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Parasound Halo Series JC 3+ Phono Preamplifier

PARA-JC3P-A
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- By ordering this product with custom specifications you acknowledge that the sale is final and the product may not be returned or exchanged.

- Send us a sample of the wood that you would like the speaker to match. Your order will be placed on hold for up to 14 days as we wait for your wood sample. Samples not received after 14 days will cause your order to be canceled. Please send your physical sample along with a copy of your Triad Order attached to the address listed below.

Triad Speakers
Sales - RUSH - Paint Sample
15835 NE Cameron Blvd.
Portland, OR 97230
- Your order will be placed on hold for up to 14 days as we wait for your color sample. Samples not received after 14 days will cause your order to be canceled. Your sample must be of a solid color. Wood, multi colored wallpaper/fabrics and faux finishes CANNOT be sent as samples for custom paint matching. Please send your physical color sample along with a copy of your Triad Order attached to the address listed below.

Triad Speakers
Sales - RUSH - Paint Sample
15835 NE Cameron Blvd.
Portland, OR 97230

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Halo is Parasound’s premier line with a reputation for going head-to-head with the most expensive equipment on the market, while costing a fraction of the price. Halo has earned honors and awards that are unmatched.

Parasound Halo Series JC 3+ Phono Preamplifier

Halo is Parasound’s premier line with a reputation for going head-to-head with the most expensive equipment on the market, while costing a fraction of the price. Halo has earned honors and awards that are unmatched. The Parasound Halo JC 3+ is a High-Performance Dual-Mono Phono Preamplifier built with the highest quality parts, solid construction, and a very clean design. Like all Phono Preamplifiers, the JC 3+ must multiply the tiny audio signal generated by a high-end low-output moving coil (MC) or moving magnet (MM) phonograph cartridge and make it strong enough to deliver to the input of a line level preamplifier. Parasound's Halo JC 3+ is a dual mono design with unbalanced inputs and outputs using Vampire RCA jacks, plus balanced outputs using Neutrik XLR jacks. A variable MC load adjust independent for each channel from 50-550 ohms with dual gang potentiometers specially made for Parasound by Vishay.

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John Curl Signature

Designed by John Curl

John Curl is one of the finest analog audio designers of all time. In the ‘70s he designed mixing consoles for the Grateful Dead and Jefferson Airplane, then the original Mark Levinson JC 2, Vendetta Research, his own brand, a $75,000 phono stage for Constellation Audio. Since 1989 Curl has guided Parasound in developing amplifiers and preamplifiers with a reputation for superior sonics, high value and longevity.

Impedance Dial on amp

Multiple Cartridge Settings

A custom-made three-position input impedance/gain switch provides for 47k Ohm MM, variable impedance MC, and 47k Ohm MC. The latter is an ideal load for some MC cartridges and high-end moving iron cartridges. Variable MC load adjust independent for each channel from 50-550 ohms with dual gang potentiometers specially made for Parasound by Vishay.

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Balanced XLR Outputs

Recording and broadcast studios use balanced connections exclusively because of their inherent ability to reject noise and hum, thus assuring the best sound. Certain high quality preamplifiers and surround controllers built for residential use utilize balanced connections with XLR jacks for the same reasons. All Parasound Halo series power amplifiers have balanced inputs with XLR jacks so you can take full advantage of their inherent noise reduction capability.

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Dual Mono Power Supply & Toroid Transformer

Separate high speed-soft recovery rectifiers, filter caps and voltage regulators for each channel. Large low ESD power supply filter caps offer greater reserve for head-snapping dynamics. Built-in AC line conditioner to prevent AC noise from polluting the circuits.

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PARA-JC3P-BL PARA-JC3P-SL
Standby: 1W
Power On: 12W
115 or 230 VAC 50 - 60 Hz
(Selected on Chassis Bottom)
Standby: 1W
Power On: 12W
115 or 230 VAC 50 - 60 Hz
(Selected on Chassis Bottom)
20Hz - 20kHz, +/- 0.2dB
20Hz - 20kHz, +/- 0.2dB
72dB at 1kHz
72dB at 1kHz
MM: 47kΩ
MC: 50 - 550Ω variable, 47kΩ fixed
MM: 47kΩ
MC: 50 - 550Ω variable, 47kΩ fixed
200 mV for 1 V output
Total Gain: 14 dB
Maximum Output: 8 V
200 mV for 1 V output
Total Gain: 14 dB
Maximum Output: 8 V
MM:
> 87dB, input shorted, IHF A-weighted
> 78dB, input shorted, unweighted
MC:
> 87 dB, input shorted, IHF A-weighted
> 67 dB, input shorted, unweighted
MM:
> 87dB, input shorted, IHF A-weighted
> 78dB, input shorted, unweighted
MC:
> 87 dB, input shorted, IHF A-weighted
> 67 dB, input shorted, unweighted
+9 Vdc to +12 Vdc, 5 mA
+9 Vdc to +12 Vdc, 5 mA
XLR Pin Identification
1 = Ground (Shield)
2 = Positive
3 = Negative (Return)
XLR Pin Identification
1 = Ground (Shield)
2 = Positive
3 = Negative (Return)
17.25" x 3.55" x 13.75" (438 x 89 x 350mm) (without feet)
17.25" x 4.13" x 16" (438 x 105 x 350mm) (with feet)
17.25" x 3.55" x 13.75" (438 x 89 x 350mm) (without feet)
17.25" x 4.13" x 16" (438 x 105 x 350mm) (with feet)
Net Weight: 19 lbs (8.6 kg)
Shipping Weight: 26 lbs (11.8 kg)
Net Weight: 19 lbs (8.6 kg)
Shipping Weight: 26 lbs (11.8 kg)
 
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We want to make our Affiliate program as easy as possible. That’s why we process all claims directly, without any third party telephone tag. Specific warranty terms and details from the manufacturer are below. View the full Parasound Warranty.

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