These are extremely rare speakers from Jadis. Although the brand is more well known for its tube electronics, their foray into speakers put many speaker manufacturers on notice. Unlike the Eurythmie or the Jadis I speakers, the Jadis II is not a horn based speaker. Its a more “conventional” three way with a 12″ down firing woofer, an 8″ mid and a 1″ tweeter. Whats unconventional is the way the speaker was designed. Like the Eurythmie and Jadis I, the speaker would easily be the focus of attention in any listening room it is placed in. Just take a look at the pictures and you will understand why. But putting aside its unconventional design, the speaker is an incredible unit. The speaker has a 93 dB sensitivity and with a working impedance range of 4-8 ohm, they were pretty easy to drive. We drove them with 100W coming off KT-120 tubes and they projected a large soundstage that had impressive depth and dynamic response. Imaging was huge when listening to vocals with the “image” of the singer placed squarely center in the soundstage. Frequency response is an impressive 20 Hz to 20 KHz. Placement of the speakers and room dynamics are critical in getting the best out of these speakers as they need an uncluttered space for them to really “breathe” music into the room. When you have those conditions in place, these speakers are just pure audio and visual candies. Speakers can be bi-wired/bi-amp with the option to “tri-wire” by bi-wiring or bi-amping the woofer. Otherwise, just running the speaker wires into the middle level speaker connectors or the middle and lower level connectors (if bi-wiring or bi-amping) would do just nicely.
Cosmetically, the speakers looks good. Minor scuff marks from use but nothing major. One of the grille peg is missing on one of the grille covers but has no impact on the grille cover staying on securely. We don’t have the original boxes so local pickup preferred. If shipping is required, they will need to be strapped on to a pallet.