The ultimate handcrafted tube
Jadis was founded in 1983 with a profound
passion for making audio equipment which would faithfully reproduce the
emotion of a live performance. Driven by this passion Jadis committed to
it's own state-of-the-art research and development program. This led to
a very unique design philosophy and the development of the incredible Jadis output
Jadis output transformers are made entirely within the Jadis factory in
Villedubert, France. They are hand wound then poured into a special
resin which guarantees extremely low noise operation and thermal
stability. Jadis output transformers are known to be indestructible in
service and give their amplifiers absolute stability regardless of the
load. The specifications are extraordinary; in fact the maximum acceptable
power is 2500 Watts before saturation! Therefore Jadis amplification is
ideal for almost all acoustic speakers regardless of impedance, type of
design, or efficiency.
Only Jadis delivers this kind of performance. As a result Jadis
amplifiers have tremendous dynamics across the entire frequency range
with a total lack of coloration.
Jadis electronics are no-compromise
instruments hand-built one at a time. They feature all point-to-point
wiring and the very best components and materials available. Most Jadis
amplifiers operate in pure class-A.
Jadis offers a broad range of products including: integrated amplifiers,
preamps, power amps, phono stages, cd players, cd transports and DACs.
Jadis integrateds start at $4,995. Jadis preamps start at $6,500 and
mono-blocks start at only $6,500 per pair!
in Today's Jadis
Although Jadis does not change their model
numbers often, there have many very substantial
improvements made to Jadis products recently. The model names sound
familiar but Jadis is now on MkII, MkIII and even MkIV versions on some
of their longest standing models. The model versions are indicated on
the name plate on the back of all Jadis units.
The latest Jadis models feature improved power and output transformers. The magnetic circuit, copper wire,
insulation and manufacturing techniques of the transformers have been
improved. The copper wire has been upgraded to a higher purity wire. A
new resin coating treatment reduces the noise floor, while upgraded circuitry and
improved filtering of high voltage result in more pure current.
In pre-amps internal wiring has been upgraded to a higher quality silver
cable and there is more use of silver wire throughout. MC phono stages
have been upgraded with higher quality caps and components. Chassis have
been upgraded to surgical
quality stainless steel and internal components such as diode bridge and capacitors have
also been improved. A new treatment of the gold faceplates ensures that
your new Jadis will look beautiful for many years to come.
As a result of Jadis' passion for continuous improvement, the latest generation of Jadis products
offer significantly higher performance and reliability than ever before.