might be better off moving up the Yamaha ladder, or even just staying put! (and sticking with my plan to buy new speakers)
     
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  19. pdxway

    pdxway Forum Resident

    How loud do you listen? Try play back as loud as you can stand with Parasound and Yamaha. Any difference?
     
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  20. Lebowski

    Lebowski Hey, careful, man, there's a beverage here!

    Location:
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    Please explain. Why compare at levels so much higher than my usual? Is this a demo strategy that I don’t know about?
     
  21. pdxway

    pdxway Forum Resident

    Sometimes I like to listen a song or two really loud just for the fun of it. I also typically listening at 80 to 85 db or higher (measured at sitting position). The difference between my class A/AB Parasound A23 vs my class AB Emotiva amp vs my class D Pioneer receiver was noticeable. With my KEF LS50 as sourrond speakers behind me, Parasound was not as fatiguing as the Emotiva or the Pioneer.

    Anyway, I have since remove KEF LS50, Emotiva amp, and Pioneer receiver from my setup. I still keep my Parasounds with my Paradigm speakers. Parasounds again is the least fatiguing amps for my Paradigm.
     
    Last edited: Jul 11, 2018 at 10:33 AM
  22. 4011021

    4011021 Forum Resident

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    How do you HINTO owners like its DAC?
    I'be been using it since I bought it and like it a lot, but I have no experience with expensive DACs to compare it.
     
  23. Kristofa

    Kristofa I dream of wires

    Location:
    Eugene, Oregon
    It was a definite upgrade from my Oppo BDP-93 and Denon DCD-1015, but I only use it for broadcast TV now that I use the DAC in my Oppo UDP-205... which I like better than the HINTO.
     
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