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Pick up mechanism:

Philips CDM12 PRO 2 v 6.8 with METRONOME TECHNOLOGIE  proprietary modifications and new clamp (PMMA "PolyMethylMethAcrylate" & stainless steel).

Upsampler (44.1/96kHz):

Dynamic range capacity : 175dB

Distortion : -140 dB max

Internal operating mode : 32 bits

Digital output Resolution signal : 24 bits

Outputs :

S/PDIF 75 Ohms RCA connector

AES/EBU 110 Ohms XLR connector

ATT/ST optical fiber output

Power supply:

5 transformers and 7 separate and independent regulation lines.


Full metal remote control, specially designed by Metronome Technologie and  available in two colors, silver or black.One set of Delrin cones ( 3 units magnetizable ).

Voltage: 100 - 120/240 VAC - 50/60 Hz.

Power consumption: 30VA.

Dimensions & Weight:

Calypso transport unit (WxHxD): 450 x 150 x 460 mm Weight : 23 kg

Power supply (WxHxD): 450 x 75 x 400 mm Weight : 10 kg




With its sculpted acrylic structure similar to the well known Kalista CD transport, the Calypso CD Transport is the entry point of the Calypso/Kalista CD Transport series developed by METRONOME TECHNOLOGIE. Its exceptional musical capabilities combined with the finest design are really dedicated to the connoisseurs who insist on ultimate sound performances.


Main Highlights and Design Features: The Philips CDM 12 Pro 2 metal chassis has been significantly customized by METRONOME TECHNOLGIE and provides a stable foundation to very accurately capture the signal.

The PMMA and stainless steel clamp and the proprietary shaft specially designed by METRONOME TECHNOLGIE permit a better stability of the CD and consequently to reproduce the best possible sound with a low jitter.

Continuous ground link from the disc surface to the electrical earth permits the dissipation of static electricity for better working conditions of electronic and optical components.

A switchable upsampling device delivers 24 bit/96 kHz signal to the D/A converter.

The power supply with individual power transformers and completely independent regulation lines for each critical part of the transport display, servo mechanism, micro-processor, digital output stage - provides an inter-stage EMI/RFI radiation protection and insures a dynamic analog-like sound quality.

The Calypso CD Transport can be upgraded upon request with a higher quality Elektra power supply.