Parasound Halo JC 5 Power Amplifier Designed by John Curl

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Parasound Halo JC 5 Power Amplifier Designed by John Curl

Parasound Halo JC 5 Power Amplifier Designed by John Curl

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Parasound Halo JC 5 Power Amplifier Designed by John Curl

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    MY TAKE: "For more than twenty years Parasound has been a name synonymous with unequaled value. Their electronics are respected for both performance and reliability, and compete with significantly more expensive products. Modestly priced, previous offerings have changed common perception about the level of performance that can be achieved at the price point. For a number of years, the legendary John Curl has worked with Parasound as a consultant. His input has greatly influenced their products and is one ofreasons for the praise they’ve received from the audiophile community. The JC5 represents a benchmark for Parasound and is a wonderful product. The JC5 is massively power, providinf iron-fisted control while retaining the ability to reproduce the subtlety and nuance of music. Highly recommended" - Galen Carol


    REVIEWS:


    SoundStage!: "Having heard the JC 5, I realize that it's worth every penny. Its sound delighted me in ways that few other components ever have. By any measure, the Halo JC 5 is a superb power amplifier. I can't recommend Parasound's Halo JC 5 highly enough."

    HomeTheaterReview.com: - Best of 2018

    Hi-Fi News (UK): - Outstanding Product Award "This is one fast, hard-hitting amplifier with superb grip on speakers. The JC 5 will please even if you never explore the limits of its performance."

    Home Theater Review: "The JC 5 plays whatever you want the way it was meant to be played. For Parasound to have such stringent design criteria on the JC 5 is impressive indeed. Like its big brother, the original JC 1, the Parasound JC 5 is a stunning amplifier."

     

    FEATURES:

    400 watts x 2 @ 8 Ω RMS, both channels driven
    600 watts x 2 @ 4 Ω RMS, both channels driven
    1200 watts x 1@ 8 Ω, in bridged mode
    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 Ω
    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 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
    Rack mount hardware is included
    Available in silver or black

     

    SPECIFICATIONS:

    Power Output – Both Channels Driven
    400 watts x 2, 8 Ω
    600 watts x 2, 4 Ω

    Power Output – Bridged Mode
    1200 watts x 1, 8 Ω
    Bridged 4 Ω operation is not recommended

    Power measurement parameters are at 120 VAC:
    0.05% THD, RMS continuous power,
    full audio band (20 Hz - 20 kHz)

    Current Capacity
    90 amps peak, per channel

    Slew Rate
    > 130 volts per microsecond

    Frequency Response
    5 Hz - 100 kHz, +0/-3 dB
    20 Hz - 20 kHz, +0/-0.25 dB

    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

    Input Impedance
    Unbalanced: 33 kΩ
    Balanced: 66 kΩ,(33 kΩ per leg)

    Total Gain
    29 dB

    Input Sensitivity for 28.28 V Output into 8 Ω
    Unbalanced: 1 V
    Balanced: 1 V per leg

    S/N Ratio
    > 116 dB, input shorted, IHF A-weighted
    > 111 dB, input shorted, unweighted

    Damping Factor
    1000 at 20 Hz

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

    Audio Trigger Requirements
    2 mV - 10 mV

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

    Dimensions
    Width: 17-5⁄8" (448 mm)
    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)

    Net Weight
    73 lb. (33.1 kg)

    Shipping Weight
    90 lb. (40.8 kg)

    Power Requirement
    Standby: 1 Watt
    Idle (no music playing): 225 Watts
    Typical listening levels: 400 Watts
    Maximum: 1500 Watts

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Description


 

MY TAKE: "For more than twenty years Parasound has been a name synonymous with unequaled value. Their electronics are respected for both performance and reliability, and compete with significantly more expensive products. Modestly priced, previous offerings have changed common perception about the level of performance that can be achieved at the price point. For a number of years, the legendary John Curl has worked with Parasound as a consultant. His input has greatly influenced their products and is one ofreasons for the praise they’ve received from the audiophile community. The JC5 represents a benchmark for Parasound and is a wonderful product. The JC5 is massively power, providinf iron-fisted control while retaining the ability to reproduce the subtlety and nuance of music. Highly recommended" - Galen Carol


REVIEWS:


SoundStage!: "Having heard the JC 5, I realize that it's worth every penny. Its sound delighted me in ways that few other components ever have. By any measure, the Halo JC 5 is a superb power amplifier. I can't recommend Parasound's Halo JC 5 highly enough."

HomeTheaterReview.com: - Best of 2018

Hi-Fi News (UK): - Outstanding Product Award "This is one fast, hard-hitting amplifier with superb grip on speakers. The JC 5 will please even if you never explore the limits of its performance."

Home Theater Review: "The JC 5 plays whatever you want the way it was meant to be played. For Parasound to have such stringent design criteria on the JC 5 is impressive indeed. Like its big brother, the original JC 1, the Parasound JC 5 is a stunning amplifier."

 

FEATURES:

400 watts x 2 @ 8 Ω RMS, both channels driven
600 watts x 2 @ 4 Ω RMS, both channels driven
1200 watts x 1@ 8 Ω, in bridged mode
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 Ω
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 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
Rack mount hardware is included
Available in silver or black

 

SPECIFICATIONS:

Power Output – Both Channels Driven
400 watts x 2, 8 Ω
600 watts x 2, 4 Ω

Power Output – Bridged Mode
1200 watts x 1, 8 Ω
Bridged 4 Ω operation is not recommended

Power measurement parameters are at 120 VAC:
0.05% THD, RMS continuous power,
full audio band (20 Hz - 20 kHz)

Current Capacity
90 amps peak, per channel

Slew Rate
> 130 volts per microsecond

Frequency Response
5 Hz - 100 kHz, +0/-3 dB
20 Hz - 20 kHz, +0/-0.25 dB

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

Input Impedance
Unbalanced: 33 kΩ
Balanced: 66 kΩ,(33 kΩ per leg)

Total Gain
29 dB

Input Sensitivity for 28.28 V Output into 8 Ω
Unbalanced: 1 V
Balanced: 1 V per leg

S/N Ratio
> 116 dB, input shorted, IHF A-weighted
> 111 dB, input shorted, unweighted

Damping Factor
1000 at 20 Hz

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

Audio Trigger Requirements
2 mV - 10 mV

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

Dimensions
Width: 17-5⁄8" (448 mm)
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)

Net Weight
73 lb. (33.1 kg)

Shipping Weight
90 lb. (40.8 kg)

Power Requirement
Standby: 1 Watt
Idle (no music playing): 225 Watts
Typical listening levels: 400 Watts
Maximum: 1500 Watts