JoLida Tube DAC FX III
JoLida Tube DAC FX III

Mountain of Sound

In the world of luxury audio products, performance is king and a reputation for greatness goes a long way. Despite the hierarchy, every now and then, one of the titans of opulence steps down from the mountain to deliver a high performance product at a far lower cost, democratizing audio quality in a single drop. Bringing high quality sound to the people, the JoLida Tube DAC FX III features impeccable audio conversion at a modest price.

JoLida Tube DAC FX III

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Most digital-to-analog converters get the job done with solid state systems, but nothing sounds like the richness put out by a vacuum tube amplifier. The FX III includes dual 12AX7 vacuum tubes that turn digital blips into luscious tones, and both vacuums are easily replaced should you have any hardware issues. Finishing the conversion, an asynchronous Burr Brown Chip AD1896 optimizes every file for the best possible playback, pumping out sharp highs, clear mids, and a thick bass.

JoLida Tube DAC FX III

Follow the Lida

Whereas some tube DACs play the old bait and switch by running your audio through an OP amp, the FX III runs entirely through the tubes for excellent audio at all times. To hook up your system, simply plug in through the USB, Tos-Link, or S/PDIF inputs and stream out through the RCA or headphone outputs. Featuring solid metal construction, blue LED backlights for style, a glass viewing window to see your tubes in action, and volume and input controls on the front panel, the JoLida Tube DAC FX III makes your tunes sound positively tubular.

JoLida Tube DAC FX III

Specs

  • R style transformer
  • Gold-plated RCA output jacks
  • 1/8 in (3.5 mm) audio output
  • S/PDIF input
  • Tos-Link input
  • USB input
  • Ti Burr Brown 1798 DAC Chip
  • Tenor TE7022L USB Interface Chip
  • Dual 12AX7 vacuum tubes
  • Volume control and input selection on front panel
  • Output level- 0 - 2.3 V +/- 1 dB, 47 K Ohms
  • Frequency response- 20 Hz - 20 KHz +/- 0.5 dB
  • Bandwidth- 10 Hz - 70 kHz + 1 dB
  • Dynamic range- 126 dB
  • Distortion THD- less than 0.01% tube out (1 kHz)
  • Headphone impedance- 30 Ohms
  • Circuit type- ultra linear, Class AB
  • Noise and hum- 85 dB
  • Tube complement- 2 pcs. 12AX7 pre-amplifier
  • Power requirements- 110 V - 120 VAC 60 Hz 90 W-standby, 240 W
  • Maximum (220 VAC 50 Hz option)
  • Fuse- 110 - 120 VAC, 1 Amp Slo Blo; 200 - 240 VAC, 0.5 Amp Slo Blo
  • 6-month warranty
  • Weight- 6.5 lbs (2.95 kg)
  • Dimensions- 8 x 7 x 3 (20.32 x 17.78 x 7.62 cm)

Shipping

All orders will be shipped by Massdrop.

Estimated ship date is May 30, 2014 PT.

After the drop ends, payment will be collected. To deliver the best value to the group the request will then be submitted to the vendor up front, making all sales final. Be sure to check the discussion page for updates.