Jadis' new state-of-the-art integrated
The Jadis I-50 is a 50 watt, pure class-A, integrated amplifier with
autobias and a remote control. It was designed from the ground up to
take advantage of the new KT150 tubes which are said to offer improved
microphony and heat dissipation characteristics, and provide more power
and better detail and bass control than other tubes.
The I-50 delivers a smooth flowing midrange, big rich tight bass with
outstanding control and sweet natural highs with excellent resolution.
Tube complement is: 4 KT150, 3 ECC82 and 2 ECC83. The I-50 has four line
inputs and one USB input (48/16bit), and it will drive speakers from 1 -
16 ohms. It weighs 70 lbs.
50W per channel A Class, USB digital input, KT150 tubes, remote control.
It has been widely thought since the 1980s, that tube technology is a thing of the past, obsolete even. However Jadis is keeping this technology alive because it reproduces the best quality sound. Although tube manufacturers may be few and far between today, those left are still innovating and offering new tubes.
Having seen the KT 150 tube's qualities and characteristics, they decided to give them a try. Enraptured
by the sound quality of bass notes and the details associated with the
obvious power, they decided to launch a new integrated amp, called the I-50.
The KT150 is incompatible with other power tubes (KT90, KT88 etc…). Therefore, the I-50 is completely unprecedented at Jadis. Specific out-put transformers are required to make the most of the KT150, hence the necessity to adapt the schema. In
keeping with current trends, the I-50 is not only equipped with a
volume remote control, but also a digital USB input which will allow the
end user to connect directly to their computer.
visually it compares to the existing simple push / pull integrated amps
in the Jadis range (DA30, DA50, I-35), the I-50 combines the very best
of traditional tube quality sound in its most modern form to date.
"Despite its unique design for which even the Japanese audiophile
don’t get bored, this integrated amplifier carries a schematic
thoughtfully developed by the Jadis team with computer connection
capability. High musicality is here and will not disappoint the
traditional fans of the “Jadis sound”, neither the potential new owners
whom might be seduced by the reasonable asked price compared to all its
"Haute Fidélité August/September 2014"
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Haute Fidélité aout/septembre 2014
Award : Best HIFi buy
Hifi Choice (Polonais) novembre 2014
Award : HiFi Choice recommended component
It has the power to drive real speakers to real levels and to do so
with a sense of control and confidence that's hard to dispute. And it
combines all that stereotypical tube amp limpidity with an ability to
rock hard when required, complete with surging drums, clean, crisp
cymbals and snarly guitars. I think I may have just seen the light. An
Andrew Everard, Hifi News, Highly Commended Award Winner, April 2015
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