Parasound Halo JC3+ Incoming

Parasound Halo JC3+ Incoming

Postby Dorian » Mon Aug 14, 2017 11:49 pm

Well, I'm excited. I just ordered a Parasound Halo JC3+ to replace my current Preamp. Do you think I will notice less or more of a difference than when I moved from Ortofon 2M Black to current cart? (I noticed a big difference!)
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Re: Parasound Halo JC3+ Incoming

Postby Dorian » Wed Aug 16, 2017 3:10 pm

No comment!?!?
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Re: Parasound Halo JC3+ Incoming

Postby gene9p » Wed Aug 16, 2017 3:29 pm

very quiet here lately..everyone is on vacation i guess..I'm in Tarrytown, where are u in Westchester?
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Re: Parasound Halo JC3+ Incoming

Postby Guss2 » Wed Aug 16, 2017 4:21 pm

Congrats Dorian, this is on my short list to audition. What's it replacing?

Never mind, just read your sig. Let us know how it compares.
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Re: Parasound Halo JC3+ Incoming

Postby TomD » Wed Aug 16, 2017 6:22 pm

Congrats! Should be a great match for your Zephyr Star. I really enjoy the JC3 (older pre+ version), but have only compared it directly to a few other stages. Parasound makes very high value products imo. Great design and very well built.

Quick tip - leave it on all the time. It doesn't draw much power and it sounds best fully warmed up.

I am sure you will enjoy it.

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Re: Parasound Halo JC3+ Incoming

Postby Dorian » Wed Aug 16, 2017 6:28 pm

gene9p wrote:very quiet here lately..everyone is on vacation i guess..I'm in Tarrytown, where are u in Westchester?

Scarsdale, not too far. We get over to Tarrytown quite often to the River Market Bar and Kitchen, great place.
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Re: Parasound Halo JC3+ Incoming

Postby thegage » Wed Aug 16, 2017 6:35 pm

I haven't heard it, but I do have Halo products, and having read the reviews it should be a significant upgrade over what you now have.

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Re: Parasound Halo JC3+ Incoming

Postby Gregory Gale » Fri Aug 25, 2017 9:41 pm

Dorian wrote:Well, I'm excited. I just ordered a Parasound Halo JC3+ to replace my current Preamp. Do you think I will notice less or more of a difference than when I moved from Ortofon 2M Black to current cart? (I noticed a big difference!)

I own a Graham Slee Reflex M and still use in my basement system. I was using the Graham Slee with a Dynavector DV20x2H and then switched to a Parasound JC3+ first using the Dynavector then upgrading to an Ortofon Cadenza Black.

The Parasound was a huge improvement over the Graham Slee with the Dynavector and then I upgraded to the Ortofon Cadenza Black which was another significant upgrade in audio performance.

The Parasound takes a while to break in, but it has been one of the best audio components I have purchased since I have been into Audio (over 45 years of upgrading).

It has rave reviews from just about every audio publication that has tested the product and I feel deservedly so. You will not be disappointed.
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Re: Parasound Halo JC3+ Incoming

Postby Dorian » Sat Aug 26, 2017 8:31 am

Awesome thanks Greg. It's still sitting in its box, arrived the day before we left for vacation. Looking forward to setting it up today.
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Re: Parasound Halo JC3+ Incoming

Postby Jprod » Sat Aug 26, 2017 2:47 pm

Looking forward to your impressions
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