Renowned for its tube audio, the French company Jadis has unveiled the Diapason Luxe integrated amplifier. The company classified it as entry-level, but its three transformers are hand-wound with “vintage” resin impregnation, and the non-magnetic stainless steel frame is gold-plated.
The amplifier operates in Class AB using a semi-automatic bias circuit. The set of seven tubes includes one miniature double Electro Harmonix ECC82 triode and two Tung-Sol EC83 double triodes – all Russian-made. The output stage contains four Tung-Sol 6L6 vibration-proof ceramic mounted (two per channel).
Diapason Luxe is assembled at the Jadis factory in Willowuber. This 12 kg integrated amplifier delivers up to 15 watts per channel with a load impedance of 4 to 8 ohms and responds to a frequency range from 20 Hz to 25 kHz with a flatness of -3 dB.
One of the Diapason Luxe’s six line-level analog RCA inputs can be exchanged for a digital USB input on request. The release of new items is scheduled for September.
In the UK, the Jadis Diapason Luxe tube IC will cost £3,500. For an additional £100, one of the line inputs will be replaced by USB.