JMF Audio in AXPONA 2022

Chicago’s Shaumburg Convention Center, top floor, Presidential Suite, was the place where the latest version of the JMF Audio analog amplification line was presented. A first in the USA since the introduction in the recording studios of Nashville in 1989.

AXPONA 2022 inaugurated JMF Audio’s North American representation by Audio Skies, a long established Los Angeles based company.

The JMF Audio instruments for the music were presented in the new Orose ® black case finish. It was a pleasure to unveil the following exclusives to the North American music lovers:

– HQS 6002 dual-mono power amplifier, new version G

– PRS 1.5 dual-mono preamplifier, new version F, with the MBR1 remote control

– PCD 102 dual-section mains filter, powering JMF Audio electronic components for the first time

– PC3 version D power cord, featuring the new JMF Audio IEC carbon plug, the very first model built

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Links to online reviews:

You can read the original article here.

 

Kyomi Audio, Ideon, Audio Skies, JMF, Stealth, Vivid, and Finite Elemente – Jason Victor Serinus, Stereophile (Abril 2022)

Review of the presence of JMF Audio in AXPONA 2022 by Jason Victor Serius, Stereophile (April 2022)

“The sound was natural and warm, with correct timbres and no edge or glare. If I must be real picky, I could have done with a bit more transparency and bigger images. But in the context of an audio show, this was world-class sound. When, on a Ray Brown recording of “You Look Good to Me,” a chime of some sort resonated from the right channel, it struck me as one of the most perfect reproductions of that sound I’ve ever experienced.”

Jason Victor Serius, Stereophile (April 2022)

 

You can read the complete original review here.

New York studios, the PRS1.5 preamplifier acclaimed

New York studios, the PRS1.5 preamplifier acclaimed after 30 years of quest for the Grail

Passionate New York based multi-platinum record producer and sound engineer, owner of a world-class Tom Hidley designed recording facility, Mic A., in his quest for the most accurate and natural sounding monitoring, had already replaced the famed original Swiss made amplifiers with JMF Audio designed mono amplifiers years ago.

Mic A. is one of the few to have maintained a full analog workflow, using a collection of equipment which sonic character is sought after by the artists and the record companies to create the sound texture that suits some types of musics. However in the studio the engineer cannot adjust, correct or tune what he cannot hear, thus accurate monitoring is key.

Sound engineers work by listening. Mic had always wanted to hear exactly what was on the mix bus of the large analog recording and mixing console. The integrated control section of the console itself was not enough precise to him to reveal the precious information. Therefore Mic decided to get inside the console and place wires on the mix bus to link to an external and more accurate line stage to feed the power amplifiers and speakers (monitors).

For this external line-stage, Mic had tried professional and high-end audiophile units for years. Swiss, Danish, American… all more reputable and expensive than each other, but none was ‘transparent’.

Moreover, the line-stage had to serve as a neutral switch between the console and a known source such as a commercial disc for the engineer to reference his work along the process.

In 2017, Mic approached JMF Audio of France and placed an order for a PRS1.5 preamplifier, customized to handle the high magnitude signals of the console. JMF Audio was working on the revision D for the PRS1.5, which was aimed at making the PRS1.5 the most natural sounding and pure path source selection and volume control possible. In JMF Audio studios, the PRS1.5-D, inserted in-line, volume set so that the output level is the same as the input level, actually was proven equal to a direct link on measurement and listening! (the said reference direct link being no less than the JMF Audio CM8-C interconnect, the purest to date!). From this test we have been able to consider the PRS1.5-D as an audio element of absolute fidelity! **

This was defined as impossible. JMF Audio has made it.

