DP5 digital AES-EBU





> 2016: DP3 was superseded by DP5. More information soon.


The digital AES-EBU link is the last cable JMF Audio has worked on. The new DXC2.2 MKII D/A converter was under development and researches on the forthcoming CD transport had already started (its output stage). So it made sense to develop the best AES-EBU link from end to end at the same time (see versions below). For sure the balanced interconnect is the most appropriate for high quality transmissions. Compared to the single ended SPDIF, the AES-EBU norm defines 10 times larger signals (better eye diagram), full balancing and galvanic isolation (common mode rejection of electromagnetic interferences). 


Impedance matching is a key parameter in digital circuits. An AES-EBU link must present 110 ohms of impedance to signals in the 1MHz to 100MHz range, which impedance is defined by construction.

Anyhow many cables manufacturers play on impedance mismatch to modify the sound... It seems that the more expensive the audiophile cables and the less they care about impedance matching. However, only correct impedance matching can ensure coherent sound rendering. With the DP3, we have pushed further toward precision impedance matching with the proprietary DIM concept.   


Another key point is sensitivity to electromagnetic interferences. On this aspect, the DP3 inherits of the TSD shielding technique that JMF Audio developed many years ago and successfully applied to the CM4 and SR8 cables.  


The DP3 cable is made in-house by JMF Audio.

Compared to other hi-end or professional cables, the DP3 provides a sweet natural and homogeneous sound, free of granularity, which reveals an exceptional and coherent soundstage and unsuspected micro-dynamics. Users can expect from the DP3 the same kind of benefits as with the CM4B and SR8 cables.



Key features :


 -  DIM precision digital impedance matching, JMF Audio concept

 -  TSD specific JMF Audio shielding technique, adapted to digital interconnects.

 -  NAS neutral solder made to measure for JMF Audio (solder of conductors and shields to connectors)

 -  High quality XLR gold contacts connectors (made in Liechtenstein)



Clients' comments:

Mr. P.V. (DXC2.2) formerly Synergistic Research cable

"I received the cable today and tested it. Indeed music is more present, purer, with an improvement on all the spectrum. The enthousiast reactions that one can read on your web site are not overworked at all. I keep the DP3. I'll get back to you shortly to test other cables." via e-mail (2015)


Mr. O. G. (HQS7001, DXC2.2MKII)

"Thank you for sending a DP3 along with the DXC2.2MKII, but I already have an excellent AES cable" ... a week later: "you were right, I keep it" (2012)


Mr. D.H., (HPM500, HQS9001, PRS1.5, DXC6.10, CM4B, SR8, PC3) fromerly using Acrolink and Stealth Varidig Sextet

"I used to switch between the Acrolink, the Stealth and the JMF DP2. Finally the new DP3 has solved the problem..."


Mr. J-P (HPM500, HQS9001, PRS1.5, DXC6.10, SR8, CM4B) formerly Synergistic Absolute Reference

"The sound is much more articulate and detailed with the DP2 [...] clearly I am selling my current cable" 




JMF Audio reference, developed with the DMT3.7 transport. Best match with DXC2.2 MKII DAC. Completely new design

Previous models (discontinued):


New release 2012/2013, successor to DP2, completely new design.

DP2C Improved TSD adaptation to digital case. Enhanced sound homogeneity
DP2B Improved TSD adaptation to digital case. Enhanced sound homogeneity
DP2 Initial release (2010)




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