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Zpre3 Two-Channel Zone Preamplifier

Zpre3 Two-Channel Zone Preamplifier

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Separate Signal Boosting for your Components

The Parasound Zpre3 offers a compact, rack-mountable chassis, flexible inputs and outputs, and other installer-friendly features that make it a great choice for custom home audio systems. But what the Zpre3 does best is make noise and distortion disappear, so you can enjoy the natural sound of your music.


- 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

- Control4 Driver available

- Rack mount kit sold separately

Parasound Zpre3 Preamplifier User's Manual


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 Ω

Output Impedance: 470 Ω

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

Width: 8.5"  
Depth: 10" 
Depth: 12"  with AC cord and cables connected 
Height, with feet: 2" 
Height, without feet: 1.75" 

Net: 4.0 lbs
Shipping: 7.0 lbs

Rack Mount Accessory: May be Purchased Separately (ZRK)

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