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This is a unique, rare, and beautiful line stage preamp from renowned french maker Jadis.
This piece was purchased in the late 1990's and then promptly put aside for a reference system a client of ours was assembling. The system never came to fruition, and it has therefore sat in its original box in climate controlled storage since new.
We carefully removed both pieces from their boxes to test and make sure it's perfect for its new owner - which it is.
$14,000 MSRP back in 1998. In today's dollars that equals $22,000.
Type: Line preamplifier with separated power supply
Gain: line 24dB - CD input 18dB
Input: type 5 line, 2 output, 1 tape monitoring
Bandwidth: 20Hz to 740kz @-3dB
Number of blocks: 2
Tubes list: ECC82 X 1 ECC83 X 3 EF86 X 1 EL84 X 1
Dimensions: 17" x 13.6" x 7" each (430 x 345 x 175 mm each)
Weight: 68 lbs. (31 kg)
Available in balanced (JPS2S) or unbalanced (JPS2) version.
The Jadis JPS2 is a line preamplifier which uses 3 ECC83 for the line function plus a ECC82 tube to adapt the impedance on the CD entry. Its specific power supply recreates a voltage for the module with a 80 Hz frequency in order to avoid problems that can occur due to the 50 or 60 Hz frequency from the mains supply.
The high voltage is regulated by two tubes: 1 x EF86 and 1 x EL84.
Golden connector and further connections are in copper and silver which assure the faithful broadcast of the audio signal.
The "point-to-point" wiring gives to the sound stage plenty of aeration and dimension.
The choice of the electronic components and the extremely careful fabrication method gives the signature JADIS to this device.
Impressively wide soundstage, it feels like pushing the walls, everything becomes clearer, easier. holographic! The build quality is superb and reliability is recognized by all. This preamplifier is clearly a reference among the best.
Cf. essai Haute Fidélité n° 165 Avril 2011
Complete list of Jadis pieces currently available from SkyFi:
845 SE Amplifier Pair
845 SE Amplifier Pair - New
845 SE Amplifier Pair - New
JA800 6 Chassis Amplifier - New
J1 CD Drive - Used
JD1 CD Transport - New
JD1 CD Transport - New
JF2 4 Chassis Crossover - New [JF3]
JS1 MKII 2 Chassis DAC - New
JPS2 2 Chassis Preamp Line Stage
Jadis JP200S [JP200MC] 4 Chassis Preamp - New
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Our Testing Process for Preamplifiers at SkyFi:
We start with a visual inspection of all internal components to make sure there are no signs of stress or aging. Capacitors are checked for telltale sings of bulging or leaking, resistors are checked for signs of overheating or cracking, and transistors are checked for signs of stress or damage. Special attention is paid to the power supply which is the most common source of failure for preamps. We then power up the unit and run a simple 1k sine wave while monitoring the low voltage output on an oscilloscope for signs of distortion or noise to get a baseline.
At this point we will lubricate and clean all switches and potentiometers (that are not sealed) with a high quality contact cleaner, and then re-test all functions for any signs of noise or scratching.
Final testing involves putting actual music through the preamplifier We have learned over time that some issues are only noticeable to a trained ear while listening to a familiar source material. Our test bench has reference vintage Kef speakers that we are super familiar with which will quickly reveal any discrepancies. Some preamps will then move into the listening room where they will be tested with our in-house reference system.
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PURCHASING FROM SKYFI
This item will be professionally packaged and insured for safe transit to your home.
This item is also available for pickup in Glen Rock, NJ, with convenient parking near our building.
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If we don’t have the original manufacture’s packaging, we use heavy duty double-ply corrugated boxes with Instapak expanding foam custom inserts. In many cases this has proven to be better than the original packaging! We also use high quality fiber reinforced tape to seal our packages. Lightweight items will be bubble wrapped and shipped in a high-quality box.
NJ Residents or anyone picking up without a resale certificate will need to pay NJ Sales Tax.
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WHO WE ARE
SkyFi Audio is a small startup business specializing in the purchase, reconditioning, and reselling of select high-end audio equipment. We only buy equipment the we admire and are passionate about. No mid-fi, no gimmicks, no junk.
Each piece of equipment is cosmetically restored and fully tested in our well-equipped lab by an engineer with 30+ years of experience in the HiFi world. If it does not meet or exceed the original manufactures specifications, it will not be sold. We are very selective about the equipment we purchase, focusing on mostly analog, high-build quality, American, and European built units.
Through our sister company, which is an authorized dealer for McIntosh, Audio Research, Sonus Faber, ClearAudio, Pro-Ject Audio Systems, and Sony ES, we have access to OEM parts, service, and support. If you’re local and looking for new equipment from the above-mentioned manufacturers, please drop us a line as we can arrange both sales and professional installation in the tri-state area.
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TRADE IN POLICY
We accept trade-ins of equal or lesser value under certain conditions. Simply click here to submit your gear for full consideration. We will only consider high-end equipment from mainstream manufacturers such as McIntosh, Mark Levinson, Audio Research, Krell, etc. and will typically pass on displays, projectors, receivers, dated surround processors, and mid-fi equipment of any type. We will offer a fair value for your equipment, but keep in mind we’re running a business and will need to be able to resell the equipment at a profit after investing a great deal of time and resources in testing, certifying, repairing, cleaning, and packaging the incoming equipment. If you’re looking for top dollar, we suggest selling it directly on your own.
SELL US YOUR GEAR (Working or Broken)
We’ll also purchase your used or broken gear and arrange pickup if you are in our local market. Simply click here to submit your gear for full consideration.
SCHEDULING AN APPOINTMENT
We are currently operating from our shop located inside our dedicated building in Glen Rock, NJ. You’re welcome to make an appointment if there’s a piece of equipment you’d like to see in operation before or after purchase. We have several well-equipped, dedicated listening areas plus a dedicated studio with tons of equipment of all makes and models. We’re not a store, so please don’t make an appointment if you’re just curious as to how a speaker or piece of equipment sounds. In essence - no tire kickers please.
You can call or text 201-879-0000 with any questions, or to schedule an appointment. We can also arrange to install, calibrate, and tune your newly purchased gear in your listening room if you’re local to our area. This is super useful when purchasing large speakers or heavy amplifiers. It’s also great for ensuring your new turntable is setup correctly in its final resting place.