Parasound Halo JC 2 BP Preamplifier with Bypass

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  • Home theater bypass enables seamless blending into a digital surround system
  • Home theater bypass functions with both unbalanced & balanced inputs and outputs
  • Home theater bypass function can be assigned to any input
  • Bypass remains selected after unit has been turned off
  • Improved remote control is included with the bypass assignment keys
  • Specifications and sonic performance are 100% the same as the original JC 2
  • 6 pairs unbalanced RCA line-level audio input jacks
  • 2 input pairs can be switched to XLR balanced connectors
  • Independent balanced/unbalanced select for the L & R channel
  • Each channel's input is switched by its own gold-on-silver contact relay
  • 4 output jack pairs with specialized functions:
  • 1 Main output jack pair is balanced XLR, polarity is switched by remote
  • 1 Main output jack pair is unbalanced RCA, polarity is switched by remote
  • 1 output jack pair is unbalanced RCA, inverted polarity only
  • 1 output pair is unbalanced RCA, normal polarity, fixed level for recorders
  • Dual-mono left & right channel circuit boards minimize crosstalk
  • Hand-matched complementary FETs
  • Direct DC servo-coupled, no capacitors in the signal path
  • Premium 4-gang motor-driven analog master volume control
  • Separate TKD brand analog gain controls for L & R channel
  • 3/8" thick aluminum shielding around audio boards
  • Shielding prevents noise from power supplies & control circuits
  • Separate output jacks for simultaneous normal & non-inverting polarity
  • Aluminum chassis rear panel
  • Remote control polarity switching uses gold-on-silver contact relays
  • Vampire brand 24k gold-plated RCA jacks
  • Neutrik brand premium XLR connectors
  • Canare brand internal wiring
  • High capacity R-core audio power transformer & inductor
  • Hyper-fast soft recovery audio bridge rectifiers diodes
  • Independent power supply for controller, relay coils, triggers, LEDs
  • Remote control handset controls all functions
  • Discrete IR codes for remote control
  • Four 12v trigger output jacks for power amp auto turn-on:
  • Two 12v trigger jacks are switched by the remote handset
  • Two 12v trigger jacks are live when the JC 2 is turned on
  • Two-way RS-232 serial port connection
  • Line level inputs only; no inputs for phono
  • Audio mute is switched by independent L & R relays
  • Rear panel IR repeater input & loop out jacks
  • Premium detachable heavy gauge IEC AC cord
  • 2 6' (2m) trigger wires included
  • Remote handset also controls Parasound Halo T 3 Tuner
  • 3u Chassis, rack mountable with HRA3 (sold separately)


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

    THD: < 0.003% at 100 Hz 
    THD: < 0.005% at 20 kHz 
    IM: < 0.003%

    S/N Ratio
    > 116 dB, input shorted, IHF A-weighted
    > 104 dB, input shorted, unweighted

    > 100 dB at 10 kHz
    > 90 dB at 20 kHz

    14 dB, maximum

    L, R Gain Control Range
    - 10 dB

    Input Impedance
    Unbalanced: 30k ohms
    Balanced: 30k ohms per leg

    Output Impedance
    Unbalanced: < 60 ohms
    Balanced: < 60 ohms per leg

    Input Sensitivity
    200 mV for 1 V output
    Total Gain: 14 dB
    Maximum Output: 8 V

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

    AC Power Requirement
    110 - 120 V or 220-240 V, 50 - 60 Hzs
    (Set AC Voltage switch on rear panel)
    25 watt standby; 30 watts when turned on

    Width: 17 1/4" (437 mm)
    Depth: 16" (406 mm)
    Height, with feet: 5 7/8" (150 mm)
    Height, without feet: 5 1/4" (133 mm)

    Net: 24 lbs. (11 kg)
    Shipping: 36 lbs. (16.4 kg)

    Rack Mount Accessory
    HRA 3 (May be purchased separately)

We are in the business of creating satisfied customers. We hope you love your purchase, but in the event that you are not satisfied, you may return unopened and unused items within 30 days for a full refund of the purchase price.

In the event that merchandise is not in its original condition, has been opened, or is missing packaging, manuals, accessories or other components a partial refund will be given.  Partial refunds are calculated on a case-by-case basis but incur a minimum 15% restocking fee.

Items ineligible for return: furniture and other oversized product shipped via a Motor Freight Carrier or scheduled delivery, televisions larger than 32”, in-ear headphones, special order items, and any item that has been permanently modified (e.g. spliced wires or custom order cables).

Three Simple Steps:

1. Give us a heads up: Please call 631-585-5600 or email to let us know you’d like to return an item. We will give you a RA number (Return Authorization) to include with your order.

2. Ship it back to us: Please pack the product in its original packaging with all original contents and use the original shipping carton and packing materials. Safely and completely packaged returns are less likely to incur a damage or restocking fee. Please consider insuring and tracking your item as you are are responsible for the item until it reaches our warehouse.

Return Address:
Audio Den
Attn: Returns
RA# (Insert RA #)
2845 Middle Country Road
Lake Grove, NY 11755

3. Sit tight! We will process your return as quickly as possible and issue a credit by the original payment method. Depending on your credit issuer, it may take as long as 10 days for the refund to post.


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