In the complicated landscape of audio, many companies put stratospheric price tags on great performance. Parasound’s mission couldn’t be more different. Simply put, they offer the most performance for the money by finding the sweetest spot between price and diminishing returns. Their team of designers and engineers have been on the consumer side: music lovers, musicians, and audio enthusiasts looking for top-tier sound without breaking the bank.
Parasound JC 1+
The JC1 is Parasound’s premier monoaural amplifier, delivering 400-watts per channel at 8 Ohm (800 watts per channel at 4 Ohm) of Class A power, with less than 0.15% THD at full power.
The JC1 has a rich sety of features, including:
Ultra-high bias Class A/AB operation
Exclusive two position bias level adjustment
Balanced inputs with discrete circuits and XLR connectors
Vampire Direct gold-plated OFC RCA input
Dual heavy-duty 24k gold-plated 5-way speaker binding posts
Direct Coupled – no capacitors or inductors in signal path
Complementary MOSFET driver stage and JFET input stage
18 beta-matched 15 amp, 60 MHz bipolar output transistors
1.9 kVA encapsulated toroid power transformer
Independent power supplies for input, driver and output stages
18,000 μF filters for driver stage
132,000 µF Nichicon Gold Tune filters for output stage
DC Servo and relay protection circuits
REL and Nichicon Muse capacitors
Harris hyper-fast soft recovery diodes for all bridge rectifiers
Auto turn-on by 12v trigger or audio signal trigger
Ground lift switch , adjustable turn-on delay
The JC1 is THX Ultra2 certified and comes complete with rear carry handles and includes a rack mounting kit.
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