Mono Power Amplifier by John Curl

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$5,995.00 each

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Description

Description

A Chip Off the Old Monoblock

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.

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 combines high power and ultra-high bias Class A/AB sonic quality at roughly two-thirds the price of a pair of JC 1s.

An Enviable Heritage

The Halo JC 5 boasts an enviable heritage. The Parasound Halo JC 1 monoblock was designed by John Curl and introduced 16 years ago to instant international acclaim. It is acknowledged as the benchmark for amplifier performance and value. In 2003, Stereophile awarded it ‘Amplifier of the Year’ and has honored it as a ‘Class A Recommended Component’ twice a year for fifteen years – far longer than any other audio component.

“Hits a New Sweet Spot”

“The JC 5 is a remarkable amplifier that creates a new sweet spot in our Halo product family,” said Parasound’s founder and president Richard Schram. “Our customers often tell us they love everything the JC 1 offers, but they wondered if we could deliver comparable performance in a no-compromise stereo amplifier, while saving them money and space. 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.”

Profoundly Powerful, Supremely Musical

The Parasound Halo JC 5 stereo amplifier is profoundly powerful and supremely musical. 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. The output stage employs 24 beta-matched, 15 ampere, 60 MHz bipolar transistors to deliver a formidable peak current of 90 amperes.

The power supply employs a 1.7 kVA shielded toroid power transformer with a premium H18 grade steel core. It has independent secondary windings for its dual-mono power supply. As with the JC 1, the 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. Independent power supplies for left and right channels input stages employ filter caps totaling 8,880 μF. Driver and output stages employ massive Rubycon filter caps totaling 132,000 µF.

Direct-Coupled Design

The Halo JC 5 is direct-coupled, protected by DC servo circuits to eliminate coupling capacitors, while extending bass response down to 5 Hz. Its balanced inputs use discrete circuits with Neutrik locking XLR connectors, and Vampire 24k gold-plated RCA input and loop output jacks. “Propeller” type 5-way speaker binding posts are 24k gold-plated and accept 7-gauge bare wire. They are custom-manufactured by CHK Infinium to Parasound’s exacting specifications.

The JC 5 is available in silver or black. Rack mount hardware for its four rack space chassis is included. Shipping weight is 95 lbs.

Brand

Brand

Parasound

As the nationally recognized leader in the field of high-end audio, home theater and home electronics, Overture is proud to offer Parasound’s line of high-performance music components including the new Halo JC 1+ that is the ultimate achievement of Parasound legendary designer John Curl. In the complicated landscape of audio, many companies put stratospheric price tags on great performance. Parasound’s mission couldn’t be more different. Simply put, they offer the most performance for the money by finding the sweetest spot between price and diminishing returns. Everything they do at Parasound is customer-centric because that’s how they define value. When they develop a new product they take the carpenter’s adage “measure twice, cut once” to the extreme. Each new model is tested, improved and re-tested under worst-case conditions. It comes to market only when it is a finished product that’s ready to stand the test of time. In fact, they don’t really know how long their amplifiers last because people write to thank them because the Parasound amp they purchased in the mid-’80s still works perfectly 30 years later. When you choose Parasound you’re getting uncompromised quality for every model. They all use the best parts and each must pass their strictest quality assurance. They wouldn’t have it any other way. If you are interested in purchasing any Parasound products, such as the new Parasound Halo JC1+, A20+, A23+, P6, HINT6, JC5, or JC3+, you can trade-in another electronic component on it by filling out our Trade-In Form.
Additional information

Additional information

Weight 28 lbs
Dimensions 17.5 × 4 × 16 in