Jadis I-35 integrated amplifier Associated Equipment

Sidebar 2: Associated Equipment

Analog Sources: Garrard 301, Thorens TD 124 turntables; EMT 997, Thomas Schick tonearms; EMT OFD 25 & TSD 15 70th Anniversary pickup heads.
Digital Sources: Meridian Explorer, Wavelength Proton USB D/A converters; Apple iMac G5 computer running Apple iTunes v.11.0, Decibel v.1.2.11 playback software; Sony SCD-777ES SACD/CD player.
Preamplification: Hommage T2 step-up transformer; Sutherland Engineering Insight phono preamplifier; Shindo Vosne-Romanee & Masseto preamplifiers.
Power Amplifiers: Shindo Corton-Charlemagne & Cortese, Fi 421A.
Loudspeakers: Altec Valencia, DeVore Fidelity Orangutan O/96.
Cables: USB: AudioQuest Carbon, Nordost Blue Heaven. Interconnect (single-ended): Audio Note AN-Vx, Shindo Silver. Speaker: Auditorium 23, Nordost Blue Heaven.
Accessories: Box Furniture Company D3S rack (source, amplification components); Keith Monks record-cleaning machine.—Art Dudley

Jadis S.A.R.L.
US distributor: Bluebird Music Ltd.
40 Sonwil Drive
Buffalo, NY 14225
(416) 638-8207

tmsorosk's picture

Glad to see the Jadis brand gracing the pages of Stereophile again .

popluhv's picture

It is nice to see a Jadis review, now if we could only gat another Air Tight!

Also, how'd it compare to the Kondo a month or two back?

JLV's picture

Dear Mr Dudley,

I love to read your chronicles so I decided to register to be abble to post a comment to tell you that a frenchman lost in the south of France enjoy very much reading stereophile.

As I am reading about the Jadis I35 and the "petit salé aux lentilles", I am listening to the LP's "JS Bach 6 Suites for Cello solo, Anner Bijlsma, RCA (RL 30369) on a Barroco Cello (von Mattio Goffriller Venezia 1669) and I think that I never heard such a beautiful cello sound.

My amp is a brand new integrated Jadis DA88S with a double push pull of KT120 working in pure class A.

The source is a "full" LP12 (Ekos SE and Urika, Keel, Radikal) mounted with a Lyra Argo i. The speakers are BW 802 nautilus. (cables 80%pure silver-20%OFC-Teflon PTFE)

Before this box set I listened to the Glen Gould Silver Jubilee Album (CBS 76983) and it was a pure joy.

Thanks so much for your devotion to audiophily!

PS: If by any chance you would be passing by the south of France (Languedoc Roussillon, it would be my pleasure to teach you how to prepare some regional dishes like the "Gardianne de Taureau" (Bull stew cooked in red wine with carrots and black olives and served with rice)

Sincerely yours,


Art Dudley's picture

Dear Jean-Luc,

Thank you for your comments and your kind invitation; Gardianne de Taureau sounds like it would be right up my alley! I don't know when I'll be able to return to France, but when the time comes, as I'm certain it will, I will look you up on the forum. Alternatively, please look me up on Facebook.

In any event, I imagine your Jadis-powered system sounds wonderful, and I wish you many good years of musical exploration with it.

Popluhv, thanks also for reading the Jadis review. Tonally, the two products are not dissimilar, the Kondo having just a shade more reach at the bottom end. The Kondo is also a little more musically clear -- which is to say, it is freer from those distortions of perceived pitch and pitch realtionships that can sometimes make music playback sound less "right" than the real thing. But given its own level of acomplishment, one would have to praise the Jadis for its wildly superior level of value.

popluhv's picture

Thanks for the reply Art!

apropos your last post, I passed that black victorian Sharon Springs last summer; found myself turning up the road to have another look!