Switch from Parasound JC 1 to Bel Canto Ref 1000 |
I'm pretty darn happy with the Parasound amps except for the heat and size. I was thinking if the Bel Canto Ref 1000 mk 2s sounded as good they would be a lot
Parasound Halo JC 1 VS Bryston 7B ST
Hello, I have been reading alot of rave reviews on the older Bryston 7B-ST monoblocks. Has anyone ever owned, heard, or compared both the Bryston 7B-ST
Parasound JC 1 vs Pass 250 5
Anyone out there own either & can compare these two highly regarded amps (both in the same relative price range)?
Parasound JC 1 power amplifier
According to John Curl the Parasound JC-1 power amplifier cannot be improved, because it is already at the pinnacle of solid state circuit design. Of course I
JRDG Capri vs Parasound JC 1
Has anyone compared these two preamps? What are strengths and weaknesses of each? Pros and cons? For me the size of the Capri is advantageous, as an example.
Emperical Audio Mods for Parasound Halo JC 1'S
Has anyone had their Parasound Halo JC-1 monoblocks modified with the $1,800.00 Emperical Audio mods, or heard ones that have been modified by them? If so,
Parasound JC 1 and B&W 803d
Any thoughts on this combination, assuming that I already like the B&W sound. Thanks.
Parasound JC 1 with B&W Nautilus speakers
Hello All,have any of you had the chance to listen to the JC-1 and B&W Nautilus speakers? I currently have B&W N802 for LR front, HTM1 Center, N804 Surround.
VTL 450 or Parasound JC 1
Im thinking of upgrading to VTL 450s or Parasoung JC-1s. Currently running Wadia 861, Supratek Chennin pre amp, Vandersteen 2CE Sigs, Kimber Bifocal XL spkr
Parasound JC 1 Questions
I have been considering these fine amps and need some advice from those who have been using them. 1.Does the amps performance suffer noticably if they
Best Speaker matches for Parasound Halo JC 1's
Hi, I wish to upgrade my speakers in the near future to take full advantage of the sonics of my EXCELLENT JC-1 monoblock amplifiers. I am interested in
Parasound JC 1 power cord recommendations
Greetings. Just picked up a pair of JC-1 monoblocks and would like to get high-end powercord recommendations to maximize performance. Budget is $1500 used (but
Parasound JC 1 Standby during playback
Recently I installed a 20A DB for my dedicated room with 2 outlets - One outlet goes into a Shunyata Cylcop serving the Parasound JC-1 and the other into
Parasound JC 1 Heat Dissipation
I am looking at purchasing a pair of Parasound JC-1 monoblocks based on the excellent feedback both here and other places. After a flurry of upgrades this year,
Parasound Halo JC 1 and JC 2 How good are they
Calling all Halo users. What amps/preamps have you auditioned these against? How do they really compare to Krell, Levinson, Plinius, Ayre, and the usual cast
Parasound JC 1 vs Pass Labs 250 5
I would appreciate any feedback regarding these two amps especially driving Martin Logan Summits. My current system includes Theta transport, Camelot Uther IV
Parasound JC 1 still one of the leaders
What's the forum's opinion on the JC-1 relative to some of the newer challengers such as the Ayons, Pass '.5', Modwright, etc. Not to mention the increasing
Parasound JC 1 and Rotel RB 1090: Similar sound
Hello, This thread is for those who have owned both the Parasound Halo JC-1's, and the Rotel RB-1090 power amps, or those who have compared them to one
Parasound Halo JC 1 monoblock amplifier
Does anyone have any information on this amp? Does it run hot? How will it match up with a VTL 2.5 tube pre-amp? Are there any particular
Parasound Halo JC 1 Monoblock Break in Period
HI, To all happy Parasound Halo JC-1 owners out there: I was just wondering if the Parasound Halo JC-1's sound improves the most dramatically during the
Parasound Halo JC 1 factory capacitor change
A pair of brand new Halo JC-1s arrived at friend's place a few days ago.. Being invited to help my friend to lift two huge boxes upstairs, I was also
Preamp Recommendations for Parasound Halo JC 1's
Just purchased my JC-1's and love them. Looking to upgrade from my CJ-PV10A. Any recommendations? Thanks.
Parasound JC 1 amps Preamp advice
I'm looking for a preamp with phono stage in the $4-5K range new or used to go with my JC-1 mono blocks. SS or tube. I want to run my table through it so phono
McIntosh MC 501 vs Pass X 600 vs Parasound JC 1
Trying to find an amp to MATCH well with MBL 101D's. Room size is 18'x 22' x 9' and primarily listem to jazz, vocals and some new age. Desire resolution,
Tube pre amp with parasound jc 1's
Looking for input from folks who use(have used) jc-1s with a tube pre (particular interested in any tube pre that has HT bypass). Looking to compare a tube
Empirical Audio Parasound JC 1 vs stock
I have a set of Empirical Audio modded Parasound JC-1 amps. I wonder if anyone is willing to compare them with the stock amps. I live in Portland, Oregon.
