Rois Acoustics Kalypso active speakers


Kalypso: A Greek nymph

Rois Acoustics, in cooperation with Audio4Soul launched their new Kalypso loudspeaker at the Hxos Eikona Show 2013, held on December 14-15 in Athens Ledra Marriot Hotel.

Kalypso is an active, one-way loudspeaker, which uses a top-quality full range drive unit mounted on a rear horn-loaded cabinet and driven by a built-in true digital amplifier. With a full line of digital inputs (asynchronous 24bit/192kHz USB, coaxial, optical), Kalypso’s remote controlled amplifier combines the operation of a DAC, pre- and power amplifier in a single-stage signal processing unit. Moreover, the amplifier is equipped with a series of user selectable, digital EQ filters which allow the user to adjust Kalypso’s tonal balance according to the acoustics of the listening room.

The design philosophy behind the development of Kalypso is that of absolute simplicity and minimal signal path as means to achieve the highest level of naturalness and transparency of sonic reproduction. The single-stage true digital amplifier, the absence of crossover and the non-resonant design of the speaker cabinet ensure that the music information is subjected to the minimum possible processing and degradation during its transformation from raw digital data to final sound.

The sound of Kalypso is characterized by harmonic integrity, temporal and spectral coherency, immediacy, dynamics and a unique overall naturalness that conveys that magical sense of “being there” to the listener.

Kalypso is more than a simple active loudspeaker. It is essentially a complete, stand-alone sound reproduction system, requiring only a digital source. Moreover, the built-in amplifier is replaceable, offering Kalypso’s owner almost unlimited upgrade possibilities. Additional features such as battery operation and wireless data streaming are planned for the near future.

More details on Kalypso’s unique operational and sonic features will be available very shortly at:

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