Model No: Classe CA5300 silver

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Classe CA5300 silver

  • $6,399.00

Each of the CA-5300's five channels churn out an impressive 300 Watts of power into eight Ohms and 600 Watts into four. The CA-5300 features Classe's new, microprocessor controlled, ICTunnel cooling system, which keeps the amp operating at peak temperatures internally without having to rely on unsightly heat sinks. The CA-5300 has a reported frequency response of 1Hz to 100kHz with total harmonic distortion rated at less than one percent using either balanced or single ended connections.

The CA-5300's bass performance is textural and deep with excellent control and finesse even under demanding situations such as the attack on Pearl Harbor in Michael Bay's historical action epic, Pearl Harbor, on Blu-ray (Touchstone). The CA-5300 midrange is clear, open and natural, sounding neither artificially warm nor lean. Dialog tracks via the CA-5300 sounded live versus reproduced and were always clean and intelligible when the source material allowed for it. Films such as Morning Glory (Paramount), which seem to live almost entirely in one's center channel, really showcases the CA-5300's smooth midrange demeanor. The CA-5300's high frequency response is too very smooth and non-fatiguing, though it achieves this by not trying to push the envelope too much for there are more airy and extended solid state amps out there - the CA-5300 just isn't that amp. Instead, the CA-5300 errs on the side of caution at times choosing to be "just right" for a wider variety of source material. A good example of this can be found in the often harsh high frequency sounds of the film Burlesque (Screen Gems), which other amps deliver like an axe to the head whereas the CA-5300 manages to smooth them out a bit and make the whole experience enjoyable.

I'd argue that Classe's newly redesigned Delta Series CA-5300 five channel amp is all the high-end multi-channel goodness an audiophile or home theater enthusiast will ever truly need. The CA-5300's 300 Watts per channel is more than enough for even the most demanding home theater systems. While the CA-5300's sound isn't always going to grab you by the short hairs, exciting it is - for lack of a better description - just right and serves the needs of a wide variety of source material nicely.

Each of the CA-5300's five channels churn out an impressive 300 Watts of power into eight Ohms and 600 Watts into four. The CA-5300 features Classe's new, microprocessor controlled, ICTunnel cooling system, which keeps the amp operating at peak temperatures internally without having to rely on unsightly heat sinks. The CA-5300 has a reported frequency response of 1Hz to 100kHz with total harmonic distortion rated at less than one percent using either balanced or single ended connections.

The CA-5300's bass performance is textural and deep with excellent control and finesse even under demanding situations such as the attack on Pearl Harbor in Michael Bay's historical action epic, Pearl Harbor, on Blu-ray (Touchstone). The CA-5300 midrange is clear, open and natural, sounding neither artificially warm nor lean. Dialog tracks via the CA-5300 sounded live versus reproduced and were always clean and intelligible when the source material allowed for it. Films such as Morning Glory (Paramount), which seem to live almost entirely in one's center channel, really showcases the CA-5300's smooth midrange demeanor. The CA-5300's high frequency response is too very smooth and non-fatiguing, though it achieves this by not trying to push the envelope too much for there are more airy and extended solid state amps out there - the CA-5300 just isn't that amp. Instead, the CA-5300 errs on the side of caution at times choosing to be "just right" for a wider variety of source material. A good example of this can be found in the often harsh high frequency sounds of the film Burlesque (Screen Gems), which other amps deliver like an axe to the head whereas the CA-5300 manages to smooth them out a bit and make the whole experience enjoyable.

I'd argue that Classe's newly redesigned Delta Series CA-5300 five channel amp is all the high-end multi-channel goodness an audiophile or home theater enthusiast will ever truly need. The CA-5300's 300 Watts per channel is more than enough for even the most demanding home theater systems. While the CA-5300's sound isn't always going to grab you by the short hairs, exciting it is - for lack of a better description - just right and serves the needs of a wide variety of source material nicely.

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