I previously has the A21 with a Van Alstine Ultra Plus preamp. I can't recommend Parasound's Halo JC 5 highly enough. Get the Audioholics AV Gear Guide Ebook FREE! Five-way "propeller" speaker binding posts are custom-manufactured for Parasound by CHK Infinium. Additionally, Parasound's A21 just won an … Parasound promotes itself as having a high value-to-price ratio, and one need look no further than the Parasound Halo line of preamplifiers and power amplifiers, which are consistently named to audiophiles' "best bargain" lists. Rack mount hardware for its four rack space chassis is included. Parasound is an amazing audio company. Idle (no music playing): 225 Watts Its balanced inputs use discrete circuits with Neutrik locking XLR connectors, and Vampire 24k gold-plated RCA input and loop output jacks. It’s easy to see why this Parasound has its set of loyal followers. The new JC 5 is a remarkable amplifier that creates a new sweet spot in our Halo product family. They are 24k gold-plated and accept 7-gauge bare wire. 90 amps peak, per channel, Slew Rate The output stage employs 24 beta-matched, 15 ampere, 60 MHz bipolar transistors to deliver a formidable peak current of 90 amperes. The former tried and true, untouchable value and staple of their product line, the A21, had set the bar for value vs. performance in both the HiFi and Professional audio worlds. DEALER AD: DEMO Parasound ZM1250 Multi-Channel Power Amp: Home Theater / Multi-Channel Amps: $2250.00: ON Dec 22, 2020: 10 : WANTED: Parasound A21+ or JC5: Solid State Amplifiers: ON Dec 21, 2020 - 11 : DEALER AD: Parasound Halo A23+ Amplifier Combo, Open Box, Only $1899: Solid State Amplifiers: $1899.00: ON Dec 14, 2020: 12 Join our Exclusive Audioholics E-Book Membership Program! 5 Hz - 100 kHz, +0/-3 dB Depth: 20" (508 mm) 3760. 14 Days Left. Saying it’s a great value is a bit of a disservice. Still looking for the amp upgrade needed, but will be adding a 2-channel amp of? 2 mV - 10 mV, XLR Pin Identification Standby: 1 Watt Maximum: 1500 Watts, SoundStage! Parasound Halo JC 5 Stereo Amplifier Preview, NAD M22 V2 Masters Series Amplifier Preview, 400 watts x 2 @ 8 Ω RMS, both channels driven, 600 watts x 2 @ 4 Ω RMS, both channels driven1200 watts x, CHK Infinium, custom 5-way speaker binding posts, Vampire gold-plated RCA input & loop output jacks, Direct-coupled signal path, no capacitors or inductors, AC turn-on inrush surge protection with relay bypass, Dual-mono input stages with ±110 volt DC rails, 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 µF Nichicon Gold Tune filter capacitors for input stages, 132,000 µF Rubycon filter capacitors for output stages, 4 rack space chassis with rear carry handles, Dimensions (wxhxd): 17-5⁄8" x 7-1⁄8" x 20". Is this the power amp your seeking to upgrade your system? Unbalanced: 33 kΩ Thanks to his association with Parasound, Curl’s designs take advantage of Parasound’s economies of scale. The power supply employs a 1.7 kVA shielded toroid power transformer with a premium H18 grade steel core. 1 = Ground (Shield) After 16 years of legendary reviews from their JC1 amplifier, Parasound has finally given consumers exactly what they want: Two top-of-the-line Halo JC 1 monoblock power amplifiers integrated into a single chassis that is the same size as one JC 1. 1200 watts x 1, 8 Ω The Parasound Halo JC 1 monoblock was designed by John Curl and since then has garnered an amazing amount of popularity and notoriety as a benchmark for amplifier performance and value. 400 watts x 2, 8 Ω > 130 volts per microsecond, Frequency Response Class A – AB operation (first ten watts are Class A) 8. 3 = Negative (Return), Dimensions Depth with cables: 21-1⁄2" (546 mm), Shipping Weight Confused about what AV Gear to buy or how to set it up? For Parasound to have such stringent design criteria on the JC 5 is impressive indeed. Parasound JC 5 Stereo Amplifier Reviewed Myron Ho says that the Parasound JC5, like its big brother the original JC 1 is a stunning performer with great musicality and none of … full audio band (20 Hz - 20 kHz), Current Capacity Solid state. I can't recommend Parasound's Halo JC 5 highly enough." As with the JC 1, input stage B+/B- rails are 10 V above the output stage rails to eliminate any chance of distortion caused by voltage sagging when the amp is under load. 5 fuses/amplier. The net weight is 73 lbs. (Still have JBL L100s though). There is no contest, the Pass amp is a much better sounding amp in most area's. Height without feet: 7-1⁄8" (181 mm) When I returned the first JC5 I told Parasound that I hated them because they had made my already very nice system sound pale and lifeless