SOLD - FOR SALE: Aesthetix Calypso - Tube Line Stage (standard edition with a collection of tubes)
Item #649160116Info: Aesthetix Calypso - Tube Line Stage (standard edition with a collection of tubes)
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This is a single owner Aesthetix Calypso tube line stage in very good condition as shown in the detailed photographs. It is highly regarded and has received several awards. There are numerous glowing reviews both in print and on-line.
The unit comes complete with remote control, manual, power cord, original shipping container, and hundreds of dollars worth of tubes including Tung Sol, Phillips, Kobe TEN, General Electric, Sylvania, Rogers, Electro Harmonix and various white box tubes. Some of these are matched pairs from The Tube Store and all test good.
It has been used in a dedicated listening room in a smoke and pet free home. There are a few minor marks on the faceplate and some hair-line scratches on the top plate. These are minor cosmetic issues as shown and do not affect operation. This unit has not been modified or altered in any way.
MSLP = $5,000 Canadian (plus tax and shipping). Upgrade to the Signature edition can always be done to any unit for approximately $2,000 through Aesthetix.
Price = $2,495 with shipping included within Canada at asking price. Discount shipping for others in North America. Local pickup is also optional.
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From the manufacturers web site:
(The) Calypso is an all-tube line stage 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.
* 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.
* Calypso is available in two versions: Standard and Signature.
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.
The unit comes complete with remote control, manual, power cord, original shipping container, and hundreds of dollars worth of tubes including Tung Sol, Phillips, Kobe TEN, General Electric, Sylvania, Rogers, Electro Harmonix and various white box tubes.
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