On EL3 Manufacturing

Element III manufacturing has been challenging, to say the least. We were ecstatic to release Element III and pleased to see a strong reception from customers all over the world. Thank you! Then a few things went frustratingly wrong. Like knobs which arrived wobbly or broken, or DACs which threw error codes upon arrival (yes, […]

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Custom Engraving Examples

Custom engraving is free with any new JDS Labs amplifier or DAC ordered through jdslabs.com. It’s a fun process, both for us, and for you. When you click the “Engrave” button during checkout, our production staff receives and pastes your custom text or image into Adobe Illustrator, then prints to one of our two laser engraving machines. Here’s our […]

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Machining an Audio Company

We build amazing headphone amplifiers and DACs. Obviously, this niche market appeals to owners of nice headphones. More interesting is a look at Google Trends for the search phrase “headphones”: It’s clear that headphone popularity has grown in the past 3-4 years (and the average consumer searches for Beats by Dre…). Easy to explain is the annual […]

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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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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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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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