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Pickup Mechanism :
Philips CDM12 PRO 2 with custom modifications and new clamp
Power supply :
EMI rejection by Schaffner filter. Five transformers and 7 regulations
on the transport. One for each critical part of the transport :
display, servo mechanism, micro-processor, digital output stage.
Detachable AC cord with IEC plug Umbilical 1 meter long harness between
Power consumption :
Standard Digital Outputs :
1 S/PDIF 44.1 - 96KHz
1 S/PDIF 44.1KHz
1 AT&T ST 44.1 - 96KHz
1 AES/EBU 44.1 - 96KHz Front Panel : Silver for Power Supply Dimensions (WxHxD) : 450 x 450 x 160 Weight : 28 kg / 56Ibs
More affordable than the Reference, the Kalista is a state of the art top loaded transport, based on a Philips CDM12 PRO upgraded by Metronome (Shaft, suspensions, power supply, regulators, clock , axe and clamp…).
Clamp and shaft, specially designed, are used to maintain for the best the CD in place. Both the use of a special stainless steel and a Perpex® clamp made of Delrin® permit to reproduce the best sound possible with low jitter since the reading is at the pit level.
"Continuous Ground" link from the disc surface to the electrical earth:lower level of CD static charges and better working condition for the reading electronic.
Illumination of the CD surface and thickness for better information extraction: the light comes inside of the disk through the transparent Perpex® clamp.
Black “helmet” to protect the reading mechanism when the unit is not in use.
Digital outputs: AES/EBU (symmetrical), ATT (optical fibber glass), RCA and BNC (SPDIF standard). A switchable up-sampling delivers 24bit/96khz or 16bit/44.1khz signal to the D/A converter.
Specific circuitry developed by Metronome gives low jitter and a very good matching with D/A converters from Metronome or others manufacturers.
Separated power supply with five transformers and eight regulations.
It is made of 2mm steel with Delrin® feet (3). The feet have two functions: damp the box and permit the insertion of cone. The cones are delivered with the unit and made of the same materials as the feet for a good mechanical conductivity.
The sound of the Metronome products is always validated with the cones in use.
We recommend this way to setup the KALISTA, including power supply. The sound is more defined with better inter transient silence.