How to Finish Aluminum

Disclaimer: This article has no audio related content. We hope the following manufacturing information will be useful to others. A couple years ago, we naively expected that aluminum manufactures would perfectly interpret our engineering drawings and produce beautiful, black parts. After rejecting 4500+ aluminum cases in these past two years, I can tell you with certainty that this […]

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Best DAC?

Lately we’ve received several phone calls which start like this: Customer: “Hi, I’m new to high end audio. Does [insert product] have a DAC in it? Do I need a DAC?” From these discussions, two observations are clear. DACs are suddenly “hot” on the market. The majority of prospective DAC buyers, especially those new to […]

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C5 Headphone Amplifier

Today we’re excited to announce our new C5 Headphone Amplifier: C5 Production Status Design: 100% complete Engineering Samples: Approved Benchmarks: 100% Complete PCB Assembly: 100% Complete, on a UPS truck Enclosures: In stock, awaiting anodizing February 19-22 Barring unforeseen catastrophic failures, C5 preorders will ship no later than February 28. Review samples and distributor orders will ship on […]

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Happy 2013!

Happy New Year, everyone! 2012 was by far our best year ever, at 430% revenue growth over last year. Incredible! No surprise to us, “Erik” at Headfonia.com named the O2+ODAC combo his personal Product of the Year: “I have heard and seen more gear in 2012 than in all the years before combined. For me, the […]

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Digital Audio vs. DPC Latency

Quick note: Our office will be closed this Thursday and Friday while we spend time with our families for the Thanksgiving holiday. Orders placed Nov 22-23 will ship on Cyber Monday. We need to thank Steve Guttenberg for his fantastic review last month. Site traffic spiked that week, crippling my blogging time as I pitched in […]

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Endplate Experiments & RCA Jacks for ODAC

** Scheduled Maintenance: We’re moving our server tomorrow night at 1:00AM CST, Saturday, July 14th. Anticipated downtime is 1-4 hours. JDSLabs.com may be difficult to access in some parts of the world for the next 24-48 hours while our new IP address propagates. ** CNC Experiments Nick has spent the past three weeks making noise, breaking […]

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Setting Up Shop

Each Friday I realize how much we’ve accomplished over the week, and wish I had more time to share the news. This entire month has been huge. In trusty bullet point format, we’ve recently: Moved into a new 900 sq. ft. office in Glen Carbon, IL Shipped several hundred ODAC preorders Hired ‘Jimmy’, a new […]

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On the ODAC, and Recent Reviews

Okay, this post is in reply to our full email inbox this morning. Regarding NwAvGuy’s upcoming ODAC: JDS Labs is an official distributor of the ODAC An ODAC preorder page is live ODAC production began late last week in the USA, and will take about 4 weeks (release = May 2012) NwAvGuy has not released specific information […]

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Cyber Monday – O2 Front Panels!

It’s doubtful I can convey anything more worthwhile than the pictures, so here’s this week’s big news: Looks amazing, doesn’t it? Nick had a difficult time stepping away from the 3D model: Our JDS Labs branded O2 front panels and fully assembled O2’s are available now for preorder. c421: Quality Inspection 3 Continuing from our last update, the third batch of […]

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