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Old 05-03-2018, 03:14 PM
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FYI - Parasound begins shipping the new JC5 stereo amp based on the JC1s in June. Review samples have already been sent out to press. My local dealer is the first in the US to get one (arrived Tuesday) and I should have a chance to give it a listen this weekend.

The Parasound Halo JC 5 Stereo Amplifier will be available from Parasound US dealers and international distributors in June 2018 with a suggested retail price of $5,995.

Features & Specifications

Circuitry designed by legendary John Curl
Ultra-high bias Class A/AB operation
12 watts per channel of pure Class A power
90 amperes peak current per channel
Stable with speaker impedance dips to 1.5 ohms
Balanced inputs with discrete circuits
CHK Infinium, custom 5-way speaker binding posts
Neutrik locking XLR input connectors
Vampire gold-plated RCA input & loop output jacks
Direct-coupled signal path, no capacitors or inductors
DC Servo and relay protection circuits
AC turn-on inrush surge protection with relay bypass
Dual-mono input stages with 110 volt DC rails
JFET input stage, MOSFET driver stage
24 beta-matched 15 ampere, 60 MHz bipolar output transistors
1.7 kVA shielded toroid power transformer with independent windings for each channel
Independent power supplies for left & right channel input stages, driver stages, output stages
8,880 F Nichicon Gold Tune filter capacitors for input stages
132,000 F Rubycon filter capacitors for output stages
Full power is rated all the way down to 5Hz for unrestricted low-end bass
Harris hyper-fast soft-recovery bridge diode rectifiers
Automatic turn-on by 12 V trigger or audio sensing
Four rack-space chassis with rear carry handles
Rack mount hardware is included
Premium quality 9-ft, 12-gauge IEC power cord, with silver soldered connectors
Finish: Available in silver or black

400 watts x 2 @ 8 ohms RMS, both channels driven
600 watts x 2 @ 4 ohms RMS, both channels driven
1200 watts x 1@ 8 ohms, in mono bridged mode
Frequency Response: 5 Hz - 100 kHz, +0/-3 dB; 20 Hz - 20 kHz, +0/-0.25 dB
Slew Rate: > 130 volts per microsecond
Total Harmonic Distortion (THD) < 0.05 % at full power; < 0.03 % at typical listening levels
IM Distortion: < 0.04 %
TIM: Unmeasurable
Inter-channel Crosstalk > 87 dB at 1 kHz; > 72 dB at 20 kHz
Total Gain: 29 dB
S/N Ratio: > 116 dB, input shorted, IHF A-weighted; > 111 dB, input shorted, unweighted
Damping Factor: > 1200 at 20 kHz
Dimensions: 17-5/8" x 7-3/4" x 20" (WxHxD)
Net Weight: 73 lbs
Parasound JC2 BP / JC5, Mytek Brooklyn DAC+, Audioquest Niagara 5000, Focal Sopra 2, Kimber Select 1016/1116 interconnects, Monocle XL speaker cabling, Shunyata PCs.

Last edited by ChrisMag; 05-03-2018 at 03:17 PM.
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