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  1. Aesthetix Callisto Preamp

    Aesthetix Callisto Tube Line Stage

    Aesthetix Callisto Eclipse Linestage

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    Jupiter Series Io phono stage and Callisto linestage are available in (and factory upgradable to) an Eclipse Edition. The Eclipse transformation takes already industry standard setting products to a whole new level of performance. Io, Callisto and their respective power supply receive enhanced internal parts, improved chassis construction, and stunning customizable casework.

    Stealthcap Capacitors

    Musical signals passing through a capacitor are blurred or clouded as signal reflections bouncing off the capacitor plate corrupt the original musical signal. StealthCap capacitors created by Peter Moncrief aim to cure this problem by dramatically reducing reflections along the capacitor plate. The "Stealth Technology" is made possible by a combination of laborious precision handiwork and costly exotic materials including new conductors, dielectrics, and composite resins. The resulting signal has a quieter background, rich and detailed spatial imaging, time focused musical coherence, and a broader more impactful dynamic range. The Io Eclipse uses eight .22uF / 600v Stealth coupling capacitors made of exotic copper foil. These are used between the second and third gain stages, and the third gain stage and output stage. The Io and Callisto Eclipse output stages also use eight 4uF / 400v Stealth capacitors in a unique balanced configuration.

    Chassis Construction

    Eclipse Edition chassis feature an extremely rigid and acoustically damped design, delivering new levels of articulation and clarity. Three separate side and top panels are machined from aluminum billet. Each panel is constrain layer damped with advanced 3M adhesives, requiring a labor intensive application of heat and pressure for proper mating. Advanced interlock material and machine screws are used to attach the panels for easy tube access. Harmonic Resolution Systems Nimbus Couplers, specially made for Aesthetix, are used to intimately couple the chassis with the equipment rack, greatly reducing mechanical noise.

    Casework Design and Customization

    Eclipse editions feature a stunning multi-piece front panel which includes detailed machining of the front panel casing, inlay and logo. Jupiter Eclipse customers may personalize the appearance of their unit by selecting metal finishes for the faceplate, rings, knobs, dials and logo. Use our interactive online tool to design your own Io or Callisto Eclipse.

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  2. Aesthetix Calypso Tube Line Stage

    Aesthetix Calypso Tube Line Stage

    Aesthetix Calypso Tube Line Stage

    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.

    • 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.

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  3. Aesthetix Janus Tube Preamplifier w/ PhonoStage

    Aesthetix Janus Tube Preamplifier w/ PhonoStage

    Aesthetix Janus Preamplifier (Available in Standard and Signature version)

    Janus is a full-function all-tube preamplifier with six line level inputs and one phono input. Janus represents the key features of Rhea phono stage and Calypso linestage combined into a single chassis. All tube amplification and output, a fully balanced linestage, discrete switched resistor volume control, versatile single-ended and balanced inputs and outputs, and dual-mono audio boards are all part of Janus. The full function remote controls all preamp and phono functions, including gain, loading, absolute phase and the internal demagnetizer. True to its Saturn Series heritage, the build and sound quality of Janus have won it global praise, including 2010 and 2011 TAS Editor's Choice Awards.

    • Fully balanced differential line-level circuitry with ability to internally balance a single ended input signal.
    • RCA and XLR provided for each input.
    • Discrete resistor volume control with 88 1dB steps.
    • Zero feedback.
    • Phono input: 40-75dB gain maximum, selectable via front panel or remote control.
    • Built-in MC cartridge demagnetizer.
    • 9 MC loading settings: 75-47,000 ohms, selectable via front panel or remote control.
    • All tube amplification and output (12 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.

    Janus 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 Janus can be factory upgraded to Signature.

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