ClasseSSP-800usedClasse SSP-800 Theater Processor, Tested and CompleteClasse Audio SSP-800 Home Theater Processor with HDMI. Complete and Tested Up for sale is a striking surround processor from Classe Audio. These aren’t being made any longer so here is a great ...3699.00

Classe SSP-800 Theater Processor, Tested and Complete [Expired]

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Classe Audio SSP-800 Home Theater Processor with HDMI.  Complete and Tested

Up for sale is a striking surround processor from Classe Audio.  These aren’t being made any longer so here is a great chance to upgrade you theater room.  

Im not going to go into the features as there a too many to list.  A quick google search will tell you all about it. 

Condition is near perfect.  There are significant signs of wear or abuse anywhere.  It is super clear and tidy.   The display is bright and responsive, the full aluminum case is free from imperfections or discoloring.  The top and rear are perfect.  Any imperfections you see in the pictures are probably dust or glare. 

Best of all this unit comes with the original box, remote and manual.  

Fully tested and performing to spec.  

Available for pickup in NYC or Ridgewood NJ. 

Call 646 852 2073 with questions. 

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The surround sound processor is the core of a high-end home theater system. It is the conduit through which all source signals flow and it performs the critical tasks of decoding various audio formats, converting digital signals to analog, and then pre-amplifying the analog signals in as pure a manner as possible.

It must allow high definition video to pass through uncorrupted. A surround sound processor can either limit or gloriously reveal the full potential of every component in the home theater system. Proliferation of the latest high-definition audio and video technologies served as the inspiration for a new challenge: the creation of the definitive SSP—a surround sound processor to set the standard for the high definition era. The result is the SSP-800, Classé’s statement preamp/processor.

The SSP-800 is a ten-channel preamp/processor, offering both balanced and single-ended connections for all channels. Audio Digital Signal Processing (DSP) is handled by Texas Instruments processors, which operate in 64-bit double precision. Floating point arithmetic is used for all audio signal calculations to ensure the most accurate results possible. All bass management filters, level adjustments and parametric EQ filters also benefit from the added precision. Two DSPs, each rated at 2800 MIPS (Million Instructions per Second) provide HD Audio decoding and the power to handle a vast array of post processing features at full resolution.

Powerful DSP is only one of many of the SSP-800’s outstanding qualities. Throughout the SSP-800 are examples of cutting edge technology and superior design techniques, employed in the service of better sound. We evaluate performance by listening to music, which remains the most reliable method of judging sound quality. In fact, no surround processor can accurately reproduce movie sound if it fails to reproduce music properly. At Classé, our first priority is developing components that perform exceptionally well with music—this is our heritage from the first component we manufactured more than thirty years ago. We then turn our attention to processor decoding capabilities and developing features that enhance flexibility and in-room performance.

In addition to high performance, quality and technology, the SSP-800 offers the flexibility to handle a wide range of real world applications. Its ten-channel design creates the possibility of configuring two channels for additional subwoofers, as mirrors of the front left and right channels for bi-amplifying, or delivering audio to a separate room or system. Five-band manual parametric equalization is provided for each of the ten channels to help tune the system to its environment. Menu driven front panel controls allow a high degree of customization for an ideal user experience.

The SSP-800 has found its way into the AV systems of countless industry professionals and enthusiasts around the world.* It has met its design objective, becoming the de facto standard for high-performance multichannel processing.

