Dimensions: 30’ × 18’ X large
We acquired our JBL Paragon speaker system from the local JBL dealer in 1975 and never looked back.
I first experienced this incredible speaker as a Freshman in 1962 at the University of Utah college of music. Even from way back in the lecture auditorium the sound was phenomenal.
More than a decade later as a young married on a budget I told my wife Suzanne about that experience, and we managed to buy the only one in town. We pared it up with a McIntosh C-28 Preamp and Mc-2105 Amp and have been living the dream ever since.
Launched in 1957, the Paragon was the world's most expensive speaker at the time. As the flagship JBL product, it cost $1,830 (£650) (compared with the 1957 VW Beetle Deluxe Sedan cost $1495.00). The "Paragon" is the product with the longest production run of all JBL loudspeakers. It was produced continually until it was discontinued in 1983.
We picked the Beogram 3000 turntable to provides a high level of quality due to its acoustic isolation. The added bonus is that it looks awesome as well. We still enjoy spinning vinyl every chance we get. After all, vinyl is final...
Each channel of the C28 consists of four parts, a low level amplifier, high level amplifier, active filters and headphone amplifier. Common regulated power supplies furnish power to both channels.
Currently my inputs are the B&O Turntable, AKAI AM-FM Tuner, Sony 400 Disc CD changer, AKAI tape player and a Logitech Bluetooth adapter so I can stream from on-line sources. .
With power output at 105 watts per channel at 8Ω and frequency response: 10Hz to 100kHz, the primary output goes to the JBL Paragon of course.
There are a bunch of other output destinations throughout the house and patio by the pool, but they are only for conversational background effect. The real joy comes from cranking up the volume and being blown away into a musical trance anywhere in the great room.