Classe CP-800 Preamplifier
Classe CP-800 Preamplifier
Classe CP-800 Preamplifier

Classé CP-800 Preamplifier

This is a pre-owned item in excellent condition. Everything has been checked by our engineer. We have the original remote but we dont have the packaging so collection is necessary.

1 in stock

3 Months

£1,500In-store purchase only.



“CP-800 is a high performance (“High-End”) stereo preamplifier, but it is not just yet another preamp with minor changes from previous models. This one has the option of switching in some DSP that adds several EQ bands and dedicated stereo subwoofer outputs. If you don’t use the DSP, it’s not in the signal path, and you can still call yourself a “purist” audiophile. Have no doubts; this is a very unique product, and the performance is stellar.

Speaking of switching, the CP-800 uses a switch mode power supply. Now, I know a lot of audiophiles rail against the idea of “switching” components, and I have been one of those people. But, switching technology has improved at an accelerating rate over the past few years, and it appears to be ready for prime time.” – Home Theatre Hifi Magazine, April 2012.

Please note – this is the earlier version which has an ethernet socket on the back but it is not actually active. You cannot connect this preamp to your network.

Design: Preamplifier, Switch Mode Power Supply, Class AB Output Stage
Maximum Output Voltage: 18 Volts XLR (Balanced), 9 Volts RCA (Unbalanced)
MFR: 8 Hz – 200 kHz ± 1 dB without DSP; 20 Hz – 20 kHz ± 0.1 dB with DSP
THD+N: 0.0005% without DSP, 0.002% with DSP
Input Impedance: 50 kOhms XLR, 100 kOhms RCA
Output Impedance: 300 Ohms XLR, 100 Ohms RCA
Inputs: (Digital) 1 XLR, 3 Coax, 4 Optical, 2 USB; (Analog) 2 XLR, 3 Coax; Ethernet, RS-232, Trigger
Dimensions: 4.8″ H x 17.5″ W x 17.5″ D
Weight: 23 Pounds