Curl-Thompson tweaked circuits to further reduce the JC 3 silent background noise. But then there’s just a little something more. Phono Pre for both mm and mc phono cartridges. I’m particularly fond of the tracks “Satin Doll” and “Fly Me To The Moon” with their sparkling and colorful clarinet and trumpet solos. The gear I’m using is probably right in line with the value and affordability of the Halo JC 3 Jr preamplifier: A Marantz Reference TT-15S1 turntable with a Clearaudio Virtuosso wood ebony MM cartridge (47k Ohm loading with an output voltage of 3.6 mV). Moving-magnet gain has been increased slightly from 47dB to 48dB, but mc gain has actually been reduced from 68dB to 64dB so that very-high-output mc cartridges won’t cause the JC 3+ to overload the inputs of some linestage preamps. (5.9 Kg) 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. As such, the settings on the JC 3 Jr are limited to the gain selection only, for me I was happy at 50dB. Secondly, I didn’t get an edginess to the music – some might prefer that illusion of detail, I heard it to sound natural. Soundstage! Her breathing, her sultriness matched the dreamy character of the instruments as well. In fact, it would take a significant upgrade in equipment to feel that perhaps the Jr is doing your system a disservice. But it does articulate. Everything is separated out to avoid components talking to each other, out of turn. View and Download Parasound HALO JC 3+ owner's manual online. But choosing one or the other comes down to two issues. But then there are those unrepentant analog junkies prone to swapping exotic cartridges, and seeking resolution’s final word. The Parasound Halo JC 3+ will be available in late January in both silver and black finishes, and have a suggested retail price of $2,995. Evidently the market did indeed pipe up. 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But if Piero is not designing architecture or reviewing equipment, he's probably playing or watching ice hockey. I for one find the Halo JC 3 Jr outstanding for value and performance. Parasound’s Halo JC3 Junior phono stage treads an intelligent line between two sonic extremes. Sure, there are preamplifiers costing just several hundred dollars but not with these features and this pedigree. Most phono cartridges don’t require a whole lot of big extremes and I thought on this particular point people wouldn’t be using the most exotic cartridges, so I kept them to a minimum with 100 ohms and 47k for the moving coil and 47k for the moving magnet…We might even consider adding more loading if people complain enough.”. In that case, the JC 3+ now available to you makes more sense. © Copyright 2021 Secrets of Home Theater and High Fidelity /, Show Reports, Film Festivals and Concerts, McIntosh C2700 2-Channel Vacuum Tube Preamplifier and MC462 Power Amplifier Review, Bluesound Powernode 2i Wireless Streaming Amplifier and Pulse Flex 2i Wireless Streaming Speaker Review, PS Audio Stellar Strata Integrated Amplifier Review, McIntosh MX170 Surround Sound Processor and MC257 7-Channel Power Amplifier Review, Sonus Faber Electa Amator III Speaker Review, What We Are Watching Vol. You'll have to examine very closely to find any signs of wear. $54.99 shipping. $249.99. The Absolute Sound team is proud to highlight Martin Logan and Paradigm, known for loudspeaker innovation. Condition is "Used". The JC 3+ sound is slightly more refined and dynamic, because its component parts and construction are more expensive. Variable MC load adjust independent for each channel from 50-550 ohms with dual gang potentiometers specially made for Parasound by Vishay. The new model includes a whole raft of improvements over the original, beginning with variable MC load impedance adjustment of 50-550 ohms for each channel using dual gang potentiometers specially made for Parasound by Vishay. Thirdly, the Halo JC 3 Jr is solid state, I would almost expect besides a lower noise floor, less distortion and more control. Product: Parasound Halo JC3+ MM / MC Phono Preamplifier; Silver; JC-3+ Product SKU: 30291 Serial Number: 01240 Voltage: 120V Cosmetic Description: 8/10 Excellent condition with minimal visible cosmetic wear including a minuscule scratch near the middle of the faceplate.
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