Digital to Analog Conversion with Digital Pre Amplification
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.
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