Location: Fall River, Wisconsin 53932
Price: $1000 FIRM
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W/ CPI inflation factored in would be $5,471.62 today.
This Class AB amplifier is designed with a very high bias offset. That provides appoximetly 25% of rated power (900W) to run in Class A before it switches to Class B. So you are getting about 37.5W/channel and 75W/channel bridged Class A power. Don't believe me? Look at the specs. The idle power is 225W. That is how Class A is designed. That is why some have described Classé as having a "Tube like sound".
I think this is perfect for someone who appreciates the quality that Krell, Mark Levinson, Bryston can bring, and who are also not about to pay those prices. Classe brings alot of performance at a more reasonable price point. Classe has been favorably compared to Theta. May slot in just ahead of Aragon. Ahead of Parasound too. Definitely ahead of Emotiva, Outlaw, Monolith, Integra, Denon, Marantz
Frequency Response: 20 Hz to 20 KHz +/- 0.1 dB
Sensitivity: 1.2 Volt in for rated output
Input Impedance: 75 Kohms (single ended)
16 Kohms (balanced)
Output Impedance: 0.05 Ohm
Gain: 29 dB
S/N Ratio: More than 135 dB
Maximum power and
Channel configuration With 8 Ohms load
Six (6) Channels 150 Watts x 6
Five (5) Channels 300 Watts x 1 (bridged)
150 Watts x 4
Four (4) Channels 300 Watts x 2 (bridged)
150 Watts x 2
Three (3) Channels 300 Watts x 3 (bridged)
Power Consumption (idle): 225 Watts
Power input: 110V 60Hz
Dimensions: Gross: 14" x 25 1/2" x 25"
Net: 6 3/4" x 19" x 21 1/2"
Net: 70 lbs.