This would be a good time to make a copy of your sales receipt to store with the JC 3âs original packing. A few years back, I reviewed Parasoundâs JC3+ phono amplifier, a dual mono design that was noted for its particular internal layout.There was shielding here and isolation there while large power-supply filter capacitors were added to reduce strain on the amplifier. . . b) If liquid has been spilled into the product. . You may wish to flatten the cardboard cartons to save room in storage after cutting the taped seams on the bottom flaps. The new Parasound Halo JC 3 Jr. stereo phono preamplifier is about half the price of the company's $2,995 premium dual-mono Halo JC 3+, which is widely acknowledged as one of the world's best phono stage preamplifiers. . . . Your purchase receipt/bill of sale is required to determine if your JC 3 is eligible for Parasound warranty service. . . . . The Parasound Halo JC 3+ Phono Preamplifier In Use. . . . . â¢We recommend that you do not place the JC 3 above a power amplifier. . 17. . . . . The bass line in Run-D.M.C.âs âCan You Rock it Like Thisâ from King of Rock showed off more grunt than the two tube preamps could muster, offering up the kind of bass I actually felt through the JC 3. . Parasound Halo JC3+ Phono Preamplifier - Halo JC3+ (Parasound). . . Parasound JC3+ The desire to have a great phono pre-amplifier for any dedicated audio manufacturer is paramount, and Parasound were no exception to this rule. . . . . Weight is a hefty 13 pounds! . Categories: Parasound, Phono Stages, Pre Amplifiers. . . . . View and Download Parasound HALO JC 3 instruction manual online. 13. . . This plug will only fit into a grounding power outlet. . . Unauthorized dealers lack the capability to make repairs or arrange for repairs of Parasound equipment. 13.Overloading â Do not overload wall outlets or extension cords. . 11, If You Require Assistance or Warranty Repair . . . . This item will ship to United States, but the seller has not specified shipping options. 16.Damage Requiring Service â Unplug this product from the wall outlet and refer servicing to qualified. . . . . . . This Parasound JC3 + is actually based on a Vendetta Research SPC2, a legendary phono preamplifier that is sought after but rare on the used market. . . . . . . Condition is "Used". ALL B-stock items are all professionally inspected by Parasound technicians and, most importantly, ALL B-Stock products contain the exact same FULL Parasound manufacturerâs warranty. . . Parasound Halo JC3 Phono Preamplifier. Note: Tighten each bolt just enough to keep the unit secure in the rack to avoid deforming the shoulder washers. . . The JC3 also had a deeper, more powerful presentation in the lower register. . "Parasoundâs JC 3+ Phono Amplifier is a masterpiece and its creators John Curl and Carl Thompson spared no expense to achieve sound quality and performance that is impeccable." . Power output: 400 watts per channel into 8â¦ (stereo), 1200 watts into 8â¦ (mono) Frequency response: 5Hz to 100kHz. 15.Servicing â Do not attempt to repair or service this product yourself. It will ship in its original box with its original manual packing material, velvet sock cover etc. . . . . . . www.newrecordday.com reviews the Parasound JC3 Phono Preamplifier. . . They select FM or AM band and allow you to scroll through its presets. . . . . . Parasound JC 3 Jr. Manuals & User Guides. About Parasound: Founded in 1981, Parasound Products, Inc., is a privately owned U.S. company that specializes in providing affordable audio and home theater components to the critical listener. . About Parasound 20.Wall or Ceiling Mounting â Mount the product to a wall or ceiling only as recommended. Parasound Halo JC2. Stereo Preamplifier (2007-16) add a review. . . Refer all servicing to qualified service personnel. . . . c) If the product has been exposed to rain or water. . . Stereo Power Amplifier (2018) add a review. . . . If you are unable to insert the plug into the outlet, contact your electrician to replace your obsolete outlet. There is no Parasound warranty for this unit if it was not purchased from an Authorized Parasound Dealer. For more information on when to invert polarity, please see the Frequently Asked Questions on page 13 of this manual. Specifications. . With its four feet removed, the JC 3âs front panel height occupies two rack spaces: 3.5" or 88.2 mm. Parasound Halo JC3+ Phono Pre-Amplifier Brochure. . f) If the product exhibits a distinct change in performance. . Parasound JC3+ Phono Pre Amplifier. . 4, Placement and Ventilation Guidelines. . . . . . . . . Parasound JC3+ Parasound JC3+ Phono Preamplifier by John Curl - Halo Series ... - 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: . Use input and output cables that are long enough to leave some slack; that will enable you to pull the JC 3 out of a cabinet to check or to change connections without inadvertently disconnecting cables. Released as a cut-down version of the more expensive JC3+, Paul Rigby reviews the Parasound JC3 Jr phono amplifier. 14.Inserting Objects into Unit â Never push objects of any kind into this product through any openings; they may touch dangerous voltage points or short out parts that could result in fire or electric shock. . . This will prevent damage to the product due to lightning and power line surges. . . . . . Parasound Halo Brochure (2019) We are proud to offer you this exceptionally versatile audio component, knowing that it will bring you many years of enjoyment and dependability. . . . 