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JoLida
Vacuum Tube Electronics

         Tube electronics are expensive, right? Not any more! JoLida has introduced a range of cost effective tube electronics that makes owning tubes a modestly priced pleasure that most any audiophile can afford! 
         It would be assumed that to offer products at these prices JoLida would have to take a great many shortcuts in construction. Surprisingly that is not the case. A host of expensive component parts and manufacturing steps are used in the fabrication of JoLida products. The faceplates, for example, require a four step process; first bead blasted, then oxidized, bead blasted a second time and then re-oxidized. This multi step process results in an attractive and stable satin finish.
          Listed below are the models and their specifications. What the numbers do not reveal is the rich, warm dimensional sound that makes tube gear so attractive. Let us send you a JoLida, and you will be surprised at how much music you have been missing!


Recent upgrades and improvements

Jolida has been quietly upgrading their gear with the addition of even higher quality parts such as precision Rowen and ESA Clarity capacitors, high grade ceramic resistors, high speed diodes and better input jacks and speaker binding posts. Most models now offer the new EZ-Bias System, which allows quick, easy and accurate biasing of the amplifier with no external meter required.
 


FULL TUBE INTEGRATED AMPLIFIERS

JD102CRC - Full Tube Integrated Amplifier  - A wonderfully musical little amplifier perfect for use with higher sensitivity speakers. The EL-84 output tubes give the 102B a wonderful sweetness and warmth.

Peak Music Power - 30W per channel at 1 kHz, 8 ohms
Rated Output Power - 20 W per channel at 8 ohms, 30Hz to 75kHz
Tube Complement - 4 - EL84 or 6BQ5, 2 - 12AX7A (bias 20mV)
Finish: Satin silver or Black
Dimensions - 12"W x 8" D x 5"H.
Weight - Net 18 pounds, packed 22 pounds.
Warranty - 1 year limited parts and labor. 6 months on JoLida tubes


Price - $775.00 (call for very special pricing!)


JD202BRC - Full Tube Integrated Amplifier - The 202 offers a bit more power than the 102, allowing it to drive a wider range of speakers while the EL-34 outputs tubes give the 202 a bit faster and more dynamic character.

Peak Music Power - 60W per channel at 1 kHz, 8 ohms
Rated Output Power - 40W per channel at 8 ohms, 30Hz to 75kHz
Tube Complement - 4 - EL34, 2 - 12AX7A, 2 - 12AT7 (bias 40mV)
Finish: Satin silver or Black
Dimensions - 12.5"W x 12"D x 8.25"H
Weight - Net 28 pounds, packed 32 pounds.
Warranty - 1 year limited parts and labor. 6 months on JoLida tubes.


Price - $949.00 (call for very special pricing!)



JD302CRC - Full Tube Integrated Amplifier New satin silver finish! - Our best seller, the 302 combines excellent performance with enough power to drive most speakers.

EZ-Bias System - Makes biasing a snap
Peak Music Power
- 100W per channel at 1 kHz, 8 ohms
Rated Output Power - 50 W per channel at 8 ohms, 19Hz to 100kHz
Tube Complement - 4 - EL34, 2 - 12AX7A, 2 - 12AT7 (bias 40mV, 400 mV with EZ Bias)
Finish: Satin silver or Black
Dimensions - 17"W x 15"D x 7.5"H
Weight - Net 39 pounds, packed 46 pounds
Warranty - 2 year limited parts and labor. 1 year on JoLida tubes.

Price - JD-302CRC $1275.00 (call for very special pricing!)

Check out the great review on Soundstage!


JD502CRC - Full Tube Integrated Amplifier - On paper not allot more powerful than the 302, the 502 is capable of dealing with more difficult loads. This amplifier has good bass control and punch with refined high frequency response. The 502 uses higher capacity parts in critical locations allowing the use of most power output tubes.
Now available with remote control!


EZ-Bias System, - Makes biasing a snap
Peak Music Power
- 115W per channel at 1 kHz, 8 ohms
Rated Output Power - 60W per channel at 8 ohms, 20Hz to 75kHz
Tube Complement - 4 - 6550, 2 - 12AX7A, 2 - 12AT7 (bias- 40mV, 400 mV with EZ Bias). KT-88's or KT-90's may also be used  (set bias to 50mV)
Finish: Satin silver or Black
Dimensions - 17"W x 15"D x 7.5"H.
Weight - Net 39 pounds, packed 46 pounds.
Warranty - 2 year limited parts and labor. 1 year on JoLida tubes
Price - JD502B $1200.00, JD502RC - $1250 (call for very special pricing!)

Customer Comment: "
Just a little note of thanks for recommending the Jolida line. The 502BRC is a real treat with the Jolida Factory mods studio quality. It reveals the quality of the recordings, and with a good source, sounds like the real thing. Like they say the speakers go away and the living presence of live happens. I just put on the Beatles White Album and it sounds like it was recorded yesterday, if you can call it a recorded sound. Thanks for the great web site and a really great product line!"




