Parasound JC3+ Phono Preamplifier
Designed by John Curl - creator of the legendary Vendetta Research phono preamp
Inputs and outputs use Vampire brand 24k gold-plated RCA jacks
Balanced outputs use Neutrik brand premium XLR jacks
MM 47k ohm, MC 47k ohm or MC variable 50-550 Ohms
RIAA accurate within 0.2 dB
Exclusively Vishay-Dale resistors in the audio path
Triple shielding; low-carbon mild steel partitions isolate the power supplies & AC wires
Dual mono design; each audio channel is separately enclosed in its own extruded aluminum enclosure
Separate high speed-soft recovery rectifiers, filter caps and voltage regulators for each channel
Superior R-core type power transformer
Mono switch can improve sound of mono and older LPs
Built-in AC line conditioner to prevent AC noise from polluting the circuits
AC polarity reverse switch can reduce hum in many systems
Non-magnetic aluminum rear panel for purest sound
Turn On Options switch: manual or auto with 12v trigger input
Premium detachable heavy gauge IEC AC cord
2u Chassis, rack mountable with HRA2 (sold separately)
How the JC 3+ improves on the original JC 3:
Variable MC load adjust independent for each channel from 50-550 ohms with dual gang potentiometers specially made for Parasound by Vishay.
Curl-Thompson tweaked circuits to further reduce the JC 3 silent background noise.
24k gold plated copper traces on phono module boards for utmost conductivity and most transparency/detail in the music.
47% larger low ESD power supply filter caps greater reserve for head-snapping dynamics.
82% larger R-core power transformer greater reserve for more low end impact.
Ability to turn off illumination of the front panel P logo.
Now Available in Silver or Black.
Width: 17-1/4" (437mm)
Depth: 13-3/4" (350mm)
Height, with feet: 4-1/8" (105mm)
Height, without feet: 3-1/2" (89mm)
Net: 19 lbs. (8.6 Kg)
Shipping: 26 lbs. (11.8 Kg)