Class� Expands Sigma Series with 350-Watt Mono Amplifier

By |


Classe-Sigma-Mono.jpgClass� has announced a new addition to its Sigma Series: the Sigma MONO amplifier, rated at 350 watts into eight ohms and 700 watts into four ohms. This new amplifier boasts�a massive switch-mode power supply, a new analog input stage, modifications to the operation of the output stage, and new output filters. The Sigma MONO will be available in October for $4,000.

From Classe
Class� has announced the expansion of its popular Sigma series to include a new monaural amplifier. The first three Sigma series models, launched earlier this year, were designed to deliver a compelling performance and feature set at prices below the entry level of other high-end brands but within easy reach for anyone considering the top-of-the-line offerings of more mainstream companies. The Sigma MONO broadens the appeal of the Sigma range with a powerful amplifier, conservatively rated at 350W into 8 ohms and 700W into 4 ohms, which delivers all the benefits of Class�'s proprietary Sigma amplifier designs in an even higher performance package.

"In the short time they've been available, our proprietary Sigma series amplifier designs have been showered with praise from numerous audio critics and consumers worldwide," said Dave Nauber, President of Class�. "The Sigma MONO builds on this innovative platform, pushing the performance to heights that surprised even us--and we're pretty hard to surprise!"

"The pure, effortless sound that is the hallmark of the Sigma MONO derives from an unlikely source: a massive switch mode power supply," Nauber continued. "Critical portions of the amplifier's circuitry surpass what is available in the two- and five-channel Sigma models. A new analog input stage, modifications to the operation of the output stage, and new output filters are employed to optimize the performance of this high-powered monaural amplifier."

A special pass-through feature allows the input signal to be forwarded to a second amplifier for bi-amplifying or to drive a subwoofer amplifier. This allows the amplifiers to be located closer to each speaker: a single long interconnect can be used to connect the preamp to the first amp, followed by a short interconnect to the second Sigma MONO--or even a third and a fourth.

According to Class�, the Sigma MONO is the logical choice for anyone who wants the highest performance and prefers a compact, highly energy efficient design.

The U.S. retail price for the Sigma MONO is $4,000, with availability in October.

Additional Resources
Classe Sigma AMP5 Five-Channel Digital Amplifier Reviewed at HomeTheaterReview.com.
New Sigma Preamp and Amps From Classe at HomeTheaterReview.com.


Latest News

Jun 24
Bowers & Wilkins Announces 705 Signature & 702 Signature Loudspeakers You don't see Bowers & Wilkins announcing new Signature Series loudspeakers all that often, so when it happens it's...
Bowers & Wilkins Announces 705 Signature & 702 Signature Loudspeakers

Jun 22
Tix Available Now for HiFi Summit, the World's First Online AV Tradeshow AV trade shows have always been a tradeoff. Sure, they can be great for business and business connections, as well...
Tix Available Now for HiFi Summit, the World's First Online AV Tradeshow

Jun 17
Roku Announces Father's Day Sale The discount on Roku hardware runs through June 20 or while supplies last, and the company is also offerings deals on select steaming subscriptions.
Roku Announces Father's Day Sale

Jun 16
Magico Announces Flagship M9 Speaker System Magico announced this week a new flagship loudspeaker system dubbed the M9, which promises, in the company's own words, to...
Magico Announces Flagship M9 Speaker System

Jun 12
Focal Introduces New Finish Options for Kanta No. 2 Loudspeaker The new finish options -- Carrara White and Black Lacquer/Walnut -- will extend to the rest of the Kanta speaker lineup in 2021.
Focal Introduces New Finish Options for Kanta No. 2 Loudspeaker

  • Comment on this article

Post a Comment
comments powered by Disqus