As Jadis’ most powerful integrated amplifier, the DA88S MkII rewards its listeners with a rich musical experience refined from numerous component and chassis upgrades over its long production history.
The DA88S MkII is a robust 60 watt, pure class-A, KT120 integrated amplifier with five line inputs and included remote control. Thanks to Jadis' custom-made signature transformers, high-gain low-noise five tube front-end and symmetrical push-pull operation, the DA88S MkII can effortlessly drive all but the most difficult loudspeakers.
The DA88S MkII produces a warm and rich yet very detailed fast sound with tremendous dynamics and a large soundstage. Like its smaller brother the DA50S, the DA88 MkII features a tightly regulated solid state power supply combined with low overall global feedback and class A output for providing optimal image focus and the ultimate in powerful music resolution. It’s no wonder The Absolute Sound named the DA88S MkII as a Product of the Year winner. Tube complement is eight KT120 tubes, two 12AX7 (ECC83) and three 12AU7 (ECC82). Dimensions are 20" x 16" x 8.7", weight 88lbs.
Remote control included. Available with gold or silver faceplate option at no extra cost.
Jacob Heilbrunn, The Absolute Sound
I listened to an integrated amplifier that wasn't merely good - it was 'spectacular'. The Jadis demonstrated a dynamic alacrity and vividness and prowess - a puissance - that placed it in the very top echelon of audio equipment regardless of price. There was no syrupy sound here - just superb dimensionality, iron grip, and unrelenting drive. The jump factor of the Jadis is off the charts. Put otherwise, it sounds as stunning as it looks.
The Absolute Sound, Upper End Integrated Product of the Year, January 2016
The Jadis DA88 Mk II is not a good tube integrated amplifier. It is a superb one. It deploys KT-120 output tubes - a total of eight - to deliver a very robust 60 watts that can drive big loudspeakers like Wilson's XLF with aplomb. The DA88 is self-biasing for ease of use. Its imposing hand-wound transformers clearly have a salubrious [heathly, beneficial, pleasurable] effect upon the purity of the sound.
The Jadis allies liquidity with great dynamic power. Its sonic character is worlds removed from current solid-state designs. This is a unit engineered by and for tube lovers. The resolution, palpability, and, above all, sense of sweep conveyed by the Jadis are seldom less than glorious.
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