by comparison to the JC5. “Let our rigorous testing and reviews be your guidelines to A/V equipment – not marketing slogans”. - Richard Schram, the president and founder of Parasound. They don't know how to make crappy products or what bad customer service is. HomeTheaterReview.com - Best of 2018 - December 2018. "Having heard the JC 5, I realize that it's worth every penny. All Rights Reserved. > 116 dB, input shorted, IHF A-weighted > 87 dB at 1 kHz Parasound JC-1 power amplifiers. By [email protected] - January 15, 2015. Parasound vs. Bryston. It’s a story of a music lover/enthusiast that started in an audio shop as a stock boy at Pacific Stereo rising his way up to management at the main office. His latest attempt, the JC 3, doesn’t cost as much as it might if it were, say, a boutique product. disneyjoe7 Posts: 11,520. Obviously, there are a lot of pieces to consider; but I'l focus on the amp/pre-amp selection. I can't find a dealer nearby so that I can listen to that pairing yet. Designed by John Curl, the Halo JC5 combines two Halo JC 1 monoblock power amplifiers into a single chassis running via Class A/AB topography. Tony is our resident expert for lifestyle and wireless products including soundbars. The Parasound Halo JC 5 certainly lives up to the buzz. Share your thoughts in our related forum thread below. < 0.03 % at typical listening levels, Inter-channel Crosstalk ", Home Theater Review November 2018 Bridged 4 Ω operation is not recommended, Power measurement parameters are at 120 VAC: High bias class A/AB provides 12-watts-per-channel pure class A power and class AB effortlessly to its 400 watts per channel 8 ohm rating. Parasound is a high-end manufacturer of amplifiers and preamps founded in 1981 by Richard Schram and based in California. The Halo JC 5 is direct-coupled, protected by DC servo circuits to eliminate coupling capacitors, while extending bass response down to 5 Hz. Parasound's Halo JC 5 distills the essence of two Halo JC 1 monoblocks into a single-chassis stereo amp with outstanding sound quality, power, and value. Parasound Halo JC5 power amplifier Lab Report. He does most of the reviews for wireless and streaming loudspeakers and often compares soundbars in round ups and helps us cover the trade shows. Submitted by Bogolu Haranath on May 25, 2020 - 8:48am . The JC1 comes standard with rear-mounted rack handles, as well as a full rack-mounting kit, and features Parasound's ten-year parts and five-year … The Pragmatists at Parasound chose to re-spin the A21 amplifier into the A21+. > 72 dB at 20 kHz, Input Impedance Greetings, I'm new after a 40-year break from hi-fi in the 70s. Although the JC5 is a 'power amplifier', its two gain controls and RCA line outputs also allow the signal to be intercepted between the 'high voltage' J-FET input stage and the MOSFET/bipolar output stage proper. B-Stock items are gently used or, in many cases, have no working hours at all. Parasound JC1 400W Monoblock Amplifier 33% Off. Parasound JC-1 power amplifiers. The JC2 was designed to be top shelf gear successfully competing against much more expensive high end audio gear. Driver and output stages employ massive Rubycon filter caps totaling 132,000 µF. Tweet on Twitter. The new Parasound Halo JC 5 combines high power and ultra-high bias Class A/AB sonic quality at roughly two-thirds the price of a pair of JC 1s. The JC 5 will please even if you never explore the limits of its performance. This amplifier is very powerful, but it lacks the JC 1's much larger heat sinks, twice the power supply, and better connectors, wiring, and circuit layout. +9 Vdc to +12 Vdc, 5 mA, Audio Trigger Requirements Parasound has announced a new flagship stereo power amp, the Halo JC5. By any measure, the Halo JC 5 is a superb power amplifier. The Parasound Halo JC 5 stereo amplifier is profoundly powerful and supremely musical. Designed by John Curl, Parasound say “the Halo JC5 distils the essence of the top-of-the-line Halo JC 1 monoblock power amplifiers into a single chassis”. ALL B-stock items are all professionally inspected by Parasound technicians and, most importantly, ALL B-Stock products contain the exact same FULL Parasound manufacturer’s warranty. The A21 did some things better such as treble which was a little more forward and the attack … HI-FI January 2019 Typical listening levels: 400 Watts Width: 17-5⁄8" (448 mm) January 2005 edited January 2005 in Electronics. Richard is a great guy. After 16 years of great reviews from their JC 1 amplifier, Parasound has finally given consumers exactly what they want: Two top-of-the-line Halo JC 1 monoblock power amplifiers integrated into a single