Parasound JC3+

  • Model: JC3+
  • Shipping Weight: 35lbs
  • 1 Units in Stock
  • Manufactured by: Parasound
$2,995.00

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  • Designed by John Curl - creator of the legendary Vendetta Research phono preamp
  • Inputs and outputs use Vampire brand 24k gold-plated RCA jacks
  • Balanced outputs use Neutrik brand premium XLR jacks
  • MM 47k ohm, MC 47k ohm or MC variable 50-550 Ohms
  • RIAA accurate within 0.2 dB
  • Exclusively Vishay-Dale resistors in the audio path
  • Triple shielding; low-carbon mild steel partitions isolate the power supplies & AC wires
  • Dual mono design; each audio channel is separately enclosed in its own extruded aluminum enclosure
  • Separate high speed-soft recovery rectifiers, filter caps and voltage regulators for each channel
  • Mono switch can improve sound of mono and older LPs
  • Built-in AC line conditioner to prevent AC noise from polluting the circuits
  • AC polarity reverse switch can reduce hum in many systems
  • Non-magnetic aluminum rear panel for purest sound
  • Turn On Options switch: manual or auto with 12v trigger input
  • Premium detachable heavy gauge IEC AC cord
  • 2u Chassis, rack mountable with HRA2 (sold separately)

How the JC 3+ improves on the original JC 3:

  • Variable MC load adjust independent for each channel from 50-550 ohms with dual gang potentiometers specially made for Parasound by Vishay.
  • Curl-Thompson tweaked circuits to further reduce the JC 3 silent background noise.
  • 24k gold plated copper traces on phono module boards for utmost conductivity and most transparency/detail in the music.
  • 47% larger low ESD power supply filter caps greater reserve for head-snapping dynamics.
  • Ability to turn off illumination of the front panel P logo.
  • Now Available in Silver or Black.
The Absolute Sound Review Highlights
"The internal layout was gorgeous, if like me, you're into such things. It abounds with top-quality parts including Vishay-Dale resistors and REL capacitors in critical circuits."
"it's as quiet as a mouse in hospital slippers."
"And this is key to its bat-sensitive low level resolving power, its ability to peer deeply into the small recess of a musical moment"
"Dynamically thereís a riveting balance of extremes at play, from profound ambient silence to rollicking kick-butt energy."
"this is the kind of resolving power and specificity that make the JC 3 so addictive."
"In terms of real-world performance, the place where most of us actually live, the Parasound Halo JC 3 is the best phono preamp Iíve heard in my system."
"My highest recommendation."
- Neil Gader