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PARASOUND JC5 Stereo Power Amplifier - Black

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PARASOUND JC5 Stereo Power Amplifier - Black

$10,995.00

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"Having heard the JC 5, I realize that it's worth every penny. Its sound delighted me in ways that few other components ever have. By any measure, the Halo JC 5 is a superb power amplifier. I can't recommend Parasound's Halo JC 5 highly enough."

SoundStage! HI-FI January 2019

Features

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  • 400 watts x 2 @ 8 Ω RMS, both channels driven
  • 600 watts x 2 @ 4 Ω RMS, both channels driven
  • 1200 watts x [email protected] 8 Ω, in bridged mode
  • Circuitry designed by legendary John Curl
  • Ultra-high bias Class A/AB operation
  • 12 watts per channel of pure Class A power
  • 90 amperes peak current per channel
  • Stable with speaker impedance dips to 1.5 Ω
  • Balanced inputs with discrete circuits
  • CHK Infinium, custom 5-way speaker binding posts
  • Neutrik locking XLR input connectors
  • Vampire gold-plated RCA input & loop output jacks
  • Direct-coupled signal path, no capacitors or inductors
  • DC Servo and relay protection circuits
  • AC turn-on inrush surge protection with relay bypass
  • Dual-mono input stages with ±110 volt DC rails
  • JFET input stage, MOSFET driver stage
  • 24 beta-matched 15 ampere, 60 MHz bipolar output transistors
  • 1.7 kVA shielded toroid power transformer with independent windings for each channel
  • Independent power supplies for left & right channel input stages, driver stages, output stages
  • 8,880 µF Nichicon Gold Tune filter capacitors for input stages
  • 132,000 µF Rubycon filter capacitors for output stages
  • Full power is rated all the way down to 5Hz for unrestricted low-end bass
  • Harris hyper-fast soft-recovery bridge diode rectifiers
  • Automatic turn-on by 12 V trigger or audio sensing
  • 4 rack space chassis with rear carry handles
  • Rack mount hardware is included
  • Available in silver or black
Specifications

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Power Output – Both Channels Driven

  • 400 watts x 2, 8 Ω
  • 600 watts x 2, 4 Ω

Power Output – Bridged Mode

  • 1200 watts x 1, 8 Ω
    • Bridged 4 Ω operation is not recommended

Power measurement parameters are at 120 VAC:

  • 0.05% THD, RMS continuous power, full audio band (20 Hz - 20 kHz)

Current Capacity

  • 90 amps peak, 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

Total Harmonic Distortion (THD)

  • < 0.05 % at full power
  • < 0.03 % at typical listening levels

IM Distortion

  • < 0.04 %

TIM

  • Unmeasurable

Inter-channel Crosstalk

  • > 87 dB at 1 kHz
  • > 72 dB at 20 kHz

Input Impedance

  • Unbalanced: 33 kΩ
  • Balanced: 66 kΩ,(33 kΩ per leg)

Total Gain

  • 29 dB

Input Sensitivity for 28.28 V Output into 8 Ω

  • Unbalanced: 1 V
  • Balanced: 1 V per leg

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)

Dimensions

  • 448mm Width
  • 197mm Height
  • 508mm Depth (546mm with cables fitted)

Net Weight

  • 33.1kg

Shipping Weight

  • 40.8kg

Power Requirement

  • 1 Watt Standby
  • 225 Watts Idle (no music playing)
  • 400 Watts Typical Listening Levels
  • 1500 Watts PEAK
Reviews/Awards

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"Having heard the JC 5, I realize that it's worth every penny. Its sound delighted me in ways that few other components ever have. By any measure, the Halo JC 5 is a superb power amplifier. I can't recommend Parasound's Halo JC 5 highly enough."

SoundStage! HI-FI January 2019

 

HomeTheaterReview.com - Best of 2018 - December 2018

 

"This is one fast, hard-hitting amplifier with superb grip on speakers. The JC 5 will please even if you never explore the limits of its performance."

Hi-Fi News (UK) December 2019 - Outstanding Product Award

 

"The JC 5 plays whatever you want the way it was meant to be played. For Parasound to have such stringent design criteria on the JC 5 is impressive indeed. Like its big brother, the original JC 1, the Parasound JC 5 is a stunning amplifier."

Home Theater Review November 2018