Parasound Halo JC 2 BP Preamplifier
A stereo preamp with HT bypass and both single-ended and balanced inputs.
With six inputs, two of which can be switched from RCA to XLR, and assignable HT bypass the Parasound Halo JC 2 BP brings high-end sound that integrates into living room stereo and cinema setups.
A home theater bypass lets you share your stereo system speakers with your home cinema system. The JC 2 BP offers HT bypass on both unbalanced and balanced inputs and outputs, and it can be assigned to any input.
Dual-mono left and right channel circuits minimize crosstalk, and the preamp is direct DC servo-coupled, no capacitors in the signal path. It uses hand-matched complementary FETs and there are separate TKD brand analog gain controls for the left and right channels.
Premium 4-gang motor-driven analog master volume control offers hi-fi-grade attenuation, and there is 3/8" thick aluminum shielding around audio boards, as well as an aluminum chassis rear panel. All connector and wiring brands are top-shelf: Vampire 24k gold-plated RCA jacks, Neutrik premium XLR connectors, Canare brand internal wiring.
The JC 2 BP uses a high-capacity R-core audio power transformer and inductor with hyper-fast soft recovery audio bridge rectifier diodes. There is an independent power supply for the controller, relay coils, triggers, and LEDs, keeping noise away from audio signals.
- 2 x 6' (2m) trigger wires included
- Remote handset also controls Parasound Halo T 3 Tuner
- 3u Chassis, rack mountable with HRA3 (sold separately)
Inputs: 6 x stereo RCA, 2 x stereo XLR, 12 V trigger
Outputs: stereo RCA fixed, stereo RCA inverted polarity line, stereo RCA pre, stereo XLR pre, 4 x 12 V trigger
Max. Gain: 14 dB
Dimensions (WHD): 17-1/4" x 5-7/8" x 16"
Weight: 24 lb.