Metrum Acoustics JADE NOS Digital Preamplifier (Black)


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What more can you do after launching one of the best dacs and Digital (Pre) Amplifiers available today? We are aware that our current flagship products Pavane, Adagio and Forte are hard to beat but at least one idea was not realized yet.

The idea of having similar high end sound like the ADAGIO but in an affordable version!

Introducing JADE by Metrum Acoustics, a powerful Digital Pre Amplifier which in sound comes close to our ADAGIO,

The biggest difference between the ADAGIO and JADE is the fact that the JADE uses two DAC chips per channel, whereas the ADAGIO uses 4 Chips per channel. Both ADAGIO and JADE use Forward Correction Technology and are following the working principle of being a Balanced Digital Pre Amplifier. Needless to say that we use Non Oversampling as that is our “Forte”. Our own designed and engineered DAC chips will guarantee a unique listening experience!

Like our ADAGIO, “forward correction” techniques are used to drive both mono dac boards. The result of this process is an extremely high linearity, right down to -140 dB, which gives the JADE a realistic 24 bit dynamic range. The JADE is a step forwards as it omits a pre-amplifier. It is musical, honors the Non-oversampling principle and simultaneously incorporating the technological progress that has been made over the years while developing our products.

Working principle:       balanced digital pre amplifier
                                      24 bits non oversampling
                                      Forward correcting technology
                                      2x DAC TWO modules per channel

Power:                          15 VA toroidal transformers

Mains voltage:             110/115V AC 220/230V AC 60/50Hz

Input:                            1x optical, 1x AES/EBU 1x coaxial and USB

Output:                         RCA : 1x stereo pair single ended
                                      1x stereo pair XLR balanced

Frequency response:  1Hz – 20 khz -1dB. 44.1 kHz sampling
                                      1Hz – 65 kHz -1dB .192 kHz

Distortion:                    0.006 % THD

Noise floor:                  -145 dB related to 2 Volt RMS

Output impedance:     RCA 100 Ohm
                                      XLR 100 Ohm

Sampling rate:             Optical 44.1 – 96 kHz
                                      Coax and AES/EBU 44.1 -192 kHz
                                      USB 44.1 -384 kHz

Output Voltage:            RCA Max. 3 Volts RMS
                                      XLR Max 6. Volts RMS

Dimensions:                 290 x 250 x 60 mm

Weight:                         3.1 kg