Parasound JC 1's tube or SS pre amp running them
Do the JC 1's generally like a tube or SS pre amp in font. I have a cj prem 16.
Bat VK 250 or Parasound JC 1 monos
So I'm finally down to picking an amp for my system , which consists of a
Classe CA M400 vs EC NEMO vs Parasound Halo JC 1
Looking at specs it became pretty clear that choice among those three big-watt amps emerged a tricky investigation... Speakers should be Dali Euphonia MS5, no
Classe CA M600 vs Parasound JC 1
Has anyone had a chance to compare these two amps? My speakers are Sonus Faber Stradivari. Preamp is Mcintosh c1000c/t/p.
Preamp Deal of the Century
g my Opus 21 CD player directly into my Parasound Halo JC1's monoblocks. Sound is also so very good. I then put the Syrah in and found more detail and emotion in the
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nt end equipment than my Adcom amps and parasound pre-pro, but this high up, the room starts to really make itself a large factor.
Personal amp evolution
II Coda Model 10 Coda Model 20 Parasound HCA2200 mk II (downgrading, audio disease out of control) Classe CA-200 (The bug is back) Threshold T400
Amplifiers:A Keeper for Life Do you know of one
PARASOUND HALO JC-1'S! Mine just keep getting better and better. Can't wait till they are fully broken in! Exceptional amps!
Designer Hall of Fame
ff Nelson of Boulder Amps, John Curl of Parasound, Dave Wilson of Wilson Audio, ........
Which Solid State Amplifier is Making you Happy
I'd get Parasound JC 1's or a big Krell. If you have problems of flattening out at high volumes it could also be the speakers. At least
Bob Carver 180 Mono blocks perform superbly
I have owned Parasound JC-1 mono-blocks and still own the Ayon Triton and the Bob Carver 180s in "my system" perform way better than the
Do not buy any Sonus Faber used
Same stuff from Parasound back aways.. It stopped me from buying JC-1 or JC-2 used here. Later folks say nothing about it anymore on
Parasound JC1's vs Sim Audio W10
I am looking for amps to drive some MBL 101d's and wonder which of these two monoblocks would work the best. Or any other suggestions that you might have.
Which basic amps can drive 1 ohm loads
were chosen when John Curl designed the Parasound JC-1's. The JC-1's are switchable between "rich biasing" and "very rich biasing" for these
Which Amp for Magnepan MG 3 6/R
s accuphase, BAT VK-500w/bat pak, Edge, Parasound JC-1- just to name a few- really depends what you want to spend, I am just floored by how good the VK-500 sounds in my
What kind of power wakes up electrostatic speakers
both,the speakers sounded dull, yet the Parasound HCA 3500 (250wpc & high current)made them sing sweet as can be. Could somebody be kind enought to explain to me how
My Final Amplifier Purchase What Would You Buy
identified as good possible options: Parasound JC-1's Pass X250.5 Pass XA 30.5 Jeff Rowland Model 6 Mono's -(I fear these only appear extremely rarely though, and
Have you tried the ART SLA 1 amp yet
t week while doing due diligence on the Parasound JC-1. It made for a fascinating read, especially when D911 admitted to doing mods for the SLA-1. I assume Audiogon
New Pass Labs X 5 series versus previous X series
Has anyone compared the X350.5 with the Parasound Halo JC-1's, or owned both of them? If so, how do they compare sonically? Thanks.
