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Classé is a Canadian audio brand known for high-performance music and theater components, such as amplifiers, pre-amplifiers and processors. Founded in 1980 by Mike Viglas and David Reich, Classé became part of the Bowers & Wilkins Group in 2001 and in 2018 was acquired by Sound United, parent company of Denon, Marantz, Polk, Definitive Technology, HEOS and Boston Acoustics.

Classé amplifiers are used in both homes and professional recording studios like London's Abbey Road, and mastering facilities like Sterling Sound in New York City.


Classé produced its first power amplifier in 1980. In 2001, Classé became part of the Bowers & Wilkins Group. Sound United purchased Classé 8th January, 2018

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