At JMF Audio we think that the recordings from the golden years should be enjoyed in the format they were intended for.
Of course, most of the historical recordings have been remastered and transferred to CD or hi-res. However, we find that the digital versions have failed to carry the emotion and ambiances in their integrality. In our opinion the recordings from the 50’s to the 70’s, and most 80’s, were meant to be played on vinyl. Only vinyl would translate all the music and spirit to the listener and place him in the suitable state of mind.
This was the initial motivation for the development of the JMF Audio phono pre-amplifier / linearizer.
We took over the development of the new phono linearizer based on our last achievements which dated 1997. The results soon confirmed our expectations. Recordings from the analog era sounded pleasing, with warmth and natural. Next, as prototypes were improving by application of JMF Audio’s past decades’ acquired experience and knowhow, complemented with dedicated research and development, we found ourselves fascinated with the resulting natural and life-like rendering… including on today’s recordings…