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JADE By Metrum Acoustics

2990 EUR / In stock.

What more can you do after launching one of the best dacs 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.


Working principle
balanced digital pre amplifier
24 bits non oversampling
Forward correcting technology
2x DAC TWO modules per channel
15 VA toroidal transformers
Mains voltage
110/115V AC 220/230V AC 60/50Hz
1x optical, 1x AES/EBU 1x coaxial and USB
RCA : 1x stereo pair single ended
1x stereo pair XLR balanced
Frequency response
1Hz – 20 khz -1dB. 44.1 kHz sampling
1Hz – 65 kHz -1dB .192 kHz
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
Coax and AES/EBU 44.1 -192 kHz
USB 44.1 -384 kHz
Output Voltage
RCA Max. 3 Volts RMS
XLR Max 6. Volts RMS
290 x 250 x 60 mm
3.1 kg