17-1/2" w x 7-5/8" h x 20" d, 7" h without feet, Stereophile November 2015 Curl. > 1200 at 20 Hz, Power Requirement : He also added more plus points to the performance that could be extracted from the design, so we now have the Parasound Halo JC 3+. Founded in 1981, Parasound Products, Inc., is a privately-owned U.S. company that specializes in providing affordable audio components to the critical listener. Because even miniscule amounts of input stage noise will degrade sound quality, Curl specified the addition of Music Rails. The JC 1 took up residence in Class A in Recommended Components in the April 2003 issue and remained there through the October 2018 issue. "This amplifier certainly held me captivated and entertained, drawing me into the music." With 450 watts into 8 ohms, 850 watts into 4 ohms, 1300 watts into 2 ohms, and a peak current of 180 amperes, the JC 1+ excels even with speakers that can dip to 1 ohm. "The high frequencies were to-die-for silky smooth, crystal clear, and abundantly detailed. © Parasound Products, Inc. All right reserved. I could go on for days praising their bass slam, transparency, immediacy, and brilliance." "Powerful, refined, smooth, organized, dynamic, transparent, and rhythmically supple, the JC 1 offered a combination of attributes that added up to many weeks of listening pleasure. The JC 1+ is the culmination of five years of design, engineering, and rigorous testing. The massively imposing original Parasound JC 1 is a behemoth of a no-nonsense, high-performance amplifier. Den här produkten är just nu slut i lager och inte tillgänglig. These amps are magnificent performers in nearly every regard. SOLD: FS: Parasound JC2/JC1 plus Usher BE-10 DMD speakers REMINDER - "Selling for a friend" is not permitted. The massively imposing original Parasound JC 1 is a behemoth of a no-nonsense, high-performance amplifier. Entertainment Magazine, August 2004 At the top of the product line sat the JC1 monaural amplifier, named after the man responsible for bringing it into existence, John Curl. "...I was impressed with the remarkable speed, clarity, transparency, and focus of these amps straight out of the box." They are worth the price. The JC1, when it was released, ranked among the most coveted pieces of audio gear in history and remains on that list to this day. I am acquainted with Parasound, as my first audiophile quality CD player was a Parasound CDP-1000, and later I bought a Parasound DAC-1500 to upgrade the overall source quality. ", - John Atkinson, Stereophile, May 22, 2020, "I've not heard any other monoblock entrant at or even close to this price that is able to recreate so many aspects of music with a more authentic voice. I preconditioned the amplifier by operating it at one-third the specified power into 8 ohms for an hour with the output-stage bias set to Normal. 1 V for 28.28 V, THX Reference Level, S/N ratio: by Robert Harley; Dec 14th, 2020 ; Graham Audio LS5/9f Loudspeaker. And with 33% more Sanken 250V/15A/60Mz output transistors and 33% higher peak current, the JC 1+ reprâ¦ < 0.15 % at full power, IM distortion: balanced 16 V rms The JC 1+'s input stage ± 112V power supply rails are totally independent from the main power supply. "The JC 1's have an uncanny ability to reach out an touch you with their sound while at the same time enveloping you in a sense of the recording space." Parasound Halo JC3 Plus @ Audiologica. Additionally, the custom-built R-core transformer powering the input stage reduces pollution caused by noise carried on the AC power line. These amps are magnificent performers in nearly every regard," raves Greg Weaver in his review for Positive Feedback online magazine. Creating an amplifier capable of eliciting the very best performance from the finest loudspeakers and outperforming even the highest-priced competition, makes the JC 1+ Parasound's most ambitious product undertaking to date. With a power delivery of 450 watts RMS into 8 ohms, 850 watts RMS into 4 ohms, and 1,300 watts RMS into 2 ohms, supported by a peak current capability of 180 amperes, the JC 1+ elicits magnificent performance from the finest speakers. "Don't buy an amp without hearing these, even if you can't afford them." The Parasound JC1 is a premier monaural amplifier, with circuitry designed by the legendary John Curl and CTC Builder. With Rachmaninoff's Piano Concerto 2, Dejan Lazic's piano sounded slightly more incisive and the sub bass grumblings in James Blake's "Limit to Your Love" sounded more subterranean with the Parasounds, with a slightly better sense of pitch definition than the Arcam or the Pass Labs.". Yesterday and earlier today I told a couple of my friends that I ordered the JC1+, but I just told the dealer to hold off. "The sound is exemplary Proof of Performance for the Parasound has been verified. I think the 625 S2 is neutral, revealing what's on the recording. "They pump out seemingly effortless power no matter how insanely loud I push them, with never any sense of strain