Parasound Halo JC 3 Jr. Phono Preamplifier - Douglas Hifi Perth
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Parasound Halo JC 3 Jr. Phono Preamplifier

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Parasound Halo JC 3 Jr. Phono Preamplifier

Circuitry designed by legendary John Curl

Using a high grade phono Pre-Amplifier is one of the most important links in the vinyl playback chain. A phono stage has to supply huge gain with minimal noise and distortion...  on top of this it must also realise an accurate RIAA eq curve for the correct playback of our beloved records. John Curl is a legendary phono stage designer who is famous for providing plenty of slam and detail with a minimum of background noise... and in the case of the JC3 Jr. Jr. Parasound have managed to realise an incredible S/N up to 94 dB and THD less than 0.02%  !

The JC3 Jr phono pre-amp is slimline and has 3 options for gain, features RCA and XLR outputs and a continuously variable MC impedance real time dial on the rear to adjust loading from 50-550 ohms to fine tune for nearly any MC cartridge out there. The JC3 Jr also has an equally impressive performance with MM and MI cartridges delivering detail, transient dynamics and air and space in the soundstage no matter what cartridge is connected.

This phono pre-amp is an absolutely amazing design with magnificent sound that genuinely competes with others up to twice it's asking price... The excellent low noise circuit is coupled to a startlingly fast transient attack which ensures a noticeably wide dynamic range with plenty of detail. Simple to set-up and use yet packing a real punch showing what analogue vinyl playback is really capable of... We highly recommend this product.

 

Parasound JC3 Jr Specifications

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)

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)