Parasound® 2 Channel Stereo Preamplifier
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Parasound® 2 Channel Stereo Preamplifier

Model #: Zpre3
At a Glance
The Zpre3 is a compact stereo preamplifier packed with custom integration features and the audiophile level of performance that Parasound is known for. There are five audio line level inputs including a front panel Aux input and a Bypass input and each input can be renamed to identify the connected source.
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Get to know this product.

  • Front panel LCD function display with dimming
  • Automatic turn on volume memory
  • Favorite volume memory with remote control button
  • 2-way RS232 w/ exact volume control & feedback
  • Discrete commands for all functions
  • Rename inputs to match connected source
  • 5 audio inputs including a front panel Aux input
  • Bypass input integrates easily w/ a Sonos Connect® etc.
  • Bass, treble and balance adjustments by remote control
  • Variable and fixed stereo outputs
  • Variable and fixed mono/subwoofer outputs
  • 12dB auto gain offset at front panel AUX to match levels of other sources
  • 12V trigger output and rear panel IR input

Frequency Response

  • 10 Hz - 40 kHz, +0/-0.5 dB

Total Harmonic Distortion: (20 Hz - 20 kHz)

  • <0.015%

Interchannel Crosstalk

  • 62 dB at 20 kHz

Input Sensitivity

  • 250 mV = 1 V output
  • Total gain = 12dB (volume set to 100)
  • Unity Gain = Volume set to 88
  • Maximum Output: 3.5 V

Input Impedance

  • 24k O

Output Impedance

  • 470 O

S/N Ratio

  • >100 dB, input shorted, IHF A-weighted
  • >90 dB, input shorted, unweighted

DC Trigger Output

  • 12Vdc, 50ma

AC Power Requirement

  • 5 Watts powered on
  • 0.5 Watts in standby
  • 100 - 250 VAC 50/60 Hz


  • Depth without AC cord and cables connected: 10”
  • Height without feet: 1.75”


Headset Jack:Yes
Preamp Outputs:2
Auxiliary Input:1
Analog Audio(RCA) Output:2


Remote Control Type:Wireless Remote


Power On Consumption (watts):5
Power Off Consumption (watts):0.5
Total Harmonic Distortion:< 0.015%
Frequency Response:10Hz - 40kHz, +0 / -0.5dB

Misc. Specs

Product Weight (lbs.)4
Depth (in.)10
Width (in.)8.5
Height (in.)2
Analog Audio(RCA) Input5
Color Finish NameBlack
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