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AESTHETIX CALYPSO TUBE LINESTAGE PREAMPLIFIER
AESTHETIX CALYPSO TUBE LINESTAGE PREAMPLIFIER
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AESTHETIX CALYPSO TUBE LINESTAGE PREAMPLIFIER

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Product Details

Calypso is an all-tube linestage suitable for audio and home cinema systems. Fully balanced circuitry from input to output, including internal balancing of single-ended inputs, results in common mode signal rejection and cleaner sound. The innovative discrete switched resister volume control maximizes resolution at any listening level. Every input is both single-ended and balanced for greater versatility. Home theatre bypass mode, absolute phase setting and full function remote are added conveniences. The all-aluminum chassis is rigid, acoustically inert and simply beautiful.

Key Features:

  • Fully balanced differential circuitry with ability to internally balance a single ended input signal.
  • Zero feedback.
  • Discrete switched resistor volume control with 88 1dB steps.
  • All tube amplification and output (4 tubes total).
  • Two sets of XLR and two sets of RCA outputs per channel.
  • Bypass mode for home theatre processor throughput.
  • Absolute phase, selectable via front panel or remote control.
  • Full function remote included.
  • Available in black or silver faceplate.

Please Note: Calypso is available in three versions: Standard, Signature and Eclipse.

The standard version uses high-grade Rel-Cap polypropylene coupling capacitors. The Signature version uses exotic and expensive coupling capacitors and other critical parts to bring the performance to a higher level.

All versions of Calypso can be factory upgraded to Signature.

Technical Specifications:

  • Inputs: 5 line RCA or XLR (balanced), plus 1 tape, RCA or XLR
  • Outputs: 2 RCA (SE) and XLR (balanced), 1 tape RCA
  • Line level gain: 23 dB single ended (SE), in/out, and 29 dB balanced/out
  • Volume control: switched resistor network volume control with 88 1 dB steps
  • Front panel controls: main input, tape input select, volume, balance, phase, mute, display, and bypass
  • Remote controls: main input, tape input select, volume, balance, phase, mute, display, bypass and standby
  • Frequency response: +- 0.25 dB, 20 Hz - 20 Khz
  • Signal to noise: measured at 70 dB minimum, A-weighted (ref 1 mv input, 75 dB gain setting)
  • Line input impedance: 40 k ohms SE, 80 k ohms balanced
  • Maximum line input: 3.5 volts SE, 7.0 volts RMS balanced
  • Output impedance: 1K ohms SE, 600 ohms balanced
  • Recommended amplifier load: 10K ohms or greater (SE), 20K ohms or greater (Balanced)
  • Tubes, each channel: (line section) V1 (12AX7 or equivalent), V2 (6922/6DJ8)
  • Power consumption: 20 watts standby, 60 watts active
  • Physical dimensions: 4 3/8" high, 17 7/8" wide, 18" deep including jacks
  • Shipping weight: 40 lbs.

CALYPSO TECHNICAL DOCUMENTS

Calypso Owner's Manual
Calypso Vacuum Tube Placement Calypso Internal Gain Adjustment


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