Great sounding amp,highly recommended!
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As one might expect for the price, the Parasound Halo JC 5 amplifier delivers next level performance. But it punches way above it's considerable weight and can compete with amplifiers at a much higher price point. I never realized my previous amplifier was a weak link until I installed the JC5 in it's place! The control over your speaker's drivers is absolute. The dynamics and detail are amazing! The textures and tones of good recordings sound ultra realistic as opposed to sounding like a recording of realism. It seems like the JC5 steps out of the way and just lets the music shine through unembellished. And while I would describe the sound signature as pretty neutral, it manages to stay very musical without sounding dry or overly analytical. I feel that it strikes a perfect balance of having some of the warmth of good tube equipment with the detail and dynamics of good solid state gear. Bottom line- if you can afford it, buy it! It is actually a bargain...
Pros: Performance, build quality, attractive, value.
Cons: Old school size and weight.
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