It will be release on Jan 2009. It can drive low impedance Cans like Denon D2000 , Grado SR32(tested), ATH-900TI(tested), AKG-K701(Tested), Beyer-880,(tested), Sehh HD-600(tested). It is good for low impedance Cans & high impedance cans with high sensitive.
Any information about this amp's topology? It looks like a VanWaarde OTL with two separate impedances out.
Topology is so simple, It come from P/K Splitter but use high current power tubes in output. Jade get both output from cathode & Anode. When it get output from Anode has cathode feedback. When it get output from cathode has anode feedback. It is only has current gain in output stage. All voltage gain come from first stage. So It has very low distortion in output stage. Due to cathode output & Anode output have difference sound signature. Jade have 2 output with differnce sound signature. I had post a circuit diagram simuliar to Jade few months ago in DIY section. I will post Jade circuit in DIY section later.
Nice review, Skylab. Good to see reviews of this manufacturer's amps. I was interested in the HEADMONITOR 2, but wasn't brave enough to take the plunge and buy one. I would love to read a review of this amp.