Classe CP-35 or DR5


Bronze Member
Username: Snapcat

Post Number: 74
Registered: Oct-07
Any thoughts on either of these with a Rotel 1080 amp in balanced set up to drive B&W (600's) or PSB (Image) bookshelf speakers?

Platinum Member
Username: Nuck

Post Number: 11025
Registered: Dec-04
The DR5 is a very good pre, especially the phono. It has no remote.

The cp35 usually has no phono, and if it does it is not very good. Has remote.

The cp 35 has a FL display that has been known to cause problems(I just fixed mine), but works flawlessly regardless.

The DR5 has a bias adjustment, so matching to another amp is a bit better.

Both are balanced, extremely quiet and musical, with the cp35 being a touch more dry than the fuller DR5.

Platinum Member
Username: Nuck

Post Number: 11026
Registered: Dec-04
Both are at the minimal end of their respective series', thus the lower $.

Bronze Member
Username: Snapcat

Post Number: 76
Registered: Oct-07
Thanks Nuck, just what I needed.

Don't need the phono.
Real reasonable $ on A'gon. Looks like a great option for a balanced pre at reasonable price.

Platinum Member
Username: Nuck

Post Number: 11028
Registered: Dec-04
I believe so, yes, snapcat.
Mine is a cp50 from the same line, very similar.

Gold Member
Username: Nickelbut10

Post Number: 2042
Registered: Jun-07
Classe Rocks. I am going to try some of their stuff out soon. Or come to Nucks house to hear it. BOING!!!

Gold Member
Username: Dmitchell

Ottawa, Ontario Canada

Post Number: 1661
Registered: Feb-07
I gotta buy something new soon, so I get the "BOING!".
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