21.Heat â The product should be situated away from heat sources such as radiators, heat registers, stoves, and other products (including amplifiers) that produce heat. . . 3.Heed Warnings â Adhere to all warnings on the product and in the operating instructions. . . . . . . Parasound. . . The washers will sandwich the JC 3 panel and the four mounting bolts to prevent metal-to-metal contact between the JC 3 chassis, the equipment rack, and the other components mounted in the rack. . This can result in a fire or electric shock. Damping factor: 1200. 4.Follow Instructions â Follow all operating and use instructions. . . . . Parasound JC 2 Manuals & User Guides. The lightning flash with the arrowhead symbol within an equilateral triangle is intended to alert the user to the presence of âdangerous voltageâ inside the product that may constitute a risk of electric shock. . Total harmonic distortion: 0.003%. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9, Front Panel Operation . . Manual Library / Parasound. We appreciate you taking the time to read these instructions and thank you for selecting Parasound. The Absolute Sound September 2018 "Time has not dampened its sonic bona fides one iota. . . We have emailed you a verification link to to complete your registration. . 7.Water and Moisture â Do not use this product near water. Although John Curl is also touted for his Parasound amplifiers, his efforts with the original Halo JC 3 phono preamplifier were extraordinarily well-received and reviewed. The new JC 3 Phono Preamplifier joins a long list of Parasound products such as, in-wall loudspeakers, amplifiers, preamplifiers and tuners. . . . The Parasound Staff Keeping Records for Future Reference Record the serial number located on the back panel or bottom of your JC 3+ in the space below. Use a damp cloth for cleaning. . Vishay is a large company, and six months of the JC 3+ development time was spent in negotiations with them to build the custom potentiometers for Parasound. . According to Parasoundâs Richard Schram, the original JC3âs design began as a phono preamp retrofit for the JC2 line stage with separate small circuit boards for each channel. This website is not affiliated with or sponsored by Parasound. . It is legendary designer John Curlâs latest design, carrying on a proud tradition of phono preamp designs dating back to the 1970s. . For updates and corrections to this manual, we invite you to check our web site, www.parasound.com. . The product may fall, causing bodily injury and damage to the product. . 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. "Overall then, the JC 3 Jr. is not quite as good as the JC3+ but at half the price it comes surprisingly close." . Do not defeat the safety purpose of the grounding plug. Unauthorized substitutions may result in fire, electric shock, and other hazards. . . . . . . Please check your inbox, and if you canât find it, â¦ REFER SERVICING TO QUALIFIED SERVICE PERSONNEL. . . Introduction . . . . . . The Parasound Halo JC 3 is now available with a suggested retail price of $2,350. Carefully remove your JC 3 from its shipping carton and locate all the enclosed accessories: â¢Two trigger wires, one with 3.5 mm mini plugs, one with a 2.5mm and a 3.5mm mini plug. . . . . . These openings must not be blocked or covered. . . . . Eliminating metal-to-metal contact reduces the likelihood of creating a ground loop that might introduce hum into your system. . . . . . . . 5.Cleaning â Unplug this product from the wall outlet before cleaning. . . 2.Retain Instructions â Retain safety and operating instructions for future reference. . . . . . . . . Parasound the company started, in this city by the bay; thirty years ago back in 1981 where it still resides to this very day. Where signal cables must cross AC cords they should do so only at a 90Â° right angle. . 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TO REDUCE THE RISK OF ELECTRIC SHOCK, DO NOT REMOVE COVER. . If you are not sure of the type of power supply to your home, consult your dealer or local power company. . . . â any latin characters (a-z, A-Z)â any numbers (0-9)â special characters ("-", "_" and "."). . . . If you are unsure of what a JC3+ is, take a moment to read some of the reviews (link below to the JC3+ review collection at Parasound) . . . . . 12, Specifications . . . Slide one washer onto each mounting bolt with its raised shoulder pointing toward the panel hole. . Variable MC load adjust independent for each channel from 50-550 ohms with dual gang potentiometers specially made for Parasound by Vishay. . . While you are unpacking your JC 3, inspect it thoroughly for possible shipping damage and tell your Parasound dealer immediately if you find any. Perfect! Parasound Halo Phono Pre-amplifier/Phono Stage The desire to have a great phono pre-amplifier for any dedicated audio manufacturer is paramount, and Parasound were no exception to this rule.P . . . For updates and corrections to this manual, we invite you to check our web site, www.parasound.com Enjoy. . . Parasound Halo JC5. 19.Safety Check â Upon completion of any service or repairs to this product, ask the service technician to perform safety checks to determine that the product is in proper operating condition. . . (A single standard rack space occupies 1.75" vertical space.) This product should not be placed in a built-in installation such as a bookcase or rack unless proper ventilation is provided. . The two products are very similar as far as passive equalisation is concerned, but not only. . 