In the age of digital, terrestrial broadcasts on the AM and FM bands continue to be a source of entertainment and information for music lovers worldwide. Classé Audio is pleased to offer the CT-10 AM/FM tuner, designed to provide critical listeners with the highest performance, that they may more fully enjoy the variety and spontaneity of radio broadcasts.
The CT-10 employs a Phased Locked Loop digital front end. Our goal is to provide maximum audio performance when tuned to strong stations, without sacrificing the ability to receive weaker and more distant ones. Circuit layout, critical in all audio applications, is particularly important in radio frequency designs. The Classé CT-10 circuit components have been laid out by hand, by an experienced design team, to assure the best possible performance from the tuning stages. No computer-routing program can compete with experienced designers in this essential task.
As with the tuning stages, all audio circuits inside the CT-10 benefit from high-quality circuit board materials and component layout by experienced designers. Component parts are selected for sound quality and reliability. As with other Classé designs, the analog output stage features balanced circuitry. When properly implemented, balanced circuits and interconnections can reject noise and distortion, which would otherwise degrade audio signals. Classé takes care when implementing balanced circuits to derive the full benefit from this more costly topology. In the end, we achieve the sweet, dynamic and open sound quality that has become a hallmark of Classé performance.
The CT-10 offers both single-ended and balanced line-level outputs for use in systems equipped with either interconnection standard. The chassis is fitted with professional-grade XLR as well as RCA-type phono connectors.
The CT-10 features US-system Radio Data System (RDS) tuning. For stations broadcasting RDS information, the unit will display PS (station call letters), CT (clock/calendar information) and PT (program-type, such as “Classical,” “Talk,” etc).
The CT-10 is equally at home in high-end stereo, home theater and whole-house entertainment systems. It offers convenience features such as IR remote control, rear panel IR in and out, RS-232 control, DC trigger control, discrete commands for on/off and all tuner functions, direct frequency access tuning and memory for dozens of AM and FM preset stations.
Whether integrated with a third-party control system or placed on a shelf and operated by infrared remote control, the CT-10 is an elegant addition to any high-performance music system. The chassis is hand-crafted in the Classé tradition with a two-toned billet-aluminum finish. As with all Classé components, the CT-10 is designed to deliver years of enjoyment and complete satisfaction.
|Tuning range FM 100 MHz Steps||87.5 MHz to 108 MHz|
|30 dB quieting – Mono||2 µV|
|30 dB quieting – Stereo||4 µV|
|Output level 2 Kohm load||780 mV|
|50 dB quieting sensitivity – Mono||12.5 mV|
|50 dB quieting sensitivity – Stereo||100 mV|
|Distortion Input: 1mV 1KHz||0.30%|
|Frequency response||10 Hz to 15 KHz|
|Separation 100 Hz||55.0 dB|
|Tuning range AM 10 KHz steps||520 KHz to 1610 KHz|
|Intermediate frequency||450 KHz|
|Quieting sensitivity at S/N 20 dB 603 KHz||450 µV|
|Quieting sensitivity at S/N 20 dB 1404 KHz||450 µV|
|AM suppression input: 1 mV AM 30%||80 dB|
|Signal to noise 999KHz||47 dB|
|Output level 2 KOhm load at 5 mV/M input||280 mV|
|Weights and measurements|
|Gross Weight||24lbs – 10.91kg|
|Net Weight||15lbs – 6.82kg|