JD-707 - Full Tube Amplifier - The new JoLida JD-707 was designed to mimic the warmth of single ended amplifiers, but in a more practical push-pull design. Unlike low powered single ended amplifiers the JD-707 cranks out 40 watts per channel, making it capable of driving a wide range of loudspeakers.
         
Rated Output Power - 40W per channel at 8 ohms, 30Hz to 75kHz
Tube Complement - 4 6p3p (5881, 6L6GC), 2 - 12AX7A, 2 - 12AT7
Finish: Satin silver

Dimensions - 14.5"W x 12"D x 8.25"H
Bias - at 40mV
Warranty - 2 year limited parts and labor. 6 months on JoLida tubes.
Retail -
$1200.00 (call for very special pricing!)

Customer comment:  "707 arrived today - first impression - fantastic! I spent 4 hours listening to favorite test CDs from Diana Krall to Steve Winwood. Basically the amp does it all just about right.
I'll step back a bit for you. I have a degree in music from Berklee in Boston - 1970 played Sax and Flute for years. I have a trained ear if anyone does.
The amp I have been using up 'til now is a Jadis Orchestra Reference with KT90 tubes and there is little about this amp one can fault. I was not trying to upgrade with the 707a purchase - merely a back up amp that I could roll tubes in and have fun upgrading.
Sooo - I was quite surprised when the $1200 Jolida sounded every bit as good as the $3600 Jadis Orchestra Reference. At approximately one-third the cost, this amp offers 99% of the Jadis and in some cases it even surpasses it. To my surprise it throws a slightly deeper and wider soundstage AND at only a limited listen with no back and forth switching - it seemed to separate voices just a tad better in some cases. However my first impression also says that the Jadis has a slightly more defined sound with a touch more detail. Still considering the price difference - it is amazing that the Jolida is even close . Also, without a doubt, the Jadis is still the most beautiful amp any one has ever put together - it exudes Old World Class as no other amp I have ever seen. The Jolida selector switch did come off the first time I used it - I will deal with that in time. In some ways you get what you pay for - but if it is music you are looking for the Jolida certainly delivers.
Rick P



 


JD801BRC - Full Tube Integrated Amplifier - The 801 offers robust power and ability to use most of the popular output tubes. Many find the 6SN7 input tubes give the 801A an especially full and rich tonal balance. Hard to argue that, it's a real sweetie!

E-Z Bias System -  Makes biasing a snap
Peak Music Power
- 140W per channel at 1 kHz, 8 ohms
Rated Output Power - 70W per channel at 8 ohms, 20Hz to 24kHz
Tube Complement - 4 - 6550, 2 - 12AX7A, 2 - 6SN7GT (bias at 40mV). KT-88's, KT-90's may also be used (set bias to 50mV)
Finish: Satin Silver or Black
Dimensions - 18"W x 15"D x 8"H
Weight - Net 47 pounds, packed 55 pounds.
Warranty - 2 year limited parts and labor. 1 year on JoLida tubes
Price - $1899.00 (call for very special pricing!)



JD1000CRC - Full Tube Integrated Amplifier with Remote Control - Jolida has added a convenient remote control to their most powerful integrated amplifier. The JD-1000 has established a reputation as a powerhouse that offers the refinement, delicacy and soundstaging so well liked in the Jolida line. The JD-1000CRC is just ticket if you've got a speaker that's difficult to drive or like the ease and effortlessness that comes from having surplus power.

JD1000CRC - Full Tube Integrated Amplifier with remote control - This venerable design is now available with remote control! An often requested addition, this version of the amplifier will surely be a welcome addition to the line.

Also available with 6550 output tubes. This option  will imbue the amplifier with a greater sense of punch impact and dynamics.

E-Z Bias System -  Makes biasing a snap
Peak Music Power
- 150W per channel at 1 kHz, 8 ohms
Rated Output Power - 100W per channel at 8 ohms, 30Hz to 20kHz
Tube Complement - 8 - EL34, 2 - 12AX7A, 2 - 12AT7 (bias 40mV)
Finish: Satin silver
Dimensions - 18.5"W x 13.5"D x  8"H
Weight - Net 55 pounds, packed 60 pounds.
Warranty - 2 year limited parts and labor. 1 year on JoLida tubes
Price - $2599.00, $2799 with 6650 output tubes (call for very special pricing!)


JD3000 System - Full Tube Mono-block Amplifiers and full tube Preamplifier - The 3000 system represents a new direction for Jolida. The 3000 is a complete system including two pure tube mono-block amplifiers and a full tube preamplifier. The powerful amplifiers utilize 211 output tubes that have an expected life of 10,000 hours.

