Classé CT-SSP Surround Processor and CT-5300 Amplifier Specs


Classé CT-SSP Surround Processor
Audio Decoding: Dolby: Dolby TrueHD, Surround, Digital 5.1, EX, Pro Logic II, IIx (Music, Movie, Matirx & Game)
DTS: DTS-HD Master Audio, DTS, Neo6 (plus Cinema & Music, &ES)
3D: No
Audyssey: No
Other: Mono plus, Movie plus, Music plus
THX Certification: No
Video Processing: None
Auto Setup/Room EQ: None/Proprietary
Dimensions (W x H x D, inches): 17.13 x 7.63 x 17.5
Weight (pounds): 29
Price: $9,000
Inputs: Video: HDMI 1.3b (4), component video (2), S-video (2), composite video (2)
Audio: Coaxial digital (4), optical digital (4), 7.1-channel analog (1), stereo analog (2 RCA, 1 XLR)
Outputs: Video: HDMI 1.3b (2), component video (1)
Audio: Coaxial digital (1), optical digital (1), 9.1-channel XLR (1), 9.1-channel RCA (1)
Additional: RS-232 (1), 12-volt trigger (2), USB (1), CAN in/out (1/1), IR in/out (1/1)

Classé CT-5300 Amplifier
Number of Channels: 5
Rated Power (watts per channel): 300 into 8 ohms
Specified Frequency Response: N/A
Dimensions (W x H x D, inches): 19 x 8.75 x 23.32
Weight (pounds): 113
Price: $9,000
Inputs: XLR (5), RCA (5)
Outputs: Five-way binding posts (5),
Additional: RS-232 (2), 12-volt trigger (2), CAV in/out (1/1), IR in/out (1/1)

Company Info
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In the revie of the Clasé CT-5300 you wrote "Into 4 ohms, the amplifier consistently engages protection at 190.0 watts and cannot be driven further."

My home theater speakers are Kef 205/2 as left/right front; Kef 204/2 center and Kef 201/2 suround. The nominal impedance is 8 ohm and the minimum impedance is 3.2 ohm.
How does tha restriction quoted afect the performance of the CT-5300?