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With Classé's remarkable SSP-75 preamplifier/ surround sound processor, the true re-creation of a live performance is only the beginning. 

Indeed, the SSP-75 provides truly stunning reproduction of your favorite music with an two-channel signal path optimally balanced to provide both exceptional performance and long-term reliability. Left and Right Front balanced (XLR) inputs and outputs are standard. In fact, all six output channels (5.1) are balanced, erasing the problems with ground loops.

The new world of multi-channel sound will delight you. The design of the SSP-75 takes you into the future and delivers the most up-to-date digital processing available. Classé's design mandates have always included unusual degrees of flexibility, meticulous construction and simple, intuitive operation.

Even the front panel, classic Classé in its simplicity and elegance, invites the most casual user to enjoy all the benefits today's home entertainment systems can provide. The informative display provides instant feedback and status checks for all important operations.

The SSP-75 rewards the more sophisticated and demanding user with a carefully integrated résumé of capabilities, including Dolby Digital, DTS, and Dolby Pro Logic surround processing. Sharing the same design philosophy and critical digital converters already proven in Classé's newest extraordinary two channel digital music components, the SSP-75 redefines transparency and nuance for the most critical of music listening. At the same time the SSP-75 raises performance levels for all home theater systems.

The SSP-75 provides analog and digital inputs for up to 20 source components (6 audio-only (one pair balanced), 6 single-ended audio-video, 7 digital audio-video and 1 AC3 (LD) adapter), each with custom input ID capability. The SSP-75 supports three video formats: Component, S-Video and composite.

The fully thought out on-screen menu system allows easy access to unique, upgradeable system configuration software that includes ten user memories for effortless recall of favorite combinations of source selection, and operating mode.


Frequency Response: +0.1, - 0.6 db DC to 20 KHz typical
Sensitivity: 10mV minimum. analog input level
Maximum Output Voltage (Main): 4.95V RMS single ended, 9.9V RMS
Gain: 10 db analog inputs all modes
except stereo.
+3.9 db maximum stereo
Input Impedance (line level audio): 10K ohms nominal
S/N Ratio (audio): -102 dbr typical
Input Impedance (video): 75 Ohms typical
S/N Ratio (video): -65 db minimum
Output Impedance (line level audio): 75 Ohms single ended
150 Ohms balanced typical
THD + N: -80 dbr @ full scale output,
-100 dbr @ -60 dbr output typical
Output Impedance (video): 75 Ohms typical
Programming Memories every input
Source Paths 3 separate, simultaneous paths for
audio and video
Audio inputs: 20 (automatically detect "live" input)
7 (4 Coax , 2 TOSlink, 1 AES/EBU)
Digital. 12 pair (11 pair Single Ended ,
Analog 1 pair Balanced)
1 set analog 5.1 inputs (6 RCA)
Video inputs: 8 total, made up of any combination
of the following
Component 2
S-Video 6 (AV 1 - 6) automatically
detects "live" input
Composite 6 (AV 1 - 6) automatically
detects "live" input
Digital outputs:
Straight through from digital input 2 (1 coaxial, 1 TOSlink)
Audio outputs:
Main Audio Left and Right Front: (For two
channel music and surround):
All analog main room outputs are both Center Front,
single-ended (RCA) and balanced (XLR) Left and Right Surround,
Remote room Audio (with remote control) 1 pair, single ended
Record out Audio (line level only) 2 pair, single ended
Video outputs:
Main 1 - Component, 2 - S-Video, 2 - Composite,
Remote 1 - Composite
Record 1 - S-Video, 1 composite
Automatic Speaker Calibration Microphone and cable supplied.
(includes both speaker level
and delay configuration)
HDTV ready Component video
NTSC and PAL switchable in setup
12 Volt DC out 2 Separate Main room and Remote outputs
RS-232 control
Power Consumption: 50 watts typical operation
Dimensions: w: 18.5 x d: 16.25 x h: 7.25"
Weight (lb./kg) 32lbs 40lbs shipping
Standard Finishes: Satin Black with Soft Shadow Silver