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    I've matched the cosmetics of my CD player with a new integrated amplifier. This new piece is called a Jolida JD 1502, a 100 watt hybrid which features a pair 12AX7 tubes showcased behind a centered window. Sound is no nonsense. Neutral with a good amount of power to drive the bass. Comes with remote control. The CD player looks filthy in the picture but those aren't finger prints. Some type of artifact I suppose.Click image for larger version

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    Two Channel Setup:

    Speakers: Wharfedale Opus 2-3
    Integrated Amp: Jolida JD1502
    DAC: Arcam irDac
    Source: iMac
    Remote Control: iPad Mini

    3.2 Home Theater Setup:

    Fronts: Polk LSiM 703s
    Center: Polk LSiM 703
    Subs: SVS PB 12 NSD X 2
    AVR: Yamaha Aventage RX-A2030
    Blu Ray: Sony BDP-S790
    TV Source: DirecTV Genie

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    Sweet!! Congrats on your new toy...

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    Jolida makes some nice stuff. How do you like the JD 200--which seems to be an upgrade of the ever popular 100? I have the, now defunct Jolida Music Van which was supposedly the match for their TOTL Music Envoy mono blocks and pre-amp. A four tube, no OP amp stage CDP with dual R-core transformers, etc.

    From what I've read the 200 has SIX tubes? Jolida CDPs produce a very smooth, warm almost analog kind of sound.

    I've never heard one of their hybrid amps, though?

    Enjoy!

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    The 200 has better depth and detail, while retaining the analog sound. I was surprised at how much better a player I found it to be, considering how much I like the 100. I would imagine the Music Van would be similar.

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    Nice system you got there, I also would like to get into tubes and may just start with a tube pre for one of my adcoms, do you have any suggestions? Enjoy your Integrated.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gudnoyez View Post
    Nice system you got there, I also would like to get into tubes and may just start with a tube pre for one of my adcoms, do you have any suggestions? Enjoy your Integrated.
    I believe that a good tubed CD player can go a long way towards getting digital to sound analog. I thought about tube preamps as well, but couldn't find one that I wanted to pay for. And if I did, what would I have matched it with? There's also the issue of cosmetics. I find that as I've gotten older that I take cosmetics more seriously. This seemed like a simple solution to create a cosmetically appealing matched system. I didn't need more tubes in my system. That's not why I got it. Fortunately this amp didn't take away any upper end detail and bite. Just a good honest sound and a robust 100 watts. Good luck.

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