All Classé amplifiers share a common, unique design. Each model employs a massive, shielded toroidal transformer to power their sophisticated, high-speed circuitry. In most high-end amplifiers built today, this power is sent to a small number of large reservoir capacitors for distribution. Since large capacitors are often slow in responding to the rapidly fluctuating energy demands of music this can cause issues with the amplifiers ability to achieve natural sound and dynamics. Classé solves this by using a large number of small capacitors distributed throughout each amplifier which are located in close proximity to the circuits they supply. The result is a lightening-quick response creating fabulous dynamics coupled with a more natural sound. Its laid back enough to not sound solid state, yet able to achieve beautiful power with no sense of strain. These original Canadian made (and superior sounding) models are getting harder and harder to come by.
Rated at 200W @ 8 Ohms and 400 WPC @ 4 Ohms or 700 W /1200 W mono / 80 Lbs / Stereo balanced and unbalanced inputs. Includes the original box and power cord.
This is a clean trade in and has been used in our showroom for demos.