Classé CDP-502 CD/DVD Player ($8,500) Review on Stereo Times

Thursday, January 29, 2009

Stereo Times has reviewed the Classé CDP-502 CD/DVD Player ($8,500). This unit retains the Classé house design (photo) and boasts “a 24-bit/192 kHz sample rate conversion signal. The 502 plays red book CDs, DVDs, high-res DVD-Audio recordings, and numerous other formats including DualDisc, MP3, WMA and AAC audio-encoded discs, as well as Video-CD, S-VCD and JPEG discs.”

Reviewer Dave Thomas, in addition to being enamored with the appearance, liked the sound. He concluded:

In the CDP-502 Classé has once again created a piece of equipment that is faithful to musical and visual quality while providing seemingly limitless functionality and at a price well below its competition. And did I mention it is drop dead gorgeous to look at? Highly recommended!

Read the entire review, then check out a recent review of another Classé component: the Classé CA-5200 multichannel power amp ($8,000).