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Parasound HALO JC3 Jr, MM/MI/MC Phono Amplifier by John Curl

$2,100.00

This is probably the most significant new product line in our store ever! After an absence of 10 years in Canada, Parasound is BACK in Canada. For a couple of years now, Pat has been badgering Parasound to bring their products back to Canada and has been instrumental in getting Parasound back to our market. Why is Pat so excited? The Parasound HALO JC3 Jr, MM/MI/MC Phono Amplifier has Variable MC Impedance adjustment of 50-550 ohm to match with any MC cartridge. The Parasound HALO JC3 Jr, MM/MI/MC Phono Amplifier is designed by John Curl, the person who designed the first High-End Mark Levinson JC preamps which Pat sold in 1974. Since then, John Curl with Walter Jung, had built a tremendous data base on what and how each manufacturers’ electronic component sounds like. From by-pass caps to resistors to power supply capacitors, the widest spectrum of electronic components were carefully listened to and tested. These hand-picked components is what is found inside the Parasound HALO JC3 Jr, MM/MI/MC Phono Amplifier. Some of them are the Vishay-Dale Resistors, Shielded Toroid Power Transformer, High Speed with Soft Receovery restifiers and common mode inductors, Vampire Brand 24K gold-plated RCA jacks, etc. This Parasound HALO JC3 Jr, MM/MI/MC Phono Amplifier has RCA as well as full balanced XLR outputs. The RIAA Circuit is accurate to within 0.2db. This is one phono preamp that the DIY audiophiles will not be able to modify to be better sound, why? Because John Curl wrote the book on parts selection, circuit layout, power supply designs in ultra High-End Audiophiles electronics. I have not found an equal at any price up to $5,000, and yet this Parasound HALO JC 3 Jr, MM/MI/MC Phono Amplifier only sells for $2,100. Wow, talk about High End Audio Value, this Parasound HALO JC3 Jr, MM/MI/MC Phono Amplifier will surely go down in history as the STEAL of the century for High End Audio. Hurry, before this Phono Amplifier goes up in price.

Review, Oliver Amnuayphol of SoundStage Magazine: “… quietest Phono Stage that had passed through my system, regardless of price… I’ve heard more than a few phono stages, Many costing much more than the Jr., get nowhere near as close to neutrality… I’ll take the JC3 Jr.’s eminently listenable, uncolored sound every time… In my experience, surprisingly few “perfectionist” audio components do this well, and fewer still do it for a price as low as the JC3 Jr.’s.”

Shipping weight: 13 lbs.
Price: $2,100.00

Parasound HALO JC3+ Reference MM/MI/MC Phono Amp by John Curl

$4,200.00

This is probably the most significant new product line in our store ever! After an absence of 10 years in Canada, Parasound is BACK in Canada. For a couple of years now, Pat has been badgering Parasound to bring their products back to Canada and has been instrumental in getting Parasound back to our market. Why is Pat so excited? The Parasound HALO JC3+ Reference MM/MI/MC Phono Amplifier has Variable MC Impedance adjustment of 50-550 ohm to match with any MC cartridge. The Parasound HALO JC 3+ Reference MM/MI/MC Phono Amplifier is designed by John Curl, the person who designed the first High-End Mark Levinson JC preamps which Pat sold in 1974. Since then, John Curl with Walter Jung, had built a tremendous data base on what and how each manufacturers’ electronic component sounds like. From by-pass caps to resistors to power supply capacitors, the widest spectrum of electronic components were carefully listened to and tested. These hand-picked components are what is found inside the Parasound HALO JC3+ Reference MM/MI/MC Phono Amplifier. Some of them are the 24k gold plated copper traces on phono module boards for utmost conductivity and most transparency/detail in the music, Curl-Thompson tweaked circuits to further reduce the JC3 silent background noise, High Speed with Soft Recovery rectifiers with filter caps and voltage regulators for each channel, Non-magnetic aluminium rear panel for purest sound, etc. This Parasound HALO JC3+ Reference MM/MI/MC Phono Amplifier has RCA as well as full balanced XLR outputs. The RIAA Circuit is accurate to within 0.2db. This is one phono preamp that the DIY audiophiles will not be able to modify to be better sound, why? Because John Curl wrote the book on parts selection, circuit layout, power supply designs in ultra-High-End Audiophiles electronics. I have not found an equal at any price up to $20,000, and yet this Parasound HALO JC3+ Reference MM/MI/MC Phono Amplifier only sells for $4,200. Wow, talk about High End Audio Value, this Parasound HALO HALO JC3+ Reference MM/MI/MC Phono Amplifier will surely go down in history as the STEAL of the century for High End Audio. Hurry, before this Phono Amplifier goes up in price.

