Jadis Electronics

France-resident Jadis Electronics was showing their latest DAC the JS1MKIV ($17,000) that offers a tube output stage based on pairs of 6DJ8s and ECC82s. The JS1MKIV offers 4 digital inputs including Coax S/PDIF, AES/EBU on XLR, optical on ST Fiber, and USB. The USB input can accommodate up to 48kHz data but if you can wait until the end of the year a HD-capable USB input will be available.

The rest of the system included the Jadis Calliope transport ($44,000), the Jadis JPL preamplifier, and the Jadis JA120 monoblock amplifiers driving a pair of Spendor SP100R² speakers ($11,500).