Seeking hot running amps
Parasound amps are known to run very hot. I read that of the older models a few years ago, so maybe they've cooled them a bit
Best Used Solid State Amp for less than 5000
is as follows: CF PFR Fanfare FT-1 Parasound Ultra 2000 CD Nakamichi DR1 deck Stax Lamda phones Sota Star table w / emt Pass Aleph ono phono Hales T8 loudspeakers
Affordable SS amp that has tube characteristics
I used a Parasound Halo A21 on a set of Aerial model 9's in the past with nice results. A pair of Parasound Halo JC-1's would be even
Best Power amps in 7000 range
Bryston, Classe, Mcintosh, and Parasound. This list is compiled of components I can purchase locally. Any thoughts or impressions on any of these? I've heard
For those who "sold" Dynaudio Evidence speakers
terday. Setup was a Simaudio Moon CDP, Parasound Pre, Parasound JC-1 monoblocks and Audioquest Mont Blanc cables all around. The Sapphire's had that top to bottom
Thiels or Von Schweikerts
Proceed AVP, Plinius for the front and Parasound HCA-2205 for the surrounds. I actually preferred the sound of the Klipsch set to my own speakers by a long shot. His $
Why all these JC 1's for sale
or so i have seen seven pairs of these jc-1's for sale here at audiogon. Could it be that these people purchased them at a discount and are selling now for a
Pass labs X600
A very well broken-in pair of Parasound Halo JC-1 mono-block amps. I love mine! I have a friend from another state who actually sold his Pass X-600 amps
Okay I Bought the Magnepan 3 6's
POWER!'... After some feedback on the Parasound and big Macs, I have been leaning more towards one of the Pass Labs. (Good deals abound on used ones)... So, which way
Do Mono Block amps provide better sound
several months ago and upgraded to the Parasound Halo JC-1 mono amps with the matching Parasound Halo JC-2 preamp. It took my system to a whole new level. If you go
Parasound Pass Labs VTL Krell Amp Selection
Hi, I noticed a similar thread to this a few days ago, from Punkawalla, but just wanted to add another variable or two. I'm shopping for a new amp
VPI table owners, help please
system is VPI SDS, Ayre K-1XE preamp, Parasound JC-1 monoblocks, and Thiel CS7.2
ICE amps vs analog amps for bass
to use the ICE amps. I'm considering Parasound JC-1s, or Bryston 7bs, for the bass if I switch. Thanks for your help in advance.
Upgrade speaker cables OR amp for Dynaudio C4's
- Pass X250.5 - Moscode 401 - Parasound JC-1's Speaker cables being considered: - Kimber KS-3033 - Stealth Hybrid MLT I'm happy with my Plinius amp... I just
Von Schweikert synergy
Parasound Halo JC-1's with VR-4's. Like peanut butter and jelly, ebony and ivory, surf and turf... You get the idea.
Review on the Tyler Acoustics Lynbrook Signature's
Fidelity TriVista SACD/CD Player Parasound Halo C1 Processor Parasound Halo JC1 High Current Monoblock Amplifiers(2) Acoustic Zen Silver Reference II 1m.
4000 to spend on a SS power amp help me choose
Spectron Musician III Parasound JC-1 Halo Monoblocks Mccormack DNA 2
Are There Any Inherent Advantages to Class A amps
Dear Mitch4t: I think that the JC-1 by Parasound it will be a good alternative to you and for the price you can get four units for bi-amp instead two Krells/Pass
SimAudio or Classe for Power Amplifier
originally thought of getting a set of Parasound JC-1 monoblocks but realize that the heat dissipation would be an issue in my modest sized room. I will stick with a
McIntosh 501 or 602 for Magnepan 20 1
ble to compare the 501's directly to my Parasound JC1's, but I suspect they would hold there own. For myself, I'm quite happy with the JC1's driving the Magnepan 3.6's.
Which amp is best to drive Magneplanar 1 6's
found VERY good synergy with Pass Labs, Parasound JC-1's and GamuT amps. Good luck! Mike PS - I do sell one of the brands mentioned.
Parasound JC1 or Spectron Musician 3 se
For Innersound Kaya. I'm using a Parasound A21 now but would like more power. I've listened to Innersound kilowatt monos on my speakers and didn't like the
Parasound HCA 3500, Am I Crazy
Hello to all, I recently borrowed a friends Parasound HCA-3500 power amp just for the heck of it. [I was always curious how this amp sounded]. I unhooked
solid state amps like Pass and Parasound, but am afraid of that solid state edginess in the upper frequency range that a solid state amp might deliver and seem
Bel Canto Ref 1000MK2 or Wyred SX1000MK2
work best with B&W N802's? I had the Parasound Halo JC1's. How are these Class D mono's Compare to JC1's.
Mono blocks High current/low impedance options
resp. plots in the Stereophile review. Parasound Halo JC-1's. Also can be modded.