Shipping weight: 26 lbs.
Price: $4,200.00

Parasound HALO P6 2.1 Channel Preamp & DAC

$2,100.00

This is probably the most significant new product line in our store ever! After an absence of 10 years in Canada, Parasound is BACK in Canada. For a couple of years now, Pat has been badgering Parasound to bring their products back to Canada and has been instrumental in getting Parasound back to our market. Why is Pat so excited? The Parasound HALO P6 is a truly full featured High-End Audio Preamp with the latest High Resolution DAC build in. The P6 Preamp is designed by John Curl, the person who designed the first High-End Mark Levinson JC preamps which Pat sold in 1974. Since then, John Curl with Walter Jung, had built a tremendous data base on what and how each manufacturers’ electronic component sounds like. From by-pass caps to resistors to power supply capacitors, the widest spectrum of electronic components were carefully listened to and tested. These hand-picked components is what is found inside the Parasound P6 preamplifier. Some of them are the super high resolution ESS Sabre32 Reference DAC capable of DSD & 384kHz/32 bit PCM. A precision Ball Bearing supported Solid Aluminum Volume Knob ensures years of reliable use with precision Resistor Step Ladder Volume Control just like $125,000 preamps with improved Left/Right channel separation and balance tracking. The build in MM and MC phono stages, the USB and SPDIF coax and toslink DAC inputs, adjustable bass managed systems for Subwoofer outputs, XLR Balanced and RCA Analog Inputs, High Quality By-passable tone controls Home Theatre Bypass, Dedicated Class A Headphone Amplifier makes this the most full featured Preamplifier with the best of Electronic Parts. This is one preamp with DAC that the DIY audiophiles will not be able to modify to be better sound, why? Because John Curl wrote the book on parts selection, circuit layout, power supply designs in ultra High-End Audiophiles electronics I have not found an equal at any price up to $10,000, and yet this Parasound HALO P6 Preamp only sells for $2100. Wow, talk about High End Audio Value, this preamp will surely go down in history as the STEAL of the century for High End Audio. Hurry, before this preamp goes up in price.

Shipping weight: 21 lbs.
Price: $2100.00

Parasound HALO A21 Stereo Power Amplifier by John Curl

$3,500.00

This is probably the most significant new product line in our store ever! After an absence of 10 years in Canada, Parasound is BACK in Canada. For a couple of years now, Pat has been badgering Parasound to bring their products back to Canada and has been instrumental in getting Parasound back to our market. Why is Pat so excited? The Parasound HALO A21 Stereo Power Amplifier by John Curl is a truly High-End Quality Stereo Power Amplifier. The Parasound HALO A21 Stereo Power Amplifier is designed by John Curl, the person who designed the first High-End Mark Levinson JC preamps which Pat sold in 1974. Since then, John Curl with Walter Jung, had built a tremendous data base on what and how each manufacturers’ electronic component sounds like. From by-pass caps to resistors to power supply capacitors, the widest spectrum of electronic components were carefully listened to and tested. These hand-picked components is what is found inside the Parasound HALO A21 Stereo Power Amplifier by John Curl. Some of them are the 100,000uF power supply filter capacitors, 16 Beta-Matched 15 Amp 60 Mhz Bi-polar Output Devices and the Complementary MOSFET driver stage and JFET Input Stage. The Signal is Direct Copled without any capacitors or inductors. The High Bias Class A/AB operation of the HALO A21 Stereo Power Amplifier is also THX Ultra2 certified. It puts out 250W RMS X 2 @ 8 ohms, 400W RMS X 2 @ 4ohms, and 750W RMS @ 8 ohms Bridged, all from 20-20kHz with 60 amperes peak current per channel. The True Balanced Inputs are derived from Discrete Amplifications from the XLR Connectors, as opposed to many competitors “Balanced Circuits” derived from a much less expensive transformer. This is one power amplifier that the DIY audiophiles will not be able to modify to be better sound, why? Because John Curl wrote the book on parts selection, circuit layout, power supply designs in ultra-High-End Audiophiles electronics. I have not found an equal at any price up to $10,000, and yet this Parasound HALO A21 Stereo Power Amplifier by John Curl only sells for $3500. Wow, talk about High End Audio Value, this power amplifier will surely go down in history as the STEAL of the century for High End Audio. Hurry, before this Reference Power Amplifier goes up in price.

