FOR SALE: Aesthetix Calypso Line Stage
Item #649369360Info: Aesthetix Calypso Line Stage
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Silver with black chassis. Cosmetics are excellent and operation is perfect. Fully balanced and single ended inputs and outputs. Highest quality components: Roderstein, RelCap, Mercury Magnetics, Nichicon, etc.
All amplification is tubed. NOS tubes were installed (between 300-400 hours on them now). Perfect mirror matched pair Mullard 12AX7 (early '60s). Matched pair Amperex JAN 7308 (mid '60s). Both pairs among the best sounding tubes ever made, and make this Calypso really sing. Tubes selected and matched specifically for this unit by Andy Bouwman at Vintage Tube Services.
**UPDATE: One of the Amperex JAN 7308 tubes developed a bit of noise (only heard with you ear up to the speaker tweeter). I prefer a lower noise floor. So I have a pretty much brand new matched pair of Genalex Gold Lion installed now which were just purchased from The Tube Store ($150 value). I will of course still include the pair of Amperex JAN 7308's to keep as backup or they can be used as primary with the Gold Lions as a backup pair.
Serial # 3188. Original box/packing, owner's manual, remote.
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.
Fully balanced differential circuitry with ability to internally balance a single ended input signal.
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.
**Local sale is preferred
Original packaging, manual, remote
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