Parasound Halo JC 2 BP 2-Channel Preamplifier with ByPass
Parasound Halo JC 2 BP 2-Channel Preamplifier with ByPass
Parasound Halo JC 2 BP 2-Channel Preamplifier with ByPass

Parasound Halo JC 2 BP 2-Channel Preamplifier with ByPass




Stereo Preamplifier


This product is available.
Quantity must be 1 or more
Regular price
Sale price

Parasound JC 2

A 2-Channel Pre-Amplifier with By-Pass for the added subwoofer which enables seamless blending into a digital surround system.  It has both unbalanced & balanced inputs and outputs.

Compatible Parasound Power Amplifiers: JC1; A21; A23

Parasound JC 2 Features

        • Independent balanced/unbalanced select for the L & R channel

        • Each channel's input is switched by its own gold-on-silver contact relay

        • 4 output jack pairs with specialized functions:

        • XLR & RCA main output, polarity is switched by remote

        • Dual-mono left & right channel circuit boards minimize crosstalk

        • Hand-matched complementary FETs

        • Direct DC servo-coupled, no capacitors in the signal path

        • Premium 4-gang motor-driven analog master volume control

        • Separate TKD brand analog gain controls for L & R channel

        • 3/8" thick aluminum shielding around audio boards

        • Shielding prevents noise from power supplies & control circuits

        • Separate output jacks for simultaneous normal & non-inverting polarity

        • Aluminum chassis rear panel

        • Remote control polarity switching uses gold-on-silver contact relays

        • Vampire brand 24k gold-plated RCA jacks

        • Neutrik brand premium XLR connectors

        • Canare brand internal wiring

        • High capacity R-core audio power transformer & inductor

        • Hyper-fast soft recovery audio bridge rectifiers diodes

        • Independent power supply for controller, relay coils, triggers, LEDs

        • Remote control handset controls all functions

        • Discrete IR codes for remote control

        • Two-way RS-232 serial port connection

        • Line level inputs only; no inputs for phono

        • Audio mute is switched by independent L & R relays

        • Rear panel IR repeater input & loop out jacks

        • Premium detachable heavy gauge IEC AC cord

        • 2 6' (2m) trigger wires included

        • Improved remote control is included with the bypass assignment keys

        • Specifications and sonic performance are 100% the same as the original JC 2


Frequency Response
5 Hz - 100 kHz, +0/-3 dB

> 100 dB at 10 kHz
> 90 dB at 20 kHz

14 dB, maximum

L, R Gain Control Range
- 10 dB

Input Impedance
Unbalanced: 30k ohms
Balanced: 30k ohms per leg

Output Impedance
Unbalanced: < 60 ohms
Balanced: < 60 ohms per leg

Input Sensitivity
200 mV for 1 V output
Total Gain: 14 dB
Maximum Output: 8 V

AC Power Requirement
110 - 120 V or 220-240 V, 50 - 60 Hzs
25 watt standby; 30 watts when turned on

Dimensions (WxDxH mm)
437x406x153 (with feet)
437x406x133 (without feet)


Net: (11 kg)