I believe it is one and the same company, just a rough translation of "matiere" for use in some countries. Not sure if they're officially still in business, but Jean Jacques has moved on to Audio Aero, where you will notice a distinct similarity between their models and the Audio Matiere models. The Audio Matiere models were, I believe, made more by hand and are reputed to have perhaps a little more "character" than the Aero versions, for what that's worth. I still wish I'd had enough money to purchase their Ultima amplifiers when they were available a few years ago on the 'GoN. One of the few amps out there that I would consider to replace my beloved JA80s.
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