Originally Posted by Patrick Butler
It might be available in the back half of 2018, but probably not. These kinds of projects take years before an actual product is brought to market.
Interesting 10 years later here we are!
Classé Audio SSP-900 : Ultimate Surround Sound Processor
23 janvier 2007
Classé Audio unveiled another beauty here at CES
: the most elegant SSP-900
promises user-friendly touchscreen
operation with a second front-panel screen dedicated to previewing video information independent of other display devices in a home theater system. It combines full differential audio circuits
, broadcast grade 1080p
Video Processing/Scaling and Multi-zone
Analog audio inputs include four single-ended and one balanced as well as accommodations for a discrete 7.1 source. Digital audio sources enjoy six coaxial
, one AES/EBU, and six EIAJ (TOSlink optical) inputs
. The processor accommodates up to four HDMI audio/video sources
and features four component, four composite, and five S-Video inputs
The dual power supplies
, one toroid-based linear design for analog circuits and a high-speed switching supply for video and digital processing, combine for optimally efficient use of AC power.
All analog audio circuitry is full-differential
for maximum noise rejection and dynamic range. Digital components include advanced Cirrus Logic analog-to-digital
(A/D) converters featuring 24-bit/192 kHz conversion. An advanced Texas Instruments microprocessor handles all internal decoding while complimentary Burr Brown digital-to-analog
(D/A) converters bring the full-resolution signals back to the analog domain for output as needed.
A sophisticated Gennum video processor/scaler
, noted for its use in HDTV broadcast-level applications, provides patented Visual Excellence Processing that includes dynamic edge detection, film mode processing, and detail enhancement.
The SSP-900 will be available in March, 2007 at a retail price of $25,000 US.