JC 2 BP

Technical Specification


Frequency Response

  • 5 Hz - 100 kHz, +0/-3 dB


Distortion

  • 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


Gain

  • 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


Dimensions

  • 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)


Weight

  • Net: 24 lbs. (11 kg)
  • Shipping: 36 lbs. (16.4 kg)


Rack Mount Accessory

  • HRA 3 (May be purchased separately)

Overview & Features


  • Home 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)

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

Parasound JC 2 BP

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