Jadis: the first amp JA80
Jadis has been at it since 1983 - unlike Samsung, they are not a newbie at using valves!
Andre Calmettes, the founder, invented the JA80 at that time (hence the name, I guess...)
Although certainly not looking Danish, this product produced such an extraordinary sound that it became an instant hit.
Perfectionism is certainly a reason for its success:
The valves are tested and paired before being used in production, components are carefully selected and have been improved over time, and the "piece de resistance" (or should I say "no resistance"...) is the output transformer produced in house and capable of withstanding 2500 watts without distortion!
Currently, the most powerful Jadis amp is rated at 350w, so far away from that specification.
Since then, the product range has grown to include phono stages, preamps, amps, DACs, CD players and cables. And the look! well definitely matching the internal beauty - check the wiring: magnfique!
Jadis was one of the few French companies present in Vegas: good on you!
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Born in France, well travelled, relocated to Sydney in 1997.