Jadis Orchestra Black, Chord Dave and Blue 2, Vienna Acoustics Haydn

Occupying a small but significant place in Bluebird Music’s outer suite, the new Jadis Orchestra Black integrated amplifier ($3995) was producing sweet and enjoyable sound that, on a track from Count Basie Meets Oscar Peterson, felt like a lovely warm kiss. Thanks are most certainly due in part to its system mates: Chord’s Dave DAC and Blu 2 transport with built-in MScaler and Vienna Acoustics Anniversary Edition Haydn speakers ($1500/pair).

The Jadis Orchestra Black, which is manufactured for and solely distributed in North America, is a scaled-down, push/pull Class-AB integrated amplifier, much like Jadis's other Orchestra amps but without the gold faceplate. Bias is performed manually. There is a remote control. Jadis supplies "uprated" 6CA7 tubes, which add fullness to the bottom end. Thumbs up for this neat little system.

Anton's picture

I had to do a double take!


Jim Austin's picture

$4995 is in Canada, in Canadian dollars. In the U.S., the Jadis Orchestra Black is listed at $3995.

Jim Austin, Editor

Bogolu Haranath's picture

Did any other Stereophile reviewer/reporter go to RMAF 2019, other than JVS and MF? ........ Just curious :-) ........

Jason Victor Serinus's picture


Bogolu Haranath's picture

You are the best, JVS :-) .........

Best traveler following ........

"The Sun" ............ Parov Stelar :-) ........

Bogolu Haranath's picture

BTW ...... Next time when there is too much noise and people talking loudly in the demo rooms, just say like the Brits say in their parliament, 'oooooodor' :-) ........

Anton's picture

They are safe, but the guests at the wedding on level B are still wondering who those two wonderful uncles were.

Bogolu Haranath's picture

They identified themselves as AC/DC :-) ......

Bogolu Haranath's picture

.... and, the guests at the wedding were 'Thunderstruck' :-) .......

tarxman82's picture

Hi Jason,

Did you have any further feedback on the Vienna Speakers?

It's been some time since they released anything new.



Jason Victor Serinus's picture

They're distributed in the US by Jay Rein of Bluebird Music. I'd suggest you contact them via their website.

Ortofan's picture

... "lovely warm kiss" from either Count Basie or Oscar Peterson?

Bogolu Haranath's picture

Emmett Kelly :-) .........

Bogolu Haranath's picture

Also, pick any politician(s) of your choice :-) .........

Bogolu Haranath's picture

Caution ...... Don't pick (on) any audio reviewers :-) ........