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Sigma SSP SURROUND SOUND PREAMP/PROCESSOR

THIS UNIT IS MISSING THE REMOTE CONTROL WHICH ONLY DOES THE BASIC FEATURES THE UNIT IS CONTROLLED BY THE CLASSE’ APP AVAILBLE THROUGH THE APP STORE

 

The Sigma SSP is a 7.1 channel preamp/processor optimized for stereo but including HDMI switching, multichannel processing and bass management. Its wide variety of input connectors includes asynchronous USB and Ethernet for streaming, augmented by coax and optical; balanced and single-ended analog inputs plus an optional phono stage show how versatile this preamp/processor is despite its compact size. A host of performance-oriented features including digital domain tone/tilt control, and nine-band per channel parametric EQ ensure the best performance with each recording in every room.

Modern high-end audio systems tend to fall into one of two broad categories: stereo and theater. But rarely are they used exclusively in those roles. Most have a television display of some kind between stereo speakers or use the surround sound system for playing music. Inevitably, each makes compromises as it tries to accommodate the requirements of the other.

The Sigma SSP is designed to build a bridge between these two categories, optimized as a stereo preamp/processor but with HDMI switching and 7.1 channels of high-performance multichannel processing included. The stereo preamp/processor circuitry is derived from the latest generation Delta series CP-800, making the Sigma SSP a stunning performer as a stereo preamp. Test bench measurements are exceptional and suggest comparison with cost-no-object designs. Sonically the Sigma SSP out-performs stereo preamps with stand-alone DACs, while offering superb decoding of high-resolution formats including Dolby TrueHD and DTS-HD Master Audio.

A variety of connection options supports virtually any source optimally: Stream audio asynchronously from
a computer, storage device or the Internet via the Sigma SSP’s Ethernet connection. The Sigma SSP supports both AirPlay and DLNA streaming. Front and rear panel USB connections support asynchronous streaming from computers and iOS devices. Eight HDMI inputs (including one on the front panel) provide the optimum path for Blu- ray players, games and set-top boxes while simplifying system connections. The Audio Return Channel lets YouTube, Netflix and other online sources decoded at your display play through the Sigma SSP by using the HDMI connection between them. Coax and optical are provided for those sources lacking the HDMI option.

DSP options for improving performance are available to all sources. Bass management, a nine-band Parametric EQ and digital domain Tone Control with our Tilt feature ensure that the system can be optimized for your speak- ers and room, and every source sounds its best. An optional phono stage with custom loading may be fitted to accommodate MM and MC cartridges.

The Sigma SSP owes its outstanding performance and value to the unique engineering and manufacturing capa- bilities of Classé in Montréal and the B&W Group globally. No other high-end audio designers have access to the resources necessary to deliver such a product at such

a competitive price. The Sigma SSP has been conceived and built as an example of quality and value without peer. It will stand as the seminal reference in the preamp/pro- cessor category for many years to come.

 

 

USB audio

 

up to 24-bit/192 kHz

USB (Host)

 

charging capability 2 Amps

AirPlay supported
formats

 

AAC (8 to 320 kbps)
Protected AAC (from iTunes Store),
HE-AAC, MP3 (8 to 320 kbps),
MP3 VBR, Audible (formats 2, 3, 4)
Audible Enhanced Audio (AAX, and AAX+),
Apple Lossless, AIFF, and WAV

DLNA supported
formats

 

Apple Lossless (ALAC), mp3, FLAC,
WAV, Ogg Vorbis, WMA, AAC

Frequency response

 

8 Hz - 200 kHz < 1 dB, stereo digital bypass
8 Hz - 20 kHz < 0.5 dB, all other sources

Channel Matching
(Left to Right)

 

better than 0.05 dB

Distortion (THD+noise)

 

0.0005%, digital source/bypassed
analog source
.002%, processed analog source

Maximum input level
(single-ended)

 

2 Vrms (DSP), 4.5Vrms (bypass)

Maximum input level
(balanced)

 

4 Vrms (DSP), 9 Vrms (bypass)

Maximum output level
(single-ended)

 

9 Vrms

Maximum output level
(balanced)

 

18 Vrms

Gain Range

 

-93 dB to +14 dB

Input impedance
(single-ended)

 

100 kΩ (single-ended)

Input impedance
(balanced)

 

50 kΩ (Balanced)

Output impedance
(single-ended)

 

100 Ω

Output impedance
(balanced)

 

300 Ω

Signal-to-noise ratio
(ref. 4Vrms input, unweighted)

 

104 dB, bypassed analog source
101 dB, processed analog source
(re. full-scale input, unweighted)
105 dB, digital source

Channel separation

 

better than 100 dB

Channel matching
(left to right)

 

>0.05 dB

Crosstalk
(any input to any output)

 

better than -130 dB @ 1 kHz

Rated power consumption

 

35 W

Mains voltage

 

100-240 V, 50/60 Hz

Overall dimensions

 

17.0�? (433mm)
Depth (excluding connectors): 14.57�? (370mm)
Height: 3.75�? (95mm)

Net weight

 

18 lb (8.21 kg)

Shipping weight

 

25 lb (11.34 kg)

Made for
iPod touch (5th generation) iPod nano (7th generation)
iPod touch (4th generation) iPod nano (6th generation)
iPod touch (3rd generation) iPod nano (5th generation)
iPod touch (2nd generation) iPod nano (4th generation)
iPod touch (1st generation) iPod nano (3rd generation)Made for
iPhone 5S iPhone 3GS
iPhone 5 iPhone 3G
iPhone 4S iPhone
iPhone 4Made for
iPad mini (with Retina display) iPad (3rd generation)
iPad Air iPad 2
iPad (4th generation) iPad
iPad miniAirplay
AirPlay works with iPhone, iPod, and iPod touch with iOS 4.3.3 or later,
Mac with OS X Mountain Lion, and Mac and PC with iTunes 10.2.2 or later.

 

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