Classe Ten amplifier, in excellent condition. The renowned Classe Ten was the upgraded version of the DR-10 and is conservatively rated at 125 watts per channel into 8 ohms and 250 watts per channel into 4 ohms. Its sound is very dynamic with terrific pace, rhythm and timing (PRaT) and it throws a wide and deep soundstage; there is no harshness whatsoever. This really is a glorious-sounding amplifier. It has both single-ended and balanced inputs. I used this amplifier to drive Thiel 3.5 loudspeakers, which are a difficult load, and the pairing was magical: the Ten is a commanding amplifier and demonstrates all the power and authority you could ever ask for. I’ve moved on to a DIY-based stereo, which is the only reason this exceptional amplifier is up for sale.
Stereophile’s Larry Greenhill said the following about the Classe Fifteen (same design, larger version of the Classe Ten): “No other power amplifier in my current arsenal, including two more expensive solid-state units, each of which received a Class A rating in Stereophile's "Recommended Components" in its time, could better the Classé Fifteen when it was driven by the Classé Six Mk.II preamplifier in Bypass mode. The Fifteen was these amplifiers' equal in bass response, dynamic range, clarity, transient speed, overall coherency, and freedom from midrange grain, whether driving dynamic or electrostatic loudspeakers. Only the more expensive and more powerful Krell KSA-250 could top it in soundstage depth.”
Available for audition in the Western suburbs of Philadelphia.
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I am selling a matching Classe DR-6 preamplifier and a pair of Thiel 3.6 loudspeakers. Both are in very good to excellent condition. Make me an offer!