Perreaux Blog

  • Caravanserai

    Early experiments in mainstream music

    • 23 Jun, 2016
    • Perreaux

    I’m drawn to one of Santana’s early albums called ‘Caravanserai’. To my mind it represents an early attempt at producing a mainstream album based around the idea of jazz like instrumental tracks.

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  • Joe Cocker

    Gravelly voices

    • 21 Jun, 2016
    • Perreaux

    "Joe" Cocker, OBE (20 May 1944 – 22 December 2014) was an English singer and musician. He was known for his gritty voice, spasmodic body movement in performance and definitive versions of popular songs.

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  • The mood of music

    The moods of music

    • 16 Jun, 2016
    • Perreaux

    At Perreaux, we're busy designing and manufacturing highest quality audio componentry. The end result of which is that when you listen to music, it has every chance of sounding as good as it can. Importantly, there are all manner of things you will need to pay attention to and cover off in order to achieve exceptional sound. That said, utilizing exceptional Perreaux audio components is always a great starting point. Great product aside, here are some of the more routine aspects that you may also need to take into account.

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  • Tammy Wynette

    Who does it better?

    • 14 Jun, 2016
    • Perreaux

    "Stand by Your Man" is a song co-written by Tammy Wynette and Billy Sherrill and originally recorded by Wynette, released as a single in the United States in September 1968. It proved to be the most successful record of Wynette's career, and is one of the most covered songs in the history of country music.

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  • Casino Royale

    The look of love

    • 9 Jun, 2016
    • Perreaux

    'The Look of Love' is a popular song composed by Burt Bacharach and Hal David and originally sung by English pop singer Dusty Springfield, which appeared in the 1967 James Bond film, Casino Royale.

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  • Loudspeaker placement

    Radical experimentation in loudspeaker placement and 'toe in'

    Obtaining the very best from your hifi system can involve a fair amount of experimentation. That said, there are a set of general guidelines that you can adhere to. However as they say, ‘the devil is in the details’ and no amount of guidelines can cover the multitude of acoustic variations that are found in room, floor and furnishing dimensions, seating positions and treatments.

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  • New DAC

    New DAC's coming soon

    Our DAC's (Digital to analogue converters) are undergoing development and getting a face lift!

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  • Reggae

    Roots Rock Reggae

    • 30 May, 2016
    • Perreaux

    Born in Jamaica in the 60's. Mainstream by the late 70's. Reggae's musical style remains a pleasurable and memorable listening experience.

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  • Competition Winner

    Congratulations to Nicole!

    • 27 May, 2016
    • Perreaux

    Nicole is our happy RCA cable competition winner.. could you be the next?

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  • Apples and Oranges

    Influences on high quality audio

    • 24 May, 2016
    • Perreaux

    During the 1980's high quality audio companies did exceptional levels of business. Interest was very high and the audio enthusiast market was rapidly expanding. Everything was ‘blue skies’ until along came a couple of game changers.

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  • Frankie valli

    Falsetto

    • 24 May, 2016
    • Perreaux

    Falsetto was a popular singing style. Alas I haven't heard too much of it recently?

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  • Audiophile

    Audiophile

    • 23 May, 2016
    • Perreaux

    I prefer to not use the word ‘audiophile’. To my thinking it has an element of the elitist about it. Instead I prefer the more understated, ‘audio enthusiast’.

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  • Neil Young live performance

    Covers

    • 20 May, 2016
    • Perreaux

    Take an original massive hit written and sung by a superstar. Then many years later, attempt a serious cover of it. Can it ever stack up to the original? You be the judge.

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  • Early Stones

    Favourite "Rolling Stones" Image

    • 19 May, 2016
    • Perreaux

    Sometimes an image comes along and it is so memorable, it will be with you for the rest of your life.

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  • Nick Drake

    Nick Drake anyone?

    • 19 May, 2016
    • Perreaux

    "Nick" Drake (1948 – 1974) was an English singer-songwriter and musician, known for his acoustic guitar-based songs.

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  • Desert Island

    Desert Island Discs

    • 19 May, 2016
    • Perreaux

    The BBC have a long standing radio interview series called, "Desert Island Discs". Started in 1942, the format is simple: a guest is invited to choose the eight records they would take with them to a desert island.

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  • Audiant VP3 pre release Scoop

    Perreaux VP3 Phono wins top German prize

    The German market is one of the toughest markets to sell imported hifi products into. In spite of all that, the Perreaux VP3 wins top prize...

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  • Prince 1958 2016

    Minnesota music legend Prince dead at 57

    • 22 Apr, 2016
    • Perreaux

    Prince, the Minnesota-born international pop icon whose sound revolutionized music and put the Minneapolis scene on the map, is dead.

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  • A spoonful of sugar helps the medicine go down

    Music as medicine

    • 21 Apr, 2016
    • Perreaux

    Take one Eagles song at night and half a Queen album in the morning - music as medicine. It's not as crazy as it sounds.

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  • Broken record

    Why have vinyl records become so popular in Germany?

    • 18 Apr, 2016
    • Perreaux
    • Phono

    BBC reporter, Stephen Evans writes...As hunger grows for the retro format, new companies are springing up to service the vinyl renaissance. Article courtesy of the BBC

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