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    Jolida - Fusion 3502 tube integrated amp ...

    I took a chance for the fun of it, ordered the Jolida Fusion 3502. Could be a fun little piece.

    Jolida Fusion 3502S Integrated Tube Amp

    Combining the best of the JD302CRC and JD502CRC designs, Jolida dramatically elevates audio performance in the Fusion 3502S. With a flick of a switch, you can set this integrated to operate with 6550, KT88, KT120, KT150, or EL34 vacuum tubes. The EZ-bias circuit is completely redesigned to deliver a bandwidth of 8Hz—130kHz. Fusion 3502S also includes ESA clarity coupling caps, high-speed diodes, and DC voltage to the preamplifier tubes, improvements that lower the noise floor and increase frequency, linearity, air, and dimensionality. And let's not forget the sound. The moment you hear it, you'll know this integrated amp's clear, smooth, and three-dimensional signature is the kind only gleaned from tubes. All you need is to pick black or silver, and the tubes of your choice!

    rated Output Power: 60 W per channel at 8 ohms, 25Hz to 60KHz

    50 W per channel at 8 ohms, 28Hz to 72KHz

    Maximum Power Output: 85 W per channel at 8 ohms, 1KHz with 6550 Tubes

    75 W per channel at 8 ohms, 1KHz with EL34 Tubes

    Frequency Response: (at 1 watt into 8 ohms) 8Hz to 130KHz + 1dB

    Bandwidth: 15Hz to 80KHz + 3dB; 0dB 60 W 1KHz

    Distortion THD: Less than 1% at 20 V output, 28Hz to 15KHz

    Circuit Type: Ultra Linear, Class AB

    Input Impedance: 100Kohms

    Input Sensitivity: 600mV at 1KHz for 50/60 watt output

    Output Impedance: 4 ohms and 8 ohms

    Negative Feedback: Less than 5 dB

    Noise and Hum: 85dB below rated output

    Tube Complement: 4 pcs. EL34 or 6550 power output; 2 pcs. 12AX7A/ECC83 pre-amplifier; 2 pcs. 12AT7/ECC81 power drivers.

    Power Requirements: 110V-120 VAC 60Hz 180 watts-standby, 450 watts maximum (220 VAC 50Hz option)

    Dimensions: 17 inches (43cm) wide by 15 inches (38cm) deep by 7.5 inches (19 cm) high

    Weight: 51 pounds (18 Kg) net, approximately 55 pounds (21 Kg) packaged

    Warranty: Two year limited parts and labor. One year or 1000 hours whichever comes first on Jolida Tubes.

    Bias Settings: 400 millivolts + 40 mV For EL 34s ot 500 millivolts + 50 mV for 6550s

    Fuse: 110 - 120 VAC, 6.3 Amp slo Blo; 200 - 240 VAC, 3.15 Amp slo Blo

    Size 5mm X 20mm

    Construction Details and Features:

    o Fully Integrated Stereo Amplifier: Can be ordered with 6550, KT 120, Kt 150 or EL34 vacuum tubes. Input 600mV driving 60 watts, maximum 85 watts output with 6550 power output tubes. Input 600mV driving 50 watts, maximum 75 watts output with E:34 power output tubes.

    oMultiple Inputs: Front mounted selector switch-CD, DVD, Tuner and Aux. (for TV, VCR or

    Computer

    o Features: Bypass or power amp setting, Switching from EL34 to 6550 tubes. Fixed and Variable out.

    oCustom Wound Audio Transformers with a core of German grain oriented silicon steel. 15th

    generation proprietary design. Secondary can be configured for a 4 ohm or 8 ohm load.

    o Top panel bias testing terminal with bias adjustment controls. EZ- biasing: turn the screw until the light goes on and the tube is biased. No resistors in the signal path.

    o Full aluminum chassis.

    o Connector, Ultra Pure Wire add on options.

    o Low Feedback Design: Only 5 dB


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    Joe, that really looks the goods, give us some feedback when it it's on song

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    Jolida Fusion 3502 Tube Integrated Amp at Music Direct

    Thanks Kev. I will. I hope it ships in a week or two. Music Direct is selling it $350-$600 less than anyone else with a 60 day return policy. Wow!

    Quote Originally Posted by bzr View Post
    Joe, that really looks the goods, give us some feedback when it it's on song
    Last edited by joeinid; December 21, 2014 at 02:20 AM.
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    Wow! That's a great deal, wish I was there to too.

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    re: Jolida - Fusion 3502 tube integrated amp ...

    Excellent price and products. I had one of EL34 int amp before. It was very very good
    Paul

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    Thanks Paul. Looks like I might get it tomorrow if FedEx cooperates. Can't wait!
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    Joe-It's official:You are an audio gear nympho.
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    Quote Originally Posted by joeinid View Post
    Thanks Paul. Looks like I might get it tomorrow if FedEx cooperates. Can't wait!
    Sorry that the Barn is picked clean of the good EL34 stuff. I did get Shawn a quad of Phillips rebranded Mullards XF1 and XF2s for only $100 and he was over the moon. Of course he wanted more (especially the metral base Phillips XF0), but only EH are left...

