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Parasound Halo JC 1+ Monoblock Power Amplifier, Each

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Parasound Halo JC 1+ Monoblock Power Amplifier Key Features:

  • Circuitry designed by legendary John CurlUltra-high bias Class A/AB operation
  • 25 watts of pure Class A power
  • Stable with speaker impedance dips below 1Ω
  • Bybee Music Rails™ - active high frequency filters for input stage
  • New John Curl driver stage employs a cascode circuit for greater open loop bandwidth & superior linearity
  • Gain switch to select 29 dB or 23 dB gain for optimum compatibility with high gain preamps or extremely efficient speakers
  • Direct-coupled signal path, no capacitors or inductors in the audio path

Product Description: 

Five years in development, the new JC 1+ monoblock amplifier is the ultimate achievement of Parasound and legendary designer John Curl. 

"Integrity Endures™" encapsulates the foundational philosophy of Parasound: a steadfast commitment to delivering products that offer exceptional value without ever compromising on quality or durability. This guiding principle has been the cornerstone of their success, evident in the moments when you immerse yourself in your favorite music. In celebration of their 35th anniversary in 2016, Parasound embraced this enduring dedication to integrity and excellence with the motto “Integrity Endures,” a tribute to their long-standing resolve and achievement in the audio industry.

Detail view of the inside components of the Parasound Halo JC 1+ Monoblock Power Amplifier

Specifications:

  • Circuitry designed by legendary John CurlUltra-high bias Class A/AB operation
  • 25 watts of pure Class A power
  • Stable with speaker impedance dips below 1Ω
  • Bybee Music Rails™ - active high frequency filters for input stage
  • New John Curl driver stage employs a cascode circuit for greater open loop bandwidth & superior linearity
  • Gain switch to select 29 dB or 23 dB gain for optimum compatibility with high gain preamps or extremely efficient speakers
  • R-core transformer for input stage suppresses noise on power line
  • 6 massive 33,000 uF Nichicon Gold Tune filter capacitors for output stage
  • 22,400 uF input stage power supply filter capacitors, independent of the main power supply
  • Dual CHK Infinium, custom 5-way speaker binding posts for easy bi-wiring
  • Neutrik locking XLR balanced input & loop output jacks
  • Vampire 24k gold-plated RCA input & loop output jacks
  • Direct-coupled signal path, no capacitors or inductors in the audio path
  • JFET input stage, MOSFET driver stage
  • 24 beta-matched 15 ampere, 230V, 60 MHz bipolar output transistors
  • 2.1 kVA shielded toroid power transformer with premium H18 grade core
  • Independent power supplies for input stage, driver stage & output stage
  • Full power is rated all the way down to 2Hz for unrestricted low-end bass
  • Harris hyper-fast soft-recovery bridge diode rectifiers
  • REL & Nichicon Muse capacitors
  • DC servo & relay protection circuits
  • AC turn-on inrush surge protection with relay bypass
  • Automatic turn-on by 12 V trigger or audio sensing
  • 4 rack space chassis with rear carry handles
  • Rack mount hardware is included
  • Available in silver or black

Changes from the JC 1 to JC 1+

Read the JC 1+ development story here

  • 400 → 450 Watts @ 8Ω
  • 800 → 850 Watts @ 4Ω
  • 1200 → 1300 Watts @ 2Ω
  • Filter capacitance: 132,000 → 198,000 uF
  • Transformer capacity: 1.9 → 2.1 kVA
  • Output transistors: 18 → 24 Sanken 60Mz devices
  • Peak current: 135 → 180 amps
  • Weight: 64 → 83 lbs net
  • Bybee Music Rails™ active high frequency noise filters
  • John Curl driver stage employs a new cascode circuit design
  • FR-408 input circuit board material improves HF signal integrity
  • Gain switch to select 29 dB or 23 dB of gain
  • R-core power transformer for input stage
  • Input circuit board is shielded
  • Double thickness copper on output/power supply circuit boards
  • Gold-plated internal audio signal path connectors
  • Custom CHK Infinium speaker binding posts
  • Looping Neutrik XLR output for easier bi-amping
  • Front panel power indicator LED
  • Updated auto turn on circuits with 3.5mm 12V trigger jacks

 

 

General:

Power Output
450 x1 watts @ 8 Ω
850 x1 watts @ 4 Ω
1300 x1 watts @ 2 Ω

Power measurements are with 120 VAC:
0.15% THD, RMS continuous power,
full audio band (20 Hz - 20 kHz)

Class A Power Output
25 Watts, bias switch set to high
10 Watts, bias switch set to low

Current Capacity
180 amps, peak

Slew Rate > 130 volts per microsecond

Frequency Response
2 Hz - 120 kHz, +0/-2 dB
20 Hz - 20 kHz, +0/-0.25 dB

Total Harmonic Distortion (THD)
< 0.15 % at full power
< 0.02 % at typical listening levels

IM Distortion
< 0.03 %

TIM
Unmeasurable

Damping Factor
> 1200 at 20 Hz

Input Impedance
Unbalanced: 50 kΩ
Balanced: 100 kΩ, (50 kΩ per leg)

S/N Ratio, inputs shorted
>122 dB, IHF A-weighted, bias set to Low
>120 dB, IHF A-weighted, bias set to High
>113 dB, Unweighted, bias set to Low
>111 dB, Unweighted, bias set to High

Total Gain
29 dB (Gain switch set to normal)
23 dB (Gain switch set to low)

Input Sensitivity for 28.28 V Output into 8 Ω
Unbalanced: 1 V
Balanced: 1 V per leg
(Gain switch set to normal)

DC Trigger Requirements
+9 Vdc to +12 Vdc, 5 mA

Audio Trigger Requirement
2.5 mV - 10 mV

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

Dimensions
Height without feet: 7-1/8" (181 mm)
Height with feet: 7-3/4" (197 mm)
Depth: 20" (508 mm)
Depth with cables: 21-1/2" (546 mm)

Shipping Carton Dimensions
Width: 29-1/2" (750 mm)
Depth: 27-1/2" (700 mm)
Height: 15-3/4" (400 mm)

Net Weight
83 lb. (37.6 kg)

Shipping Weight
107 lb. (48.5 kg)

Power Requirement
Standby: <1 Watt
Idle (bias set to low): 145 Watts
Idle (bias set to high): 275 Watts
Typical Listening levels: 400 Watts
Maximum: 1500 Watts

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