Jolida Reviews

"...the Level 1 mod on the JD-100 is exclusive to Walter Liedermann of The Graham Company in Roswell/GA... Should you blackmail Santa into getting you one if you promise not to rat on his squeaky wheels?...

In case it matters, I twisted Walter Liedermann's arm. My trusty -- but oh-so-long-in-the-tooth -- Denon DCD 1560 finally began skipping on all CDs like a smooth flint stone jumps the water. Since I had to replace it literally any day now lest my living room system go mute; and since this JD-100 fit its bill to such a "T"... it's gonna stay..."

Srajan Ebaen, December, 2002, 6moons.com



"... the introduction of the JD-100A is far more than just "another CD player". In my opinion, it heralds a new era for Jolida, that of a serious contender in the high end digital arena, while remaining true to the company's high value for the dollar mission. Additionally, I feel that the JD-100A will prove to be formidable competition for its competitors. Not only will the JD-100A stay as a part of my reference system, but for the first time in years, I can truly say I am happy, even thrilled, with my CD player..."

Nels Ferré, TNT-Audio, 2002




"... Surveying the scene of 300B amps I know about, the Jolida JD300B Level-2 is clearly fabulous value considering its build quality, functionality and extremely low self-noise. Its resolving power should be well suited for the kind of financially matched front-ends that are likely to become its mates. The very non-finnicky, wide-angle remote worked flawlessly. Its inclusion predicts far more open doors for this affable 300B integrated than were this feature missing. It has, after all and rightly so, become nearly de rigeur in the real world. Listeners who sympathize with my expressed sonic biases are advised to experiment with intrinsically fast and neutral -- or even slightly lean -- cables. They'll balance against the amp's obvious body and density. Those listeners who adore 300Bs for what they do with such particular panache will love the Jolida as is. Because of its numerous inputs, you can build a rather complex system around it...

In the $2.5 - 3.5K range, the options for integrateds are larger than ever, both for solid-state and tubes. But as soon as you narrow down the tube choices to 300Bs, things get rather skinny. Demand remote control to boot and they become outright barren. If this budget range is you as is a lustful Jones for this 'king of triodes', today's custom-modified Jolida -- or perhaps even its stock version -- finally give you something to play with. And once you have played with it, you might call it exactly what you had been looking for all along..."

Srajan Ebaen, February 2004, 6moons.com