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 1 set 7.1 in / 2 pair in / 5 pair out

DC trigger out 2

IR 1 in / 1 out

CAN Bus 1 in / 1 out


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



Maximum input level 2vrms

Single ended via DSP


Single ended via bypass


Balanced via DSP


Balanced via bypass

Output impedance 56 ohms

Input impedance 100kohms

Total harmonic 0.001%

distortion Digital source / Bypassed analog source


Processed analog source

Frequency response 20Hz – 200kHz <0.1dB

Stereo analog bypass

20Hz – 20kHz <0.2dB

All other sources

Signal to noise ratio 102dB

Bypassed analog source


Processed analog source


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

24bit/32-192kHz PCM

Post processing modes Dolby pro logic IIx

DTS-ES matrix

DTS Neo:6


Mono plus

Stereo (downmix)

Music plus

Movie plus


Video conversion Composite to component and HDMI

Component (upto 720p-1080i) to component and HDMI




Width 17.5” (445mm)

Depth 16.5” (419mm) (excluding connectors)

Height 6.75” (172mm)

Gross weight 29 lb (13 kg)

Net weight 38 lb (17 kg)

WHO WE ARE is a small startup business specializing in the purchase, reconditioning and reselling of select high end audio equipment.  We only buy equipment the we admire and are passionate about.  No mid-fi, no gimmicks and no junk.  

Each piece of equipment is cosmetically restored and fully tested in our well-equipped lab by an engineer with 30+ years of experience in the Hifi world.  If it does not meet or exceed the original manufactures specifications, it will not be sold.  We are select about the equipment we purchase, focusing on mostly analog, high-build quality, American and European built units.

Through our sister company, which is an authorized dealer for McIntosh, Audio Research, Sonus Faber, ClearAudio, Project and Sony ES, we have access to OEM parts and service support.  If you are local and are looking for any new equipment for the above mentioned manufacturers, please drop us a line as we can arrange both sales and professional installation in the tri-state area


If you would like to make an offer, please don't email or message us unless you are looking to trade something in.  

If we are accepting offers, you will see a button on the listing page to do so.  Please use it, as it is very hard to track offers through email or messaging.  This way, we are all also better protected.   If you don’t see a “offer” button its because we are not taking offers on this item.  Please don’t bother to make one.  


We prefer working through PayPal, which allows you to use a credit card or bank transfer.  We do not charge extra for any payment fees.  You can also send us a personal check (which will need to clear before shipping), certified check, money order or wire transfer.  International clients without access to PayPal should use a bank wire transfer. 

If you are picking up an item, we don not accept PayPal, you must pay in person with cash, certified or bank check or wire transfer.  If you make a PayPal payment it will be returned. 


We accept trade-ins of equal or lesser value under certain conditions.  Simply ask and let us know the exact model, condition and what accessories are included such as a box, remote, manual, etc.  We will only consider high-end equipment from mainstream manufacturers such as McIntosh, Mark Levinson, Audio Research, Krell, etc. and will typically pass on displays, projectors, receivers, dated processors and mid-fi equipment of any type.  We will offer a fair value for your equipment, but keep in mind we are running a business and will need to be able to sell the equipment at a profit after investing a great deal of time and resources in testing, certifying, repairing, cleaning and packaging the incoming equipment.  If you are looking for top dollar we suggest attempting to sell it directly to an end user.  

SELL US YOUR GEAR (Working or Broken)

We will also purchase your used or broken gear and arrange pickup if you are in our local market.  Just drop us a note for a quote, but be sure to include the condition and what is included.  


We are currently operating from a residence in Ridgewood, NJ.  You are welcome to make an appointment if there is a piece of equipment you would like to see in operation before or after purchase.  We have a well-equipped, dedicated listening room with tons of equipment of all makes and models.  We are not a store, so please don’t make an appointment if you are just curious as to how a speaker or piece of equipment sounds.  In essence, no tire kickers please.  

If you are in NYC and cannot make it out to Ridgewood, we can arrange pickup in Union Square (14th Street) after the purchase.   You can call or text  (646) 852-2073 with any questions or to schedule an appointment.  We can also arrange to install, calibrate and tune the gear in your listening room if you are in the local area.  This is super useful when purchasing large speakers or heavy amplifiers.  It is also great for ensuring your new turntable is setup correctly in its final resting place.  

Thanks for looking and please send us your email address if you would like to receive a list of the equipment we receive from time to time.  We promise not to bombard you with junk email.  

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