Anyone who is a fan of Parasound Audio gear know all too well the “JC” moniker in their Halo line stands for John Curl, (always referred to as Legendary John Curl).

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Back in 2015 Secrets crowned his first Halo Preamp, the JC 3+ Phono Preamplifier with a Best Of award.

Parasound Halo JC 3 Jr front

Parasound Halo JC 3 Jr rack

Completely aware of the large market for more affordable turntable phono preamplifiers, the good people at Parasound developed for half the cost, the JC 3 Jr. Once again John Curl designed the circuitry, the new less-beefy Jr. may become legendary on its own – already winning me over with just a few spins in my system. I couldn’t help but place it in my system along with my Halo P5 preamplifier and A21, both mainstays in my reference system for a while now. It looks good!

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