Classé is Canada’s leading maker of high-performance music and theater components. Since building our first amplifier in 1980, passion and dedication have inspired the research that yields Classé’s outstanding no-compromise electronics.
Situated just outside Montréal, the Classé headquarters is home to the Classé Design team. Co-founder Mike Viglas, at the helm of Classé for more than thirty years, began his involvement as an audiophile and entrepreneur who fell in love with the original Classé amplifiers, designed by co-founder David Reich. Since the beginning, Classé components have been the product of listening, investment and technology. In 2001, Classé became part of the B&W Group. The distribution, financial and organizational resources offered by Bowers & Wilkins have propelled Classé to the forefront of contemporary high-end audio design.
Classé components are developed by specialists covering a diverse array of disciplines, including analog and digital audio and video electronics, software and mechanical engineering and industrial design. Our electronics are designed for music and movie lovers who appreciate beauty and elegance. Our performance goals can be summed up in a single word: fidelity. We strive for simplicity of operation and a refined appearance for all Classé components.
Classé manufacturing employs both automatic and manual assembly procedures. Quality is maintained by choosing the best process for each operation, followed by inspection and testing stages. Premium quality parts, in some cases made specifically for Classé, enhance both the performance and reliability of our components. We are as proud to make these wonderful instruments as our customers are to own them.
For those who invest in a Classé-based system, the entertainment experience can be truly breathtaking. Every Classé component is designed and built to last a lifetime; to engage and involve, long after its price is forgotten.