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Parasound JC-3+ Reference Phono Preamplifier

Regular price $2,998.00 USD
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JC 3+



    • 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

    • 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.

    • Ability to turn off illumination of the front panel P logo.

    • Now Available in Silver or Black.