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The older 202a was Product of the Year in Audio Revolution.com. They summed their review up with:
I know of no other integrated tube amplifier at anywhere near this price that can compete with the modified Jolida JD-202A. At under $1,300, this unit competes with units costing twice its price.
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The new stock Jolida JD-202BRC is a wonderful 40 watts per channel remote controlled Integrated tube amp. The non remote version, the 202a has delighted many audiophiles over the last few years. It has the beautiful tube midrange that audiophiles have always been drawn to. Bass and treble performance is good but not state of the art.
Together with Chris Johnson, of PARTS CONNEXION in Canada, I am now selling a highly modified version of the 202BRC that takes it to the next level in performance. Chris is the founder and former President of Sonic Frontiers.
The mod is available to current 202BRC and the original 202a. New JD-202BRC's are being introduced for $1,295.00 + freight.
In its modified form the 202BRC is is the same league as tube integrated amps from Conrad Johnson, Cary and Audio Research that sell for $2500.00 to $3500.00. At only $1,295.00, the modified 202BRC is a steal and the best sounding tube product that we have heard for anywhere near its price. The modified unit is covered by the full 12-month factory warranty thru Jolida.
The following is a description of the mod:
a) Installation of Four large SORBOTHANE isolation feet.
b) Two sheets of SOUNDCOAT chassis damping material cut & applied where applicable to the internal chassis.
c) Replacement of the "stock" Chinese Jolida input/driver tubes with Russian ELECTRO-HARMONIX 12AX7 & 12AT7 (2ea).
d) Four Polypropylene power supply bypass caps installed in the power supply.
e) Six MULTICAP PPFXS "signal path" polypropylene film and tin foil capacitors.
f) Install Twenty Four Japanese RIKEN ½ and one watt "signal path" carbon resistors (gold-plated leads.
g) Four Holco H2 (1 watt) "non-magnetic" metal film resistors installed on the plate of the phase splitter.
h) Four HEXFRED ultra-fast soft-recovery "high voltage" rectifying diodes in the power supply.
i) One SF4007 Vishay-Telefunken diode added to the bias supply.
j) TRT WonderSolder used throughout.
k) 3.5 hours labor.
The following is a description of the SONIC CHANGES:
-The amp is Quieter..The Silences are BLACKER..thus, resolving more low level Detail, ambiance retrieval & three dimensionality.
-It's Smoother..but more detailed..while also More dynamic. It seems to play Louder.
-Tonal balance is more even..from low's to high's...in addition to the amazingly liquid midrange of the stock machine.
-Imaging is crisper...more defined while Bass is dramatically improved..The modded amp has Full weight and authority..not typical loose EL-34 "one note" bass.... It Sounds more like solid-state in this area.
The Price of the mod is $600.00 + freight.
New modified 202BRC's are available for $1295.00 + freight.
-This modified unit will outperform any tube product that we have heard at its price and is now comparable to the Integrated tube amps from CJ, ARC and Cary that sell for up to $3,500.00.
The modified JD-202BRC is a wonderful amp for the money and if you were ever thinking of trying a tube amp this is a chance to get a great amp at an entry level price. Please don't be fooled by the 40 watt rating as the 202BRC will drive most loudspeakers to very loud levels in any normal 2500 cubic foot room.
The JD-302BRC remote controlled 50 watts per channel amplifier is also available modified for $1650.00 + frt.
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