chassis that is the same size as one JC 1. At the top of the product line sat the JC1 monaural amplifier, named after the man responsible for bringing it into existence, John Curl. The Parasound Halo JC5 power amp is basically to or their famous JC1 mono's in a single chassis and designed by John Curl. The design features a high power and ultra-high bias Class A/AB topography capable of delivering 400 watts per channel. Balanced: 66 kΩ,(33 kΩ per leg), Input Sensitivity for 28.28 V Output into 8 Ω I own both this amplifiers and is A McIntosh Mc152 VS Parasound 2250v2. View the full article 90 lb. An additional $1500 retail value. "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." IMO Parasound amps' biggest strength is that they work, and work without doing anything egregiously wrong. The Parasound Halo JC 1 monoblock was designed by John Curl and since then has garnered an amazing amount of popularity and notoriety as a benchmark for amplifier performance and value. We challenged John Curl to distill the essence of two JC 1 mono blocks into a single chassis, and the result has exceeded everyone's expectations. Height with feet: 7-3/4" " (197 mm) Balanced: 1 V per leg, S/N Ratio The Parasound Halo JC 5  comes with high bias class A/AB and is designed to provide 12 watts per channel pure class A power and class AB to its 400 watts per channel 8 ohm rating. Hi-Fi News (UK) December 2019 - Outstanding Product Award, 400 watts x 2 @ 8 Ω RMS, both channels driven, 600 watts x 2 @ 4 Ω RMS, both channels driven, Circuitry designed by legendary John Curl, 12 watts per channel of pure Class A power, Stable with speaker impedance dips to 1.5 Ω, CHK Infinium, custom 5-way speaker binding posts, Vampire gold-plated RCA input & loop output jacks, Direct-coupled signal path, no capacitors or inductors, AC turn-on inrush surge protection with relay bypass, Dual-mono input stages with ±110 volt DC rails, 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 µF Nichicon Gold Tune filter capacitors for input stages, 132,000 µF 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, 4 rack space chassis with rear carry handles. Halo JC5 stereo power amplifier From Parasound Posted on 22nd July 2018. The amplifier is amazingly quiet, tonally balanced with an ability to deliver detail and layering in a price bracket just a notch below some of it’s bigger brothers. Hi-Fi News (UK) December 2019 - Outstanding Product Award "This is one fast, hard-hitting amplifier with superb grip on speakers. 0.05% THD, RMS continuous power, Pass vs Parasound Well, I finally got around to putting my Parasound A21 in my main system with my BAT Vk-51se preamp to compare it to my Pass X250 amp. "The JC 5 plays whatever you want the way it was meant to be played. Curl was given the challenge of combining some of the JC1’s best features and performance into a single box stereo amplifier. The new Parasound Halo JC 5 combines high power and ultra-high bias Class A/AB sonic quality at roughly two-thirds the price of a pair of JC 1s. Parasound JC1. Unbalanced: 1 V Whether one would ever feel the need for such capacity is open to discussion, for the Halo JC5 is hardly short of power or dynamic ability in its standard stereo guise, as one might expect of an amplifier based on the John Curl-designed JC1 monoblock power amps. 20 Hz - 20 kHz, +0/-0.25 dB, Total Harmonic Distortion (THD) Any comparisons of these amp manufactures, Good or Bad. It can also deliver 600 watts per channel into 4 ohms, and it can be bridged to mono for 1,200 watts into 8 ohms. Excellent condition. First, hats off to Parasound for not bowing to convention and badging its new, hot-rodded version of the original JC 3 phonostage with the shop-worn cliché “Reference” or “Signature Edition.” And second, and more importantly, if you’re a current owner of the Parasound JC 3 phonostage, don’t panic. By any measure, the Halo JC 5 is a superb power amplifier. If you’re in the market for one of the killer amplifiers available today, have been saving up for an amazing amp, and you don’t mind a refurbished unit, then you may want to check out this super deal on the Parasound JC 1 400 Watt monoblock amplifier. The premium-quality 9 foot detachable IEC 12 gauge power cord features silver-soldered connectors. In a sense, the JC 1 started in 1989 with the Parasound HCA-2200 amplifier, which after a number of prototypes and modifications over the years evolved into the HCA-3500. Excellent condition. 0. 