- Mar 16, 2016
Yes, I once owned some Classe DR3 VHC amps. Very nice. I also had some Classe 25 amps. A pair of 25's bridged will play Soundlabs very nicely as they should at 1 kwatt per channel. Yet my Wyred4Sound ST500 is better.
Two DR3's eat enough (too much) electricity, and supply enough heat (too much) for me. One VHC would do likewise, two, maybe unbearable ...
Another old amp, and perhaps my fav Classe amp for recommendation, at the time, was the DR9. That said, once Glen Grue took over Classe, and proceeded to "change" (I'm being nice) the line, I lost interest in their products - quickly.
Notice the blue tape on the right amp (the left has red tape) ... that bc when I take em apart (about once every two years or so ...) I need to keep the internals identifiable (and my mods & parts listing is coded red/blue) on assembly. What bothers me no-end ... is my silly insistence of using Red for left.ch and Blue for right.ch (when it really should be the other way around). Also notice the brass cone sitting on the heat sink - when visitors ask about 'em (which is the norm) - I suggest they pick em up - to use as hand warmers.