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Integrating High-End Two-Channel Audio into Home Theater without Compromise

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Conclusions

When I first tested the Classé CP-800, I knew it would be ideal for integrating with a surround sound system, but in a way that would let me bypass the Classé SSP-800 without having to use a pass-through connection. The system sounds terrific, and I have my choice of stereo listening as if there were no other components in the system at all, or surround sound music, and of course, movies. If you have a home theater system that you also use for stereo music listening, and you used to have a dedicated high-end stereo audio system, now you can have both, with just the addition of a component like the Classé CP-800 that seems to have been designed with such use in mind.

A photo of the current rack setup is shown below.