There is always something special about Jadis preamps and power amps. Maybe it is the gold finish or the classy construction or just the smooth rich sound it produces. Regardless, at one time of their lives, the JP-80MC was one of the most expensive preamps money can buy. But with this premium price tag also comes with Worldwide recognition that this is also one of the finest sounding preamps money can buy too. The JP-80MC is a two chassis preamp with a separate, fairly substantial power supply unit. The control unit is a simple elegant design with a toggle switch for MC or MM cartridges, an input selector and dual left/right volume control. This preamp was previously paired with one of Jadis crown jewel poweramps, the massive four chassis 200W Class A poweramps (also for sale in a separate listing). The Jadis did well with vocals, jazz and classical music and depending on individual preference on rock and complex electronic music, can be well received by some or classified as too “lazy” sounding by others. But overall, this is a truly revealing preamp. It can rival many other preamps in the over $10,000 bracket like the Audio Research Reference 5 and VAC Signature MKII preamp. This is the later version with the blue caps.
Cosmetically, the preamp looks good. The usual discoloration on the gold plating but nothing major. We don’t have the original box but will securely pack them in two boxes for safe shipping. Combak tuning insulator blocks you see in the pictures are not included but you can purchase them separately (see our other listing).