Rated Output Power - 200 Watts
Tube Compliment - 2 - 211 output tubes, 2 - 12AU7, 2 - EL-34 (per chassis)
Finish: Satin silver
Dimensions - N/A
Weight -
N/A
Warranty -
2 year limited parts and labor. 1 year on JoLida tubes
Price -
$6000.00 (call for very special pricing!)
 


TUBE HYBRID INTEGRATED AMPLIFIERS

    What happens when you combine a tube input stage with a solid state output stage? If it's a JoLida 1501BRC or 1701BRC, you end up with a musically satisfying yet powerful and practical amplifier. 
     These two units seek to combine the best of both the solid state and tube worlds. Vacuum tubes give these units a sweetness and dimensionality lacking in pure solid state competitors, while the MOSFET output devices give the amps a power and punch not found in full-tube designs. Anyway you look at it, the 1501BRC and 1701A are practical, cost-effective and darn good sounding.

JD1701BRC - Tube Hybrid Integrated Amplifier - A superb value.
Rated Output Power - 50 W per channel at 8 Ohms, 2Hz-20kHzInput 
Input Impedance - 47 k Ohm
Tube Complement -  2 -12AX7 for the preamplifier section
Finish: Satin silver or Black
Dimensions - 17"W x 13 "D x 4 "H
Weight - 30 lbs, 33 lbs packed
Warranty - 18 months limited parts and labor, 6 months or 1000 hours whichever comes first on JoLida tubes
Price - $699.00 (call for very special pricing!)


JD1501BRC - Tube Hybrid Integrated Amplifier - The 1501BRC is the most popular JoLida amplifier we sell, and it's easy to see why. This amplifier is both powerful and refined; a combination I have not heard in any other amplifier at this price. The oversized power supply (utilizing a 500VA  VA transformer), the parts quality superb and outstanding reliability make for a winning combination any way you slice it.

Rated Output Power - 100 W per channel at 8 Ohms, 22Hz-19kHz
Input Impedance - 47 k Ohms
Tube Complement - 2 - 12AX7 for the preamplifier section
Finish: Satin silver or Black
Dimensions - 17"W x 13 "D x 4.5 "H
Weight - 32 lbs net, 35 lbs packed
Warranty - 18 months limited parts and labor, 6 months or 1000 hours whichever comes first on JoLida tubes
Price - $899.00 (call for very special pricing!)
Review: Audiophile Review


VACUUM TUBE CD PLAYER

       As you might expect, coming from JoLida, the JD-100A utilizes vacuum tubes in the analog stage. The two 12AX7A tubes bring a welcomed richness and warmth to digital reproduction. The JD-100A offers serves up a huge soundstage with a gentle and pleasing tonality.
     The unit offers both fixed and variable main outputs, and a headphone outlet with volume control. The JD-100A is a wonderful bargain!

JD-100A - Tube CD Player

  • Stereo gain stage utilizing two 12AX7A Tubes

  • Three beam laser pickup

  • Cross interleave Reed Solomon tolerance correcting function

  • Variable headphone outlet

  • Fixed and variable line outputs
    Finish
    : Satin silver
    Dimensions
    - 17"W x 12 "D x 4 "H
    Weight - 14 lbs net, 18 lbs packed
    Warranty - 1 year
    Price - $999.00 (call for very special pricing!)
    Notes: A great sounding CD player.
    Review :
     TNT Audio
    Review : Enjoy The Music


VACUUM TUBE PHONO PREAMP

JD-9A - Tube Phono Preamp  - People have been asking for a JoLida phono stage for a very long time. The company has finally delivered the goods with the release of the JD-9A. The flexible JD-9A will accept both moving magnet and moving coil cartridges and has the convenience of both resistive and capacitive loading.

Now available, the JD-9A Premium model features ultra fast HEXFRED diodes in the power supply, ESA Clarity capacitors and Tung Sol gold pin 12AX7 tubes. The upgrades add speed, clarity and better resolution to the already glorious texture and dimensionality of the standard JD-9A.

Tube Complement - 2 - 12AX7
Rated Sensitivity - .25mV - 95 dB
Input Impedance - 100k Ohm
Output Impedance - 600 Ohms
Resistive Loading - 100, 300, 1K and 47k Ohms
Capacitive Loading - 47, 100, 150 and 220 pF
Finish - Satin silver
Dimensions - 17"W x 13 "D x 3 "H
Weight - 10lbs net, 15 lbs packed
Warranty
- Two years parts and labor, one year on tubes
Price -
$499, $699 for Premium Model (call for very special pricing!)

Customer Comment:
"Im absolutely in love with this phono preamp! I simply cannot believe the night & day difference between the NAD PP1 and this Jolida JD-9! Like comparing a cheap, fast food hamburger, fries and a soda to a succulent, extra thick slab of medium rare Prime Rib with huge baked potato, sour cream, dripping in butter and a glass of some rare red wine! Also, the price of the Jolida was an amazing bargain! This one has simply GOT to make Stereophile's, Mikey Fremer's top 10 list of the best value in phono stages of all time!"

 

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