Mike Viglas along with engineer David Reich introduced their first amplifier, the DR-2, in 1980. It was a 25W stereo amplifier operating in class A, which inspired the name of the company "Classé Audio". Other models followed and Classé quickly earned a reputation for both reliability and its open, natural, authoritative sound.
Forty years on, Classé remains at the forefront of audio. The iconoclastic and talented Classé Design team in Montréal Canada now has a global reach, being larger and more diverse than ever. Precision manufacturing of products at the legendary Shirakawa Audio Works in Northern Japan allows today’s Classé to deliver on the performance and reliability always demanded by Mike Viglas. We think he would be proud of what we have achieved.
Dave Nauber Brand Director – Classé