I have known of Parasound for a while but never had a chance to look at their products seriously.
Well, what best introduction than their top of the range "HALO" series: these are extremely well built products in California, with their main characteristic being the absence of capacitors in the signal path, something they share with my beloved Bryston.
They share also a very good reputation in the Pro business, Parasound being a darling of the film industry. Check their website for the full story.
On display were the JC2 BP preamp, new JC3 phono preamp ($2000) with new three-channel A31 amp (at $3000, it is a bargain...) and an impressive CD player, called, you guess, the CD1!