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We are pleased to present a rare opportunity to own one of the finest and most exclusive amplifiers ever made.
The JA800 was available in several configurations, and this the most extravagant and rare six chassis version. That’s right, six entirely separate chassis for two channels of amplification. The two larger units are the power supplies, while the four smaller units are the output stages. It can deliver 400W per side in its most powerful configuration.
This is a massive and heavy amplifier requiring quite a bit of real estate to lay out properly. They are very heavy, requiring at least three people to set them in place safely. The included service straps allow you to safely remove them from the shipping boxes and drop them in place.
All Jadis products are still hand crafted in France, while the metalwork is done in Germany.
The owner of these units had a custom steel floor stand made to get the units off the floor about 10 inches. The stand consists of very high quality welded construction with powder coating all around. It is sized to perfectly fit the amplifiers, giving a custom and well refined look. You do not need to use these floor stands as we’ve seen others place the units directly on the floor, or on some sort of plinth.
This amplifier came to us from a deceased collector and extreme audiophile that was in the process of assembling a very complex reference Jadis system comprised of over *20* components. We believe the intent was to drive the bass drivers on the Jadis Eurythhmie speakers with these amps, while utilizing the JA845’s for the other drivers.
Condition is like new or NOS (New Old Stock). There is no evidence that these units were ever used or even fired up. The tubes (KT90) are brand new and all the protective shipping material is still in place underneath the tube cages. There is only some evidence they were removed from their boxes at some point. Likely so they could be measured and laid out to facilitate the design of the custom stand.
We would like to keep these units in complete "un-used" condition, and will not fire them up unless the new owner requests prior to shipping. We do guarantee these will arrive in working condition.
Obvious as NOS rated, these come with all of their original packaging, accessories, power cords, umbilical cords, manuals etc, as if they just left the factory.
And if you’d like to assemble a complete NOS Jadis system, please contact us as we have enough stock for several systems. Click here to view all of our currently listed Jadis pieces.
This amplifier is no longer made by Jadis, and their current flagship is the JA500 with an inferior four chassis smaller design.
In 1997 when this was manufactured it retailed for $80k. Thats $128,000 in today’s dollars when adjusted for inflation.
This item can ship worldwide carefully packed in its original boxes on a pallet. There are a total of seven large boxes.
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PURCHASING FROM SKYFI:
This item will be professionally packaged and insured for safe transit to your home unless you opt for local pickup from our shop. Please note that all local pickup items are only wrapped with industrial strength clear cling stretch wrap if the original manufacturer packaging is unavailable.
Local pickup is available in Glen Rock, NJ, just a half hour drive from Midtown Manhattan, with convenient parking near our building.
And if you’re looking to ship to Canada, simply follow this link to view and purchase this item. We ship to Canada via UPS Worldwide Expedited service and you’re responsible for any applicable import duties and taxes.
If we don’t have the original manufacture’s packaging, we use heavy duty double-ply corrugated boxes with custom made to your item 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.
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NJ Residents or anyone picking up without a resale certificate will need to pay NJ Sales Tax.
Thanks for looking and be sure to call us at 201-879-0000 with any questions.
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.
We do not accept or review any offers that do not go through the official Audiogon system. We have too many items for sale and it’s nearly impossible to keep track of offers outside of the official system. Please don’t message, email, or text any offers.
We prefer working through PayPal which allows you to use a credit card, bank transfer, and their special financing to spread out payments over six months. We do not charge extra for any PayPal fees if you purchase the item at the asking price. You can also send us a personal check (which will need to clear before shipping), certified check, money order, or bank wire transfer. International clients without access to PayPal should use a bank wire transfer.
If you’re picking up an item, we do not accept PayPal. You must pay in person with a certified check, bank check, or wire transfer. If you make a PayPal payment and are picking up the item, your PayPal payment will be returned.
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 direct on your own.
SELL US YOUR GEAR (Working or Broken):
We’ll also purchase your used or broken gear and arrange pickup if you’re in our local market. Simply click here to submit your gear for full consideration.
SCHEDULING AN APPOINTMENT:
We are currently operating from our shop 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 and dedicated listening areas, plus a dedicated listening 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.