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post #6571 of 6579 Old 05-18-2017, 07:12 PM
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I'm thinking of shipping my SSP-800 to Classe in Montreal. Classe said that in order for them to ship it back they need my Social Security number (because of US Customs).
Was that the case with you?
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Yes I had the same question asked of me. It was a quick turnaround once the unit was at Classe. They shipped it back to the dealer I purchased it from.
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    I had to do this recently. They had me ship the unit to Buffalo where they picked it up a week or so later. But yes, I had to supply my SS number.

    I had a lightning strike so close to my house that it destroyed my SSP-800 even though it was connected to a surge protector. Unfortunately it is going to cost me just short of $1500.00 to fix as the Mother board and the I/O board was damaged. I did have to call Robert Adams at Classe to give him my Social Security number and I also had to send it to Buffalo. I hadn't decided to go along with the repair, but more than likely will since I doubt that there is anything comparable for $1500.00.

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  • I had a lightning strike so close to my house that it destroyed my SSP-800 even though it was connected to a surge protector. Unfortunately it is going to cost me just short of $1500.00 to fix as the Mother board and the I/O board was damaged. I did have to call Robert Adams at Classe to give him my Social Security number and I also had to send it to Buffalo. I hadn't decided to go along with the repair, but more than likely will since I doubt that there is anything comparable for $1500.00.
Try to find you a used Bryston SP3. You won't be sorry.
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Try to find you a used Bryston SP3. You won't be sorry.

I have heard a lot of good things about the Bryston SP3 but since I plan on getting the Oppo 205 and will probably be using the Analog connections so I would be mainly using it as a preamp. Not sure I want to spend the additional money that even a used Bryston SP3 would cost. So I am leaning towards just repairing the SSP800.

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I have heard a lot of good things about the Bryston SP3 but since I plan on getting the Oppo 205 and will probably be using the Analog connections so I would be mainly using it as a preamp. Not sure I want to spend the additional money that even a used Bryston SP3 would cost. So I am leaning towards just repairing the SSP800.
I wouldn't think the Bryston would be a good buy at any cost. The Classe is already top notch for sonics and while it doesn't have room correction, it does have EQ which I think is extremely important for proper home theater. The Bryston doesn't have much to offer.
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If you can find a used Anthem D2V or AVM 50V you will not be disappointed as they sound exceptional.

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If you can find a used Anthem D2V or AVM 50V you will not be disappointed as they sound exceptional.
This might be true, but the SSP-800 is still an exceptional Pre/Pro, and can hold its own with the best of the rest. My advise, if you're lucky enough to own one, keep it!
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This might be true, but the SSP-800 is still an exceptional Pre/Pro, and can hold its own with the best of the rest. My advise, if you're lucky enough to own one, keep it!
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I wouldn't think the Bryston would be a good buy at any cost. The Classe is already top notch for sonics and while it doesn't have room correction, it does have EQ which I think is extremely important for proper home theater. The Bryston doesn't have much to offer.

Thanks to all for your input. After thinking about this for a few days and seeing what's out there, I have decided to go with having it repaired. I have enjoyed this unit for 8 years now and Robert Adams of Classe has provided me with great support over those years and that is a big reason for my decision not to mention the help Roger from this forum has provided.
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Thanks to all for your input. After thinking about this for a few days and seeing what's out there, I have decided to go with having it repaired. I have enjoyed this unit for 8 years now and Robert Adams of Classe has provided me with great support over those years and that is a big reason for my decision not to mention the help Roger from this forum has provided.
Good decision!
Best of luck.
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