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Aesthetix
Aesthetix is the brain child of engineer and music lover Jim White. Avid concert-going from the age of 10 and a well read subscription to Stereophile at age 13 were the early hints of what would become a life consuming obsession with music and vinyl playback. After advanced studies in physics, mathematics and electrical engineering, Jim began honing his skills in 1990 at Theta Digital. His contributions to the Theta Casablanca and Dreadnaught were his first examples of outstanding design.

Analog remained Jim's true hi-fi passion, and in 1993 work on a massive tube phono stage began in his garage. Audiophile friends who heard the first homemade unit urged him to build more and thus Aesthetix was born.
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Aesthetix Saturn Eclipse Series: Atlas Eclipse Power Amplifier
Aesthetix Saturn Eclipse Series: Atlas Eclipse Power Amplifier
NEW ATLAS ECLIPSE

The newest version of our 200wpc Hybrid stereo power amp includes the use of new exotic capacitors, electrical upgrades including super-matched output devices and distributed node technology; advanced mechanical chassis isolation; and sophisticated electrical signal grounding.

The Atlas Eclipse Stereo features the Stealthcap™ capacitor, made with exotic new conductors, dielectric material, and composite resins to dramatically reduce reflections, enhancing focus and articulation with blacker backgrounds.


£ 20,555.00 *
£ 20,555.00 *
£ 17,450.00 *
£ 17,450.00 *
* Only available for purchase in-store
Aesthetix Saturn Eclipse Series: Romulus Eclipse
Aesthetix Saturn Eclipse Series: Romulus Eclipse
ROMULUS Eclipse

First phase: Internal changes start with .22uF / 600v Stealth coupling capacitors used between the gain stage and output stage. Four total of these exotic capacitors are used.

There are four 2uF / 400v coupling capacitors used in each channel of the output stage. In the Eclipse version, these are replaced with Stealth copper foil 4uF/400v, improving low frequency response.

Third


£ 16,200.00 *
£ 16,200.00 *
£ 17,450.00 *
£ 17,450.00 *
* Only available for purchase in-store
Aesthetix Saturn Signature Series: Romulus Signature
Aesthetix Saturn Signature Series: Romulus Signature
ROMULUS Signature

Aesthetix Romulus and Pandora are now available in a Signature version. Existing Romulus and Pandora units are factory upgradable to Signature.

True Native DSD
Romulus and Pandora Signature offer true native DSD 1x and 2x functionality over USB and 1x DSD over SPDIF (AES/EBU, RCA Coax and TosLink). The entire DSP processing section is replaced (pictured above, click to enlarge). The new section includes an advanced Xilinx gate-array which allows the DSP to be completely bypassed for pure DSD 1x and 2x operation. No alteration of DSD data occurs. Many DACs in the market that claim to play DSD actually convert the data to PCM and thereby completely lose the purpose of DSD operation.


£ 12,455.00 *
£ 12,455.00 *
£ 13,705.00 *
£ 13,705.00 *
£ 4,040.00 *
* Only available for purchase in-store
Aesthetix Saturn Eclipse Series: Pandora Eclipse DAC
Aesthetix Saturn Eclipse Series:  Pandora Eclipse DAC
Pandora Eclipse

First phase: Internal changes start with .22uF / 600v Stealth coupling capacitors used between the gain stage and output stage. Four total of these exotic capacitors are used.

There are four 2uF / 400v coupling capacitors used in each channel of the output stage. In the Eclipse version, these are replaced with Stealth copper foil 4uF/400v, improving low frequency response.

Third


£ 14,950.00 *
£ 14,950.00 *
£ 16,200.00 *
£ 16,200.00 *
* Only available for purchase in-store
Aesthetix Saturn Signature Series: Pandora Signature DAC
Aesthetix Saturn Signature Series:  Pandora Signature DAC
Pandora Signature

Aesthetix Romulus and Pandora are now available in a Signature version. Existing Romulus and Pandora units are factory upgradable to Signature.

True Native DSD
Romulus and Pandora Signature offer true native DSD 1x and 2x functionality over USB and 1x DSD over SPDIF (AES/EBU, RCA Coax and TosLink). The entire DSP processing section is replaced (pictured above, click to enlarge). The new section includes an advanced Xilinx gate-array which allows the DSP to be completely bypassed for pure DSD 1x and 2x operation. No alteration of DSD data occurs. Many DACs in the market that claim to play DSD actually convert the data to PCM and thereby completely lose the purpose of DSD operation.


