Classé Audio's remarkable achievements are reflected in our worldwide reputation for unsurpassed musical performance, reliability, consistency, and overall value. Classé's philosophy is one of technological evolution, not revolution. Building on what we know works.
All Classé amplifiers share a common, unique design. Each model employs a massive, shielded toroidal transformer to power our sophisticated, high-speed circuitry. In most high-end amplifiers, this power is sent to a small number of large reservoir capacitors for distribution. However, large capacitors are often slow in responding to the rapidly fluctuating energy demands of music. The ingenious Classé solution uses 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!
Microphonics, caused by component vibration and magnetic interference from the passage of electric current through them, has plagued audio designers since the beginning of recorded sound. Isolation is the key. At Classé, we begin with a unique front-end circuit topology that mechanically decouples vibration-sensitive components from all sources of vibration. In addition, our transformers rest on a specially designed plate to draw magnetic fields away from the circuitry.
Bl-POLAR? MOSFET? J-FET? Most high-end amplifiers use only one type of transistor. At Classé, we use all three in a unique sequence that makes the most of their particular voltage and input impedance characteristics. In addition, we have designed small but highly efficient extruded aluminum heat sinks that disperse transistor-generated heat, ensuring maximum output without distortion.
|Rated output power: Stereo (mono "bridged")||@ 8 Ohm load 100 W (350 W)|
|@ 4 Ohm load 200 W (600 W)|
|Frequency response:||20Hz to 20KHz –0.1 db|
|Sensitivity:||950 mV in for rated output|
|Input Impedance:||75 KOhm|
|Output Impedance:||0.036 Ohm|
|S/N Ratio:||128 dbr|
|THD + N:||0.03%|
|Power consumption (idle):||100 W|
|Standard finishes:||Soft Shadow Silver with Black Columns|
|Dimensions:||w: 19 x d: 14 1/4 x h: 5 1/2"|