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The JC 2 BP is identical to the the original JC 2 stereo preamplifier, with the addition of a home theater Bypass function. The new Bypass function enables your surround system’s left and right front speakers and their power amplifier to do double duty as the left and right channels of an analog stereo system.
Parasound’s Halo P 6 preamplifier is designed for the highest performance for serious two channel music listening and ease of integration with a surround sound system.
The original Halo JC 3 was designed by legendary audio designer John Curl, and he also did the honors with the JC 3+.
The new model includes a whole raft of improvements over the original, beginning with variable MC load impedance adjustment of 50-550 ohms for each channel using dual gang potentiometers specially made for Parasound by Vishay. This enables precise adjustment to optimize the sound of any MC cartridge. Vishay custom builds these potentiometers for Parasound, and John Curl agreed to adjustable input load only if Parasound used Vishay pots. Getting Vishay to make the pots wasn’t an easy deal. Vishay is a large company, and six months of the JC 3+ development time was spent in negotiations with them to build the custom potentiometers for Parasound. So this is a very big deal indeed.
Five years in development, the new JC1+ monoblock amplifier is the ultimate achievement of Parasound and legendary designer John Curl.
The Parasound NewClassic 200 Pre two-channel preamp with DAC and MM/MC phono stage represents a new generation of affordable – high performance audio products from Parasound.
The Zphono XRM is Parasound’s latest phono preamplifier. It combines high performance with unprecedented versatility at a price that fills the gap between Parasound’s popular Zphono and the internationally acclaimed Halo JC 3 Jr. Parasound built the Zphono XRM for vinyl lovers who are willing to spend to upgrade their entry-level turntable/cartridge, but who are not interested in spending more to upgrade their phono preamp.
Front panel LCD function display with dimming Automatic turn on volume memory Favorite volume memory with remote control button 2-way RS232 w/ exact volume control & feedback Discrete commands for all functions Rename inputs to match connected source 5 audio inputs including a front panel Aux input Bypass input integrates easily w/ a Sonos Connect etc.
Parasound’s brand new Halo JC 3 Jr. phono preamplifier delivers performance approaching the JC 3+ for half the price.
Rayno sits on the board of Directors as a shareholder. He has been with the company since 2003, originally working as an employee in the position of Sales Manager. At that time it was a far smaller enterprise, consisting of 1 branch with 6 staff members. In 2008 the original owner sold the company to the van Heerden family, who officially took over as of May 2008 and have since managed to grow it into what it is today.
Rayno has created and maintained excellent relationships with motor manufacturers.
Thanks to him, Planetworld is a supplier to the likes of Nissan, Suzuki, Mitsubishi, Ford, Subaru, Datsun, KIA, Haval and Toyota to mention a few. Along with his team, Rayno sources products then, working closely with the manufacturer, helps develop and customise them to suit the South African market. To date, he has created inhouse brands – OneNav, Planet Multimedia, Smart Mirror and TyreTech.
Rayno credits his obsession with service and his dedication to customer satisfaction to his 15-year career as a waiter. He’s always had an adventurous side enjoying hobbies such as hang gliding, skateboarding, surfing and trail running. As per family tradition, Rayno loves his music and plays a number of instruments, even having composed a few of his own original songs.