SoCal Parasound Fans-Halo JC1+ Meet & Greet w/Curl & Schram

JayCeeJayCee Posts: 828
edited February 16 in Electronics
LA area Polkies. Looks like a great opportunity to experience the new JC1+ paired with Wilson speakers and rub elbows with John Curl and Richard Schram. @nooshinjohn, you're in Beverly Hills? Don't know handles but I believe there are more than a few other Polkies in the area.

http://www.theabsolutesound.com/articles/parasound-launches-jc-1-dealer-tour-at-the-audio-salon-in-santa-monica/

"SAN FRANCISCO | February 12, 2020 -- Parasound will kick off a dealer tour for the new John Curl-designed Halo JC 1+ monoblock power amplifier on February 29th at The Audio Salon of Santa Monica, CA. This will be the first of a number of dealer events nationwide to debut this remarkable new Parasound flagship amplifier. It replaces Parasound's original JC 1 after a 'mere' two decades as king of the hill.

Those who know The Audio Salon recognize it as a special place. It is nestled among the art galleries at Bergamot Station in Santa Monica. Owner Maier Shadi says the location pays homage to the idea that music reproduction is an art form. Shadi is meticulous to the point of obsession—qualities that serve his clientele well.

The event will be held Saturday, February 29th from 2 to 6 pm at The Audio Salon, which is adjacent to the Bergamot Subway Station. It will feature Parasound President, Richard Schram, and John Curl, with the Parasound Halo JC 1+ monoblock power amplifiers driving Wilson speakers.

RSVP to The Audio Salon recommended: 310-863-0863.

The Audio Salon, Inc.

@ The Bergamot Station

2525 Michigan Ave (Gallery F1)

Santa Monica, CA 90404

Phone: 310.863.0863

www.TheAudioSalon.com"
Speakers: Polk1.2tl's (Uber Mods) Pre/Amp/DAC: PS Audio BHK Signature & 250, DirectStream Cables/IC's: MIT S1Bi-Wire/S1 Balanced +Avel Lindberg 1000VA "Dreadnought" Power Conditioner: Core Power Technologies Deep Core, EQUI=CORE 1800 Power Cords: Core Power Technologies Gold, DH Labs Power Plus DIY w/Neotech NC-P301 & P311ends FLAC Streamer: Roon ROCK on wifi'd NUC⟿Ω☯☥☮⟿🔊♩♪♫♬♩♪♫♬♩♪♫♬

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  • la2vegasla2vegas Posts: 4,230
    Thanks for posting.
  • skrolskrol Posts: 2,901
    edited February 18
    I'd love to meet these guys in person. When I emailed Parasound about schematics for an old HCA-800ii, Mr Schram responded to my email. I emailed about a face plate for my tuner and Mr Schram said he had it waiting on his desk if I wanted it. When I was rebuilding my HCA-1000A, Mr Curl responded to my post on DIY Audio and gave good advise. Super cool folks.
    Stan

    Main 2ch:
    Polk LSi15 (DB840 upgrade), Parasound: P/LD-1100, HCA-1000A; Denon: DVD-2910, DRM-800A; Monster HTS3600-MKII, Grado SR-225i; Technics SL-J2, Parasound PPH-100.

    HT:
    Marantz SR7010, Polk: RTA11TL (RDO198-1, XO and Damping Upgrades), S4, CS250, PSW10 (DXi104 upgrade), Marantz UD5005, Pioneer PL-530, Panasonic TC-P42S60

