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Parasound JC3 Jr Halo Phono Preamplifier

UPC: 791084211306
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Parasound JC3 Jr Halo Phono Preamplifier

John Curl is an audio legend with over 30 years experience designing the very finest sounding phono preamps. He has designed acclaimed phono stage preamps for Vendetta Research, Constellation Audio, Audible Illusions and for Parasound, whose JC3+ is a Stereophile Class A Recommended Component. The JC3 Jr. is his most affordable design ever!

  • Circuitry designed by legendary John Curl
  • Circuit board layout by Carl Thompson
  • Cartridge options for 47k 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
  • Specs
    • Cartridge options for both MM and MC
    • Adjustable gain
    • Variable MC Loading from 50 Ohms to 550 Ohms
    • Mono switch
    • Circuit boards designed by Carl Thompson
    • Balanced and single-ended outputs
    • Convenient 12V turn-on trigger
    • Vampire Brand 24kt Gold-Plated RCA jacks
    • Neutrik Brand Locking XLR Connectors
    • Low-level circuitry housed in isolated sub enclosures


    • RIAA Accuracy within 0.2dB
    • Signal-To-Noise Ration up to 94 dB
    • THD < 0.02%
    • Selectable Gain of 40dB, 50dB, 60dB unbalanced
    • Selectable Gin of 46dB, 56dB, 66dB balanced
    • Torroid Transformer
    • Vishay-Dale resistors in the audio path
    • High-speed, soft-recovery bridge rectifiers

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