Clients of the studios: Steve Gadd (Eric Clapton), Mariah Carey, Seal, L.L. Cool J., Cheap Trick, Aerosmith, Atlantic Records, Universal Music… (according to displayed information by the studios)

 

IMPORTANT NOTICE:

**This particular test setup is highly relevant and meaningful. Indeed, it does not only allow us to consider the PRS1.5 revision D as an absolute fidelity audio element, it also validates the JMF Audio technology as a whole : the approach, the design, the unique PGP gold printed circuits boards technology, the made to measure components, the neutrality of the components active or passive through which the signal flows, the CSV dual mono volume control, the power supplies technology, the isolation concepts, the mains conditioning through PC3 cords and the PCD302 filter that power the unit… It means JMF Audio products’ DNA and this leads to absolute fidelity!

A breakthough in world class audio…”. According to Mic A., multiplatinum record producer, New York.

 

You can read the original article here.

Miscendo Studios Paris presented in Pro Sound magazine (UK)

Interview with owner, producer and sound engineer Nicolas Stawski, extract:
“This is the result of a lot of deep reflections with company JMF Audio. I was a great fan of their amplifiers, but also of their mentality and approach regarding monitoring. By identifying my needs, they offered me this set-up we tested out. This was, in my sense, the right answer to my needs. My set-up goes straight from the console to the amplifiers, which gives me the most straightforward sound”. Nicolas Stawski (Nico Staf) has been one of the most demanded sound engineer in France (multi platinium albums) and previously worked freelance in famed studios (Studios Grande Armée Paris, Larrabee Studios Los Angeles…).
The Miscendo Studios are equipped with JMF Audio HQS 9001 power amplifiers, PC3 power cords, SR8 speaker cables, custom monitors (20Hz); which make it one of the largest and finest standalone monitoring in operation in the world. Congratulations Nicolas.

JMF Audio has been the choice of numerous discerning professionals over the decades, from the world class Masterfonics Mix room of Nashville in 1989 to the most recent purist label 2L of Norway in 2016 (classical music, multi Grammy Awards nominee). Such an universality may suggest genuineness…

Lindberg Lyd AS studios to record using JMF Audio PCD302 and PC3

JMF Audio is pleased to announce that Lindberg Lyd AS studios owned by multi Grammy Awards nominee Morten Lindberg (2L) have decided to integrate the JMF Audio PCD302 and PC3 power line conditioning products in their recording unit, for the sake of delivering the highest sound quality, obviously.

View of the JMF Audio PCD302 in its custom flight case getting ready for venue recordings

Norwegian sound engineer and producer Morten Lindberg decided to use the JMF Audio solutions after having measured significant noise reduction in the recordings and sensed softer sound through the monitoring.

 

Recording ambiance (silence) in a venue

Usual recording system (without PCD302):

Noise floor without PCD302

 

Recorded with JMF Audio PCD302

Recording with JMF Audio PCD302 for powering the microphone preamplifiers, the analog to digital converters, the recording machines, the monitoring:

Over 10dB (3 times) improvement of the background level and a suppression of the artefacts due to radiations on the power line
The amplitude vs frequency spectra of the recorded files show an over 10dB (3 times) improvement of the background level and a suppression of the artefacts due to radiations on the power line. This means that more ambiance, nuances and natural will be recorded and transcribed, for the best respect of the artists, for the enjoyment of the listener.

Although JMF Audio clients already know the great benefits on sound quality resulting in the use of the PCD302 and PC3 cords, these measures show that the effects are sensible on the recording side as well.

Lindberg Lyd AS studios and 2L record label owner Morten Lindberg was nominated for the 58th Grammy Awards for three productions released on Pure Audio Blu-ray discs*. He has been nominated several times since 2006.

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JMF Audio has been accustomed to delivering the best to the world class recording studios starting from Nashville’s Masterfonics Studios in 1989 with custom mono power amplifiers for the main mix room.

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2L was pioneer in Blu-ray Pure Audio productions (along with the MSM Studios of Germany).

JMF Audio was pioneer in Blu-ray Pure Audio discs playback with the DMT3.7 and DXC2.2.

The culture of excellence continues…