Instructional Guides

Active Products

  • Atom Amp(+) Instructions (EN) PDF
  • Atom Amp(+) Instructions (DE) PDF
  • Atom DAC+ Instructions (EN) PDF
  • Atom DAC+ Instructions (DE) PDF
  • Element III Instructions (EN) PDF
  • Element III Instructions (DE) PDF
  • EL Amp II+ Balanced Instructions (EN) PDF
  • EL Amp II+ Balanced Instructions (DE) PDF
  • EL Amp II(+) Instructions (EN) PDF
  • EL DAC II+ Instructions (EN) PDF
  • EL DAC II+ Instructions (DE) PDF
  • EL DAC II+ w/BT5 Instructions (EN) PDF
  • OL Switcher Instructions PDF
  • Subjective3 Instructions PDF
  • Subjective3 EQ Curves PDF

    Subjective3 EQ Curves

  • TRS Adapter Readme PDF

Do-it-Yourself Guides

  • DIY Complete Objective2 Modifications Guide PDF

    DIY Complete Objective2 Modifications Guide

  • DIY Complete Objective2+ODAC Modifications Guide PDF

    DIY Complete Objective2+ODAC Modifications Guide

  • DIY Objective2 Endplates for 3D Printing ZIP

    This download contains the default set of front and rear plates for the DIY Objective2 in .STEP format.

  • DIY O2/O2+ODAC Gain Modification PDF
  • DIY Objective2 - Low Gain Modification PDF

    Objective2 - Low Gain Modification

  • DIY ObjectiveDAC Assembly Guide PDF
  • DIY cMoyBB Assembly Guide PDF
  • DIY cMoyBB, Rechargeable - Schematic PDF
  • DIY cMoyBB - Schematic PDF

    DIY cMoyBB Schematic

  • DIY cMoyBB Enclosure Pattern PDF

    DIY cMoyBB Enclosure Pattern

  • DIY Nwavguy O2 V11 Docs 30 Nov 2011 PDF

    Mirror of https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B52Awjeyc5zKMjRlYjlhNGItNGJlNC00ODlmLWIwM2MtNDI4ZWU4YWRjY2Y4/view?resourcekey=0-DEKRCSw-pf9cFjGP06Yanw

  • How to Connect Atom Amp + DAC to a PS5 and Headphones PDF
  • How to Connect Atom Amp + DAC to a PS5 and Headset PDF

Retired Products

  • Element II Instructions (DE) PDF
  • Element II Instructions (EN) PDF
  • Element II - Quick Start Card PDF
  • Atom DAC - Instructions (DE) PDF
  • Atom DAC - Instructions (EN) PDF
  • EL AMP Instructions PDF
  • EL DAC Instructions PDF
  • EL DAC II Instructions (EN) PDF
  • Objective2+ODAC RevB Instructions PDF
  • Objective2 Instructions (EN) PDF
  • Objective2 Instructions (DE) PDF
  • OL DAC Instructions PDF
  • Element Connectivity Diagram PDF
  • Element Instructions PDF
  • Standalone ODAC Instructions PDF
  • C5D Instructions PDF
  • CMOYBB V2.03 Standard Instructions PDF
  • CMOYBB V2.03 Rechargeable Instructions PDF
  • cMoyBB - Frequently Asked Questions PDF
  • C5 Amplifier Instructions PDF
  • C421 Amplifier Instructions PDF
  • Limited Edition O2+ODAC Combo Instructions PDF

JDS Labs

909 N Bluff Rd

Collinsville, IL 62234

United States

Sam J.

 

Just wanted to commend the excellent customer service; I emailed the DIY section with a query regarding my failed O2 amp and I thought the "we respond fast" header would get me a response in 24-48 hours, I was shocked t…

@skotterbutt

"Man, @jdslabs has a fast shipping department."

Haris J.

People always talk about how good some company is [*Insert your fav company here*] but I am here to tell you that JDS Labs just doesn't make great products they also provide you with Amazing customer service that I have not experienced anywhe…

Loki C.

I love so much your Objective2!! A masterpiece!

@0x

The Element, by @jdslabs

@DrJorts

Bought some new audio gear from @jdslabs and def took advantage of their free custom engraving

@Paul

Element 3 is installed and what can I say. What an upgrade. The screen is so useful and I absolutely love the volume control increments. It just feels so satisfying to change the volume now!

Mark J.

"Just got my ODAC, sounds great, this unit is exactly what I needed and what I wanted."

Daniel L.

Purchased a couple devices from JDS. They are absolutely exemplary in quality. I purchased an Element from them a couple years ago and I've encountered zero reason to purchase another DAC/AMP.

Oz M.

The El stack just arrive today, making the Elear sounding more transparent, love it.

Dan M.

My new custom Objective 2 is truly my new secret weapon for mixing university assignments. Sounds amazing with my 2i4 and K702 headphones. Thanks guys! :)

@gadgetman007

"Picked up an O2 + ODAC. Cool engraving by @jdslabs."

ScarisRacer

I'm absolutely loving my new OL DAC and Atom Amp from @jdslabs. Smooth low end, solid mid range and crisp highs. 100% Worth the wait!

Jeanette Y.

Very good customer service. Absolutely recommend this shop for high quality audiophile equipment. No matter where in the world you are, these guys will take great care of you.

@kelko

Kudos to @jdslabs - not only are their products breathtakingly good. Their customer service and support is equally awesome. Thanks for all the help 🙏

@Dmitry49

LOVE the copper ring around the volume knob. The Element by @jdslabs is my new desktop DAC.

Valentas N.

"ODAC REV B - is the best DAC (small size) in the market i ever tested, bullet proof design, very reliable, tested on PC/Mac literal plug-and-go."

