A very nice Parasound Halo JC 3 designed by the legendary John Curl based on his Vendetta phono stage design.
I am not the original owner of the JC 3. I purchased it on 12/24/2017 for 1485.00 plus shipping of last year from The Music Room. TMR is an online seller of pre owned audio equipment which sell through their own website and also ebay and I believe, although I am not sure, that it was forwarded to them by the original owner. I am older now and my memory is not what it used to be! Ugh.
I have had no issues whatsoever with the phono preamplifier and if you read online it was specifically mentioned that the JC 3 was designed and built with as few adjustments as possible to keep the signal clean and as close as possible to John Curl’s Vendetta preamplifier of years ago. So, I think that when the introduced the JC 3+ with a few more adjustments for capacitance loading, that it was just a model refresh. That is just my opinion however.
I recently sold my VPI Scout 2 with an Ortofon 2M Black cartridge and prior to the JC 3, never had spent that kind of money on a phono stage. It was well worth it however, for the differences in drive, energy, the “blackness” between instruments and the general degree of realism portrayed by the more expensive gear.
There are some nicks on the front faceplate and the top of the unit has some markings from other equipment placed on it. They were present when I purchased the unit and did not bother me as it was placed in an audio rack and I could not notice them. See pics.
Available for audition if in Michigan otherwise will ship in double box or I will meet a reasonable distance to assure a safe delivery.
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 47 k ohm, MC 100 ohm or MC 47 k ohm; (MC 47 k ohm is ideal for high-end Grado moving iron cartridges) S/N 86 dB MM; 75 dB MC 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
Buyer to pay for shipping and PayPal fees, if applicable.
Original inner box, power cord. manual
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