Shipping weight: 75 lbs.
Price: $3,500.00

Parasound HALO A23 Stereo Power Amplifier by John Curl

$1,400.00

This is probably the most significant new product line in our store ever! After an absence of 10 years in Canada, Parasound is BACK in Canada. For a couple of years now, Pat has been badgering Parasound to bring their products back to Canada and has been instrumental in getting Parasound back to our market. Why is Pat so excited? The Parasound HALO A23 Stereo Power Amplifier by John Curl is a truly High-End Quality Stereo Power Amplifier. The Parasound HALO A23 Stereo Power Amplifier is designed by John Curl, the person who designed the first High-End Mark Levinson JC preamps which Pat sold in 1974. Since then, John Curl with Walter Jung, had built a tremendous data base on what and how each manufacturers’ electronic component sounds like. From by-pass caps to resistors to power supply capacitors, the widest spectrum of electronic components were carefully listened to and tested. These hand-picked components is what is found inside the Parasound HALO A23 Stereo Power Amplifier by John Curl. Some of them are the 48,000uF power supply filter capacitors, 12 Beta-Matched 15 Amp 60 Mhz Bi-polar Output Devices are driven by the Complementary MOSFET driver stage and JFET Input Stage. The Signal is Direct Coupled without any capacitors or inductors. The High Bias Class A/AB operation of the HALO A23 Stereo Power Amplifier is also THX Ultra2 certified. It puts out 125W RMS X 2 @ 8 ohms, 225W RMS X 2 @ 4ohms, and 400W RMS @ 8 ohms Bridged, all from 20-20kHz with 45 amperes peak current per channel. The True Balanced Inputs are derived from Discrete Amplifications from the XLR Connectors, as opposed to many competitors “Balanced Circuits” derived from a much less expensive transformer. This is one power amplifier that the DIY audiophiles will not be able to modify to be better sound, why? Because John Curl wrote the book on parts selection, circuit layout, power supply designs in ultra-High-End Audiophiles electronics. I have not found an equal at any price up to $5,000, and yet this Parasound HALO A23 Stereo Power Amplifier by John Curl only sells for $1,400. Wow, talk about High End Audio Value, this power amplifier will surely go down in history as the STEAL of the century for High End Audio. Hurry, before this Reference Power Amplifier goes up in price.

Shipping weight: 38 lbs.
Price: $1,400.00

Parasound HALO HINT 6 Integrated Amplifier & DAC

$4,200.00

This is probably the most significant new product line in our store ever! After an absence of 10 years in Canada, Parasound is BACK in Canada. For a couple of years now, Pat has been badgering Parasound to bring their products back to Canada and has been instrumental in getting Parasound back to our market. Why is Pat so excited? The Parasound HALO HINT 6 is a truly full featured High-End Audio Integrated Amplifier with the latest High Resolution DAC build in. The Parasound HALO HINT 6 is designed by John Curl, the person who designed the first High-End Mark Levinson JC preamps which Pat sold in 1974. Since then, John Curl with Walter Jung, had built a tremendous data base on what and how each manufacturers’ electronic component sounds like. From by-pass caps to resistors to power supply capacitors, the widest spectrum of electronic components were carefully listened to and tested. These hand-picked components is what is found inside the Parasound HALO HINT 6 Integrated Amplifier. Some of them are the super high resolution ESS Sabre32 Reference DAC capable of DSD & 384kHz/32 bit PCM. A precision Ball Bearing supported Solid Aluminum Volume Knob ensures years of reliable use with precision Resistor Step Ladder Volume Control just like $125,000 preamps with improved Left/Right channel separation and balance tracking. The build in MM and MC phono stages, the USB and SPDIF coax and toslink DAC inputs, adjustable bass managed systems for Subwoofer outputs, XLR Balanced and RCA Analog Inputs, High Quality By-passable tone controls Home Theatre Bypass, Dedicated Class A Headphone Amplifier makes this the most full featured Preamplifier with the best of Electronic Parts. This is one integrated amplifier that the DIY audiophiles will not be able to modify to be better sound, why? Because John Curl wrote the book on parts selection, circuit layout, power supply designs in ultra High-End Audiophiles electronics I have not found an equal at any price up to $20,000, and yet this Parasound HALO HINT 6 Integrated Amplifier only sells for $4200. Wow, talk about High End Audio Value, this integrated amplifier will surely go down in history as the STEAL of the century for High End Audio. Hurry, before this integrated amplifier goes up in price.

