Parasound HALO series JC 3+ MM & MC Phono Stage
About the Product
The Halo Series JC 3+ Reference Phono Stage
⦁ Designed by John Curl – creator of the legendary Vendetta Research phono preamp
⦁ Inputs and outputs use Vampire brand 24k gold-plated RCA jacks
⦁ Balanced outputs use Neutrik brand premium XLR jacks
⦁ MM 47k ohm, MC 47k ohm or MC variable 50-550 Ohms
⦁ RIAA accurate within 0.2 dB
⦁ Exclusively Vishay-Dale resistors in the audio path
⦁ Triple shielding; low-carbon mild steel partitions isolate the power supplies & AC wires
⦁ Dual mono design; each audio channel is separately enclosed in its own extruded aluminum enclosure
⦁ Separate high speed-soft recovery rectifiers, filter caps and voltage regulators for each channel
⦁ Mono switch can improve sound of mono and older LPs
⦁ Built-in AC line conditioner to prevent AC noise from polluting the circuits
⦁ AC polarity reverse switch can reduce hum in many systems
⦁ Non-magnetic aluminum rear panel for purest sound
⦁ Turn On Options switch: manual or auto with 12v trigger input
⦁ Premium detachable heavy gauge IEC AC cord
⦁ 2u Chassis, rack mountable with HRA2 (sold separately)
How the JC 3+ improves on the original JC 3:
⦁ Variable MC load adjust independent for each channel from 50-550 ohms with dual gang potentiometers specially made for Parasound by Vishay.
⦁ Curl-Thompson tweaked circuits to further reduce the JC 3 silent background noise.
⦁ 24k gold plated copper traces on phono module boards for utmost conductivity and most transparency/detail in the music.
⦁ 47% larger low ESD power supply filter caps greater reserve for head-snapping dynamics.
⦁ Ability to turn off illumination of the front panel P logo.
⦁ Now Available in Silver or Black.