JADE By Metrum Acoustics™ (Digital Analog Converter)

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2 reviews for JADE By Metrum Acoustics™ (Digital Analog Converter)

  1. Sanjay

    Metrum products are awesome in terms of sound quality and value..I am using Jade and Amber since last year ..Jade and Amber are stunning product , highly recommended to any audiophile who is looking audiophile quality natural sound with correct tone,timbre and details (analogue like) in a very competitive price range..in one word their products are awsome.

    Sanjay

  2. Philip Gregory

    I purchased a Jade and Ambre together around 12 montsh ago, having been one of the first Hex owvers some 7 years ago. Firstly a word or two of thanks to the team at Metrum who gave me such great advice, often by return e-mail and for such great customer service. I live in China and shipping here was no probelm once the order was placed and 10 days later the well packaged and protected boxes arrived.
    Out went the Hex and Sonore Micro rendu and in went the Ambre and Jade with IS2 input. I did try the Ambre with the HEX first and noticed an immediate improvement in staging and depth, together with that signature “analogue” Metrum sound. With the Jade in the signal chain, things improved further with even more precise imaging and clarity and my Dynaudio Focus 220 speakers just disappeared! The Ambre and Jade presented such a coherent and beutifully tonal soundstage that it was so easy to be engrossed in the music and revel in such impressive sonics.
    I can highly recommend both componenets – the Ambre integrates seamlessly with Roon, plays perfectly everytime and the Jade just enhances the total muscial experience.
    The combination comes closest to analogue sound (the medium I play most), but for foot tapping digital playback this combination is hard to beat. It makes poorly recorded MP3 tracks sound good and really excels with FLAC and high defintion files – Rock, Jazz and Classical.
    I can’t recommend highly enough.
    System details: Transrotor Arvorio with Kisseki Purple Heart cartidge, EAT Glo Petit Phono stage, Leben CS 600 integrated amplifier and Dynaudio Focus 220 now superceded with Line Magnetic LM69 with Super Tweeters.

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Description

What more can you do after launching one of the best dac’s 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.

Additional information

Weight 3.2 kg
Dimensions N/A
Voltage & Color

110V Silver Line USB, 110V Black Line USB, 230V Silver Line USB, 230V Black Line USB, 110V Silver Line I2S, 110V Black Line I2S, 230V Silver Line I2S, 230V Black Line I2S

Specifications

Balanced and volume controlled DAC

24 Bits Non Oversampling

Forward (FPGA) corrected

2 DAC'S per channel in differential mode

15 VA toroidal transformer

110/115V AC 220/230V AC 60/50Hz

Input 1x optical, 1x coaxial 1x BNC and USB

Output 1x RCA Stereo Pair Single ended 2Volt RMS

Output 1 x stereo pair XLR: 4 Volt RMS

Frequency Response 44.1 kHz sampling 1Hz – 20 khz -1 dB

Frequency Response 192 kHz sampling 1Hz – 65 kHz – 1 dB 192 and 384kHz (USB)

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

Sampling rate Coax and AES/EBU: 44.1 -192 kHz

Sampling rate USB 44.1 – 384kHz

Dimensions 290 x 250 x 60 mm

Weight 3.1KG




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