Halo by Parasound JC 2 BP Line Level Stereo Preamplifier for the Music Purist
HALO by Parasound is our premier line of amplifiers and preamplifiers. For nearly one and a half decades Halo products have had a reputation for going head-to-head with some of the most expensive reference equipment on the market while costing a fraction of the price. The sheer quantity of rave reviews and honors is unmatched and without precedent. In fact, over half of all Halo products are Stereophile Recommended Components.
We have been recommending the HALO by Parasound products since inception. We feel that they represents the best performance and value in audio electronic components in the world today. To that point we have chosen to limit ourselves to Parasound’s full line of very capable products. We design and build our Quanta Technologies Speaker systems. We have found no other line of analog audio components that we find up-to-the-task in the design/engineering process or the auditioning of our speakers to you, our clients. You will be amazed at the performance. Call me, Ray.
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Model JC 2 BP
Line Level Stereo Preamplifier for the Music Purist
“The JC 2 allows music to emerge intact – with body, bloom, and dynamics, with definition and detail – from an utterly silent background.”
• Six pairs of unbalanced RCA line-level input jacks,
with two pairs paralleling the XLR balanced input jacks
• Two pairs of unbalanced RCA output jacks
• Two pairs of XLR balanced output jacks
• Full balanced differential circuit from input to output
• Purist design with no Bass and Treble controls
• Full Dual-mono design minimizes crosstalk
• 17.25” Wide • 16.0” Deep • 5.875” High (5.25” 3U High w/o feet)
• Shipping weight: 36 lbs., Net weight: 25 lbs.
• Available in Black and Silver
• Retail In-Store Sales Only • No Mail-Order Sales
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As stated by Max Dudious, from Positive Feedback Online: For John Curl, the JC in JC 2, and the legendary designer of this preamp, the Halo JC 2 represents the tenth iteration, or so, of the basic design that first surfaced in 1975 as the Mark Levinson JC 2 preamp. The JC 2 [BP] may be his [John Curl’s] masterpiece for the masses….It follows the same block diagram and fundamental circuit he developed at the request of The Grateful Dead [more than] a generation ago. Everything he’s done has led to this product, the Halo JC 2.
The Halo JC 2 is a very high performer at a price that makes it very accessible to the audiophile who appreciates very high quality at a manageable price. That is not to say that it is cheap. But when one considers the price/performance ratio, or “bang for the buck,” and the princely prices of some of the competition, it is a first-tier bargain.
[The] Halo JC 2 preamplifier – A preamp for all seasons. Positive Feedback Online-Issue 34 (Max Dudious)