Parasound JC 2 BP Preamplifier with Home Cinema Bypass

$7,995.00 inc. GST

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The Parasound JC 2 BP is the company’s top of the range two-channel preamplifier providing transparent input selection and volume control that displays clear, detailed and open soundstage. The JC 2 PB not only performs as a high-end preamplifier it also includes home theatre bypass for those of you that would like to enjoy home cinema and also want to get the best results from your system when listening to music in two channel hi-Fi mode

Parasound JC 2 BP Key Features:

    • Home theatre bypass enables seamless blending into a digital surround system
    • Home theatre bypass functions with both unbalanced & balanced inputs and outputs
    • Home theatre bypass function can be assigned to any input
    • Bypass remains selected after the 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 aluminium shielding around audio boards
    • Shielding prevents noise from power supplies & control circuits
    • Separate output jacks for simultaneous normal & non-inverting polarity
    • Aluminium 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


   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

> 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: 437 mm
Depth: 406 mm
Height, with feet: 150 mm
Height, without feet: 133 mm

Net: 11 kg
Shipping: 16.4 kg

        Rack Mount Accessory
HRA 3 (purchased separately)




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Parasound JC 2 BP
Parasound JC 2 BP Preamplifier with Home Cinema Bypass
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