About
Parasound
In the complicated landscape of audio, many companies put stratospheric price tags on great performance. Our mission couldn't be more different. Simply put, we offer the most performance for the money by finding the sweetest spot between price and diminishing returns. We've all been on the consumer side: music lovers, musicians, and audio enthusiasts looking for top-tier sound without breaking the bank.
Everything we do at Parasound is customer-centric because that's how we define value. Most of our customers don't have trust funds and have to work for their money — so we give them their money's worth and then some. Every time another expert compares our product to equipment that costs three times as much, we have succeeded.

Parasound Halo JC2 BP Preamp with Home Theater Bypass
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  • Regular price £5,499.99


  • Home theater bypass enables seamless blending into a digital surround system
  • Home theater bypass functions with both unbalanced & balanced inputs and outputs
  • Home theater bypass function can be assigned to any input
  • Bypass remains selected after unit has been turned off
  • Improved remote control is included with the bypass assignment keys
  • Specifications and sonic performance are 100% the same as the original JC 2

  • 6 pairs unbalanced RCA line-level audio input jacks
  • 2 input pairs can be switched to XLR balanced connectors
  • Independent balanced/unbalanced select for the L & R channel
  • Each channel's input is switched by its own gold-on-silver contact relay
  • 4 output jack pairs with specialized functions:
  • 1 Main output jack pair is balanced XLR, polarity is switched by remote
  • 1 Main output jack pair is unbalanced RCA, polarity is switched by remote
  • 1 output jack pair is unbalanced RCA, inverted polarity only
  • 1 output pair is unbalanced RCA, normal polarity, fixed level for recorders
  • Dual-mono left & right channel circuit boards minimize crosstalk
  • Hand-matched complementary FETs
  • Direct DC servo-coupled, no capacitors in the signal path
  • Premium 4-gang motor-driven analog master volume control
  • Separate TKD brand analog gain controls for L & R channel
  • 3/8" thick aluminum shielding around audio boards
  • Shielding prevents noise from power supplies & control circuits
  • Separate output jacks for simultaneous normal & non-inverting polarity
  • Aluminum chassis rear panel
  • Remote control polarity switching uses gold-on-silver contact relays
  • Vampire brand 24k gold-plated RCA jacks
  • Neutrik brand premium XLR connectors
  • Canare brand internal wiring
  • High capacity R-core audio power transformer & inductor
  • Hyper-fast soft recovery audio bridge rectifiers diodes
  • Independent power supply for controller, relay coils, triggers, LEDs
  • Remote control handset controls all functions
  • Discrete IR codes for remote control
  • Four 12v trigger output jacks for power amp auto turn-on:
  • Two 12v trigger jacks are switched by the remote handset
  • Two 12v trigger jacks are live when the JC 2 is turned on
  • Two-way RS-232 serial port connection
  • Line level inputs only; no inputs for phono
  • Audio mute is switched by independent L & R relays
  • Rear panel IR repeater input & loop out jacks
  • Premium detachable heavy gauge IEC AC cord
  • 2 6' (2m) trigger wires included
  • Remote handset also controls Parasound Halo T 3 Tuner

Frequency Response
5 Hz - 100 kHz, +0/-3 dB

Distortion
THD: < 0.003% at 100 Hz 
THD: < 0.005% at 20 kHz 
IM: < 0.003%

S/N Ratio
> 116 dB, input shorted, IHF A-weighted
> 104 dB, input shorted, unweighted

Crosstalk
> 100 dB at 10 kHz
> 90 dB at 20 kHz

Gain
14 dB, maximum

L, R Gain Control Range
- 10 dB

Input Impedance
Unbalanced: 30k ohms
Balanced: 30k ohms per leg

Output Impedance
Unbalanced: < 60 ohms
Balanced: < 60 ohms per leg

Input Sensitivity
200 mV for 1 V output
Total Gain: 14 dB
Maximum Output: 8 V

XLR Pin Identification
1 = Ground (Shield)
2 = Positive
3 = Negative (Return)

AC Power Requirement
110 - 120 V or 220-240 V, 50 - 60 Hzs
(Set AC Voltage switch on rear panel)
25 watt standby; 30 watts when turned on

Dimensions
Width: 17 1/4" (437 mm)
Depth: 16" (406 mm)
Height, with feet: 5 7/8" (150 mm)
Height, without feet: 5 1/4" (133 mm)

Weight
Net: 24 lbs. (11 kg)
Shipping: 36 lbs. (16.4 kg)

Rack Mount Accessory
HRA 3 (May be purchased separately)

The Absolute Sound 2016 High-End Buyer's Guide 
"Creating this little masterwork at this price is another feather in Parasound's and designer John Curl's cap."

Stereophile, March 2008
Review (PDF)

POSITIVE FEEDBACK ONLINE - ISSUE 34 (Max Dudious)
Review (PDF)

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