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post #6601 of 6611 Old 07-20-2017, 06:05 AM
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Well, that didn't fix it, but I may have fixed it nonetheless. After trying to reboot with the RS-232 disconnected, it occurred to me that I have had occasional problems with sync between the Classé and the Lumagen scaler (which feeds audio to it). I disconnected the HDMI cables from the Lumagen and from the Sony 4K player, and now the processor boots.


I will continue to try to isolate the issue.
2 years later... I have the exact same problem.

I've been desperate for the whole day, until I read your post. Then I removed all hdmi cables, did a hard reset, and prayed. And ... it worked !!! Alleluia

This post saved my day... well even my whole summer vacations

I am sooooooooo relieved and happy at the same time. Peace on Earth !

Eternal gratitude to AVS forum and this topic's members who already saved me a couple of times ! <3
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There are no reports that I've seen that states Classe has shut their doors other than here. So...

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I've been desperate for the whole day, until I read your post. Then I removed all hdmi cables, did a hard reset, and prayed. And ... it worked !!! Alleluia
Glad that my old post was of assistance. I've had this problem a few times since then, and that fix has always worked.

I certainly hope that the news of Classé's demise is in error. My CT-SSP is working fine, and I hope it continues to do so. I'd hate to have to find a replacement.
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They closed Classe instead! 😫😫😱What a bummer Classe is going under !
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They closed Classe instead! 😫😫😱What a bummer Classe is going under !
Where are you seeing that at?

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FROM a Classe dealer. Has not officially been announced yet! But it will be according to him.
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Wow is this really true?

I sold my SSP-800 earlier in the year to move to 4K. I went with an Arcam AVR to use as a pre/pro as well as use its amps for height speakers only.

Not a week goes by that I don't think about the 800. I never had a single issue in many years of ownership and the sound quality for an all in one unit was second to none. I can't believe how good stereo was with this unit as shamed many stand alone stereo pre-amps.

The Arcam and Classe are two different animals with the Classe being superior minus 4K support. There of course was a huge price difference but anyone saying they all sound the same is hugely mistaken.

I would grab one of the Classe 4K SSPs while they last but can't afford it at the moment.

What a bummer. Classe made some of the best gear I've ever owned besides Simaudio.

Too bad an 800 replacement will not be on the horizon. It seems Millenials are taking us down the path of portable audio/video. The landscape is changing and world class companies are closing their doors or selling to Asia.

What a bummer.

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Wow is this really true?

I sold my SSP-800 earlier in the year to move to 4K. I went with an Arcam AVR to use as a pre/pro as well as use its amps for height speakers only.

Not a week goes by that I don't think about the 800. I never had a single issue in many years of ownership and the sound quality for an all in one unit was second to none. I can't believe how good stereo was with this unit as shamed many stand alone stereo pre-amps.

The Arcam and Classe are two different animals with the Classe being superior minus 4K support. There of course was a huge price difference but anyone saying they all sound the same is hugely mistaken.

I would grab one of the Classe 4K SSPs while they last but can't afford it at the moment.

What a bummer. Classe made some of the best gear I've ever owned besides Simaudio.

Too bad an 800 replacement will not be on the horizon. It seems Millenials are taking us down the path of portable audio/video. The landscape is changing and world class companies are closing their doors or selling to Asia.

What a bummer.

Rick
This is indeed sad! I had the SSP-600 (couldn't afford the 800) and I must say it was quite good in analog 2 channel mode. My unit died about 8 months ago or so and was replaced with the Anthem listed in my signature. Personally, I think it's a tad better than the my old 600 but not by much.

Another top notch audio company bites the dust...sad for both the industry and consumers who appreciates great sounding audio.

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I still own my SSP-800. I use it in my larger dedicated room that is only setup for 5.1 audio. I purchased it for it's superior 2 channel playback capabilities. It still amazes me how good it sounds. Sad that it will now be a boat anchor. No real support form Classe after a strong debut. If I ever replace it it will now be the Theta Casablanca which was more than I wanted to spend when I bought the Classe unit.
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I sent an email to my dealer yesterday on the news and the reply back today was yes, they believe it to be true.

Very unfortunate.

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