Best Tube Preamp for JC 1 Monoblocks
in tube preamps to try out with my Parasound Halo JC-1 monoblock amps. Based on current or previous owners experiences with using tube preamps with the JC-1's,
Mcintosh vs Parasound
I'm considering going from a YBA Passion integrated amp at 100wpc to either the new mcintosh MC402 or the Parasound JC1. I'd likely get a matching preamp from
Sim Audio Moon P 5 too dry
.........well I went & bought a pair of Parasound JC-1's the dryness is gone, this amp is liquid. However now I feel the bass slam is slightly lean. Matbe needs more
Bryston sst2 series or Parasound Halo series
I currently have Revel Performa f-52's for the fronts and A Revel Ultima voice for the center, and Revel Performa m-20's for the rears. Currently running with
Dynaudio C 4 or Revel Salon 2
but I ultimately chose them over my Parasound JC-1/Ayre K1x combo so I feel like my electronics are up to the task. I have a Nottingham Dais table and MHDT
Which One Amp for the Magnepan 3 6's
(assuming the use of a tube preamp): ParaSound JC-1 monoblocks ParaSound A-21 stereo Krell
Parasound JC 1 or Musical Fidelity KW 550
Which Amp will be the best for my B&W N802s? Current System; Mccormack cd transport,Bel canto dac3,Sonic Frontier Line2, or Pass Labs X1,Straightwire
Aesthetix Calypso vs Ayre K 1Xe preamps
one do you feel would match best with Parasound Halo JC-1 monoblock amps? Thanks in
Best 80 100 w Amplifier Available Under 4k Used
an Aesthetix Atlas, or even a pair of Parasound JC-1's. But I'm honestly getting into waters here that I truly don't know, with too many possibilities that I've not
what is the best amp for B&W 802N
Parasound HCA-3500 is like an older version of the JC-1's. It drives my 802N's really well. Pay attention to the preamp, as
WHAT WOULD CAUSE JC 1 MONOBLOCK TO SELF DESTRUCT
all, I own Parasound Halo JC-1 monoblock amps, and have never had any reliability issues at all with them. I have a friend, however, who had a JC-1
Capacitor less amps
Parasound JC-1 monoblocks. They are DC-coupled.
Is McIntosh really Hi Fi, finally MC452
(Plinius SA-103 and even the X350.5). Parasound Halo JC-1's and ANTHEM P2 seem to be more reasonbable on the idle power and heat equation as far as "typical"
Best amp for Von Schweikert VR4SR mk2
I liked them with the parasound JC-1. I still have fond memories of
Class A Amp
Parasound JC-1's provide the first 25W in Class A, then AB to 400W into 8 ohms. Plenty avail here for $3200-3500/pr used.
best amp to drive Gallo 3 1's
er. I didn't like them too much with a Parasound JC-1, but they sounded pretty good with VTL 450's.
Power Conditioning Help Please
a power conditioner to my system: Parasound JC-1 Mono Amps Aethetix Calypso Pre Artemis Labs PH-1 Phono Pre VPI Scout Table Linn CD Legacy Whisper Spkrs Thanks
Amp advice for Sound Lab M 2's
to considering the Bryston 7b – SST, Parasound JC – 1, and the new Sanders Sound ESL amp. The former owner of the M-2’s used a Pass X-350, but I found that it
Parasound JC 1s Not Working
I just bought a pair of used JC-1s on Audiogon. The amps sounded fine until I was shuting down my preamp. My preamp is a tube linestage. While I was turning
Best Amp/Preamp/CD or DAC for Wilson Watt Puppy 7
A pair of Parasound JC-1's, a CTC Blowtorch Pre, and an Exemplar Audio Modified Denon 2900 CD player will give some of the best sound/sound
Ideal Manufacturers for your local hi fi shop
all know 2 channel can’t be ignored. Parasound Halo (very attractive products, a good 2 channel preamp, the JC-1 bargain “A” rated bargain monoblocks) Rotel (the only
Revel Salon 2 vs Revel Studio 2
perfectly suit my system and tastes (Parasound JC-1 amps). My room is 18x26x8 and is wood floor on joists with carpet (no slab) I've always struggled to get real
Calling Aerial 20T owners
our Einstein gear, I would consider the Parasound JC-1 monoblocks, which are a truly differential balanced design. I think they are one of the tiny handful of high-
Parasound Halo JC2
Hello Guys, Anyone here listened the preamp. Parasound Halo JC2? I just bought a pair monoblocks Parasound Halo JC1 , I 'll have at home within 20
Speaker Cable for Merlin TSM MM
akers. I intended to drive them with my Parasound JC-1 mono amps (400wpc ss). I suspected this might not be a great match but it only took a short time to confirm my
Amps on the cheap real cheap
original intent was to pick up a set of JC-1's or Atma MA-1 to drive them. That is still my intent but it won't happen for a year or so. In the mean time, I would
Amp recommendations for Maggie 3 6
Parasound JC-1 's are great on 3.6's. If your willing to take a little chance, I've always been curious if a VTL-450 would have
Single ended to XLR adapter
ended to XLR adapter? Just Purchased JC-1 amps and have heard they sound best with XLR. My pre amp (Supratek)is not balanced and Im wondering if it makes sense
Plinius 9200 Driving Magnepan 3 6Rs
r Maggies. Just not a good match. Try Parasound JC-1 monoblocks, or any of the Bryston amps that produce more than 400W at 4ohms. But the big bad boys your really