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£ 1,220.00 *
£ 12,455.00 *
£ 12,455.00 *
£ 4,040.00 *
* Only available for purchase in-store
Aesthetix Saturn Signature Series: Rhea Signature Phono Stage
Aesthetix Saturn Signature Series:  Rhea Signature Phono Stage
RHEA SIGNATURE

The Aesthetix Rhea Signature version uses custom-made inter-stage Teflon hybrid coupling capacitors, replacing the polypropylene units, between the 2nd and 3rd, and 3rd and 4th, gain stages (4 total per channel). The change in these capacitors results in higher resolution, extension, less grain and more air. The 2uF coupling capacitor between the 1st and 2nd gain stages is replaced with a 4uF Dynamicap by Peter Moncrief (1 per channel). This change removes grain and provides more openness, while also increasing bass dynamics and slam. The 2uF output coupling capacitors (4 per channel) are also replaced with 4uF Dynamicaps. This change provides more drive, bass extension, resolution and dynamics while also reducing grain. Highly specialized adjustable air-core capacitors, used primarily in the radio-frequency realm, are installed and adjusted to "tweek" each unit to a rigid standard. The five rubber feet are replaced with Harmonic Resolutions Systems' Nimbus Couplers specially made for Aesthetix (Earlier Signature Saturn pieces did not incorporate this, please contact Aesthetix for this free upgrade if you have an earlier Signature piece without the Nimbus Couplers). This change results in a lower noise floor and more air and space. The cost of these specialized parts alone is about 1/4 the manufacturing cost of a brand new unit! Any tubes that can be bettered by our special stock of graded and matched tubes are replaced. Any other improvements needed to make the unit current are installed, including software updates, etc. A new lens with "SIGNATURE" stenciled is installed. Each Signature unit undergoes rigorous test procedures and listening.


£ 8,725.00 *
£ 8,725.00 *
£ 4,040.00 *
* Only available for purchase in-store
Aesthetix Saturn Eclipse Series: Calypso Eclipse
Aesthetix Saturn Eclipse Series: Calypso Eclipse
CALYPSO ECLIPSE

First phase: Internal changes to the Calypso start with .22uF / 600v Stealth coupling capacitors used between the gain stage and output stage. Four total of these exotic capacitors are used.

There are four 2uF / 400v coupling capacitors used in each channel of the output stage of the Calypso. In the Eclipse version, these are replaced with Stealth copper foil 4uF/400v, improving low frequency response.


£ 12,455.00 *
£ 12,455.00 *
* Only available for purchase in-store
Aesthetix Saturn Signature Series: Calypso Signature
Aesthetix Saturn Signature Series: Calypso Signature
CALYPSO SIGNATURE

The Signature version uses custom-made inter-stage Teflon hybrid coupling capacitors, replacing the polypropylene units, between the gain stage and output stage (2 per channel). The change in these capacitors results in higher resolution, extension, less grain and more air. The 2uF output coupling capacitors (4 per channel) are replaced with 4uF Dynamicaps. This change provides more drive, bass extension, resolution and dynamics while also reducing grain. Highly specialized adjustable air-core capacitors, used primarily in the radio-frequency realm, are installed and adjusted to "tweak" each unit to a rigid standard. The five rubber feet are replaced with Harmonic Resolutions Systems' Nimbus Couplers specially made for Aesthetix (Earlier Signature Saturn pieces did not incorporate this, please contact Aesthetix for this free upgrade if you have an earlier Signature piece without the Nimbus Couplers). This change results in a lower noise floor and more air and space. The cost of these specialized parts alone is about 1/4 the manufacturing cost of a brand new unit! Any tubes that can be bettered by our special stock of graded and matched tubes are replaced. Any other improvements needed to make the unit current are installed, including software updates, etc. A new lens with "SIGNATURE" stenciled is installed. Each Signature unit undergoes rigorous test procedures and listening.


£ 8,725.00 *
£ 8,725.00 *
£ 4,040.00 *
* Only available for purchase in-store
Aesthetix Saturn Eclipse Series: Janus Eclipse Pre-Amplifier
Aesthetix Saturn Eclipse Series: Janus Eclipse Pre-Amplifier
JANUS ECLIPSE

First phase: Internal changes to the Janus start with .22uF / 600v Stealth coupling capacitors used between the second and third gain stages, and the third gain stage and output stage of the phono section. Two more are used between the gain stage and output stage of the line section, per channel. Twelve total of these exotic capacitors are used.

There are four 2uF / 400v coupling capacitors used in each channel of the output stage of the Janus. In the Eclipse version, these are replaced with Stealth copper foil 4uF/400v, improving low frequency response.


£ 16,200.00 *
£ 16,200.00 *
* Only available for purchase in-store
Aesthetix Saturn Signature Series: Janus Signature
Aesthetix Saturn Signature Series: Janus Signature
JANUS SIGNATURE

The Signature version uses custom-made inter-stage Teflon hybrid coupling capacitors, replacing the polypropylene units, between the gain stage and output stage (2 per channel). The change in these capacitors results in higher resolution, extension, less grain and more air. The 2uF output coupling capacitors (4 per channel) are replaced with 4uF Dynamicaps. This change provides more drive, bass extension, resolution and dynamics while also reducing grain.


£ 12,455.00 *
£ 12,455.00 *
£ 4,040.00 *
* Only available for purchase in-store
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