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Parasound Halo JC 5 (Silver)

Stereo Power Amplifier

Parasound Halo JC 5 Power Amplifier - Front angle view

Parasound Halo JC 5 Power Amplifier - Front angle view

Power Output: 2 x 400 Watts @ 8 Ohms

High Quality Class A/AB Amplifer

Circuitry Designed By Legendary John Curl

Colour Selected: Silver
Availability: Despatched In 1 - 2 days.
Delivery: Free Australia Wide Delivery
Your Price $10,995
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Product Description

Parasound Halo JC5

The Halo JC5 is Parasound's new, ultra-high performance, 400 watt per channel, Class A/AB, stereo power amplifier. Parasound are very proud of this latest achievement, utilizing their engineering in concert with legendary audio equipment designer John Curl. One listen and you will understand why!


For years fans of Parasound have petitioned for an alternative amplifier: A John Curl-designed stereo power amplifier which would save them money and space. Well Parasound love a challenge and gave John Curl the task of distilling the essence of two JC1 mono blocks (Stereophile 2003 Amplifier of the Year) into a single chassis stereo amplifier with a more attractive price. Needless to say John Curl achieved just that.

The Halo JC 5 stereo amplifier is profoundly powerful and supremely musical. John Curl’s signature appears discreetly on its front panel honouring his considerable role in its development. The JC 5 will delight the ears and wallets of serious audiophiles and music lovers alike. With exquisite performance and compelling value, the JC 5 is the new amplifier benchmark.

Exquisite Interior

John Curl Design: John Curl has been designing for Parasound since 1989. He was already a legend in the '70s for designing and building mixing consoles for The Grateful Dead and Jefferson Airplane. He designed the iconic Mark Levinson JC-2, Vendetta and Constellation phono stages and mic preamps and master recorders for Wilson Audio and Mobile Fidelity. Curl’s inspired designs have earned Parasound world-wide acclaim and our stunning new JC 5 is certain to build on this storied heritage.

Independent Input Stage Power Supply: Power amplifiers must eliminate input stage distortion in order to avoid output stage distortion which is especially irritating to a listener. In typical power amplifiers the input and output stages share the same power supply. When driven hard their output stages’ voltage will sag, dragging down the input stage voltage that’s critical for preventing these distortions. A signature feature of the JC 5 is a separate independent input stage power supply for each channel that is always 10 volts higher than the output stage voltage. Maintaining input stage voltage prevents distortion even under the most demanding conditions.

Sanken Output Transistors: High current is essential for uncompromised sound. The JC 5 output (current) stage uses 24 Sanken 15A output transistors, carefully hand-matched for maximum performance. Their 60MHz bandwidth eliminates slew-rate distortion that robs music of its nuances. They operate in pure Class A up to 12 watts per channel, eliminating distortion that blurs music at lower listening levels. Eliminating noise at the input stage is also critical. The JC 5 uses rare Toshiba 2SJ74 J-FETs which are highly coveted for their ultra-low noise.

Quality Speaker Terminals: Every part within the JC 5 is carefully chosen for its accuracy, sound quality and long life. Its speaker terminals are new, developed in collaboration with CHK Electronics. Their ample size and wide spacing accommodates even the largest gauge speaker wire or spade connectors. High quality 24 K gold-plating on the speaker terminals, input connectors and internal audio signal connections assure sound quality that won’t be compromised by corrosion.

  • Design: Stereo Power Amplifier Designed By John Curl

  • Amplifier: Ultra-high bias Class A/AB operation
  • Power Output - Stereo Mode:
    • 400 watts x 2 @ 8 Ω RMS, both channels driven
    • 600 watts x 2 @ 4 Ω RMS, both channels driven
  • Power Output – Bridged Mode:
    • 1200 watts x 1@ 8 Ω RMS, in bridged mode
  • Current Capacity: 90 amperes peak current 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
  • THD: 0.03% - 0.05%
  • Inter-channel Crosstalk: > 87 dB at 1 kHz and > 72 dB at 20 kHz
  • Input Impedance: 33 KΩ Unbalanced, 66 KΩ Balanced
  • Total Gain: 29 dB
  • Input Sensitivity for 28.28 V Output into 8 Ω: 1V
  • 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)
  • Power Requirement:
    • 1 Watt Standby
    • 225 Watts Idle
    • 400 Watts Typical Listening Levels
    • 1500 Watts Maximum
  • Dimensions (WxHxD): 448 x 181 x 508 mm
  • Dimensions With Feet & Cables: 448 x 197 x 546 mm
  • Net Weight: 33.1 kg
  • Warranty: 3 years

Note: Features & Specifications Subject To Change Without Notice. E&OE

Additional Information

Additional Information

Name Stereo Power Amplifier
Brand Parasound
Colour Silver
Power Output Per Channel Over 200 Watts RMS
Power Amp Channels Stereo
Amplifier Design Type Class A/B
Connectivity Single Ended Inputs (RCA), Balanced Inputs (XLR), Bridge Mode, 12 Volt Trigger
Shipping Weight (kg) 14.4000
Price Range $10,995


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