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 Metrum Acoustics Jade NOS DAC & Pre-Amp


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.

Metrum Acoustics Jade

  • 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

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