I am in the process of evaluating various controllers for my system. One that I am particularly interested in is the Classe SSP-800. As I am 350 miles from the nearest Classe dealer and he won't have one in stock for at least 2 weeks, I will have to rely to a certain extent on the experiences of others. Therefore, I would appreciate comments from those who have had a chance to audition the SSP-800.
I am fairly certain I read somewhere that Robert Harley was in the process of evaluating an SSP-800. Perhaps he could chime in with some comments.
One thing I would be particularly interested in is how well the SSP-800 takes 2-channel material and matrixes (or synthesises) it into a 7.1 multichannel system. Currently I have a Lexicon MC-12B which does that quite well; however, it is getting a bit long in the tooth. I am a music aficionado first and as (like most people I suspect) the vast majority of my recordings are still in 2-channel and will be for the forseeable future, this is of considerable importance.
Thanks in advance.