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Classe Audio SSP-75 Digital Home Theater Processor/Preamp

Sale price£1,186.00
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Classe Audio Ssp-75 Digital Home Theater Processor/Preamp Processor

Classe Audio SSP-75 Digital Home Theater Processor/Preamp

SkyFi 479

Pickup available, usually ready in 24 hours

479 South Broad Street
Glen Rock NJ 07452
United States

+12018790000

General:
While this unit is working perfectly, the front display is rather dim and can only be seen in a darkened room. However this might be fine for a home theater application where the less light the better.

Although the surround processing on this unit is a few generations back, the audio section is superb. It's ideal for someone more interested in the two channel performance for music with occasional theater use.

Balanced XLR connections on all outputs are a nice upgrade over standard RCA's.

Plus it features 7 digital inputs including AES/EBU (XLR).

Includes remote, calibration mic, and a power cord.

Ownership:
Single Owner

Connections:
RCA on all inputs and outputs, XLR on all outputs and one set of inputs. Toslink and coax and AES/EBU digital inputs. Removable power cord.

Cosmetic Condition:
7/10 = Good. One or two minor scratches. Well Maintained.. See our detailed rating description here.

Included:
Exactly as pictured and described above.

Packing:
Will be packed using our highly developed in-house process and custom packing materials.Original MSRP:
$7,000 in 1990. Close to $17,000 today after adjusting for inflation.

Dimensions:
18.5 x 16.25 x 7.25 inches

Weight:
32 lbs.

Approximate Age:
1990

Recommended Cables:

Kimber Kable - RCA Interconnects - Better

Kimber Kable - RCA Interconnects - Best

Kimber Kable - BALANCED XLR Connectors - Better

Kimber Kable - BALANCED XLR Connectors - Best

Kimber Kable - Coaxial Digital Interconnect

Kimber Kable - Optical Digital Interconnect

Kimber Kable - Digital AES/EBU (XLR Connector) Interconnect

Kimber Kable - Power Cords - Better

Kimber Kable - Power Cords - Best

Testing Process:

We start with a visual inspection of all internal components to make sure that there are no signs of heat stress or damage. Capacitors are checked for telltale signs of predictive failure including bulging, shrunken wrappers, or physical leakage. We also inspect the PCBs for discoloration from resistors or transistors that may have been running hot. On vintage units we often spot check select capacitors for value and ESR.

When we first power on a preamplifier we connect its RCA output to a Sencore PA81 Power Analyzer which simulates real world loading conditions and gives us an oscilloscope interface. The first order of business is checking that the volume control works smoothly throughout its entire range with acceptable channel balance. This is accomplished by feeding a 1KHz sine wave into one of the preamp’s line level inputs while monitoring the preamp’s output on an oscilloscope. We then switch to a 1KHz square wave to test the tone controls, loudness function, and filters where applicable. During this step we are watching for equal alteration of the test signal by both channels. This also helps us identify dirty controls that will need treatment. Once the basic line stage functions are verified, we test each input individually. This is especially important for devices that use relays to select their sources. If the preamp is equipped with a phono stage we test that as well. We use an inverse RIAA filter which allows us to feed a reference test signal into the phono input with the proper RIAA equalization and level. A square wave or sine sweep is used to verify that the device’s phono stage is faithfully reproducing the RIAA curve. If the preamp under test has balanced inputs and/or outputs these are tested as well.

We finish up our bench testing with a listening test with our bench amplifier and reference speakers. During this test we check for hum or hiss that may not have shown up in earlier testing. We also check that all of the tone controls and filters perform as expected. If the preamplifier has remote control functions these are also tested. Preamps with tube circuits or complicated power supply topologies are connected at our long term test rig for extended stress testing under real world conditions.

SKU: 104570
Classe Audio Ssp-75 Digital Home Theater Processor/Preamp Processor
Classe Audio SSP-75 Digital Home Theater Processor/Preamp Sale price£1,186.00