Classe the New Delta Series

Classe is back and the new Delta Series seems a welcome return to form for the Canadian high-end audio manufacturer.

A brief history, founded in 1980. The original and lauded DR-2 Classé amplifier was an unconventional product; a stereo amp of only 25W working in Class A. It inspired the company name and inspired those music lovers with the good fortune to own one.

In 2001 Classe became part of the mighty Bowers & Wilkins Group, however in 2016 when EVA Automation purchased Bowers & Wilkins we feared we had seen the last of this classic Canadian brand.

Fast forward to 2021 and they are back! Sound United has brought them back to the mainstream and they have set about launching the brand new Delat Series. Three products have been announced, the Delta Pre, Delta Stereo and Delta Mono.

 

Classe Delta Pre

The Delta PRE is the foundation of your perfect system. Designed to connect to a range of sources, the PRE will exact the highest performance from every recording, whether analog or digital. The Delta PRE will deliver perfectly balanced audio to downstream Delta components, designed to connect to a range of sources, Delta PRE will extract the highest performance from every recording, whether analog or digital.

Pre-amplifiers provide clean and controlled signals to the power stage. Both precision and perfection are required and are delivered by Delta PRE.

  • Network, USB, AES/EBU, coax and optical inputs with optional HDMI
  • XLR and RCA inputs
  • Short signal paths to minimise signal interference
  • Custom-made Navcom® feet absorb and reduce vibrations
  • High-performance onboard MC/MM Phono stage supports up to two phono inputs
  • Rhodium-plated connectors for excellent and secure contacts

 

Classe Delta Stereo Power Amplifier

The Delta STEREO distills all of Classé's innovation and knowledge into a compact high-performance stereo amplifier. In situations where dual mono amplifiers can't be accommodated, Delta STEREO offers uncompromising performance in a single component.

Amplification

The first 12.5W of power output are pure Class A, and with a total of 250W per channel at its command (over 350W/Ch @ 2Ω), this compact, powerful amplifier drives loudspeakers with utmost confidence.

  • Up to 12.5W per Channel delivered in pure Class A operation
  • 250W per Channel total
  • Massive, high-quality power supply
  • Custom toroidal transformer

Clarity

Delta STEREO delivers exceptional clarity. Every effort has been made to preserve the complete separation between channels, delivering the natural, expansive sound that Classé is legendary for.

  • Hand-laid circuit boards
  • 6-layer circuit boards provide for shortened signal and power pathways with the lowest noise
  • 22 4-pole Mundorf® capacitors
  • Custom-made Navcom® feet to absorb vibrations
  • Furutech® rhodium-plated RCA and torque-guard speaker connectors

Delta STEREO has a presence. Its capabilities are expressed through design and it looks fantastic in any room or installation. Superb material finishes and a pair of custom-designed illuminated VU meters display power output for both channels beautifully.

Delta Series' design concept is to create a monument to sound. This amplifier looks every bit as capable as it sounds.

 

Classe Delta Mono Power Amplifier

Delta MONO embodies exquisite, controlled, unending power.

A perfectly detailed enclosure cradles a highly innovative blend of technologies and hand-selected components which deliver effortless, refined sound.

Amplification

Delta MONO is crafted for exceptional performance and durability – every detail superbly refined. The first 35W of power are pure Class A, and with over 300W per unit total (1,000W @ 2Ω) at its command, Delta MONO will confidently control any loudspeaker.

  • Up to 35W delivered in pure Class A operation
  • 300W per unit total
  • Massive, high-quality power supply
  • Custom toroidal transformer

Clarity

Delta MONO delivers the utmost clarity in everything you hear. Every detail communicates natural, authoritative sound. An expansive dynamic range with infinitesimal noise delivers unsurpassed fidelity to the musical source. Start listening.

  • Hand-laid circuit boards
  • 6-layer circuit boards provide for shortened signal and power pathways with lowest noise
  • Fully balanced output stage and balanced circuitry
  • 22 4-pole Mundorf® capacitors
  • Custom-made Navcom® feet to absorb vibrations
  • Furutech® rhodium-plated RCA and torque-guard speaker connectors
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