such as you hear when an amplifier is running out of gas." Parasound JC1+ Select options Parasound A 31 52,890 kr. >120 dB, IHF A-weighted, bias set to high Consider Parasound's Halo JC 1 monoblock power amplifier, designed by legendary engineer John Curl and originally reviewed by Michael Fremer in February 2003. It replaces Parasound's original JC 1 after a 'mere' two decades as â¦ by Robert E. Greene; Dec â¦ "...these amps are truly outstanding, among the best I've ever heard, and the best I've had in my system." The JC 1+ is the first audio product to employ FR408, a superior circuit board material for optimum propagation of high frequencies for the most natural musical reproduction. "...Parasound's Halo JC 1 amplifier, is among the most precisely nuanced amplifiers I know, able to draw the slightest and most delicate of musical expressions, to make the subtlest distinctions. Parasound, and sweeping circuit improvements, have resulted in the amazing Parasound Halo JC 1+ monoblock amplifier. 400 watts RMS x 1, 8 Ω 8,495.00. Finally a world class amp that can power the most demanding speakers. SOLD: FS: Parasound JC2/JC1 plus Usher BE-10 DMD speakers. Significant innovations and advancements in the Halo JC 1+ make it superior to the JC 1 in every respect, and that's no small accomplishment, considering the fact that the JC 1 is among the most highly acclaimed and popular amplifiers in audio history. Most enthusiastically recommended. "It has the ability to produce a believable facsimile of spaciousness, that 3-D sound-staging that makes the illusion of space between the instruments nearly tangible; the ability to produce timbral, harmonic, and dynamic accuracy that results in what we call 'inner detail'; the ability to produce delicate refined purity of tone one moment, and then bowl you over with A BIG WALL OF SOUND the next." This means that in addition to delivering 1300 watts into 2Î©, it can also deliver 450 watts into 8Î© and 850 watts into 4Î©. The JC 1+ is Parasound's new ultra-high performance mono power amplifier. Parasound Halo JC 1+ monoblock power amplifier Measurements Sidebar 3: Measurements I tested the Parasound Halo JC 1+ with my Audio Precision SYS2722 system (see the January 2008 " As We See It "). When Parasound announced it was releasing a line of products with legendary designer John Curl under the moniker Halo, the press release alone was spank material. Halo is our premier line with a reputation for going head-to-head with the most expensive equipment on the market, while costing a fraction of the price. The main power supply filter capacity is 50% greater to support the most demanding music. Class A Recommended Component - "...the sound wasn't strained in any way, and there was an overall sense of ease. JC 1+ input stage voltage remains constant, no matter how hard its output stage is working. - Joe Shanaphy, HiFi News (UK), January 2004 "Doing so has proved that extremely high performance-per-dollar is still possible today when a company leverages decades of experience, and is spearheaded by a legend." "Beautiful Brutes." ", - Editor-in-Chief John E. Johnson, Secrets of Home Theater and High Fidelity, "The Parasound's high frequencies sounded more like what I experience from a good tube amplifier. "The JC 1s are also capable of wondrous delicacy, and the kind of transparency that makes you feel that you're hearing every instrument, every voice, but never at the expense of the musical whole." A two-position gain switch selects 23dB or 29dB gain to optimize performance with high gain preamps and high sensitivity speakers. Read about the high points and low points of the JC 1 on Page 2. - Max Dudious, The Absolute Sound, June 2003 Free shipping on many items | Browse your favorite brands | affordable prices. "If you want to lose yourself in the music, there are precious few components as good as the JC 1." "Honestly, I cannot think of a pair of monoblocks that offer a view anywhere near this close to the top of the heap for anywhere near their asking price. And look at these babies do current Old Model New Model 800 watts RMS x 1, 4 Ω The JC1 features one of the largest power transformers I've seen in recent memory and is largely the reason for the JC1's 60-plus pounds of weight. 250 watts idle 1280 watts full power into 4 Ω, DC trigger output capacity : +12 Vdc, 150 mA, Dimensions: "Listening to the Parasound Halo JC 1 monoblocks is a thrilling experience. - David Allcock, Stereophile, December 2003 Back to the present time. This will be the first of a number of dealer events nationwide to debut this remarkable new Parasound flagship amplifier. 