Power is Volume

Announcement of The Element has reminded us that output power is widely misunderstood. Most confusion can be resolved by understanding that Volume sets Power. In the world of audio, Power is the amount of energy that an amplifier can deliver into a specific load (ohms), at a specific frequency (Hz), for a specific duration (seconds), with […]

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Introducing The Element by JDS Labs

JDS Labs has worked tirelessly to share this day with fellow headphone enthusiasts. We are proud to introduce The Element: We designed The Element to enjoy our headphones without compromise. Its amplifier renders shocking power, driven by an ultra clean DAC, all housed in a precision machined chassis with a comfortable knob. The Element beautifully drives […]

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Introducing C5D, Amp+DAC

Today we’re pleased to release our new C5D Headphone Amplifier + DAC: On a related note, we pushed a major site update to JDSLabs.com last night. Please call, email, tweet, or reply below if you encounter any browsing issues. C5D Production Status Design: 100% Complete Benchmarks: 100% Complete Production: Ships by November 22 C5D is entirely complete […]

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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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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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c421 Pre-order Goes Live

Someone reminded us that we haven’t posted a c421 update in “forever”. Today’s your day: The c421 preorder page is now up! Note that the release date is tentative, so the page cannot yet be found through our store, and the formal announcement e-mail has not been sent out. We’ll send the official message when […]

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