Kronos AV
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 JC3 JR Phono Preamp
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  • Regular price £2,199.00


Features

  • 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

Frequency Response: 
20-20Khz, +/- 0.2dB

Total Harmonic Distortion 
< 0.02% at 1 kHz

Signal to Noise Ratio, 40 dB Setting 
>85dB, input shorted, IHF A-weighted 
>80dB, input shorted, unweighted

Signal to Noise Ratio, 50 dB Setting 
>89dB, input shorted, IHF A-weighted 
>84dB, input shorted unweighted

Signal to Noise Ratio, 60 dB Setting 
> 94dB, input shorted, IHF A-weighted 
> 91dB, input shorted, unweighted

Inter-channel Crosstalk 
>80 dB at 1 kHz

Input Impedance 
MM or MI: 47k Ω 
MC Variable: 50- 550 Ω

Output Impedance 
Unbalanced: < 100 Ω 
Balanced: < 100 Ω per leg

Input Capacitance 
150 pF

Input Sensitivity at 1 kHz, 4mV Input 
40 dB: 4 mV for 450mV output 
50 dB: 4 mV for 1.4 Volts output 
60 dB: 4 mV for 4.25 Volts output

Input Sensitivity at 1 kHz, 1V Output 
40 dB: 9 mV for 1.0 Volt output 
50 dB: 3 mV for 1.0 Volt output 
60 dB: 0.9 mV for 1.0 Volt output

Total Gain 
40 dB / 50 dB / 60 dB (unbalanced output) 
46 dB / 56 dB / 66 dB (balanced output)

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

AC Power Requirement 
Standby: <1 watt 
Power On: 9 watts 
115 VAC or 230 VAC 50 - 60 Hz

Dimensions 
Width: 17-1/4” (437mm) 
Depth: 14-3/4” (375mm)

Depth with cables: 17” (432mm) 
Height: 2-1/2” (63.5mm) 
Height, without feet: 1-3/4” (45mm)

Weight 
Net: 13 lbs. (5.9 Kg) 
Shipping: 19 lbs. (8.6 kg)

We have several deomonstation areas in both of our branches. Please give us a call on 03435236169 or email support@kronosav.com to enquire about hearing products at your local branch. 

Please always contact us before to make sure the product(s) are available

Here at Kronos AV, we have vast experience with e-commerce sales. Making sure that your parcel arrives undamaged is a huge priority for us. That’s why at Kronos AV, we only use premium couriers for all our orders. All our parcels are shipped with DPD or Royal Mail and are always sent Signed For to make sure it gets to the right person. 

DPD gives you an hourly window for delivery so you can make sure you are home, and you can of course track your parcel all the way from despatch to your front door, offering you peace of mind. 

If for any reason your parcel does arrived damaged, please get in touch, and we will be happy to get everything resolved for you. We are always on hand to help!

Details

Delivery is FREE on all orders over £50. In order to offer FREE delivery to UK customers, we use several premium couriers to ensure your delivery arrives safe.

Most large orders (over 2kg) ship using DPD or DHL courier and smaller orders (under 2kg) by Royal Mail signed for services.

The most appropriate courier will be chosen for the items ordered to ensure the quickest possible delivery.

We can offer very generous trade in offers across the majority of our product range. 

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If you have any question, please feel free to call us on 03435236169 or email support@kronosav.com