Classé Delta PRE MK II Preamp: Now with HEOS

Classé has introduced the Delta PRE Mk II preamplifier, building on the proven platform of its predecessor. The most notable addition to the new PRE Mk II is the arrival of HEOS, the streaming and multiroom platform also used by Denon and Marantz components. This means the Delta PRE Mk II can stream music from Amazon Music, TIDAL HiFi Plus, Deezer, Pandora and many more.

DLNA gives the Classé the same flexibility when streaming from a NAS drive, and the front USB-A and rear USB-B connectors can be used to connect local music sources. Delta PRE Mk II supports all popular music formats, including WAV, AIFF, ALAC, FLAC, DSD and MQA. Compatible with AirPlay 2 and Spotify Connect. An HDMI port compatible with 4K is available at an additional cost.

Existing Delta PRE owners can also upgrade their preamps to Mk II specification. A separately purchased upgrade kit can be installed at Classé certified service centers. The new Delta PRE Mk II will be available March 13th at select retailers and will be featured at the Montreal Audio Fest from March 22nd to 24th.

Classé Delta PRE Mk II – Specification:

  • 2 XLR inputs and 2 RCA inputs, 2 Phono inputs (MM/MC)
  • 5 XLR and 5x RCA outputs
  • Ethernet, 2x USB, 1x AES/EBU, 3x coaxial and 3x optical digital inputs
  • HDMI add-on card with 4 HDMI inputs and 1 output with 4K support
  • Two AKM AK4497EQ 32-bit/384 kHz DACs operating in differential mono mode.
  • High resolution support up to PCM 384 kHz/32 bit, DSD 512 and MQA
  • Stream from Spotify, AirPlay 2, Amazon Music, Deezer, Pandora, TIDAL HiFI Plus and other services with HEOS® built-in.
  • Selectable frequency, slope and tone control, as well as an advanced five-band parametric equalizer in the digital domain.
  • Headphone output
  • Classé guarantee 5 years.
  • Possibility to upgrade Delta PRE to Mk II