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Classe Delta CP-500 Stereo Preamplifier; CP500

$1,399.00

Current stock: 0

Product: Classe Delta CP-500 Stereo Preamplifier; CP500

Product SKU: 14458

Serial Number: 1640766

Voltage: 120V

Cosmetic Description: 8/10 Excellent condition with minimal visible cosmetic wear including a small nick on the front left corner of the faceplate, at the bottom. Outstanding condition overall - the condition will please even the most discerning audiophile.

What is Included: Amplifier, Remote, 10 Cardas Signature RCA caps, Power cable, Factory packaging

Functional Notes: Operational condition of this item is excellent, fully tested and no issues found.

Age: 6 years

# of Owners: 1

Tobacco Exposure: No

Service History: None

MSRP: $4000

Other Notes: "In discussing the Classé CP-500, I have shied away from talking about the sheer pleasure of using it. We're all audiophiles here and interested in sound over ease of use. However, once you've connected and customized the CP-500, it is almost like an extension of your mind, so thoroughly are you able to make it into what you want it to be. Its remote control fits nicely to hand, and the ability to define volume levels for each source makes level-matched comparisons a breeze. It's a great reviewer's tool and a preamp that spouses and other family members will not have to read the manual to enjoy using. It is the epitome of user-friendliness in the here and now.

But the CP-500 is not all about ergonomic niceties. Its sound never veils or embellishes the music that flows through it, and while some listeners will find such performance uninspiring, I found it to make for long listening sessions. There is a leanness to its personality that is especially noticeable when it is compared to the sound of preamps with tubes, but I didn't find it bothersome. It's a trait, not a blemish.

We audiophiles are a picky bunch (once again, no wisecracks), but there are few of us, I am convinced, who will be unaffected by the Classé CP-500's broad-based appeal. The CP-500 will catch your eye, appeal to your ear, and give you extraordinary control over your audio system."

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Reviews:  Audiophilia
SoundStage!
Novo

Shipping: Cost to ship this item within the contiguous United States is a flat rate of $37- including packaging and insurance. For all other locations including Hawaii, Puerto Rico and Alaska, please request a quote prior to purchase. Items with factory packaging will be double boxed. When factory packaging not available re-usable shipping box with custom injected-foam mold will be used. (for all items over 10 lbs). Note that all items valued over $500 will require a signature upon delivery.

Shipping: Cost to ship this item within the contiguous United States is a flat rate of $37- including packaging and insurance. For all other locations including Hawaii, Puerto Rico and Alaska, please request a quote prior to purchase. Items with factory packaging will be double boxed. When factory packaging not available re-usable shipping box with custom injected-foam mold will be used. (for all items over 10 lbs). Note that all items valued over $500 will require a signature upon delivery.