Originally Posted by Eric Carroll
Classe Audio is apparently now taking preorders
on the SSP-800 for delivery in May. MSRP $8,000, MPCM only. A HBR decoder upgrade may be available
at the end of the year. Apparently this upgrade is awaiting the DSP card provider that Classe uses to release a new HBR capable DSP card. The SSP-800 is rumoured to use the TI Aureus DSP.
There is an AVS post
indicating that release had been delayed to late June but I have not been able to verify that.
Thats great that Classe is willing to take our money now, without providing a firm ship date.
Sorry, but audio companies have been notorious about release dates, especially where MPCM HDMI is involved. I wouldn't do a pre-order unless Classe gives a firm ship date.
Good luck to those that do though. I am curious to hear about the SQ of this unit.