1 mono pair. High bias class A/AB provides 12W per channel pure class A power and class AB to its 400W 8 ohm rating. Some items were simply used at a convention, a customer return, or simply an open box for display or photography purposes. Actual time spent with the Parasound products in my own system (NC2250 and NC5250) and a friends system (Halo JC1 , A51, A21, ZoneMaster 650) 4. The Parasound Halo JC 5 Stereo Amplifier will be available from Parasound US dealers and international distributors starting this month with a suggested retail price of $5,995. It has independent secondary windings for its dual-mono power supply. Parasound nye Ultra-High-End Monoblock forsterker. 600 watts x 2, 4 Ω, Power Output – Bridged Mode 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. Richard has had over 40 years of experience in this space. "This is one fast, hard-hitting amplifier with superb grip on speakers. Power Output – Both Channels Driven The JC 5 is a 400-watt per channel stereo amplifier designed by John Curl that combines design elements of two top-of-the-line Halo JC 1 monoblock power amplifiers into a single chassis the same size as one JC 1. The JC 5 will please even if you never explore the limits of its performance." Putting a new system together. Parasound, based out of San Francisco, was founded by a former audio retailer Richard Schram. (40.8 kg), Power Requirement Det å lage en forsterker som er i stand til å fremkalle den aller beste ytelsen fra de fineste høyttalerne, og samtidig overgå konkurentene med langt høyere pris, gjør JC 1+ til Parasounds mest ambisiøse product til nå. But this isn't a pair of JC1s crammed into one package, as PM discusses in his boxout, below. Like its big brother, the original JC 1, the Parasound JC 5 is a stunning amplifier.". ", HomeTheaterReview.com - Best of 2018 - December 2018, Hi-Fi News (UK) December 2019 - Outstanding Product Award © Parasound Products, Inc. All right reserved. A31 and A51 to me sound identical, which makes those two especially good for multi channel. JC 1+ er Parasound sin nye høyeffektive mono effektforsterker. Speakers Carver Amazing Fronts CS400i Center RT800i's Rears Sub Paradigm Servo 15 Electronics Conrad Johnson PV-5 pre-amp Parasound Halo A23 Pioneer 84TXSi … Its sound delighted me in ways that few other components ever have. Submitted by Bogolu Haranath on May 23, 2020 - 7 ... yes a lot less, I was thinking of the JC5. Does anyone have a parasound JC5 amp paired with a JC2 BP pre-amp? > 111 dB, input shorted, unweighted, DC Trigger Requirements Parasound built the new JC5 because its customers wanted an affordable version of the John Curl designed JC1 monobloc amplifier. Amplifier... $5,850.00. Copyright © 1998–2020 Audioholics, LLC. Biggest weakness (which I guess could be perceived either as weakness or strength) is that they definitely have a family sound. This product has the type of guts we love to see in a high end amplifier. Amplifier sale includes (10) Synergistic Research BLACK fuses, installed and original factory fuses. 1 mono pair. Share on Facebook. At $2,350, the JC 3 is by no means an entry-level phonostage. Circuit design by John Curl (look up his creds :-) Complementary MOSFET driver stage and JFET input stage; 16 beta-matched 15 amp, 60 MHz bipolar output transistors ; 7. Parasound's refined Halo design aesthetic is evident in the JC 5. < 0.05 % at full power Independent power supplies for left and right channels input stages employ filter caps totaling 8,880 µF. The new Parasound Halo JC 5 combines high power and ultra-high bias Class A/AB sonic quality at roughly two-thirds the price of a pair of JC 1s. PARASOUND’S JC5 AMPLIFIER IS BOLD AND POWERFUL Posted on 27th July, 2018 Parasoundbuilt the new JC5 because its customers wanted an affordable version of the John Curl designed JC1 monobloc amplifier. I have no doubt this is a great product. Slim, hand-milled solid aluminum endcaps with gold highlights amplify its grace and elegance. 2 = Positive The JC 5 is available in silver or black. Our customers often tell us they love everything the JC 1 offers, while wondering if we could deliver comparable performance in a no-compromise stereo amplifier, and save them money and space. Given that you'll be using the excellent JC1 power amps, for strictly two channel operation with a fine player like the Yamaha CDS2000 and taking advantage of its XLR connection, the JC2 is going to be better than the P5. Parasound claimed that the Halo JC 1’s more powerful (1.9kVA) transformer could double its output to 800W into 4 ohms, and that it had greater capacitance for its input and output stages, which used Nichicon capacitors. "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. There are a lot less, i was thinking of the JC1 ’ s best and. 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