Classé Audio Six Mk.II preamplifier Specifications

Sidebar 1: Specifications

Description: Solid-state preamplifier with external power supply and built-in optional internal phono stage. Unit can be ordered as a phono model (Six), set up for either moving-coil or moving-magnet cartridges, or as a line-only model (Six L). Inputs: one balanced line-level, one phono (either MM or MC), tuner, tape, CD, Aux, Aux 2 (Six L only). Outputs include balanced main out, single-ended main out, and buffered tape out. Frequency response: 20Hz–20kHz, ±0.1dB; 1Hz–150kHz, ±3dB. S/N ratio (A-weighted, ref. 500mV): 95dB (line stage), 85dB (phono stage). Distortion (THD): 20.1%. Input impedance: 50k ohms, line; 47k ohms; phono. Output impedance: 1 ohm. Gain: line stage, 18dB; moving-magnet phono stage, 35dB; moving-coil phono stage, 20–40dB (variable). IHF input sensitivity: line stage, 120mV; moving-magnet, 3mV; moving-coil, 0.3mV. RIAA accuracy: not specified. Maximum input to phono stage: not specified. Maximum output: 22V. Power consumption: 50W.
Dimensions: Front panel: 19" (475mm) W by 10.5" (262.5mm) H. Chassis (with feet): 17" (425mm) W by 6" (150mm) H by 14.75" (369mm) D. External power supply: 7" (175mm) W by 6" (150mm) H by 12" (300mm) D. Shipping weight: 36 lbs (17kg).
Prices: $3295 (Six), $2995 (Six L) (1994); no longer available (2017). Approximate number of dealers: 50.
Manufacturer: Classé Audio, Montréal, Quebec, Canada (1994); 5070 François Cusson, Lachine, Quebec H8T 1B3, Canada. Tel: (514) 636-6384. Fax: (514) 636-1428. Web:

Classé Audio,
5070 François Cusson
Lachine, Quebec H8T 1B3
(514) 636-6384

Richard D. George's picture

And now Classe Audio is dead.

mrkaic's picture

I see them alive and kicking.

John Atkinson's picture
mrkaic wrote:
I see them alive and kicking

See this report on an audio business site:

John Atkinson
Editor, Stereophile

mrkaic's picture

This is most disturbing. Thank you for the link.

Richard D. George's picture

Also see this from the PS Audio website. Everything is not rosy at parent Bowers & Wilkins either.

Allen Fant's picture

I can remeber reading this article way back in 1994- miss you LG.