Shipping weight: 45 lbs.
Price: $4200.00

Parasound HALO Reference JC1 Mono Block Power Amplifier by John Curl

$6,300.00

This is probably the most significant new product line in our store ever! After an absence of 10 years in Canada, Parasound is BACK in Canada. For more than a couple of years now, Pat has been badgering Parasound to bring their products back to Canada and has been instrumental in getting Parasound back to our market. Why is Pat so excited? The Parasound HALO JC1 Mono Block Reference Power Amplifier by John Curl is truly one of the very best power amplifiers you can obtain on the market with all the best quality parts. The Parasound HALO Reference JC1 Mono Block is designed by John Curl, the person who designed the first High-End Mark Levinson JC preamps which Pat sold in 1974. Since then, John Curl with Walter Jung, had built up a tremendous data base on what and how each manufacturers’ electronic component sounds like. Every by-pass caps to resistors to power supply capacitors, the widest spectrum of electronic components were carefully listened to and tested. These hand-picked components is what is found inside the Parasound HALO JC1 Mono Block Reference Power Amplifiers by John Curl. For instance, you will find Ultra-high Bias Class A/AB operation (25 watts in Class A 20-20K Hz @8 ohms and 1200 watts RMS at 1.2 ohm). The circuit design is Direct Coupled with no capacitors or inductors in the signal path. Only the best complementary MOSFET driver stage and JFET on the input stage are used. There are 18 Beta-Matched 15 Amp 60 MHZ Bipolar Output devices in each of these amplifiers. There is a 1.9kVA encapsulated toroid power transformer powering 132,000 uF Nichicon Gold Tune Filter Capacitors for the output stage, and 18,000 uF High Speed Filter Capacitor for the driver stage, all separately and independently regulated. The impressive parts list continues on with REL and Nichicon Muse Capacitors and Harris Hyper-Fast Soft Recovery Diodes for all bridge Rectifiers. The Aluminum chassis rear panel has Vampire Brand 24K gold RCA jack, Neutrik Brand premium XLR connector, etc. This is one Reference power amplifier that the DIY audiophiles will not be able to modify to be better sounding, why? Because John Curl wrote the book on parts selection, circuit layout, power supply designs in ultra-High-End Audiophiles electronics. I have not found an equal even at $250,000, and yet this Parasound HALO JC1 Mono Block Reference Power Amplifiers by John Curl only sells for $6300. There is also a Parasound HALO JC5 Stereo Power Amplifier that puts out 400 Watts RMS @ 8 ohms x 2 for $8500. Wow, talk about High End Audio Value, this Mono Block Power amplifier will surely go down in history as the STEAL of the century for High End Audio. Hurry, before this preamp goes up in price.

Shipping weight: 80 lbs. each Mono Block.
Price: $6,300.00 each Mono Block.

