Classé Announces $12,000 Delta PRE Mk II Preamplifier

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Classé announced the $12,000 Delta PRE Mk II preamplifier, what the company says has a new digital front-end, featuring “imperceptible levels of distortion.” The most notable addition to the new PRE Mk II is the introduction of HEOS, streaming and multiroom platform also used by Denon and Marantz components. This means the Delta PRE Mk II can stream music from Amazon Music, TIDAL HiFi Plus, Deezer, Pandora and much more. DLNA and Roon Ready support allows the Classé flexibility when streaming from a NAS drive, while even the front panel USB-A and rear panel USB-B sockets can be used to connect local music sources.

It also supports AirPlay 2 and Spotify Connect as well as a range of inputs, both analog and digital, and there is a 4K-compatible HDMI switch option at an additional cost.

Owners of older generation Delta PRE units can also benefit from the performance enhancements available in the new PRE Mk II by upgrading their existing PRE to Mk II specification. The Upgrade Kit ($3000) can be fitted by certified Classé service centers across the world.