Xavian Epica

Calliope

Description

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 is planned for the Munich High End Show 2017.7.

Orfeo

Description

25 years of audio engineering experience concentrated in a two-ways reference speaker of world quality.

Music colours, naturalness, coherence, dynamics, low distortion: all at record levels. To achieve these results, we used the long experience of cooperation with the Scandinavian manufacturers of speakers and we started to produce our own unique brand AudioBarletta that surpass Scandinavian performances. We draw mechanical parts, selected membranes, impregnation, materials and shapes to meet our dream of perfect music reproduction. “Corpus” of Orfeo s made only from selected Italian walnut: no artificial materials. Corpus must “mature” three weeks to be able to be milled and finished. Crossover is composed of the best parts available in the world. The choice of these components was mainly influenced by their music quality. Crossover uses our original system “Fase Zero” for perfect phase coherence response.

Orfeo will change the quality parameters not only in his price range, worldwide.