And the final part of the JADE By Metrum Acoustics review by 6Moons
In these leagues, Cees Ruijtenberg’s Metrum Jade—our man in black at left—is a still cost-effective technically sophisticated option with baked-in non-lossy precision volume control. It’s fundamentally neutral and very resolved. It’s not about prettifying the music; about adding ten pounds like a movie lens. If desired, such effects must be handled elsewhere in the chain. Jade’s ambitions seem to be very high micro resolution from a very low noise floor at -145dB/2V; and from proprietary processing of the least/less significant bits which increases linearity and recovery to a claimed true 24-bit resolution where typical converters go soft. In the same context, the ambitions include volume control which won’t compromise the rest; and stout 6Vrms/XLR drive for direct connections which still can be reduced via jumper to enlarge useful volume range for high-gain systems. If, as surmised, that was all of the design brief… mission accomplished; to the letter. And if you don’t need variable gain because you already own a superior preamp, save some coin and go for the otherwise identical Onyx instead. Have stones. Will play. Black optional – but not the smile.
Read the full story here and be surprised what Jade and Onyx can do for you…..