Selling Jadis JD3 Evolution CD player in absolutely mint condition. Based on Philips CD-Pro2 drive and 24/192 DAC. First owner, bought new in 2009 from Jadis distributor.
230V model, but can easily be set for 115V operation by an internal switch.
The unit is in an absolutely perfect visual condition. The model offered for sale is from the first run of JD3 Evo players and has a brushed steel drawer lid and guide. Later models had a more decent top cabinet finish.
The first run of JD3 utilized a classic power transformer that gives much better dynamics.
The later models utilized PCB mounted electronics transformers that were a compromise.
The player is in a perfect technical condition.
The most critical part of the unit – the drive is basicaly brand new (replaced November 2011).
The player has a few modifications – some were quite expensive:
-First of all, the cabinet is internally damped with a hi-tech Dynamat Extreme damping mats. The mats cancel cabinet resonances and give better stability of sound image.
-Second modification was the use of Furutech Rhodium power AC fuse. This fuse (cost 50 USD) gives great improvements in sonics on both frequency ends.
-All PCBs were mounted to the cabinet using silicone rubber pillars instead of standard metal pillars. This isolated all sensitive electronics from vibrations.
- The last and most important mod is using ultra-accurate low-jitter clock with a dedicated power supply. The JD3 Evo has the best available TentLabs XO3.2 clock (180 Euro) and dedicated XO Power Supply module (90 Euro) installed. The clock installed reclocks not only the analog output signal but also the SPDIF signal so reclocking is also beneficial when JD3 is used as a CD drive with an external DAC.
-The JD3 has a brand new Philips CD-Pro2LF CD-drive (300 Euro) installed in November 2011. It has no more than 200 hours now.
All those mods transformed the JD3 Evo to the whole new level of performance. When the JD3 is operated as a CD drive it approaches the performance of Jadis reference CD drive JD1. All updates were more than 600 Euro in parts alone - now you are getting them free of charge!
You will not find a better sounding, or better looking JD3 Evo on the market!
All enquires welcome and will be answered in full.
Shipping within the EU ~ 65 EUR by DHL with full insurance. Ask for an exact quote - I pass through the same quoted shipping charges from my broker without adding in handling charges to keep the costs as reasonable as possible for the new owner.
No VAT or duties for EU countries.
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