Parasound Halo JC5 Stereo Power Amplifier

  • $9,500.00
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The John Curl designed Parasound Halo JC5 is a reference 2-channel power amp, by any measure. The JC5's first 12 watts are pure Class A - this is the power you'll be listening to most of the time. Once transitioned to Class AB, it can produce 400 watts RMS per channel continuous (at 8 Ohms) or 600 watts per channel (at 4 Ohms). It can also be bridged to produce a staggering 1200 watts. It's truly rare that an amplifier can shift from velvet-gloved delicacy to swinging up to 90 amperes of current, per channel. This must be experienced. The JC5 is a full chassis height unit (4u) and is available in black or silver.


"Having heard the JC 5, I realize that it's worth every penny. Its sound delighted me in ways that few other components ever have. By any measure, the Halo JC 5 is a superb power amplifier. I can't recommend Parasound's Halo JC 5 highly enough." SoundStage! HI-FI January 2019

"The JC 5 plays whatever you want the way it was meant to be played. For Parasound to have such stringent design criteria on the JC 5 is impressive indeed. Like its big brother, the original JC 1, the Parasound JC 5 is a stunning amplifier." Home Theater Review November 2018


JC5 Features

  • 400 watts x 2 @ 8 Ω RMS, both channels driven
  • 600 watts x 2 @ 4 Ω RMS, both channels driven
  • 1200 watts x 1@ 8 Ω, in bridged mode
  • Circuitry designed by legendary John Curl
  • Ultra-high bias Class A/AB operation
  • 12 watts per channel of pure Class A power
  • 90 amperes peak current per channel
  • Stable with speaker impedance dips to 1.5 Ω
  • Balanced inputs with discrete circuits
  • CHK Infinium, custom 5-way speaker binding posts
  • Neutrik locking XLR input connectors
  • Vampire gold-plated RCA input & loop output jacks
  • Direct-coupled signal path, no capacitors or inductors
  • DC Servo and relay protection circuits
  • AC turn-on inrush surge protection with relay bypass
  • Dual-mono input stages with ±110 volt DC rails
  • JFET input stage, MOSFET driver stage
  • 24 beta-matched 15 ampere, 60 MHz bipolar output transistors
  • 1.7 kVA shielded toroid power transformer with independent windings for each channel
  • Independent power supplies for left & right channel input stages, driver stages, output stages
  • 8,880 µF Nichicon Gold Tune filter capacitors for input stages
  • 132,000 µF Rubycon filter capacitors for output stages
  • Full power is rated all the way down to 5Hz for unrestricted low-end bass
  • Harris hyper-fast soft-recovery bridge diode rectifiers
  • Automatic turn-on by 12 V trigger or audio sensing
  • 4 rack space chassis with rear carry handles
  • Rack mount hardware is included
  • Available in silver or black

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