135 amperes peak, Power bandwidth: Unique technology firsts endow the JC 1+ with enormous competitive advantages such as Bybee Music Rails in the input stage. Most Popular. The JC 1+ power amplifier monoblock is their latest achievement, and it truly is an achievement to the highest degree. The JC 1+ monoblock power amplifier is their latest achievement, and it truly is an achievement to the highest degree," notes Editor-in-Chief John E. Johnson. Class A Recommended Component - "...ultra-wide bandwidth, high-current capability, low, low noise, a high S/N ratio, and a fast slew rate, among many other indicators of outstanding amplifier performance." Choice Audio, Inc., White Bear Lake, MN 55110 651-217-2083 james@choiceaudioâ¦ ", "This is a superb-sounding amplifier that will get the best from every loudspeaker with which it is partnered. - Sam Tellig, EnjoytheMusic.com, November 2003 Over the course of the next 3 months, I went on and auditioned similar priced amps from Wyred4Sound, Bel Canto and eventually the Parasound. Parasound JC1+ In stock!! 4:44. We have the Parasound JC1+ mono blocks in stock! The sound is exemplary. >122 dB, IHF A-weighted, bias set to low, Damping factor: Parasoundâs new JC 1+ uses the same 15-amp, 60HzMz Sanken bipolar output transistors as the original JC 1, but whereas the JC 1 had only 18 of them, the new JC 1+ has 24. The main power supply filter capacity is 50% greater to support the most demanding music. ", - Greg Weaver, Positive Feedback, May 6, 2020, Parasound Halo JC 1 Plus Mono Power Amplifier Each - Item # PAJC1P, Pro-Ject Debut Carbon DC Esprit SB Turntable, Focal Clear Open Circumaural High Fidelity Headphones, Copyright © Audio Advisor, Inc. 1981-2021, Parasound JC 1+ Mono Power Amplifier Manual (PDF Format), Parasound Halo JC 1 Plus Mono Power Amplifier Each Product Reviews, Circuitry designed by legendary John Curl, Input circuit and cascode driver stage use FR408 board material, Stable with speaker impedance dips to 1 Ω, R-core transformer with ±112 volt DC rails for input stage, Dual CHK Infinium, custom 5-way speaker binding posts, Neutrik locking XLR input & loop output connectors, Vampire gold-plated RCA input & loop output jacks, 24 beta-matched 15 ampere, 60 MHz bipolar output transistors, 2.1 kVA shielded toroid power transformer with H18 grade core, Independent power supplies for input stage, driver stage, output stage, 198,000 µF Nichicon Gold Tune filter capacitors for output stages, 22,400 μF Nichicon Gold Tune filter capacitors for input stages, Direct-coupled signal path, no capacitors or inductors, Upgraded internal gold on gold audio connections, Full power is rated all the way down to 2Hz for unrestricted low-end bass, AC turn-on inrush surge protection with relay bypass, Automatic turn-on by 12 V trigger or audio sensing, Refined Halo cosmetic with aluminum end caps & gold highlights, 4 rack space chassis with rear carry handles. JC 1 lämpar sig även för de mest krävande högtalare då stegen är mycket strömstyrka. preamplifier ,amplifier ; By GiuseppeBecco, September 10, 2017 in Classifieds - 2-Channel Stereo. No-compromise components have been used throughout the construction of the JC 1+. Parasound JC1+ Med JC 1 erbjuder Parasound monosteg i absoluta toppklassen. Proof of Performance for the Parasound has been verified. The JC1 â¦ "Parasound has chosen to take a staple core product that has remained an exceptional value for over fifteen years, the Halo A21 amplifier, and re-spin it into the Halo A21+," reports Michael Zisserson at positive-feedback.com. Ditto at CES on the KEF Blade 2's. 2 Hz - 120 kHz, +0/-3 dB at 1 watt, Total harmonic distortion: It can also rock you, like your back ain't got no bone, 'cuz it's a brute. "The JC 1s rank with the best amplifiers I have heard in recreating a multideminsional sound field." BITS AND PARTS: While the JC 3+ review sample came in black (which I preferred to my own originalâs aluminium-ish silver finish), no overt changes to the chassis from its predecessor were noted. In comparison to the JC 1, one attribute of the JC 1+ that you will notice immediately is its sonic refinement. It has enough power (450 watts RMS into 8 Ohms) to drive any speaker, and the parts quality is a statement on its own. Comparing the JC 1+ and the JC 1 by the numbers, the JC 1+ is 30% heavier, while its 2.1kVA main power transformer is 20% greater in weight, size, and electrical capacity. This is a must audition for owners of Martin Logan, Apogee, Magnepam, Magico, Dynaudio and others. Until now, FR408 was used primarily in super computers and aerospace electronics. And with 33% more Sanken 250V/15A/60Mz output transistors and 33% higher peak current, the JC 1+ reproduces music with unmatched authority. I still think the JC1+ is on the dark side of neutral. Esteemed designer John Curl helped make the Halo JC 1 monoblock power amplifier Parasoundâs flagship product for nearly decades. Continuous power output, 20Hz - 20 kHz: When Parasound announced it was releasing a line of products with legendary designer John Curl under the moniker Halo, the press release alone was spank material. At the top of the product line sat the JC1 monaural amplifier, named after the man responsible for bringing it into existence, John Curl. < 0.03 %, Input sensitivity: "There wasn't anything that didn't sound great on the JC 1." A fast start bias circuit enables the JC 1+ to sound its best within minutes after turn-on, while a bias level selector switch enables the JC 1+ to run cooler with virtually no compromise in performance. The first 25+ watts in pure class A will truly make your speakers sing. The kind you could listen to all day long without fatigue." Back to Top. Parasound Halo JC3 Plus @ Audiologica Sign in to follow this . 