Carrying the signal...
Caring for the music.
It is with a decades-long experience in the manufacture of audio cables that JMF Audio has approached the study of the AES-EBU digital audio link. This was conducted in parallel with the development of the DXC2.2 MKII converter and finally the CD transport. It was important to benefit from the most qualitative digital link between these two elements, in order to develop their interfacing circuits with
serenity. The first cable, called DP3, was added to our range of products and received praise. A few years later, the DP5, technologically advanced and robust, became the reference.
for studio applications, the balanced interconnect is the most appropriate for
high quality transmissions. Compared to the single ended SPDIF (coaxial), the
AES-EBU norm defines 10 times larger signals magnitude (better eye diagram), full
balancing and galvanic isolation (common mode rejection of noise and electromagnetic
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. Only correct impedance
matching can ensure coherent sound rendering, especially on spacial image. With the DP5, we have pushed
further toward precision impedance matching with the proprietary DIM
key point is sensitivity to noise and electromagnetic interferences. On this aspect,
the DP5 inherits of the TSD shielding technique that JMF Audio developed
many years ago and successfully applied to the CM4/CM8 modulation and SR4/SR8
cables. The latest DP5-B cable features our new proprietary EHF super
the other cables, it is made in-house by JMF Audio and takes advantage of the
company's more than 40 years of experience in the fields of high-frequency electronics and
transmissions as outlined in the page History of the brand.
DP5 cable is distinguished by a soft natural, faithful and homogeneous sound, free from granularity,
revealing an exceptional
and coherent soundstage and unsuspected details of dynamics.
DP5 cable has linked audio devices in different setups with excellent results. It also creates a matched link between JMF Audio elements
(DMT 3.7 transport, DXC 2.2 converter). The philosophy is preserved, especially with the latest cable version.
2016, DP5 model, each individual cable has been identified with a serial
number with the corresponding manufacturing and measurement notes stored
in JMF Audio's files. Before delivery every cable has passed through a break-in
period and listening tests in our studios for verification compared to
our references. We are proud to deliver our latest models to you in the
deluxe boxes they deserve.
DIM precision digital impedance matching, JMF Audio concept
TSD specific JMF Audio shielding technique. Improved with EHF super shield
starting from DP5-B.
NAS neutral solder made to measure for JMF Audio (solder of conductors and
shields to connectors)
High quality metal XLR connectors with gold plated contacts