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post #61 of 920
Great. Please post your impressions PaulyT!
post #62 of 920
Weird thing is the Jade isn't even on their website - unless I am looking at the wrong site: Audiotailor

I see only the Headmonitor 1 and nothing else .....
post #63 of 920
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Originally Posted by jpstereo View Post
Weird thing is the Jade isn't even on their website - unless I am looking at the wrong site: Audiotailor

I see only the Headmonitor 1 and nothing else .....
Will have information next week.
2 units will be ready to ship 2 days later.
post #64 of 920
Still no updates - I'm beginning to wonder....
post #65 of 920
Well, I got an e-mail saying they're ready to ship (from Hong Kong), paypal'ed them the money this morning. So hopefully I'll have it in hand next week...
post #66 of 920
Thanks for the update Paul. Waiting to hear your impressions ....
post #67 of 920
PaulT Ordered Jade will send from Hong Kong by AirParcel today.
post #68 of 920
I'm very impressed with the Jade. I think it's a very good match with the W5000 as one of the output offers plenty of deep bass which the W5000 lacks a bit.

Skylab's review and description of the Jade's sound sig is spot on!
post #69 of 920
Just found a NewWay to Tune sound Signature without Open Chassis. I had listen on Jade this morning , When I plug other Headphone into other Output jack of Which I had not listening. I found that when I plug in a Headphone sound charater change due to feedback change.
Why ? When output from plate , It has cathode feedback. When Output from Cathode , It has plate feedback. If parallel difference resistor, capacitors & Inductance can change feedback condition. It will change sound level & sound charater. We only need a 6.35 Jack & some parts only. I had not expierment on it but I think it is work.
post #70 of 920
Woo-hoo, it's here! Actually it arrived on Saturday, pretty amazing since it shipped from Hong Kong on Thursday. But I was on vacation so didn't get it set up until today.

The outside box was a bit dinged, but inside the Jade was well protected and survived just fine, without a scratch. I put in the stock tubes and fired it up and it works with no problems; I'm listening to it (hooked up to my Squeezebox) as I type this. It's got plenty of juice to drive my K701's.

It sounds great to me. But this is my first and only tube amp, and I haven't done any detailed listening tests. I'll defer any further sonic impressions till I've had a chance to listen a while longer, but so far I'm very pleased.

Here are a few pics that I mostly took for members of another forum I frequent (Sound&Vision). My camera skills aren't quite up to par with a lot of folks around here... But it shows the optional protective cage that it comes with; Skylab didn't mention this so maybe this is a new feature. I had none of the spacing issues Skylab mentioned (power tube too close to the transformers), so I guess that's fixed too. The cage barely fits over the stock tube, so there's not a lot of wiggle room there if one wants to try other tubes and still use the cage - but I don't have any idea if there's a standard size/diameter for these things, being a toob noob. I will leave the cage on since I have 2 small kids and 5 cats in my house, this will nicely prevent accidental touches on hot tubes.

I hear no noise when adjusting the volume, so seems they've fixed that since Skylab's early model, too.



post #71 of 920
Hey! Congrats on the new toy. The 2 outputs would drive me crazy trying to decide which sounds better. lol

Its two---> TWO amps in one!

Enjoy that baby!
post #72 of 920
Another thing to start saving for. Will need to move on the HD600 before I buy an OTL amp though.

What attracted me is that Skylab thought it matched the DV 336SE. Awesome. Will keep reading this thread as more people receive the final versions.
post #73 of 920
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Originally Posted by GreatDane View Post
Hey! Congrats on the new toy. The 2 outputs would drive me crazy trying to decide which sounds better. lol

Its two---> TWO amps in one!

Enjoy that baby!
You're right! I keep switching between the 2 outputs depending on what genre I'm listening to. The difference between the 2 outputs is noticeable but not a day and night difference.

Now I'm waiting for my Sylvannia and Raytheon 5751 to arrive!
post #74 of 920
Very nice indeed Paul! Congrats! A couple of questions.

Looks like the LED is blue or green rather than red (which Skylab's had) - that's good.
Also are the headphone jacks 1/4" or 1/8" - it's tough to tell from the pic.

Looking forward to your future impressions!

JP
post #75 of 920
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Originally Posted by jpstereo View Post
Very nice indeed Paul! Congrats! A couple of questions.

Looks like the LED is blue or green rather than red (which Skylab's had) - that's good.
Also are the headphone jacks 1/4" or 1/8" - it's tough to tell from the pic.

Looking forward to your future impressions!

JP
They're 1/4".
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