    If any more reapperas, I will let you know.
    NORMAN
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    Quote Originally Posted by mep View Post
    Joe-It's official:You are an audio gear nympho.
    Guilty.

    Quote Originally Posted by wisnon View Post
    Sorry that the Barn is picked clean of the good EL34 stuff. I did get Shawn a quad of Phillips rebranded Mullards XF1 and XF2s for only $100 and he was over the moon. Of course he wanted more (especially the metral base Phillips XF0), but only EH are left...

    If any more reappears, I will let you know.
    Thanks Norman. It will take a quad of anything from 6550, KT88, KT120, KT150, to EL34.
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    Joe-If you can run KT-150 tubes in this IA, please do. They are the bomb.
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    re: Jolida - Fusion 3502 tube integrated amp ...

    I will. I'll run it and break it in with the stock EL-34 and switch to KT-150's probably late next week.

    I know it's not an expensive amp but other Jolida gear have been getting great feedback. This one has a few upgraded parts so it should be fine.

    Quote Originally Posted by mep View Post
    Joe-If you can run KT-150 tubes in this IA, please do. They are the bomb.
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    Quote Originally Posted by joeinid View Post
    Guilty.



    Thanks Norman. It will take a quad of anything from 6550, KT88, KT120, KT150, to EL34.
    I will see what he has in those tubes in GOOD brands for good prices next time I go there.
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    Quote Originally Posted by wisnon View Post
    I will see what he has in those tubes in GOOD brands for good prices next time I go there.
    Thanks! I trust you'll find some gems.
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    re: Jolida - Fusion 3502 tube integrated amp ...

    Congrats Joe

    Should be fun !!
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    Thanks Mark. Still waiting for FedEx so I can get to work. Ugh!
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    Quote Originally Posted by joeinid View Post
    Thanks Mark. Still waiting for FedEx so I can get to work. Ugh!
    I hope your Fed Ex delivery isn't like my Fed Ex delivery. Mine are famous for gaming the system and entering into the system that they attempted delivery and no one was home-even on packages that no signature is required like my last shipment of tubes. All because sometimes they just don't feel like making the drive to my house.
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    Usually very few problems. Fingers crossed.
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    Joe, did the amp arrive today? Nothing like the sound of EL-34's. No reason to change those out.

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    Apparently the amp did arrive.

    For EL34, he needs some great NOS Euro tubes. Phillips/Mullard? XF codes?
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    Hi Doug,

    I just set it up and biased the tubes. It's a bit constricted and a little bright, definitely needs break in. It absolutely shows promise. I think it will be great.
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    +1

    So far so good.

    Quote Originally Posted by wisnon View Post
    Apparently the amp did arrive.

    For EL34, he needs some great NOS Euro tubes. Phillips/Mullard? XF codes?
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    re: Jolida - Fusion 3502 tube integrated amp ...

    I'm with Doug and Norman, if the EL-34 will drive what you need it to stick with it. Of the tubes that amp will run it will be the most similar to the LM.

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    That's great Joe. A nice little Christmas present with its own bright lights!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jack View Post
    I'm with Doug and Norman, if the EL-34 will drive what you need it to stick with it. Of the tubes that amp will run it will be the most similar to the LM.
    It has plenty of power. I was itching for EL-34 again. I'll let it settle down before making final judgement. It a tad bright on top but is way better now with a little time on it.

    Quote Originally Posted by dlb2 View Post
    That's great Joe. A nice little Christmas present with its own bright lights!

    Sent from my mobile.
    Oh yes. I'll post a photo soon.
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    Looks good Joe! They make nice amps, enjoy.

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    12AX7 driver tubes? Yes, some nice Phillips MW deltas our Tungsram or the US Groove tubes (Mullards clones) should do niceley.

    There may be few PMW deltas left in the Barn, a quad or so. Should I go looking in the new year? Used, so no strength guarnatees, but cheap, so….

    No 12AT7 (ECC81) left, AFAIK.
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    Hi Joe,

    Nice amp to play with!

    RE: the 12ax7 drivers, you might try some NOS 5751's in that role too. They can be really nice in lieu of the 12ax7 depending.
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    Quote Originally Posted by wisnon View Post
    12AX7 driver tubes? Yes, some nice Phillips MW deltas our Tungsram or the US Groove tubes (Mullards clones) should do niceley.

    There may be few PMW deltas left in the Barn, a quad or so. Should I go looking in the new year? Used, so no strength guarantees, but cheap, so….

    No 12AT7 (ECC81) left, AFAIK.
    I'd take a chance, sure.

    Quote Originally Posted by MikeCh View Post
    Hi Joe,

    Nice amp to play with!

    RE: the 12ax7 drivers, you might try some NOS 5751's in that role too. They can be really nice in lieu of the 12ax7 depending.
    Thanks Mike.

