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