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Aesthetix Calypso & Rhea
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NEWS from CES 2008:
All new Calypso Signature $7500 and Rhea Signature $7000 are now available.
Call for details!
Look the same but have all new guts, the sound is more like a Callisto or an IO!
Yes I listened to it and was impressed!
Yes you can upgrade your preasmp to a signature, call for details!

Aesthetix SATURN SERIES

Aesthetix president and designer Jim White began his pursuit of the ultimate preamplifier designs over 10 years ago. Jim introduced his Jupiter Series of preamps in 1994. The Io phono stage and Callisto line stage became industry benchmarks, garnering recognition from The Absolute Sound magazine with a Golden Ear Award for the Io and HP Editor’s Choice for the Callisto Signature with dual power supplies. These incredible preamps use between 16 and 32 tubes each and in their ultimate configuration, create a six chassis 270lb component preamp.
Jim has now utilized his knowledge and experience to create the Aesthetix Saturn series: Rhea phono stage, Calypso line stage and Janus preamp. As you will see and hear, the Saturn series combines the sonic excellence of the Jupiter preamps in single chassis, beautifully styled, remote controlled components that elevate the performance of all high end music and home cinema audio systems.
• Brushed anodized chassis and side panels. Bottom of the chassis integrates into front panel for enhanced rigidity.
• Top cover is acoustically inert and allows easy access for maintenance.
• The transformers are encased in a stainless steel cover that provides electrical and magnetic shielding in addition to providing structural rigidity.
• AC wires run from the enclosed rear receptacle through the channel up to the transformer cover, reducing unwanted noise and increasing clarity and dynamics.
• Audio circuit boards are derived from the Jupiter series and are dual mono, providing excellent channel separation for superb imaging.
• All the circuit boards interconnect with minimal wiring for efficient, reliable manufacture and shortest possible signal paths.
• Power supply design is derived from the Jupiter series. Two separate transformers, one for the high current, low voltage vacuum tube heater supplies and the other for low current high voltage, solid state and control circuitry. Choke input power supply on the high voltage transformer. All vacuum tube heaters are DC regulated.
• In standby mode, the tubes are turned off but all of the solid-state circuitry remains powered. The high voltage supply is brought to a level above the coupling capacitor’s normal AC signal range, thereby optimally conditioning them. Upon turn on, tubes are gradually brought to full power, maximizing their performance and lifespan.
• All control circuitry is microprocessor controlled. In normal operation (when not receiving user control via front panel or remote control) the processor is “asleep.” There are no clock signals unless a button is pressed on either the front panel or remote, at which time the processor wakes up, executes the request, then goes back to “sleep.”
• All products have display on/off functionality with 5-second timer. Blue LEDs and display assure lowest possible noise.
• Both single-ended and balanced connections are provided for greatest flexibility and performance.
• Top cover is acoustically inert and allows easy access for maintenance.
• The transformers are encased in a stainless steel cover that provides electrical and magnetic shielding in addition to providing structural rigidity.
• AC wires run from the enclosed rear receptacle through the channel up to the transformer cover, reducing unwanted noise and increasing clarity and dynamics.
• Audio circuit boards are derived from the Jupiter series and are dual mono, providing excellent channel separation for superb imaging.
• All the circuit boards interconnect with minimal wiring for efficient, reliable manufacture and shortest possible signal paths.
• Power supply design is derived from the Jupiter series. Two separate transformers, one for the high current, low voltage vacuum tube heater supplies and the other for low current high voltage, solid state and control circuitry. Choke input power supply on the high voltage transformer. All vacuum tube heaters are DC regulated.
• In standby mode, the tubes are turned off but all of the solid-state circuitry remains powered. The high voltage supply is brought to a level above the coupling capacitor’s normal AC signal range, thereby optimally conditioning them. Upon turn on, tubes are gradually brought to full power, maximizing their performance and lifespan.
• All control circuitry is microprocessor controlled. In normal operation (when not receiving user control via front panel or remote control) the processor is “asleep.” There are no clock signals unless a button is pressed on either the front panel or remote, at which time the processor wakes up, executes the request, then goes back to “sleep.”