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    Re: Parasound Debuts Flagship Halo JC 1+ 450-Watt Monoblock Amplifier designed by John Curl

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    I’d love to hear your 625 S2.

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    I wonder if the JC1+ will be a step-up from my Jeff Rowland 625 S2 amplifier?
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    Re: Parasound Debuts Flagship Halo JC 1+ 450-Watt Monoblock Amplifier designed by John Curl

    Quote Originally Posted by ricred1 View Post
    I wonder if the JC1+ will be a step-up from my Jeff Rowland 625 S2 amplifier?
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    Re: Parasound Debuts Flagship Halo JC 1+ 450-Watt Monoblock Amplifier designed by John Curl

    Quote Originally Posted by joeinid View Post
    I always wanted a pair of these. The JC5 has already proven itself to be wonderful. I can’t wait for reviews and opinions on the new JC1+ amps.
    I’ve got the JC5 home now for a demo. Very impressed so far. Will post impressions after I get more time with it.
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    Re: Parasound Debuts Flagship Halo JC 1+ 450-Watt Monoblock Amplifier designed by John Curl

    Quote Originally Posted by ricred1 View Post
    I wonder if the JC1+ will be a step-up from my Jeff Rowland 625 S2 amplifier?
    I answered my own question. I finally listened to the JC1+ amplifiers. To my ears they have outstanding bass control, but sound soft in the midrange and highend. I heard them on a pair of Raidho TD3.2 speakers. Maybe the results would be different in another system.

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    Re: Parasound Debuts Flagship Halo JC 1+ 450-Watt Monoblock Amplifier designed by John Curl

    I’d be curious to hear the 625 and JC1+ side by side on more conventional speakers. I really want to hear the Rowland in my system (not the Avantgarde). It’s definitely a wonderful amp.
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    Re: Parasound Debuts Flagship Halo JC 1+ 450-Watt Monoblock Amplifier designed by John Curl

    Quote Originally Posted by ricred1 View Post
    I answered my own question. I finally listened to the JC1+ amplifiers. To my ears they have outstanding bass control, but sound soft in the midrange and highend. I heard them on a pair of Raidho TD3.2 speakers. Maybe the results would be different in another system.
    Were they well broken in?

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    Re: Parasound Debuts Flagship Halo JC 1+ 450-Watt Monoblock Amplifier designed by John Curl

    Quote Originally Posted by GSOphile View Post
    Were they well broken in?
    Yes, they were well broken-in. In the right system they would be hard to beat. If I already owned them I wouldn't sell them to purchase a Jeff Rowland 625 S2 amplifier. I own the Jeff Rowland 625 S2 amplifier and wouldn't sell it to purchase the JC1+. There would have to be a very significant difference between them for me to change and to my ears there isn't enough of a difference to change.

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    Re: Parasound Debuts Flagship Halo JC 1+ 450-Watt Monoblock Amplifier designed by John Curl

    I had a second listen to the JC1+ for several hours. The bass was still outstanding, but now the soundstage was a little more open. The midrange and highs were much more to my liking. It would be easy for me to just purchase them, but I'm concerned about the size of the JC1+ and once I have them home will I regret selling my 625 S2?

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    Re: Parasound Debuts Flagship Halo JC 1+ 450-Watt Monoblock Amplifier designed by John Curl

    That’s a great question. Not an easy answer. I’m sure the JC1+ run hotter and there are two of them as well.

    How does the treble compare? Is it as sweet and smooth as the 625 S2?

    Quote Originally Posted by ricred1 View Post
    I had a second listen to the JC1+ for several hours. The bass was still outstanding, but now the soundstage was a little more open. The midrange and highs were much more to my liking. It would be easy for me to just purchase them, but I'm concerned about the size of the JC1+ and once I have them home will I regret selling my 625 S2?
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    Re: Parasound Debuts Flagship Halo JC 1+ 450-Watt Monoblock Amplifier designed by John Curl

    Quote Originally Posted by joeinid View Post
    That’s a great question. Not an easy answer. I’m sure the JC1+ run hotter and there are two of them as well.

    How does the treble compare? Is it as sweet and smooth as the 625 S2?
    I still think the JC1+ is on the dark side of neutral. I think the 625 S2 is neutral, revealing what's on the recording. I think the 625 S2 treble is slightly more extended. Yesterday and earlier today I told a couple of my friends that I ordered the JC1+, but I just told the dealer to hold off. I just finished listening to my system and I just don't know why I'm even considering changing anything.
    I'm driving Monitor Audio PL500 ii speakers in a 20'x26' room and sometimes I think I need more power, but can't spend $50K to go to the next level of amplification. I'm crazy!
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