Parasound HALO Reference JC2BP Preamplifier by John Curl

$6,500.00

This is probably the most significant new product line in our store ever! After an absence of 10 years in Canada, Parasound is BACK in Canada. For a couple of years now, Pat has been badgering Parasound to bring their products back to Canada and has been instrumental in getting Parasound back to our market. Why is Pat so excited? The Parasound HALO Reference Preamplifier by John Curl is truly one of the very best preamplifier you can obtain on the market with all the best quality parts, and designed properly to sound the best. The Parasound HALO Reference JC2BP Preamplifier is designed by John Curl, the person who designed the first High-End Mark Levinson JC preamps which Pat sold in 1974. Since then, John Curl with Walter Jung, had built up a tremendous data base on what and how each manufacturers’ electronic component sounds like. Every by-pass caps to resistors to power supply capacitors, the widest spectrum of electronic components were carefully listened to and tested. These hand-picked components is what is found inside the Parasound HALO Reference Preamplifier by John Curl. For instance, you will find Hand-Matched Complimentary FETs in the circuitries, Premium 4-gang motor-driven master volume control with TKD brand analog gain controls for the best sounding volume control on the market. There are 3/8” thick aluminum shielding around audio circuit boards and Shielding in power supplies and control boards. The Aluminum cassis rear panel has Vampire Brand 24K gold RCA jacks, Neutrik Brand premium XLR connectors, etc. This is one Reference preamp that the DIY audiophiles will not be able to modify to be better sounding, why? Because John Curl wrote the book on parts selection, circuit layout, power supply designs in ultra-High-End Audiophiles electronics. I have not found an equal even at $125,000, and yet this Parasound HALO Reference Preamplifier by John Curl only sells for $6500. Wow, talk about High End Audio Value, this preamp will surely go down in history as the STEAL of the century for High End Audio. Hurry, before this preamp goes up in price.

Shipping weight: 36 lbs.
Price: $6,500.00

Parasound HALO JC5 Reference Stereo Power Amplifier by John Curl

$8,500.00

This is probably the most significant new product line in our store ever! After an absence of 10 years in Canada, Parasound is BACK in Canada. For a couple of years now, Pat has been badgering Parasound to bring their products back to Canada and has been instrumental in getting Parasound back to our market. Why is Pat so excited? The Parasound HALO JC5 Reference Stereo Power Amplifier is a truly Reference Quality Stereo Power Amplifier. The Parasound HALO JC5 Reference Stereo Power Amplifier is designed by John Curl, the person who designed the first High-End Mark Levinson JC preamps which Pat sold in 1974. Since then, John Curl with Walter Jung, had built a tremendous data base on what and how each manufacturers’ electronic component sounds like. From by-pass caps to resistors to power supply capacitors, the widest spectrum of electronic components were carefully listened to and tested. These hand-picked components is what is found inside the Parasound HALO JC5 Reference Stereo Power Amplifier. Some of them are the Dual-Mono Input Stages with + or – 110 Volts DC rails, 24 Beta-Matched 15 Ampere, 60 Mhz Bipolar Output Devices, 8,880uF Nichicon Gold Tune Filter Capacitors for input stages, 132,000uF Rubycon Filter Capacitors for Output Stages, Harris Hyper-Fast Soft-Recovery Bridge Diode Rectifiers, etc. This Parasound HALO JC5 Reference Stereo Power Amplifier puts out 400 watts x 2 @ 8 Ohms, 1200 watts Bridged Mode @8 ohms. It is Stable to drive speaker loads down to 1.5 ohms. This is one power amplifier that the DIY audiophiles will not be able to modify to be better sound, why? Because John Curl wrote the book on parts selection, circuit layout, power supply designs in ultra High-End Audiophiles electronics. I have not found an equal at any price up to $130,000, and yet this Parasound HALO JC5 Reference Stereo Power Amplifier only sells for $8,500. Wow, talk about High End Audio Value, this HALO JC5 Reference Stereo Power Amplifier will surely go down in history as the STEAL of the century for High End Audio. Hurry, before this Reference Power Amplifier goes up in price.

Review from Audio Bacon by Siao Jer comparisons to the McIntosh MC452, “The JC5 is superior in its instrumentation and vocal outlines and has more dimension and air… The JC5 is much quicker, more insightful, has a tighter bass, and breathes further into the room. It has a wider and deeper soundstage… The JC5 does a better job layering out the soundstage and separating out the performers… The HALO JC5 is a great sounding amplifier, period… The HALO JC5 stereo amplifier not only excels in the technical qualities of great sound, it does so with sheer ease and tenacity. In addition to the outstanding build quality and amazing customer service Parasound provides, this top-tier amplifier deserves serious consideration for any reference Hi-Fi system.”

Shipping weight: 90 lbs.
Price: $8500.00