Orchestra Black Impresses at RMAF


Occupying a small but significant place in Bluebird Music’s outer suite, the new Jadis Orchestra Black integrated amplifier ($3995) was producing sweet and enjoyable sound that, on a track from Count Basie Meets Oscar Peterson, felt like a lovely warm kiss. Thanks are most certainly due in part to its system mates: Chord’s Dave DAC and Blu 2 transport with built-in MScaler and Vienna Acoustics Anniversary Edition Haydn speakers ($1500/pair).
The Jadis Orchestra Black, which is manufactured for and solely distributed in North America, is a scaled-down, push/pull Class-AB integrated amplifier, much like Jadis’s other Orchestra amps but without the gold faceplate. Bias is performed manually. There is a remote control. Jadis supplies “uprated” 6CA7 tubes, which add fullness to the bottom end. Thumbs up for this neat little system.
Jason Victor Serinus, Stereophile, RMAF 2019 Show Report