Kalypso "Class AB" Power Amplifier

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Kalypso offers the quality, style and price that has brought valve amplification to a new audience of discerning listeners.

The amplifier's smooth and effortless sound delivery and its ability to drive unspecialised loudspeakers has enabled the desirable upgrade to valve amplification for many audio enthusiasts. This amplifier never fails to excite new listeners, and is providing pleasure to thousands of people throughout the world.

Technically Kalypso has the edge over many products sold at twice its price! Toroidal transformers are used throughout, as they are in the entire CR product range.

The low leakage inductance inherent in this technology has brought extensive benefits to all the amplifiers, leaving them with an excellent frequency response and low distortion. Kalypso is an integrated amplifier with five switchable inputs.

It has a conservatively rated 15 watts output which provides sufficient drive for many loudspeakers. Kalypso’s appearance is stylish, with stainless steel panels and high-gloss black chassis, normally synonymous with amplifiers three or four times its price.

Matched with a good music source it will never fail to please the ear.


Class AB Power Amplifier

Input LevelLine 250mV
Output Level15 Watts RMS
Response 20Hz-25KHz ±1.5dB
Distortion0.5% 1W @1KHz
0.5% 7W @1KHz
1.0% 15W @1KHz
Noise <3mV
Signal/noise > 75dB
Crosstalk > 60dB
Inputs 5
Power Consumption 180 Watts (max)
Line Voltage 115/230 Volts
Tube LineupOutput EL84 x 4
Pre-driver 12AU7 x 2
Phase Splitter 12AX7 x 2
Pre-amplifier 12AX7 x 1
DimensionsUnpacked 405x120x320mm
Packed 530x450x240mm
Weight Net 12Kg
Weight Gross 15Kg