Parasound Halo JC3 Jr Phono Preamplifier

  • $2,550.00
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Enjoy toe-curling analog performance at a real world price with the superb John Curl designed Parasound Halo JC3 Jr.! 

Since its introduction to a torrent of rave reviews, the JC3 Jr has upended its market segment, by offering most of the performance of the legendary JC3+, at half the price - and in an elegant slim chassis. Very highly recommended.

The JC3 Jr unit actually comes alive in its balanced mode, though. The balanced connection is a swinging connection. That is, it grooved in a serious manner with both an impressive tonal balance but also a sense of sonic rightness that allowed the music to drift in a carefree and naturalistic manner. - Paul Rigby, The Audiophile Man

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Highlights of the JC3 Jr. 

  • Circuitry designed by legendary John Curl
  • Circuit board layout by Carl Thompson
  • Cartridge options for 47k Ω MM and MC/MI
  • Variable MC impedance adjustment of 50-550 ohms
  • Gain select for 40 dB/50 dB/60 dB unbalanced (46 dB/56 dB/66 dB balanced)
  • Balanced and unbalanced outputs
  • Mono switch can improve sound of mono & older LPs
  • Convenient auto turn-on by 12V trigger
  • RIAA accurate to within 0.2 dB
  • Incredible S/N up to 94 dB and THD less than 0.02%
  • Vishay-Dale resistors in the audio path
  • Aluminum shield separates power supply and audio circuits
  • Shielded toroid power transformer
  • High speed-soft recovery bridge rectifiers and common mode inductors
  • Vampire brand 24k gold-plated RCA jacks
  • Neutrik brand locking balanced XLR outputs connectors
  • Compact 1U chassis (2.5" high with feet)
  • Available in silver or black

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