Parasound JC 2 BP

Preamplifier with Bypass



― 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)