Classé CP-800 DAC/Preamp

Classé CP-800 DAC/Preamp

Classé CA-2300 power amplifier

Classé CA-2300 power amplifier

Classé CP-800/CA-2300 combo

Classé CP-800/CA-2300 combo


Here is your chance to acquire my reference amplifier combo.  I am selling my Classé CP-800 DAC/PreAmp and Classé CA-2300 power amplifier.

Unlike current production, which comes from China, these units were manufactured here in Montreal, and in fact were hand-selected for me by Classé’s head of quality.  They both look indistinguishable from new, and perform as flawlessly as the day they arrived.

Selected Technical Specifications (from Classé’s web site):

CP-800 (http://www.classeaudio.com/products/cp-800.php#specifications)
    •    Frequency Response 8Hz – 200kHz (analog bypass)
    •    Frequency Response 8Hz – 20kHz (other sources)
    •    THD + Noise 0.005% (digital, analog bypass)
    •    SNR 105dB (digital), 104dB (analog bypass)
    •    AirPlay support (via ethernet only)
    •    Remote control
    •    DAC supports 44.1kHz, 48kHz, 88.1kHz, 96kHz, 176.4kHz and 192kHz.
    •    Dimensions 17.5” (W) x 4.8” (H) x 17.5” (D)
    •    Weight 23lb (10kg)

CP-2300 (http://www.classeaudio.com/products/ca-2300.php#specifications)
    •    Frequency response 1Hz – 100kHz (-3dB)
    •    Output power 300W/ch (8?), 600W/ch (4?)
    •    Harmonic distortion <0.002% @ 1kHz (balanced)
    •    Intermodulation distortion >90dB below fundamental (8?)
    •    SNR -116dB at peak output (8?)
    •    Dimensions 17.5” (W) x 8.8” (H) x 17.5” (D)
    •    Weight 88lb (40kg)

These products are clean and articulate sounding, with excellent stereo imaging and deep, powerful bass.  They are a good match for power-hungry full-range floor-standing loudspeakers such as my own B&W 802 Diamond S2s.  The CA-2300 runs notably cool and silent, employing innovative “ICTunnel” technology.  These high quality units will repay careful matching with ancillaries such as interconnects, loudspeaker cables, and AC power regenerators.  I recommend using balanced connections for best performance.

I will be happy to demonstrate these amplifiers to anybody wishing to make the trip to the Montreal (Canada) area!

Price (does not include shipping):
    •    CP-800  US$4,000
    •    CA-2300  US$5,500

If you have a serious interest, please e-mail me directly using richard{at}bitperfectsound{dot}com.  I will be happy to provide any additional information.