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Classe CT Series Black Surround Sound Processor - CT SSP-800

Abt Model: CTSSP800 | UPC Code: 817015002086
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Classe CT Series Black Surround Sound Processor, Model CT SSP-800

Many feel that the Classé Delta series’ unique industrial design favors a shelf or open-rack stand where the full beauty of the design can be appreciated. Also, due to their size and conventional heatsink designs, Delta series amplifiers can pose complications for custom installations.

The special need to ventilate high-powered amplifiers in custom installations prompted Classé to develop the Custom Theater (CT) series. CT amplifiers employ a newly developed Intelligent Cooling Tunnel (ICTunnel™, pronounced Icy Tunnel) architecture to simplify installations and enhance both performance and reliability over the long term. The CT-SSP is designed to match this new range of amplifiers.

There is a growing consensus among home theater enthusiasts and critics that the Classé SSP-800 is the world’s ultimate surround sound processor. The CT-SSP uses exactly the same circuitry as the SSP-800 and is identical in features, performance and price. The units differ in their outward appearance and chassis design, with the CT-SSP intended especially for equipment racks.

Like the SSP-800, the CT-SSP is a ten-channel preamp/processor, offering both balanced and single-ended connections for all channels. Using HDMI 1.4 the CT-SSP offers internal decoding of Dolby TrueHD and DTSHD Master Audio sources. Digital Signal Processing (DSP) is handled by two Texas Instruments processors, each capable of up to a remarkable 2800 MIPS (Million Instructions per Second). The DSPs operate in 64-bit double precision and use floating point arithmetic for all audio signal calculations to ensure the most accurate results possible. All bass management filters, level adjustments and parametric filters also benefit from the added precision.

Throughout the SSP-800/CT-SSP there are examples of HD technology executed at the highest quality level. It is the combination of advanced technology and genuine quality that sets them apart. And while technology and quality give the SSPs their intrinsic value, we measure their true worth first on the test bench and then in the sound room.

The wealth of knowledge applied to the SSP-800/CT-SSP design and the inspiration for its execution do not come from a textbook—they come from the passion and dedication of those who have spent their lives in the pursuit of higher performance. Classé offers the SSP-800 and CT-SSP for those who share our singular passion for performance.


  • Inputs And Outputs
    • HDMI 1.4: 5 in / 2 out
    • Component: 2 in / 1 out
    • Composite: 2 in
    • COAX: 4 in / 1 out
    • Optical: 4 in / 1 out
    • Analog XLR: 1 pair in / 5 pair out
    • Analog RCA Out: 1 set 7.1 in / 2 pair in / 5 pair
    • DC Trigger Out: 2
    • IR: 1in / 1 out
    • CAN Bus: 1 in / 1 out
    • USB: 1
    • RS-232: 1
  • Video Measurements
    • Input Impedance:
      • 75 ohms
      • Composite / component
    • Output Impedance:
      • 75 ohms
      • Component
    • HDMI: Fully 1.4 compliant supporting ARC, HEC, 3D video up to 1080p @ 24 fps, 36-bit deep color and xvYCC
  • Audio Measurements
    • Maximum Output Level
      • 8vrms
      • Single ended
      • 15vrms
      • Balanced
    • Maximum Input Level
      • 2vrms
      • Single ended via DSP
      • 6vrms
      • Single ended via bypass
      • 4vrms
      • Balanced via DSP
      • 12vrms
      • Balanced via bypass
    • Output impedance: 56 ohms
    • Input impedance: 100 kohms
    • Total harmonic distortion:
      • 0.001% Digital source / bypassed analog source
      • 0.002% Processed analog source
    • Frequency response:
      • 20Hz - 200kHz <0.1dB Stereo analog source
      • 20Hz - 20kHz <0.2dB All other sources
    • Signal to Noise Ratio
      • 102dB Bypassed analog source
      • 100dB Processed analog source
      • 105dB Digital source
    • Audio Formats
      • Dolby Digital Surround EX
      • Dolby Digital 5.1
      • Dolby Digital Plus
      • Dolby TrueHD
      • DTS-ES discrete
      • DTS 3/2/1
      • DTS 96/24
      • DTS-HD High Resolution Audio
      • DTS-HD Master Audio
      • 24but/32-192kHz PCM
    • Post Processing Modes
      • Dolby pro logic IIx
      • DTS-ES matrix
      • DTS Neo:6
      • Mono
      • Mono plus
      • Stereo (downmix)
      • Music Plus
      • Movie Plus
      • Party
    • Video Conversion
      • Composite /S video to component and HDMI
      • Component (up to 720p-1080i) to component and HDMI
      • HDMI to HDMI

Approximate Dimensions:

  • Height: 6.97"
  • Width:
    • Including Faceplate: 19"
    • Excluding Faceplate: 17"
  • Depth: 16.375"

Approximate Weight:

  • Shipping: 49 lbs
Key Features
10 Channel Preamp Processor/ Digital Signal Processing/ Dobly TrueHD/ DTSHD Master Audio/ Metallic Finish
More reasons to buy the Classe CT SSP-800 from Abt Electronics
  • is an authorized dealer (Learn More).
  • The Classe CT SSP-800 is Brand New.
  • The Classe CT SSP-800 Ships in a Factory Sealed Box.
Apple AirPlayNo
AM/FM PresetNo
Bluetooth CompatibilityNo
Satellite Radio ReadyNo
3D ReadyYes
iPod CompatibilityYes
Decoders/EncodersDolby Digital Surround EX, Dolby Digital 5.1, Dolby Digital Plus, Dolby TrueHD, DTS-ES discrete, Dolby pro logic Iix, DTS-ES matrix, DTS Neo:6
Input ConnectorsHDMI, Component, Composite, COAX, Optical, Analog XLR, IR, CAN Bus, USB, RS-232
Output ConnectorsComponent, COAX, Optical, Analog XLR, Analog RCA, DC Trigger, IR
THX CertificationNo
Number of HDMI Outputs2
USB Ports1
Weight (lbs)33
Parts Warranty1 Year
Labor Warranty1 Year


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