Jadis Orchestra Black integrated amplifier Specifications

Sidebar 1: Specifications

Description: Two-channel tubed, line-level integrated amplifier. Tube complement: four 6CA7, two 12AX7. Inputs: 5 single-ended line-level (RCA). Outputs: 2 pairs binding posts, 1 pair RCA jacks. Input impedance: >100k ohms. Input sensitivity for nominal output power: 250mV RMS. Bandwidth at –3dB: 5Hz–60kHz. Output power at 1kHz: 40Wpc RMS (16dBW).
Dimensions: 20.7" (530mm) W × 7.8" (200mm) H × 10.5" (270mm) D. Weight: 44lb net (20kg).
Serial number of unit reviewed: 5136. Manufactured in France.
Price: $3995. Approximate number of dealers: 8. Warranty: 2 years (90 days on tubes).
Manufacturer: Jadis S.A.R.L., Chemin du Pech, 11800 Villedubert, France. Tel.: (046) 8 78 87 93. Web: jadis-electronics.com. US distributor: Bluebird Music Ltd., 310 Rosewell Avenue, Toronto, Ontario M4R 2B2, Canada. Tel: (416)638-8207. Web: bluebirdmusic.com.

Jadis S.A.R.L.
US distributor: Bluebird Music Ltd.
310 Rosewell Avenue
Toronto, Ontario M4R 2B2, Canada

tonykaz's picture

It's still too dam much but it's getting close to tempting!

Another exciting piece of audio literature in the form of a product review.

Nice work

Tony in Venice

ps. Can someone Pleaaaasssseee contact Art Ferris and do a review of one of his latest Modulus Pre-Amps?

mmole's picture

...We shook hands at the N.Y. Audio show last fall. Since then I’ve purchased two sets of headphones and two phonostages, that were all DOA. Either you passed your curse on to me and you are now free, or what you have is communicable. Even after the current crisis is over I think I’m going to have to practice social distancing from you.

Bogolu Haranath's picture

Orchestra Black is smiling even more than Orchestra Reference ........ See, Fig.6, in measurements :-) ........

shawnwes's picture

I'm commenting after only reading the first 3 paragraphs. That was the best intro ever to an audio review. You've always been one of my favourites but man you almost had me guffaw-ing!

windansea's picture

Loved the opening of the review.
"Dream of Gerontius" shows up in many of Art's reviews. Alas, I cannot say that I share his affection for the work.
I would have liked a bit more about the choice of tubes. Why 12AX7 rather than 12AU7 for instance? And which mark of 12AX7 and EL34s were selected by the maker?

Pretzel Logic's picture

C'mon Art, you should know that enjoyment of Pimms requires you throw some random fruit and a, uh, uh, cucumber in there with it.

Anton's picture

Great price, really, and seems like splendid performance.

Perfect for my demographic niche in this hobby.


Ortofan's picture

Is $4K really such a "great" price for an integrated amplifier that can only put out 14W into an 8Ω load (and only 6W into a 4Ω load) before the distortion level hits 1%? And one that lacks a built-in phono preamp and/or DAC?

The measurements beg the question as to what you are really hearing - the music or noise and distortion?

The $1,600 Denon PMA-1600NE won a Hi-Fi Choice comparison test:

Of the $3K Parasound Halo HINT 6, KM said it "worked well with every speaker I threw at it" - including the DeVore O/93 - and "I can't think of another integrated amplifier that offers so many options and has such solid, generous sound."

Also, both of these amps include a MM/MC phono preamp and a DAC. What more do you really need?

Anton's picture

I certainly hope you are not feeling coerced to buy it.

I don't like built-in DAC or phono preamps, preferring to handle those to suit my own wants.

I have nothing against the Parasound, either. It's not a purely binary hobby, I can love more than one approach.

I hope you get a chance to do some fine measurement listening today!