    Other stuff:
    Denon: DRA-835R, AVR-888, DCD-660, DRM-700A, DRR-780; Polk: S8, Monitor 5A, 5B, TSi100, RM7; Pioneer: CT-6R; Onkyo CP-1046F; Ortofon OM5E, Marantz: PM5004, CD5004, CDR-615; Parasound C/PT-600, HCA-800ii, Sony CDP-650ESD, Technics SA 5070, B&W DM601
  • JayCeeJayCee Posts: 828
    skrol wrote: »
    I'd love to meet these guys in person. When I emailed Parasound about schematics for an old HCA-800ii, Mr Schram responded to my email. When I was rebuilding my HCA-1000A, Mr Curl responded to my post on DIY Audio and gave good advise. Super cool folks.
    Similar story. I needed help w/fuses for a 220V conversion on my HCA-1500A's when I lived in Germany. It was a Sunday, just over an hour after sending my question, Mr. Schram replied to confirm the values I needed. I've read similar stories of him and Mr. Curl being helpful and accessible. One of the many reasons I'm a Parasound fan.
    Speakers: Polk1.2tl's (Uber Mods) Pre/Amp/DAC: PS Audio BHK Signature & 250, DirectStream Cables/IC's: MIT S1Bi-Wire/S1 Balanced +Avel Lindberg 1000VA "Dreadnought" Power Conditioner: Core Power Technologies Deep Core, EQUI=CORE 1800 Power Cords: Core Power Technologies Gold, DH Labs Power Plus DIY w/Neotech NC-P301 & P311ends FLAC Streamer: Roon ROCK on wifi'd NUC⟿Ω☯☥☮⟿🔊♩♪♫♬♩♪♫♬♩♪♫♬
  • nooshinjohnnooshinjohn Posts: 22,683
    John Curl is a hack. ;):*
    The Gear... Carver "Statement" Mono-blocks, TriangleArt Reference SE with Pass Labs Xono Phono Preamp, Walker Precision Motor Drive, ClearAudio Goldfinger Diamond v2 cartridge and Origin Conquerer Mk3c tonearm, Polk Audio "Signature" Reference Series 1.2TL with complete mods, Pass Labs X0.2 three chassis preamp, PS Audio PerfectWave DAC MkII, Krell Evolution 505 SACD Player, Pioneer Elite SC-LX701, Oppo UDP-205 4K Blu-ray player, Sony XBR70x850B 4k, Polk audio AB800 "in-wall" surrounds.

    Saying that it's "too hard" to pursue your dreams is no different than admitting to yourself that you are too lazy to achieve them.

    “If it moves, tax it. If it keeps moving, regulate it. And if it stops moving, subsidize it.”
  • Mike ReeterMike Reeter Posts: 3,874
    Parasound was my first foray into separates. I owned a couple of their older HCA-1000A and the HCA-1500A Amps, along with an original PHP 850 Preamp. Also had a DAC-200 Ultra.

    Solid gear, I need to check out the upgraded Halo + Series. I think the Halo Series is some of the best looking gear out there, would love to have a Rack full.
    SDA SRS 2.3TL's/SDA SRS 3.1TL's/SDA CRS+4.1TL's and some other stuff
  • steveinazsteveinaz Posts: 19,393
    I've been using Parasound amps for 18 years---solid gear at a not-to-crazy price. I don't have any desire to replace my current A21.
    Source: Bluesound Node 2i - Preamp/DAC: Benchmark DAC2 DX - Amplifier: Parasound Halo A21 - Speakers: PSB Imagine T2
  • skrolskrol Posts: 2,901
    Parasound is my first foray into separates too and I am sold on them. I hope to upgrade to an HCA-1500A and, if I can ever afford new, a Halo would certainly be on my list because of the quality but mostly because of the really great treatment and support.
    Stan

    Main 2ch:
    Polk LSi15 (DB840 upgrade), Parasound: P/LD-1100, HCA-1000A; Denon: DVD-2910, DRM-800A; Monster HTS3600-MKII, Grado SR-225i; Technics SL-J2, Parasound PPH-100.

    HT:
    Marantz SR7010, Polk: RTA11TL (RDO198-1, XO and Damping Upgrades), S4, CS250, PSW10 (DXi104 upgrade), Marantz UD5005, Pioneer PL-530, Panasonic TC-P42S60

    Other stuff:
    Denon: DRA-835R, AVR-888, DCD-660, DRM-700A, DRR-780; Polk: S8, Monitor 5A, 5B, TSi100, RM7; Pioneer: CT-6R; Onkyo CP-1046F; Ortofon OM5E, Marantz: PM5004, CD5004, CDR-615; Parasound C/PT-600, HCA-800ii, Sony CDP-650ESD, Technics SA 5070, B&W DM601
  • ClipdatClipdat Posts: 7,973
    I'll be going to the "local version" of this event up here in April: https://sanfranciscoaudiophilesociety.com/event/south-bay-parasound-at-phils/
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