Pedro V.

Received today the O2 kit, assembled in some time, and, wow, wow, wow!

Adam N.

"Enjoying The Element with my Ether Cs!"

Steve L.

I'm blown away by the sound quality of the JDS Element with the Massdrop AKG K7XX. Smooth and effortless reproduction of all the frequencies with tons of power on tap. Killer amp and DAC! Great job JDS Labs!

Michelle G.

Excited to build my cMoyBB!

Ryan L.

"Hi, recently purchased The Element, must say that it is the best DAC/AMP that I've used in it's price range, in my eyes (ears) it surpasses even DAC/AMPs double it's price."

@poa_nyc

Candy Tin. Amp tin. @jdslabs

Stephen A.

My listening setup I am very happy with the sound. JDS Labs makes exceptional products!

@bmwilson14

I have had A LOT of audio equipment over the course of my life, but man my @jdslabs element is my favorite. (paired with @Audeze LCD-2's)

@adacnin

"@jdslabs thank you for making the element my favorite amp dac combo ever"

Jazmanaut

Just great customer service and no nonsense products, just pure performance!

Paul Z.

I've finally reached my endgame in terms audio quality :) Sennheiser HD6XX and OBJECTIVE2+ODAC is audiophilia at its finest ^_^

Joao A.

My new cMoyBB head amp just arrived! Looks great and sounds even better!

@AustinBlairRace

Thanks for having me today, @jdslabs ! Great to see a local company thriving and continuing to make top notch products right here in Collinsville, IL 👍

Bolt V.

My Objective 2 works great, and looks good to. Dropped some coin on a nice little Topping rack for it on Amazon. Thanks so much again JDS! I'm getting a lot of compliments on the sound and look of the amp

@elijah_io

"Thanks again, @JDSLabs for the amazing O2 headphone amplifier. Very impressed; eyeing your OL DAC now."

@the_mckern

New JDS Labs Element arrived today. Just gonna hang out in my office with headphones all night.

@KeithTurner492

My headphone set up is finally complete! @jdslabs @Audeze

Greg A.

I use the OL DAC with my surface laptop and my emotiva bas x a100 and polkaudio s15 and Dayton Sub 800. I really like the OL DAL it work really well with my system

Marlyece B.

"Just got my first amp. O2. Great, sturdy little powerhouse. It really opens the soundstage and makes audio fuller with my AKG 700s. I had mine customized as well. Great way to make your amp yours!"

@Paul

Element 3 is installed and what can I say. What an upgrade. The screen is so useful and I absolutely love the volume control increments. It just feels so satisfying to change the volume now!

@MarcoMHanna

Big knob. Big power. Okay, I’ve been a noob my entire life with audio until today. These are powering my HD 700’s and it feels like I’ve experienced music for the first time. @jdslabs you guys make some killer stuff!

@iamkdh92

O2+ODAC soldered up and sounding fantastic. Was curious how well the enclosure engraving would turn out with the gradient... @jdslabs freakin' killed it! Looks and sounds clean as hell!

@M_Shenay

my new OL Switcher is a Live safer! If you've ever even considered grabbing a switching pre-amp, trust me the sooner you grab one the better!

Tim M.

JDS does their job well without resorting to Hyperbole to move product out the door. Glad my research led me to this small company with reasonable pricing, solid products.

@Autophase

A great sounding combination @TIDAL masters as source, through a @jdslabs #ODAC into @YamahaUK AX392 and finally out of my @TannoyHiFi DC6T Digital really is stunning when done properly

@NarptGaming

My new Sennheiser 6XX's next to the also new Element by @jdslabs

@ddx_ow

I made it to the end-game. And boy does that sure sound nice. @UltimateEarsPro @jdslabs

Steve N.

Love the Objective 2 - awesome little amp!

hazemac

The OL DAC is a remarkable upgrade for me. More transparent. Clean. Real. Even without an amp change. Well done, JDS. Thank you.

@joshrogosin (NPR Tiny Desk Producer)

Great gear alert 🚨. No more hiss with my new O2 headphone amp from @jdslabs. #tinydesk concerts never sounded so good 🤩 🎧 🎶

@asaph

Hey @jdslabs The Element sounds ethereal and looks badass with my avatar engraved on the knob. Thanks! #audiophile #headphones

Ryan L.

Hi, recently purchased The Element, must say that it is the best DAC/AMP that I've used in it's price range, in my eyes (ears) it surpasses even DAC/AMPs double it's price. Love the product, support was great, keep up the great work g…

Tomer G.

New toy: JDS Labs, Inc. El DAC. Initial impression is remarkably neutral sound along with remarkable resolution and detail

Andy L.

Love my JDS setup!

@JTCPingas

Huge shout-out to @jdslabs for early shipping on the Atom amp! I'm already in love with this thing! Thanks so much guys!

@JTCPingas

OL Switcher preamp is super useful. I got one for easy volume control for my new speakers, which I love! Headphones will always have a place in my heart, and the EL AMP+EL DAC are the sexiest pieces of audio gear I've ever seen! Clean, neutra…

Daniel W.

Just received my objective 2. Everything from packaging. Weight. Material and most of all the audio quality is 10/10. Even was caught off by the esd bag it was contained in. I'll be back for any possible audio needs

Josh F.

"Arrived this morning.. Brilliant. Simply brilliant. Solid build. Solid sound. Cheers JDS Labs!"

@pramodnundlall

Enjoying my stack!!! @jdslabs

@thwk_

From one diy project to another one... 🤓😎 Thanks @TheMagP1 & @jdslabs #O2Amp #ODAC #AIYProjects

Ondrej K.

Greetings from the Czech Republic!

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