Century Stereo is proud to announce that legendary amplifier designer, John Curl, and the Founder and President of Parasound, Richard Schram, will appear together live in our San Jose, CA showroom on the evening of July 17th to give audio enthusiasts some entertaining insights into the history and technology of their combined contributions to high-end audio.
The two have partnered for many years producing exceptional gear like the Halo JC1 but they have never partnered for an event like this before. So not only are we excited to have these guys but it will be a true first for attendees.
Century Stereo’s Ask the Experts: Amplifiers event will be held on Thursday, July 17th from 6 – 8:30 PM at our showroom in the El Paseo De Saratoga Shopping Center. This intimate event will lead guests through a discussion of what makes a great amplifier and tips for selecting an audio system. Guests are encouraged to ask questions throughout. Richard will also be demoing a full Parasound Halo system, so feel free to bring vinyl or CDs of your choosing. Finally, attendees will also have a chance to win a Parasound Zamp V.3, generously donated by Parasound.
So whether you are an audio enthusiast, in the market for a new audio system or just want to talk to John about what it was like to build audio systems for The Grateful Dead & Jefferson Airplane, this is a must attend event.
This event is open to the public but space is limited. Beverages & light appetizers will be served. Registration is encouraged.
Meet Our Experts
Richard earned his chops at Pacific Stereo in the 1970s, moving on to found Parasound in 1981. Since that time the San Francisco based audio manufacturer has created some of the finest components in the industry. Richard has created a company that not only produced fine electronics but is well known for its superior customer service making it one of the most respected manufacturers around.
John’s first job as an audio engineer was at Ampex where he worked on the design of tape recorders later being involved in the company’s pioneering research on video tape recorders. From there he moved into the rock & roll business designing and building the sound systems for The Grateful Dead & Jefferson Airplane road shows. Since 1989 he has designed all of Parasounds high-power amplifiers. Other noteworthy creations include Mark Levinson’s JC-2 and his own Vendetta preamplifier.
What Guests Can Win
Attendees will be entered into a raffle to win this little powerhouse, the Parasound Zamp v3 in Silver. This two channel amplifier is 40 watts per channel and valued at $350! Don’t forget to reserve your seat, by REGISTERING.