    For under $1700 delivered, this amp is outstanding. She's opening up and smoothing out. Just incredible with tons of bass. Amazing.
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    Just read this thread. Congrats, Joe! Sounds like you found another winner!


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    Thanks Allen. I can't believe what I am hearing. This amp, a modest pair of speakers and a decent source makes a wonderful system.

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    Quote Originally Posted by joeinid View Post
    Thanks Allen. I can't believe what I am hearing. This amp, a modest pair of speakers and a decent source makes a wonderful system.
    Absolutely Joe. Something like this or a similar LM amp and a pair of small Harbeths would make a great system. Of course some guys around here might use it as a nice little bathroom set up. :b

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    Are you reading my mind Doug?
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    Hi Joe,

    Looks like a cool new addition to the stable. How does the built quality and sound compare to the Rogue audio gear you have had in the past? They seem to be in the same price range. Merry Christmas

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    Are you reading my mind Doug?
    Just keep it away from the bathtub!

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    Hi John,

    It has been a while since I had Rogue but I think the build of the Rogue might be better. From memory, this amp seems a little sweeter, probably because of the tubes. My volume knob drags a little on the faceplate and is okay for manual adjustments. I had to pull it out a few millimeters so it did not touch the faceplate to allow the remote control volume adjustment to work. That was not a big deal but otherwise, this amp is outstanding. I still want to get/hear the Rogue Stereo 100 and a Primaluna HP, but they are twice the price.

    Quote Originally Posted by johnthomas View Post
    Hi Joe,

    Looks like a cool new addition to the stable. How does the built quality and sound compare to the Rogue audio gear you have had in the past? They seem to be in the same price range. Merry Christmas

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    Mark has the Rogue stereo 100 in stock and some other new toys I'm going to listen to next week. I'm seriously contemplating picking up a Primaluna Dialogue HP integrated or the Primaluna DiaLogue Premium Preamp before the price increase, I can't makeup my mine which way to go.

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    Quote Originally Posted by johnthomas View Post
    Mark has the Rogue stereo 100 in stock and some other new toys I'm going to listen to next week. I'm seriously contemplating picking up a Primaluna Dialogue HP integrated or the Primaluna DiaLogue Premium Preamp before the price increase, I can't makeup my mine which way to go.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mep View Post
    do you already have an amp? If so, what?
    msb s200

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    jt, you still got that boat anchor.....

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    msb s200
    I don't know anything about that amp except it retailed for $15k and it's SS. I don't obviously know if the amp is $15k good or if it's just overpriced. The cost to weight ratio isn't great, but that doesn't necessarily mean anything. If you like the amp, the Primaluna preamp doesn't seem to be a good fit. I know some people feel the opposite, but if you are going to mix and match tubes and SS, it makes more sense (to me) to match a SS preamp with a tube amp than vice versa. Many relatively inexpensive tube preamps tend to be noisier than SS preamps and that noise gets amplified by your SS power amp. Tube power amps tend to be quiet unless you have a bad one. Combine a SS preamp with a quiet tube power amp and now you have something.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MikeCh View Post
    Hi Joe,

    Nice amp to play with!

    RE: the 12ax7 drivers, you might try some NOS 5751's in that role too. They can be really nice in lieu of the 12ax7 depending.
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    What's going up, when and how much?

    I am sure the Rogue 100 is awesome. I like the idea of multiple tube use in the Primaluna gear.

    Quote Originally Posted by johnthomas View Post
    Mark has the Rogue stereo 100 in stock and some other new toys I'm going to listen to next week. I'm seriously contemplating picking up a Primaluna Dialogue HP integrated or the Primaluna DiaLogue Premium Preamp before the price increase, I can't makeup my mind which way to go.

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    Damn!

    I seriously want to get one of them.


    Quote Originally Posted by johnthomas View Post
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    Update:

    This Jolida Fusion 3502 is simply outstanding. The first night it was a little harsh like some new gear sometimes sounds. Now it is opening up beautifully, surprising amount of bass with 3D and depth. Lots of air around voices and instruments. This integrated is a knock out home run. If you want an inexpensive tube amp that can play so much higher than its price would suggest, run and get one. Mine is going nowhere. Now I am even thinking about the new Jolida Luxor VTM 100 monoblock tube amps coming next year.
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    Very nice Joe. I'm glad you're enjoying this amp. Is this more crummy Chi-fi or is it made elsewhere?

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    Quote Originally Posted by dlb2 View Post
    Very nice Joe. I'm glad you're enjoying this amp. Is this more crummy Chi-fi or is it made elsewhere?

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    Oops, sorry Mark. I forgot to insert one of these little guys in the body of my response, . Joe knows me well enough by now to figure out that I'm just being smarmy. I love my Chi-Fi, as long as it's Chi-Fi done right.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dlb2 View Post
    Oops, sorry Mark. I forgot to insert one of these little guys in the body of my response, . Joe knows me well enough by now to figure out that I'm just being smarmy. I love my Chi-Fi, as long as it's Chi-Fi done right.
    Actually, the juxtaposition of your two statements was hilarious.
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