Two Preamp/Processors Join Classe Audio's New Delta Series

Two new audio-video preamp/processors join the Delta line from Canada's Classé Audio.

Montréal, Canada -Dec. 2004 -Two new audio -video preamp/processors today join the Delta line from Canada's Classé Audio, the Québec maker known for its world -standard component designs for high -end audio and home theater systems. The SSP -600 and SSP -300 are highly refined, multichannel AV preamplifier/processors that combine powerful video processing and routing with sophisticated audio reproduction, including the full array of Dolby Digital and DTS multichannel modes.


The SSP -600 and SSP -300 are differentiated principally by the SSP -600's fully balanced -audio design. A balanced input pair with analog volume control and an array of 8 XLR balanced -out jacks for 7.1 -channel connection to compatible amplifiers, offers the ultimate in audio integrity. Both models provide 7.1 -channels of single -ended outputs using RCA connectors. Both new Classé pre/pros also highlight the Delta range's hallmark of TFT color touchscreen displays, smoothly set into their elegantly radiused extruded -aluminum front panel. These deliver the most user -friendly, self -prompting user interface found in high -end audio and home theater today, seamlessly combining touch -controls with a full color display.

The new Classé designs also share a powerful digital signal -processing engine that delivers exceptionally accurate, detailed, and dynamic multichannel decoding from every important format.

With the full range of Dolby Digital and DTS modes, all integrated with THX Ultra2 processing, Classé's exceptional quality is now available to virtually every discrete -multichannel format. The new pre/pros also deliver Dolby Pro Logic II and DTS Neo:6 movies and music modes for outstanding performance from two -channel sources.

Classé's extremely accurate digital -to -analog decoding and refined analog -output circuit sections ensure that the maximum of resolution, detail, and spatial fidelity will be preserved from every program, whether TV or movie soundtrack, multichannel music, or treasured stereo recordings. And Classé has attended equal care on the SSP -600 and SSP -300 video capabilities. Both share meticulous video -signal designs that boast exceptionally wide, accurate bandwidth and maintain robust, stable signal levels to ensure optimal quality with the full range of displays and inputs available today. Each offers three wideband component -video inputs with component monitor -output, as well as a generous array of S -Video (five) and composite (four) paths. What's more, the SSP -300 and SSP -600 offer the invaluable utility of digital -domain video -format conversion, greatly increasing the flexibility of system setup and switching options. Each is supplied with a powerful and flexible IR remote controller.

The SSP -300 and SSP -600 AV preamp/processors are manufactured by Classé at its Montréal, Québec facilities, employing the finest materials and most sophisticated digital and analog components available. Their striking, machined -aluminum chassis and touchscreen front panels are representative of the extreme care and refinement common to all Classé designs.

The Classé SSP -300 and SSP -600 will be available in North America beginning December, at manufacturer's suggest prices of $4,500, and $6,500 (US) respectively.

For additional information about Classé Audio visit www.classeaudio.com.

#####

Featured Product

PureLink - HCE III TX/RX: 4K HDR over HDBaseT Extension System w/ Control and Bi-Directional PoE

PureLink - HCE III TX/RX: 4K HDR over HDBaseT Extension System w/ Control and Bi-Directional PoE

The HCE III Tx/Rx HDBaseTâ„¢ extension system offers full HDMI 2.0 compliance supporting HDR (High Dynamic Range) and 4K@60Hz with 4:4:4 chroma sampling. Featuring PureLink's proprietary Pr©cis codec, a light compression technology, the HCE III can transport Ultra HD/4K, multi-channel audio, and High Dynamic Range (10 bits support) content over a single CATx cable. The HCE III provides HDMI extension up to 130 feet (40 meters) at Ultra HD/4K and up to 230 ft. (70 meters) at 1080p over category cable with embedded multi-channel audio, CEC pass-through, bi-directional RS-232 and IR control, and PoE - all with zero loss and zero noise. The HCE III Tx/Rx also supports Dolby TrueHD, Dolby Digital Plus and DTS-HD Master Audio plus LCPM (up to 192 kHz). Additionally, the low profile "slim box" enclosure design make the HCE III ideal for limited space installation environments, such as behind flat panel displays and video walls.