Selling one of my beloved legendary classic power amps collection: Classe CA 401. I am the second owner. Comes with original box and manual. One of the best amps Classe ever made. Very powerful and dynamic yet detail and organic(tube like sounding), can drive any speakers with ease and sound truly amazing. This amp is in exceptional clean and pristine condition. No scratches or marks. It has been in storage for many years. Also, this amp was seviced at Classé in Canada in 2007 and all the old capacitors and resistors were replaced.
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Classé Audio's achievements are reflected by their worldwide reputation for unsurpassed musical performance, reliability, consistency, and overall value. Classé's philosophy is one of technological evolution, not revolution. The Classé CA-401 was developed using the knowledge gained during the ressearch for the spectacular OMEGA Series amplifiers.
The CA-401 is balanced from input to output, resulting in a greatly enhanced signal to noise ratio, lower induced common-mode distortion, lower distortion overall, and freedom from grounding problems. The power supply of a CA-401 includes a massive, shielded toroidal transformer. For each channel we use a large collection of small power supply capacitors. Small capacitors "drain" and "refill" extremely rapidly and completely, supplying all the power required when the source demands it, with no bounce or overshoot. The fast, clean power supply allows us a higher degree of accurate voltage regulation at all stages of amplification. Thus no matter what program material is being played, at no matter what level, the voltages at all amplification stages remain completely stable.
The oversized, fast, very high current power supply allows the amplifier to deliver the full current and voltage required to even the most difficult speaker load. The CA-401 delivers sound which is clean, liquid and effortless. Imaging, with the better recordings we all enjoy listening to, is both wide and deep. In fact, imaging seems real and human, without the artificial hard edges so common in lesser amplification.
Rated output power:8 Ohm load 400 W (1600 W)Stereo (mono)4 Ohm load 800 W (2400 W)Frequency response:20Hz to 20KHz –0.1 dbSensitivity:2.0 Volts in for rated outputInput Impedance:75 KOhmOutput Impedance:0.01 OhmGain:29.02 dbS/N Ratio:137 dbrTHD + N:0.002%Power consumption (idle):360 WDimensions:w: 19 x d: 23 x h: 9 1/2"Net Weight:130 lbsSpecial Classé finish:Soft Shadow Silver with Black Towers, Etched Classé Logo.