Overview & Features

ome theater bypass enables seamless blending into a digital surround system

Home theater bypass functions with both unbalanced & balanced inputs and outputs

Home theater bypass function can be assigned to any input

Bypass remains selected after unit has been turned off

Improved remote control is included with the bypass assignment keys

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

6 pairs unbalanced RCA line-level audio input jacks

2 input pairs can be switched to XLR balanced connectors

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:

1 Main output jack pair is balanced XLR, polarity is switched by remote

1 Main output jack pair is unbalanced RCA, polarity is switched by remote

1 output jack pair is unbalanced RCA, inverted polarity only

1 output pair is unbalanced RCA, normal polarity, fixed level for recorders

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

Four 12v trigger output jacks for power amp auto turn-on:

Two 12v trigger jacks are switched by the remote handset

Two 12v trigger jacks are live when the JC 2 is turned on

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

Remote handset also controls Parasound Halo T 3 Tuner

3u Chassis, rack mountable with HRA3 (sold separately)

Technical Specification

Frequency Response

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


THD: < 0.003% at 100 Hz

THD: < 0.005% at 20 kHz

IM: < 0.003%

S/N Ratio

> 116 dB, input shorted, IHF A-weighted

> 104 dB, input shorted, unweighted Crosstalk

> 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

XLR Pin Identification

1 = Ground (Shield)

2 = Positive

3 = Negative (Return)

AC Power Requirement

110 - 120 V or 220-240 V, 50 - 60 Hzs

(Set AC Voltage switch on rear panel)

25 watt standby; 30 watts when turned on


Width: 17 1/4" (437 mm)

Depth: 16" (406 mm)

Height, with feet: 5 7/8" (150 mm)

Height, without feet: 5 1/4" (133 mm)


Net: 24 lbs. (11 kg)

Shipping: 36 lbs. (16.4 kg)

Rack Mount Accessory

HRA 3 (May be purchased separately)

Parasound JC 2 BP

Pre Amplifier

Midland HiFi Studio - Key Information


"The Halo JC2 BP is an extremely well built preamplifier offering balanced operation with separately isolated circuitry.Giving ultimate performance to all components plugged into it.


A real joy to use with great neutrality.

For  the person who wants a great deal of selectivity from one control unit"

Parasound JC 2 BP Front