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CE Industry Veteran Bob Dorrance Passes Away

By CE Pro Editors · January 3, 2019 • 40-year CE industry veteran Bob Dorrance has passed away at age 61. A celebration of life will be held on Saturday, January 5 at JC Kirby and Son Broadway Chapel.

Top 2018 Home Tech Mergers & Acquisitions: IoT, Security, Smart Home, A/V, CE

By Julie Jacobson · December 31, 2018 • 2018 was big for mergers, acquisitions, IPOs, spinoffs, and other transactions in home electronics, including IoT, smart home, lighting, security, audio/video, wellness and the installer channel.

Sound United Preps Slate of Education, New Products for CEDIA Expo 2018

By CE Pro Editors · September 4, 2018 • Sound United plans new lineup of products from Denon, HEOS, Marantz, Polk, Definitive Technology and Classé Audio at CEDIA Expo.

Sound United Acquires Classé Audio

By Jason Knott · January 7, 2018 • Sound United adds former B&W brand Classé Audio to its portfolio that includes Denon, Marantz, Polk, Definitive Technology and Boston Acoustics.

Stunning European Smart Home Is 2017 CEDIA Finalist

By Chelsea Cafiero · August 1, 2017 • This enormous villa goes high-tech with Crestron control, Lutron lighting, Sony Bravia TVs, Sonance and Bowers & Wilkins audio, Fortress Seating and more. It's a 2017 CEDIA Award finalist for EMEA.

CE Pro 100 Names Top HT Preamp Processor Brands

By Robert Archer · May 30, 2017 • In a tight cluster, Integra leads but is followed closely by Marantz, Anthem, Classé and McIntosh. Check out the complete list in our 2017 Brand Analysis.

Interview: B&W Acquired by Owner of San Francisco 49ers, a Super-Geeky Audiophile

By Julie Jacobson · May 3, 2016 • Silicon Valley start-up Eva Automation, co-founded by 49ers president Gideon Yu, acquires leading audio firm Bowers & Wilkins. Leadership packed with Harvard MBAs, venture capitalists, UX gurus and audiophiles. (Julie Jacobson / CE Pro)

Classe Takes Unique Design Approach with New Sigma 2200i Integrated Amp

By Robert Archer · April 7, 2016 • Adding to its product line, the respected, high-performance A/V company Classe has announced its new Sigma 2200i Integrated Amplifier.

Classe Bolsters Sigma Series of Amps with New Monoblock

By Robert Archer · September 25, 2015 • Adding to its line of Sigma series amplifiers, Classe has announced its new single-channel Sigma Mono Sigma Mono monoblock amplifier.

10 Home Audio Products Making Noise

By CE Pro Editors · March 23, 2015 • Explore audio solutions from companies including AudioControl and Sony Electronics that represent the latest industry trends.

Classe CA-D200 Digital Amp Produces 200WPC

By Robert Archer · July 4, 2014 • Designed internally by the company's R&D team, the newly released Delta CA-D200 amplifier from Classe utilizes a proprietary switch-mode power supply and switching stages to help deliver 200 watts of power to each channel.

Classé 200W CA-D200 Class D Amp Features Switching Technology

By Steve Crowe · December 11, 2013 • Classé has introduced its first Class D amplifier, the 200W CA-D200 Delta series stereo amplifier with proprietary switch mode power supply and switching amplifier stages.

Classe CP-800 Preamplifier Embraces Digital Audio

By Robert Archer · October 9, 2013 • The CP-800 preamplifier from Classe incorporates a host of digital technologies, including USB inputs, Apple iOS compatibility, parametric EQ and bass management. It also features XLR and RCA inputs and outputs to enable installers to configure a system that combines the best of analog and digital audio.

Is There a Growing ‘China Backlash’ from Customers?

By Jason Knott · February 24, 2012 • One manufacturer issues talking points for its dealers after a report of a client refusing to purchase China-source products. Is this a trend?

Classe Delta Series Amplifiers

By Robert Archer · September 13, 2010 • The Montreal-based audio manufacturer has announced four new amps that address two-channel and multichannel home theater applications.