Up for sale is a Classé CP-60 preamplifier with rare and highly regarded factory phono stage. It is in silver finish and in very good condition, complete with original packing, owner's manual (both hardcopy and pdf), and original remote in working condition. This highly musical preamp was the top of the line Classe preamp in its day. It's powered by a separate power supply and the umbilical cord is included in this sale. The build quality is impressive, right down to the metal remote.
The built-in phono stage has been compared to stand-alone units costing thousands, and there's no need to purchase a phono cable. It works with MM and MC cartridges, I had great results using it with a Soundsmith SMMC 1 moving iron cartridge. All in all, the phono stage is a wonderful deal if you want to use this preamp with a turntable. Please don't compare the asking price to a CP-60 that lacks the phono stage.
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Cosmetic flaws: (1) One hairline scratch on top surface of preamp; see next to last image –– invisible from more than two feet away and hard to photograph. (2) Lettering on remote shows some wear –– mostly on Classe logo; labels for all the controls are clearly legible; see last image.
Reason for selling: I upgraded to a CP-800 in March 2014. This unit has been stored in its original packing in a climate controlled space since then.