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Calliope

Classic beauty was, is and will be forever

Calliope was one of the nine mythological Greek muses, the one with the beautiful voice.
She was also the mother of the most known musician of the antique world: Orfeo.

Project Calliope had lasted a year and a half: we started right after the production of Orfeo started.
Calliope’s mission is to play music in the best possible way in its compact floorstanding size.

Calliope opens new horizons in listening of music in home high-end audio, using a combination of the best available materials with the highest technological solutions.
A true value lasting in time.

Calliope had been introduced at the Prague Audio Video Show in March 31st 2017 and has won the prestigious award “The Best Sound” of the whole exhibition.
World premiere of this singular speaker was at the Munich High End Show 2017.

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Classic beauty was, is and will be forever

Calliope was one of the nine mythological Greek muses, the one with the beautiful voice.
She was also the mother of the most known musician of the antique world: Orfeo.

Project Calliope lasted a year and half: we started as soon as Orfeo production started.
Calliope’s mission is to play music in the best possible way in its compact floorstanding size.
We started developing new specific AudioBarletta drivers for the bass and midrange frequencies.
The gorgeous high frequency unit is the same as in Orfeo, using a 29 hand-coated Mueller membrane and all the knowledge we have, for the reproduction of this sensitive music spectrum: a rear labyrinth working chamber, heavy damping of rear radiation, shortcircuiting copper rings for minimal distortion, flat aluminium wire and the most powerful magnetic motor available on the market.
The medium frequency unit has been engineered using a thin and stiff cellulose membrane with integrated polymeric phase plug.
The membrane is hand-coated. The suspension is almost flat for minimal interference to the direct radiation.
This very light membrane is driven by an extremely powerful neodymium magnet, equipped with copper short-circuiting rings.
Extremely high sensitivity, low distortion and width of response are at the highest possible levels. A true legendary midrange driver, as it should be.
Bass drivers, originally coming from the Orfeo project, are equipped with all the characteristic parameters for an extraordinary component: the most powerful existing magnetic “motor”, light cellulose hand-coated membranes, non-resonant double wave suspension, large voice coil with extreme excursion, flat aluminium wire for the voice coil and stron short-circuiting copper rings for minimal distortion.
The Calliope’s AudioBarletta drivers are connected using one of the most sophisticated crossover networks Xavian has ever engineered: a complex parallel/serie topology including the well known “Fase Zero” topology, Mundorf premium components and the possibility of bi-wiring and also bi-amping.
Calliope’s cabinet is hand-made by our best artisans using massive walnut or top-class maple wood with walnut inserts: a masterpiece of handicraft.
For perfect stability and coupling to the floor Calliope is equipped with stone basements made of Italian travertino or Czech dark grey granite.

Calliope opens new horizons in listening of music in home high-end audio, using a combination of the best available materials with the highest technological solutions.
A true value lasting in time.

Calliope had been introduced at the Prague Audio Video Show in March 31st 2017 and has won the prestigious award “The Best Sound” of the whole exhibition.
World premiere of this singular speaker was at the Munich High End Show 2017.7.

Bass Driver

175 mm AudioBarletta – special impregnated paper membrane, die cast basket, extreme magnetic “motor”, extreme excursion, extreme frequency response, 50 mm voice coil

Mid Bass Driver

175 mm AudioBarletta – light and stiff impregnated paper membrane, die cast basket, extreme magnetic neodymium “motor”, extremely width frequency response, polymeric integrated phase plug, extremely high sensitivity, copper clad flat aluminium wire

High Frequency Driver

AudioBarletta – 29 mm voice coil with copper clad flat aluminium wire, impregnated soft dome, thick copper ring in “motor”, extreme ceramic magnet, labyrinth inside chamber, front die cast chassis with controlled dispersion

System

Three-ways damped bass-reflex, with 2 rear passive membranes, “Fase Zero” concept, Mundorf components: very low tolerance inductors and army-grade resistors and oil capacitors

Corpus

Hand-made selected Italian 23 mm massive walnut or maple with walnut inserts ( marina finish ), composite bitumen for inner damping, two rear 210 mm passive membranes

Frequency Response

(-3dB on reference axis): 33 – 30000 Hz

Connection

2 pair of gold-plated Xavian binding posts: bi-wiring, bi-amping

Nominal Impedance

4 ohms

Crossover Frequencies

350 – 3500 Hz

Sensitivity (2,83V/1m)

90 dB

Recommended Power Amplifier

50 – 400 W

Dimensions (H X W X D)

1050 x 236 x 282 mm

Net Weight (1 Piece)

49 kg

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