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Sydney's Phono Expert

Parasound - JC3 Jr. - Phono Preamplifier

$3,295.00
SKU JC3 Jr.-B

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The JC3 Jr. Phono preamplifier is an amazing sounding product with desirable features including MM and MC cartridge options, gain and impedance adjustment and balanced or unbalanced output.

  • Circuitry designed by legendary John Curl
  • Circuit board layout by Carl Thompson
  • Cartridge options for 47k Ω MM and MC/MI
  • Variable MC impedance adjustment of 50-550 ohms
  • Gain select for 40 dB/50 dB/60 dB unbalanced (46 dB/56 dB/66 dB balanced)
  • Balanced and unbalanced outputs
  • Mono switch can improve sound of mono & older LPs
  • Convenient auto turn-on by 12V trigger
  • RIAA accurate to within 0.2 dB
  • Incredible S/N up to 94 dB and THD less than 0.02%
  • Vishay-Dale resistors in the audio path
  • Aluminum shield separates power supply and audio circuits
  • Shielded toroid power transformer
  • High speed-soft recovery bridge rectifiers and common mode inductors
  • Vampire brand 24k gold-plated RCA jacks
  • Neutrik brand locking balanced XLR outputs connectors
  • Compact 1U chassis (2.5" high with feet)
  • Available in silver or black

Specs

Frequency Response:
20-20Khz, +/- 0.2dB

Total Harmonic Distortion
< 0.02% at 1 kHz

Signal to Noise Ratio, 40 dB Setting
>85dB, input shorted, IHF A-weighted
>80dB, input shorted, unweighted

Signal to Noise Ratio, 50 dB Setting
>89dB, input shorted, IHF A-weighted
>84dB, input shorted unweighted

Signal to Noise Ratio, 60 dB Setting
> 94dB, input shorted, IHF A-weighted
> 91dB, input shorted, unweighted

Inter-channel Crosstalk
>80 dB at 1 kHz

Input Impedance
MM or MI: 47k Ω
MC Variable: 50- 550 Ω

Output Impedance
Unbalanced: < 100 Ω
Balanced: < 100 Ω per leg

Input Capacitance
150 pF

Input Sensitivity at 1 kHz, 4mV Input
40 dB: 4 mV for 450mV output
50 dB: 4 mV for 1.4 Volts output
60 dB: 4 mV for 4.25 Volts output

Input Sensitivity at 1 kHz, 1V Output
40 dB: 9 mV for 1.0 Volt output
50 dB: 3 mV for 1.0 Volt output
60 dB: 0.9 mV for 1.0 Volt output

Total Gain
40 dB / 50 dB / 60 dB (unbalanced output)
46 dB / 56 dB / 66 dB (balanced output)

XLR Pin Identification
1 = Ground (Shield)
2 = Positive
3 = Negative (Return)

AC Power Requirement
Standby: <1 watt
Power On: 9 watts
115 VAC or 230 VAC 50 - 60 Hz

Dimensions
Width: 17-1/4” (437mm)
Depth: 14-3/4” (375mm)

Depth with cables: 17” (432mm)
Height: 2-1/2” (63.5mm)
Height, without feet: 1-3/4” (45mm)

Weight
Net: 13 lbs. (5.9 Kg)
Shipping: 19 lbs. (8.6 kg)