Jadis Defy 7 Amplifiers

3.5/5 (6 Reviews) MSRP : $8495.00


Product Description

100 Watts Tube Power Amplifier - Bi-Wired


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Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Ed Popow a AudioPhile

Date Reviewed: May 30, 2003

Bottom Line:   
I need to throw in my 2 cents on the Defy.... I have had 10 or so power amps in the last 10ish years including several krells, ML's and currently have the Defy and an ARC vt200..

I would NEVER say the defy is dull...BUTTTTTT it is amazing powercord dependent.... all of the 'killer' cords I used actually seemed to restrict the sound and musicality and a cheapie Belden had by far the most open sound... the thick Jadis cords stifle the sound...try another cord you may be amazed...

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Used product for:   More than 1 year

Duration Product Used:   AudioPhile

Product model year:   1996

Price Paid:    $4000.00



Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by JOSH a Audio Enthusiast

Date Reviewed: April 26, 2003

Bottom Line:   
I'm a bit perplexed by the reviews that the defy 7 has received from the previous 3 reviewers.It's either they purchase audio equiptment without auditioning them to see if it favors their suppossed sophisticated trained ears.....improper gear matching.....or hot air.. perhaps a combination of all mentioned. There is no one to blame except ....?????? I have the Defy 7 mark iv...and although not perfect , iT is a very fine tube amp.I replaced my arc vt100 mk 2 for the jadis.My opinion is the jadis is more musical..sweeter...and less fatigueing.there is less slam and oommph! THAN THE ARC..BUT MY TASTE IN MUSIC HAS CHANGED THROUGH TIME(MOTHER NATURE)AND IT IS BETTER SUITED TO MY PRESENT REQUIREMENTS.

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Used product for:   More than 1 year

Duration Product Used:   Audio Enthusiast

Product model year:   1999

Purchased At:   see sharp's



Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by carl11529 a AudioPhile

Date Reviewed: October 16, 2002

Bottom Line:   
I guess the previous three reviews are from the same nay sayer. Very unfair to Jadis. Defy 7 may lack the muscality of JA200, but it is a fine tube amp.

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Used product for:   Less than 1 month

Duration Product Used:   AudioPhile

Product model year:   Pre 1995



Overall Rating:3
Value Rating:1
Submitted by Joe a Audiophile

Date Reviewed: October 23, 2001

Bottom Line:   
I think the other posters here don't give justice to this amp. It is slow, lacks detail but it is musical in it's own right. For it's age this is a very good amp though compared to newer tube amps, it can be outclassed somewhat. 1 star on value but at least 3 stars overall.

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Used product for:   More than 1 year

Duration Product Used:   Audiophile

Product model year:   Pre 1995

Price Paid:    $7995.00

Purchased At:   Inner Ear



Overall Rating:2
Value Rating:1
Submitted by John a Casual Listener

Date Reviewed: October 19, 2001

Bottom Line:   
It is a fairly good amp for people that do not put detail and clarity as their priorities but musicality, easy sounding and warmth are unmatched! I must agree with the other reviewer uncompetitive now against newer competition. Value was expensive then and still expensive now vs competition. So a 1 star on value but maybe 2 to 2.5 stars for overall.

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Used product for:   More than 1 year

Duration Product Used:   Casual Listener

Product model year:   Pre 1995

Price Paid:    $5000.00

Purchased At:   Paris Audio




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