Two new Jadis integrated amps

Jadis_Diapason Luxe

Diapason Luxe
Designed from the ground up to be Jadis’ most affordable integrated valve amp, the Diapason distils the essential Jadis ingredients into an elegantly simple yet eminently capable design. The new Luxe version adds premium features including a stainless steel frame with 24-carat gold plating on the front panel.

It uses seven valves – one Electro Harmonix ECC82 and two Tung-Sol EC83s for the input/preamp stage, plus four Tung-Sol 6L6s (two per channel) in push-pull configuration for the output stage. The 6L6s are mounted on a vibration-damping ceramic support and deliver 15W per channel.

 The three hand-wound transformers, while simplified compared to Jadis’ top-end designs, maintain the same fundamental attributes, right down to the vibration-damping resin, and are still made in Jadis’ factory in Villedubert, France. The amp has six line-level RCA analogue inputs, one of which can be optionally converted to a USB digital input. UK RRP: £3,498 (six line-level analogue inputs); £3,598 (five line-level analogue inputs and USB).



Jadis I-70 
The arrival of the new KT170 valve type heralded the perfect time to create a new Jadis reference-class integrated amplifier. Capable of an exceptional combination of high power and low distortion, the KT170 is arguably the finest-ever output valve for high-end audio amplification. 

Full complement of nine valves – three ECC82s, two ECC83s and four KT170s, the latter delivering 60W of Class A power per channel. Although it is possible to configure four KT170s to deliver even greater power, “Jadis’ implementation prioritises extremely low distortion to maximise fidelity and make the most of the amp’s spellbinding sonic ability”.

Incorporates features usually reserved for the company’s top-end monoblock power amps and preamps including independent power supplies for the driver stage and power stage, point-to-point wiring and hand-made transformers. A huge power transformer enables the amp to work in single push-pull, ultra-linear with triple-load configuration, with two KT170 output valves per channel. UK RRP: £11,498.


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