Jadis in French means "in bygone days"...
As AW Audio started promoting their EA12, another Alain (Calmettes) was spending his free time designing tube amplifiers and in 1983 created Jadis to market his products. Almost 40 years later, Jadis still makes the most beautiful tube amps and has also ventured into the realm of digital electronics with a CD player and D/A converter, hence the well deserved motto: Jadis, aujourd'hui et demain.
Not too surprisingly, the two Alain met and did a few exhibitions together, using an ancestor of the JA30 pictured here.
I personally do not remember such a pairing, but can certainly accept the fact that it would have made a formidable combination.
Jadis is now renowned all around the world and are indeed distributed as far as Australia, but no other than Advance Audio, bringing to our "fatal shores" the likes of Martin Logan and Clearaudio to name a few.
I would fancy a demo of the Ethos with a Jadis amp and Clearaudio turntable: I will have to convince my friends at Audioconnection to organise that for me - stay tuned and in the meantime go and roam their website: www.jadis-electronics.com
Born in France, well travelled, relocated to Sydney in 1997.