Parasound Halo JC3 Jr. Phono Preamplifier

Parasound Halo JC3 Jr. Phono Preamplifier

FEATURES:

 

  • Circuitry designed by legendary John Curl
  • Circuit board layout by Carl Thompson
  • Cartridge options for 47k Ω MM and MC/MI
  • Variable MC impedance adjustment of 50-550 ohms
  • Gain select for 40 dB/50 dB/60 dB unbalanced (46 dB/56 dB/66 dB balanced)
  • Balanced and unbalanced outputs
  • Mono switch can improve sound of mono & older LPs
  • Convenient auto turn-on by 12V trigger
  • RIAA accurate to within 0.2 dB
  • Incredible S/N up to 94 dB and THD less than 0.02%
  • Vishay-Dale resistors in the audio path
  • Aluminum shield separates power supply and audio circuits
  • Shielded toroid power transformer
  • High speed-soft recovery bridge rectifiers and common mode inductors
  • Vampire brand 24k gold-plated RCA jacks
  • Neutrik brand locking balanced XLR outputs connectors
  • Compact 1U chassis (2.5" high with feet)
  • Available in silver or black

 

 

SPECIFICATIONS:

 

  • Frequency Response:  20-20Khz, +/- 0.2dB
  • Total Harmonic Distortion:   < 0.02% at 1 kHz
  • Signal to Noise Ratio, 40 dB Setting:   >85dB, input shorted, IHF A-weighted; >80dB, input shorted, unweighted
  • Signal to Noise Ratio, 50 dB Setting:   >89dB, input shorted, IHF A-weighted; >84dB, input shorted unweighted
  • Signal to Noise Ratio, 60 dB Setting:   >94dB, input shorted, IHF A-weighted; >91dB, input shorted, unweighted
  • Inter-channel Crosstalk:   >80 dB at 1 kHz
  • Input Impedance:   MM or MI: 47k Ω;   MC Variable: 50- 550 Ω
  • Output Impedance:   Unbalanced: < 100 Ω;   Balanced: < 100 Ω per leg
  • Input Capacitance:   150 pF
  • Input Sensitivity at 1 kHz, 4mV Input:   40 dB: 4 mV for 450mV output;   50 dB: 4 mV for 1.4 Volts output;   60 dB: 4 mV for 4.25 Volts output
  • Input Sensitivity at 1 kHz, 1V Output:   40 dB: 9 mV for 1.0 Volt output;   50 dB: 3 mV for 1.0 Volt output;   60 dB: 0.9 mV for 1.0 Volt output
  • Total Gain:   40 dB / 50 dB / 60 dB (unbalanced output);   46 dB / 56 dB / 66 dB (balanced output)
  • XLR Pin Identification:   1 = Ground (Shield), 2 = Positive, 3 = Negative (Return)
  • AC Power Requirement:   Standby: <1 watt;   Power On: 9 watts 115 VAC or 230 VAC 50 - 60 Hz
  • Dimensions (W X D X H):   17.25" x 14.75" x 2.5"
  • Weight:   Net: 13 lbs. (5.9 Kg);   Shipping: 19 lbs. (8.6 kg)
    $1,495.00Price