Yes the new "Sigma" series is coming out from Classe. There will be a new SSP and two amps (AMP2 and AMP5) to start the series. This was posted months ago on another forum.
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Oh whoa! any specs on it yet?
CA-D200 – Classe‘s first class D stereo amplifier, 200 watts/channel, will be available towards end of 2013. Classe has been working on class D amplifiers for many years, but none have been worthy of the Classe badge until now. The CA-D200 will redefine what class D amplifiers should sound like, equal to the finest analog design at a lot less money. Class D has arrived with Classe’s new CA-D200! All this high performance for an amazing $4000.
CP-800 Updates – New digital input board updates to be available in October 2013. Update details,
New Classe lower priced Sigma Series – Classe will once again define a new level of value by introducing lower-priced Sigma series. Models to include Sigma D200, a 200 watt per channel Class D amplifier for $3,500. This is the same amplifier as CA-D200 but with Sigma cosmetics.
There will also be a Sigma SSP, an 8 channel surround sound processor/preamp for $5,000 and a matching Sigma Amp 5, a five channel amplifier at 200 watt per channel for $5,000. Availability is expected to be end of 2013. What is amazing is that Sigma series have “Classe DNA” written all over them. These are not rebadged components, but are all developed and built by Classe.
Will Sigma SSP = SSP-800 minus two channels?
Now that must have been really nice!
Last Thursday, Bowers & Wilkins and Classé demonstrated their outstanding Nautilus speaker with the Classé CP-800 pre-amp and four CA-D200 power amplifiers, providing 8 discrete channels of amplification.
The unique and stunning Nautilus speaker has remained in it’s original form from 20 years ago. We were treated to a Jazz recording that Stereophile Editor, John Atkinson, engineered with the Nautilus-Classé system, which demonstrated the effortless delivery of every octave and the very natural sense of air around each instrument.
If you enjoyed the music played in this room, the full playlist is as follows:
John Atkinson’s Playlist:
Overture to Cooperstown Opera, composed by Sasha Matson, from 24-bit/88.2k WAV files, not yet released
Theme and variation 5 from Schumann’s Posthumous Etudes for piano, Stereophile CD to be released in May, 24/882k WAV files
Lux Aurumque by Eric Whitacre, performed by Cantus on “While You are Alive” CD, Cantus CTS-1208, 24/88.2k WAV files
Night and Day, from Bunk Dogger’s “First Offense” MP3 file ripped from RCA LP.
Dave Nauber, Classe Playlist
“The Sound of Silence” from Art Garfunkel’s two disc set called The Singer
Mussorgsky/Ravel: Pictures at an Exhibition – The Hut of Baba-Yaga (Eiji Oue: Minnesota Orchestra, Ravel Orchestrations)
David Baker, Bowers & Wilkins Playlist
“Carnival is Over” – Into the Labyrinth
“Don’t Give Up” with John Legend and Pink from Herbie Hancock – The Imagine Project