CLASSE CP-800 STEREO PRE-AMP AND PROCESSOR
The vast majority of high end preamplifiers available today are direct descendents of products that have been made for decades, rooted in an all-analog world. The CP-800 is something new. It combines key building blocks of a contemporary high-end audio system in a unique way to improve and shorten the signal path. New technologies are applied to realize the benefits of modern computer-based audio. Now, a CD ripped to a computer can sound better than if played in a CD player; convenient and feature-rich access to your music library is possible with state-of-the-art playback; a Classé-designed Switch Mode Power Supply (SMPS) with Power Factor Correction (PFC) delivers higher performance at a lower price; there is no compromise at an affordable price. And there is much more…
A rear panel Ethernet connection offers streaming options including Apple’s AirPlay and DLNA, where sources benefit from special handling to accommodate files up to 192 kHz with the CP-800’s own oscillators controlling timing for D-to-A conversion. Convenience never sounded so good.
When connected to your home Network, the Classé App (available free of charge in the Apple App store) running on Apple iOS devices offers a sophisticated alternative to the IR remote.
Having a dedicated computer in your listening room doesn’t have to mean noisy fans and bulky monitors. Simple solutions like Apple’s Mac Mini or an inexpensive laptop can be installed out of site and operated remotely. Connect by HDMI to your TV, use a wireless keyboard and mouse when necessary and connect to the CP-800 by USB for audio, then control with an iOS device, Smartphone or tablet. Classé’s unique implementation of asynchronous USB audio will render studio-quality sound from properly ripped CDs and high-resolution music downloads up to 192 kHz.