High-end vacuum tube
Elegance and beauty
The JAZZ is a Pure Class A vacuum tube preamplifier,
with a totally redisgned circuit concept when compared to the design concepts of the world-renowned
PL-P. It pushes the barriers of deep, natural, highly defined sound to the limits of equilibrium and precision. The JAZZ has a remote control allowing the different functions to be remotely selected. It boasts a fine tune balance control allowing minute differences in the stereo image to be delicately adjusted. Built-in a jewel-like machined anodized aluminum case
with a solid aluminum front panel it offers input source selection, balance and volume controls,
as well as a precision modulometer for system level matching.
|Quality in every
The JAZZ uses three high-grade vacuum tubes and Nagra-made
transformers to provide a irreproachable sonic clarity. Each vacuum
tube used in the JAZZ has been burned-in for 48 hours and thoroughly
tested to ensure the highest level of performance. The JAZZ has a no-compromise
design in a pure audiophile approach for both quality and simplicity
in the signal’s path.
The power supply is always a key issue in the
quality of any pre-amplifier. The external power supply ACPS II is designed
to deliver quiet and stable performance essential for the highest
quality audio system. It is completely isolated from AC line noise and powers the JAZZ through an ultra high quality power cable and LEMO connector.
The JAZZ provides five inputs that include one XLR unbalanced
(asymmetrical) and four RCA (CINCH) single-ended connections. The audio output
is automatically muted when switching between sources.
The outputs of the JAZZ are directly coupled to the output
vacuum tubes, specifically to ensure the highest audio performance.
The level on the output connectors can be set between 0 or +12 dB using the selector on the front face of the unit to match the
specific level of the amplifier.
A switch is provided
to select either:
Output 1, two unbalanced sets of RCA stereo connectors to allow
bi-amp setups or to connect to both amplifiers and a recorder.
Output 2, balanced (symmetrical) XLR connectors; using custom-designed Nagra-made transformers for
floating outputs giving optimum performance. For more information regarding balanced connections,
please refer to our FAQs.
Relaxed listening convenience
The remote control will allow selection
between the different input sources and adjustment of balance and
output level. Direct motors are implemented for driving volume and
balance control potentiometers. This means, the remote control does
not degrade the sound quality; the audio signal path remains unchanged.
This is the most elegant way to control the volume and balance in
an analog product.
Tradition - Level matching through the Nagra modulometer
precise, Nagra-made modulometer, similar to that of the legendary NAGRA
IV-S, provides a multitude of functions through two coaxial, internal
pointers representing the left and right channels. The Nagra modulometer
is a true measurement device that allows precision over a large scale.
The modulometer can be used to adjust the volume and balance potentiometers
- Fine tuning the balance between left and right channels ;
- Compensating the level differences between various recordings
- Controlling the output level to the amplifier.