9.Ventilation â Slots and openings in the cabinet are provided for ventilation to ensure reliable operation of the product and to protect it from overheating. . Welcome to ManualMachine. 5, AC Voltage Selection . . Shipped with USPS Parcel Select Ground. . d) If the product does not operate normally by following the operating instructions. . . . . . A product and cart combination should be moved with care. This product is equipped with a three-prong grounding plug. â¢Always position the JC 3 horizontally. . . . . . We have emailed you a verification link to. . . . In and around 2013, Parasound made some adjustments to the JC 3 with the JC 3+, adding MC â¦ Upgraded and enhanced, Parasound has added more than âgo-fasterâ stripes onto its new phono amplifier. . . . . If this unit is missing its serial number or the serial number has been altered, you should return it to your dealer immediately for a full refund. I honestly think that its cleaner than a demo unit would be. Vishay custom builds these potentiometers for Parasound, and John Curl agreed to adjustable input load only if Parasound used Vishay pots. . Database contains 1 Parasound JC 3 Jr. Manuals (available for free online viewing or downloading in PDF): Owner's manual . . . . . The Parasound Halo JC 3 is now available with a suggested retail price of $2,350. . A missing or altered serial number could indicate that this unit was re-sold by an unauthorized dealer or is stolen merchandise. Clean the outside of the product only. We recommend that you make an extra copy of your original purchase receipt/bill of sale and store it inside the JC 3âs carton. While half the size of her big brother JC3+, the Parasound JC 3 Jr. is an impressive 17" x 14" x 2.5" box. If youâre putting the JC 3 in a cabinet, it needs a space thatâs at least 22 inches wide so youâll be able to turn it around for access to its rear panel connections. 6.Attachments â Do not use attachments that are not recommended by the product manufacturer; they may be hazardous. . . . . . Just when I thought I had my system pretty dialed, the JC 3+ took it to another level. Opening or removing covers may expose you to dangerous voltage and other hazards. . For mounting in a standard 19â equipment rack, you must use the Parasound HRA 2 rack mount kit (purchased separately). A ventilation fan such as the Parasound Zbreeze is highly recommended to prevent âhot spotsâ in confined spaces. . . User Manuals, Guides and Specifications for your Parasound JC 3 Jr. Amplifier. . If possible, save and store both the inner and outer cartons andâmost especiallyâthe foam packing inserts, to protect the JC 3 if you have to move it or ship it. . A list of Authorized Parasound Dealers and detailed warranty information is available at www.parasound.com or you can call (415) - 3977100 between 8:30 am and 4 pm Pacific time. . . . . . . . 10, Frequently Asked Questions. But I can say this â at its US list price, the Parasound JC3 Jr represents good value for money on its own merits, but I would qualify that it might make you want to upgrade your cartridge to get the most of it â and that might well be much more than $1,500. . . 8.Accessories â Do not place this product on an unstable cart or stand. The company is known for making quality products while keeping costs to a minimum. We recommend that you do not place the JC 3 above a power amplifier. . . . . Parasound JC 3 Phono Preamplifier Serial #: __________________________________________________, ________________________________________________________________, __________________________________________________________________. e) If the product has been dropped or damaged in any way. . . Other features include manual or auto turn-on via a 12V trigger input, an AC line polarity reverse switch to eliminate hum in many systems, and a switchable 115V-60Hz/240V-50Hz AC power input for use around the world. Please check your inbox, and if you canât find it, check your spam folder to make sure it didn't end up there. . . Page 6: Placement And Ventilation Guidelines Rack Mounting Your Parasound JC 3 Jr. Parasound does not manufacture a rack mount kit for the JC 3 Jr. Click for English Version Click for Chinese Version. . . . . Parasound's New JC3+ MM/MC Phono Preamplifier Offers Feature and Sound Refinement Page 2. . . . . . First, hats off to Parasound for not bowing to convention and badging its new, hot-rodded version of the original JC 3 phonostage with the shop-worn cliché âReferenceâ or âSignature Edition.â And second, and more importantly, if youâre a current owner of the Parasound JC 3 phonostage, donât panic. . Replacement Parts â When replacement parts are required, be sure the service technician has used replacement parts specified by the manufacturer. I say this not because Iâm partial to Parasound products in general, but because I flat out believe there is no better phonostage on the market within shouting distance of its price. In the interests of transparency readers should know that the $2999 Parasound JC 3+ has been my reference phonostage since I reviewed it in Issue 245. . . . . . 1.Read Instructions â Read all the safety and operating instructions before operating this product. . 10.Power Sources â Operate this product only from the type of power source indicated on the label. . . . NO USER-SERVICEABLE PARTS INSIDE. Specifications. . . Parasound's new $2995 JC3+ is a significantly upgraded version of the already high performance original JC3 phono preamplifier, though outwardly it looks identical to the handsome original. . . 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