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Classe Delta Series Stereo PreAmp Processor - CP-800

Abt Model: CP800 | UPC Code: 817015002147
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Classe Delta Series Stereo PreAmp Processor, Model CP800

The vast majority of high-end preamplifiers available today are direct decendants of products that have been made for decades, rooted in the world of analog sources. The CP-800 is something new. The CP-800 combines key building blocks of a contemporary high-end audio system in a unique way to improve and simplify the signal path.

New technology is applied to realize the benefits of modern computer-based audio. For the first time, a CD ripped to a computer has the potential to sound better than it could if played in a CD player. For the first time, a Classé-designed
Switch Mode Power Supply (SMPS) with Power Factor Correction (PFC) delivers higher performance at a lower price. For the first time, convenient and feature-rich access to your music library is possible with simultaneous state-of-the-art playback. For the first time, there is no compromise at a reasonable price.


  • USB
    • Computer audio does not have to mean mp3 compression or downloading high resolution recordings from the limited library online. It means putting your CDs on a computer or other storage device and preserving them at full resolution, then organizing and accessing them from an iPad® , iPhone® or iPod Touch®. While this used to mean choosing between convenience and performance, the CP-800 lets you have it all with no compromise.
  • Bass Management
    • When positioning left and right speakers, accepted practice is to give priority to symmetry and sound-staging—not low frequency performance. No matter how well your speakers reproduce bass, they are almost certainly not located in the optimum place in your
      room to do so. The solution is mono or stereo subwoofers, which until the CP-800, has always involved compromise. Although a stereo preamp, the CP-800 uses advanced Sigma DSPs to provide subwoofer outputs with selectable crossover frequencies and
      slopes in the digital domain prior to conversion to analog. The result is deep, smooth bass response and no compromise whatsoever.
  • PEQ
    • Whether or not your speakers and subwoofers are in the optimum location in the room, chances are there will be room modes that can only be addressed with equilization. In most rooms, the three primary dimensions contribute to three low frequency modes where the room actually reinforces the response at those frequencies. The CP-800 offers parametric equilization to help address these real world problems. Performed in the digital domain, these high quality filters allow optimization of low frequency response without any compromise whatsoever.
  • A shorter, more direct signal path than any combination of CD player or USB DAC and stereo preamplifier
  • Asynchronous handling of computer-based USB audio sources using Classe-developed single clock substrate technology
  • Optimized handling of legacy analog and digital sources
  • Highly efficient, high-performance, Classe-designed power supply that is quiet inside the chassis and a good neighbor to other system components
  • Performance-enhancing processing benefits available to all sources, including parametric EQ, tone control, bass management with selectable crossover points and slopes


  • Frequency Response:
    • 8 Hz - 200 kHz < 1dB, stereo analog bypass
    • 8 Hz - 20 kHz < 0.5dB, all other sources
  • Channel Matching: better than 0.05 dB
  • Distortion:
    • .0005%, digital source/bypassed analog source
    • .004%, processed analog source
  • Maximum Input Level (single-ended): 2 Vrms (DSP), 4.5 Vrms (bypass)
  • Maximum Input Level (balanced): 4 Vrms (DSP), 9 Vrms (bypass)
  • Maximum Output Level (single-ended): 9Vrms
  • Maximum Output Level (balanced): 18 Vrms
  • Gain Range: -100 dB to +14 dB
  • Input Impedance:
    • 50 kΩ (balanced)
    • 100 kΩ (single-ended)
  • Output Impedance:
    • 300 Ω (balanced)
    • 100 Ω (single-ended)
  • Signal-to-Noise Ratio
    • 104 dB bypassed analog source
    • 101 dB processed analog source
    • 105 dB digital source
  • Channel Seperation: Better than 100dB
  • Crosstalk: better than -130dB @ 1kHz
  • Standby Power Consumption: <1 Watt
  • Rated Power Consumption: 31 Watts
  • Mains Voltage: 90-264 V, 50/60 Hz
  • Compatible With: iPod touch (4th generation), iPod nano (6th generation), iPod touch (3rd generation), iPod nano (5th generation), iPod touch (2nd generation), iPod nano (4th generation), iPod touch (1st generation), iPod nano (3rd generation), iPod classic iPod nano (2nd generation), iPhone 4, iPhone 3G, iPhone 3GS, iPhone, iPad

Approximate Weight

  • Shipping: 33 lbs

Approximate Dimensions:

  • Width 17.5"
  • Depth 17.5"
  • Height 4.78"
Key Features
Analog Preamplifier/ Digital-to-Analog Converter/ Digital Signal Processor/ Use Your iPad As A Remote And Interface/ WiFi/ Metallic Finish
More reasons to buy the Classe CP-800 from Abt Electronics
  • is an authorized dealer (Learn More).
  • The Classe CP-800 is Brand New.
  • The Classe CP-800 Ships in a Factory Sealed Box.


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