10 watts, bias set to low, 8 Ω, Current capacity: Entertainment Magazine, August 2004, Circuitry designed by legendary John Curl and CTC Builder, Exclusive two position bias level adjustment, Balanced inputs with discrete circuits and XLR connectors, Dual heavy-duty 24k gold-plated 5-way speaker binding posts, Direct Coupled - no capacitors or inductors in signal path, Complementary MOSFET driver stage and JFET input stage, 18 beta-matched 15 amp, 60 MHz bipolar output transistors, 1.9 kVA encapsulated toroid power transformer, Independent power supplies for input, driver and output stages, 132,000 µF Nichicon Gold Tune filters for output stage, Harris hyper-fast soft recovery diodes for all bridge rectifiers, Auto turn-on by 12v trigger or audio signal trigger, Ground lift switch , adjustable turn-on delay, Premium detachable AWG 12 power cord with silver solder. The Plus in the 1+ The original JC 1 was based on a complementary differential J-FET input stage followed by two stages of selected push-pull MOSFETs, ultimately driving nine pairs of the most powerful complementary bipolar power transistors that were available in the early 2000s. - Michael Fremer, Bound for Sound, #149 Go give these new over-achievers a listen and be prepared to be bowled over by what you will hear. by TAS Staff; Dec 14th, 2020; Wilson Audio Specialties Chronosonic XVX Loudspeaker, Subsonic Subwoofer, and ActivXO Crossover. The JC 1+ monoblock power amplifier is their latest achievement, and it truly is an achievement to the highest degree. Dynamic ease. See all Halo products. In this video, Joe Finn, the regional sales and marketing manager for Parasound, gives in-depth information on the Parasound A21+. This averts a deficiency inherent in nearly every other amplifier. PARASOUND PRODUCTS, INC 2250 McKinnon Avenue San Francisco, CA 94124 (415) 397-7100 parasound.com. "Clean, clean, clean." Sam's Product of the Year "Before you blow $10k-$20k or more on some amps that were recommended by a reviewer who didn't buy them, give a listen to the Parasounds, which this reviewer did purchase." Parasound has chosen to take a staple core product that has remained an exceptional value for over fifteen years, the Halo A21 amplifier, and re-spin it into the Halo A21+. These amplifiers sound Fantastic! Just ease." "Parasound has long been admired for their preamplifiers and power amplifiers. A new wider open loop gain cascode driver stage in the JC 1+ achieves greater linearity. Comparing the JC 1+ and the JC 1 by the numbers, the JC 1+ is 30% heavier, while its 2.1kVA main power transformer is 20% greater in weight, size, and electrical capacity. The Parasound Halo JC 1+ power amplifier, in black or silver finish, will be available from authorized Parasound dealers in Q1, 2020, with a USA retail price of $8,495 each. "Tonally, the Parasounds were magnificent... with no trace of solid state hardness. The JC1 comes standard with rear-mounted rack handles, as well as a full rack-mounting kit, and features Parasoundâs ten-year parts and five-year labor warranty. " I've heard $30,000 power amps not sound so nearly perfect." "Parasound has long been admired for their preamplifiers and power amplifiers. HomeTheaterReview.com, December 2009 Get the best deals on Parasound when you shop the largest online selection at eBay.com. It has to be verified. ", Secrets of Home Theater and High Fidelity, August 2004 Furthering the outstanding sonic purity, the input-driver circuit board is well shielded from internal currents. Halo has earned honors and awards that are unmatched. Parasound's new Plus version is John Curl's response to hi-res music and difficult-to-drive loudspeakers. Those trying to get the old JC1âs cheaper may want to wait as these new ones should reduce the price of the old one used. Richard Schram & John Curl Discuss Amplifiers - â¦ GiuseppeBecco 5 Posted â¦ Instock and ready for audition and purchase! CES 2021. Parasound Halo, ZoneMaster, Z Custom, and NewClassic are four distinct product families. Doing so has proved that extremely high performance-per-dollar is still possible today when a company leverages decades of experience, and is spearheaded by a legendâ¦ That was back in 1996. The Parasound JC1 plus monoblock amplifier delivers 400 watts of ultra-high bias class a/ab power to your 8ohm speaker. "To be able to buy these robust, delicate, emotionally involving, brilliantly conceived and executed music recreators for $6,000 seems to me little short of a miracle." "...incredibly effortless and natural." 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