Parasound Halo JC2 BP Preamplifier

Parasound Halo JC2 BP Preamplifier

The JC2 allows music to emerge intact - with body, bloom, and dynamics, with definition and detail - from an utterly silent background.

 

 

FEATURES:

 

  • Home theater bypass enables seamless blending into a digital surround system

  • Home theater bypass functions with both unbalanced & balanced inputs and outputs

  • Home theater bypass function can be assigned to any input

  • Bypass remains selected after unit has been turned off

  • Improved remote control is included with the bypass assignment keys

  • Specifications and sonic performance are 100% the same as the original JC 2

  • 6 pairs unbalanced RCA line-level audio input jacks

  • 2 input pairs can be switched to XLR balanced connectors

  • Independent balanced/unbalanced select for the L & R channel

  • Each channel's input is switched by its own gold-on-silver contact relay

  • 4 output jack pairs with specialized functions:

  • 1 Main output jack pair is balanced XLR, polarity is switched by remote

  • 1 Main output jack pair is unbalanced RCA, polarity is switched by remote

  • 1 output jack pair is unbalanced RCA, inverted polarity only

  • 1 output pair is unbalanced RCA, normal polarity, fixed level for recorders

  • Dual-mono left & right channel circuit boards minimize crosstalk

  • Hand-matched complementary FETs

  • Direct DC servo-coupled, no capacitors in the signal path

  • Premium 4-gang motor-driven analog master volume control

  • Separate TKD brand analog gain controls for L & R channel

  • 3/8" thick aluminum shielding around audio boards

  • Shielding prevents noise from power supplies & control circuits

  • Separate output jacks for simultaneous normal & non-inverting polarity

  • Aluminum chassis rear panel

  • Remote control polarity switching uses gold-on-silver contact relays

  • Vampire brand 24k gold-plated RCA jacks

  • Neutrik brand premium XLR connectors

  • Canare brand internal wiring

  • High capacity R-core audio power transformer & inductor

  • Hyper-fast soft recovery audio bridge rectifiers diodes

  • Independent power supply for controller, relay coils, triggers, LEDs

  • Remote control handset controls all functions

  • Discrete IR codes for remote control

  • Four 12v trigger output jacks for power amp auto turn-on:

  • Two 12v trigger jacks are switched by the remote handset

  • Two 12v trigger jacks are live when the JC 2 is turned on

  • Two-way RS-232 serial port connection

  • Line level inputs only; no inputs for phono

  • Audio mute is switched by independent L & R relays

  • Rear panel IR repeater input & loop out jacks

  • Premium detachable heavy gauge IEC AC cord

  • 2 6' (2m) trigger wires included

  • Remote handset also controls Parasound Halo T 3 Tuner

  • 3u Chassis, rack mountable with HRA3 (sold separately)

     

 

SPECIFICATIONS:

 

  • Frequency Response5 Hz - 100 kHz, +0/-3 dB

  • DistortionTHD: < 0.003% at 100 Hz THD: < 0.005% at 20 kHz IM: < 0.003%

  • S/N Ratio> 116 dB, input shorted, IHF A-weighted> 104 dB, input shorted, unweighted

  • Crosstalk> 100 dB at 10 kHz> 90 dB at 20 kHz

  • Gain14 dB, maximum

  • L, R Gain Control Range- 10 dB

  • Input ImpedanceUnbalanced: 30k ohmsBalanced: 30k ohms per leg

  • Output ImpedanceUnbalanced: < 60 ohmsBalanced: < 60 ohms per leg

  • Input Sensitivity200 mV for 1 V outputTotal Gain: 14 dBMaximum Output: 8 V

  • XLR Pin Identification1 = Ground (Shield)2 = Positive3 = Negative (Return)

  • AC Power Requirement110 - 120 V or 220-240 V, 50 - 60 Hzs(Set AC Voltage switch on rear panel)25 watt standby; 30 watts when turned on

  • DimensionsWidth: 17 1/4" (437 mm)Depth: 16" (406 mm)Height, with feet: 5 7/8" (150 mm)Height, without feet: 5 1/4" (133 mm)

  • WeightNet: 24 lbs. (11 kg)Shipping: 36 lbs. (16.4 kg)

    $4,495.00Price
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