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Classé Delta Pre Stereo Preamplifier

$21,999.00 inc. GST

  • Network, USB, AES/EBU, coax and optical inputs with optional HDMI
  • XLR and RCA inputs
  • Short signal paths to minimise signal interference
  • Custom-made Navcom® feet absorb and reduce vibrations
  • High-performance onboard MC/MM Phono stage supports up to two phono inputs
  • Rhodium-plated connectors for excellent and secure contacts


Delta Pre amplifier

The Delta PRE is the foundation of your perfect system. Designed to connect to a range of sources, the PRE will exact the highest performance from every recording, whether analog or digital.

Delta PRE will deliver perfectly balanced audio to downstream Delta components.


Audiophiles, recording professionals and equipment reviewers trust Classé amplifiers as a source of sonic truth. Delta Series allows listeners to experience that truth in their own homes.

Every detail of the Delta Series is perfected by hand in our unique production facility in Japan to deliver powerful, natural, expansive sound with minimal noise or distortion.

  • 0.25dB volume step precision to find your perfect sound level
  • Digital domain tone control with Delta PRE Tilt control
  • Support for mono or stereo subwoofers for better control of bass
  • Selectable frequency and slope control
  • Advanced five-band digital domain parametric equalization
  • Digital bypass mode available to all analog sources
  • Pass thru mode


As the component you’re most likely to touch, the design of Delta PRE matches its exceptional acoustic performance.

Any interacting with Delta PRE is pure pleasure, from the superb cool-to-the-touch materials, to the precise tactile feedback of the volume control.

Touchscreen control reflects Delta PRE’s outstanding capability : pure analog clarity, advanced digital precision, confident, capable power and expressive sound.

  • Harmony between minimal design and unrivalled performance
  • Luxurious anodized aluminum body
  • Adjustable brightness, responsive touchscreen display
  • Perfectly complements other components in the Delta family




Width 444 mm, Depth (including connectors) 449 mm), Height (including feet) 121mm
Gross Weight: 18.7kg
Net Weight: 13.5kg
Gain Range: -93dB to +14dB
Channel Matching: 0.05dB
Input Impedance (at 1kHz, BAL / SE): 50kΩ
Output Impedance BAL / SE: 200Ω / 50Ω
Maximum Output Level BAL / SE: 18Vrms / 9Vrms
Frequency Response (-3dB, 50Ω source impedance): 1Hz – 2MHz
Harmonic Distortion (measurement bandwidth: 90kHz):
<0.0004% at 1kHz <0.0005% at 10kHz <0.0006% at 20kHz Intermodulation Distortion (measurement bandwidth: 90kHz): <0.001% Maximum Input Level BAL / SE: (at 0dB gain) 9Vrms (+21.3dBu) / 4.5Vrms (+15.3dBu) Signal-to-Noise Ratio (A wtd) (22kHz BW, ref 9Vrms): 130dB (133dBA) Crosstalk (one channel undriven) (BAL / SE): -143dB (100Hz), -140dB (1kHz), -124dB (10kHz) PHONO SECTION (0DB GAIN, BYPASS MODE, XLR2 IN, MAIN XLR OUT) RIAA Deviation (20Hz-20kHz) < 0.2dB Selectable Load for MM Type (47k II): 50pF, 100pF, 150pF, 200pF, 250pF, 300pF, 350pF, 400pF, 450pF Selectable Load for MC – Low Output: 7.5Ω, 10Ω, 33Ω, 50Ω, 82Ω, 100Ω, 330Ω, 1kΩ Load for MC – High Output 47kΩ MM, MC – HIGH OUTPUT Gain (1kHz, 20Ω source impedance): 41.5dB SNR (22kHz BW, ref 5mVrms in): 86dB (93dB A-wtd) Max Input Level (overload ref 5mVrms): 11dB (20Hz), 23dB (1kHz), 34dB (10kHz) MC – LOW OUTPUT Gain (1kHz, 20Ω source impedance,1kΩ load): 60dB SNR (20Hz-20kHz): 68dB (74dB A-wtd) Max Input Level (overload ref 0.5mVrms, 1kΩ load): 12dB (20Hz), 31dB (1kHz), 52dB (10kHz) Power (nominal input, 0dB gain, 32Ω load): 540mW Output Impedance 6.8Ω FILE FORMATS AND SAMPLE RATES SUPPORTED USB-F: 44.1k, 48k, 88.2k, 96k (iOS specific) USB-B: 32k, 44.1k, 48k, 88.2k, 96k, 176.4k, 192k, 352.8k, 384k DSD64, DSD128, DSD256 (native – requires Thesycon/Classe driver for Windows) DSD64, (DoP) Ethernet WAV, AIFF, ALAC, FLAC, WMA, AAC, MP3, OGG_VORBIS (max 192k/24b) DSD64, (DoP) SPDIF (opt, coax, AES / EBU): PCM 32k, 44.1k, 48k, 88.2k, 96k, 176.4k, 192k / DSD64 INPUT / OUTPUT COMPLEMENT ANALOG IN BAL / XLR: 2 pairs (XLR2 can be assigned as BAL phono in) SE / RCA: 2 pairs Phono RCA: 1 pair DIGITAL IN HDMI *(optional): 4* (HDMI 2.0b w/HDCP 2.2) USB-F: 1 USB-B: 1 SPDIF Coaxial: 3 SPDIF Optical: 3 SPDIF AES / EBU: 1 Ethernet: 1 OUTPUTS HDMI *(optional): 1* (HDMI 2.0b w/HDCP 2.2) BAL / XLR: 5 (configurable: 2pairs+1sub, 1pair+1sub pair,…) Single Ended / RCA: 5 (configurable: 2pairs+1sub, 1pair+1sub pair,…) AUTOMATION DC Triggers In / Out: 2 sets CAN Bus: 1 set in / out RS-232 over RJ-45: 1

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