This is a great news! I can hardly wait to see their next product under new management. Dave Nauber is a great guy!
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As mentioned elsewhere in these forums, I have a CP-500 preamp and a CA-2200 power amp. Really like them. The CP-500 with all its ins and outs, including balanced on XLR and a tape loop, and neutral as in full sound is quite wonderful.
I am not sure the foreign manufacturing was/is their problem. In my mind the use of IC's in the later products got them in trouble with high end aficionados.
I hope the new version of Classe goes back to the quality designs of the era of my Classe products.
You folks take care,
Polk/sound United will have them making soundbar parts in no time. I have been a big fan of the Polk sound for many years, and my old SDA 1.2TL’s have been a part of my rig for years now. The leadership at Sound United has no real desire to do more than mass market, mainstream lifestyle products.
While I am happy the Classe name survives, I am afraid that is all it will be.
happy to hear Classe is up again as I own the SSP800 and CA2200.. about the video deralte posted, I have a similar problem with the input switching on the SSP.. the trick is you have to turn on the source first then the SSP and it works like a charm, every time.. noticed when he turned it off then on the source was still on so now the CP worked fine.. I wonder if he knew that and purposely "blocked" that portion out... about the clicking, I never experienced that... I've owned the SSP for couple years now
not sure why they wouldn't want to not repair their equipment.. thats MONEY they certainly can use.. especially if sales are slow.. I;m in the used auto parts business and I know several new car dealerships that say the service dept. and body shop is whats keeping them afloat.. it would also keep their Classe name in good standing in the public eye.. boost new gear sales..
I have a CT-SSP and asside from it not doing 4k (frankly thinkg video should not be off loaded to the audio, and go directly to screen, like the Oppo 205) the sound is very good, I am pleased with it. I hope that they will be able to deal with any warranty issues that might come up over times, or even non warranty upgrades.
I own a SSPmk2, a CA-5100 and an AMP5. The 5100 is a wonderful amp (very musical) and the AMP5 is a home theater amp. I used the AMP5 for a few days listening to music and couldn't wait to get back to the 5100. If you only do home theater Classe class D amps are OK but if you are into music stick with their AB based amps. I think a used CA-2200 would be a good choice and probably a good buy right now!