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Fairaudio Reviews Audiant 80i

Review - Audiant 80i Integrated Amplifier - fairaudioIn their latest test German magazine fairaudio reviews our USB DAC equipped Audiant 80i integrated amplifier.

Reviewer Tobias Zoporowski was amazed that the 80i could produce such a BIG sound...

“Als ob der Perreaux Audiant 80i mir diese Vorahnung gleich bestätigen muss, baut er... ein derart massives Klanggebirge auf, dass es mich regelrecht in den Sessel drückt.”

He also found the mid-range of the 80i was the best in its class...

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Audio Show 2013 Portugal

Audio Show 2013 PortugalVisit us at Portugal's Audio Show 2013, 15th-17th November at the Pestana Palace Hotel, where the Perreaux Audiant 80i and eloquence 250i integrated amplifiers will be demonstrated in association with our distributor Exaudio Portugal.

Come and see us at the Janelas Verdes room where the Audiant 80i will be paired with ATC Loudspeaker's SCM11 speakers while the eloquence 250i will play their SCM50 SL speakers.

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Best NZ Made Product On The World Stage Award

Vote for Perreaux in Best On The World Stage awardOur widely acclaimed and hugely popular Audiant 80i integrated amplifier is in the running to win 'Best NZ Made Product On The World Stage' category of the Buy NZ Made People's Choice Awards.

The Audiant 80i has been reviewed all over the World, gaining critical acclaim and numerous awards from New Zealand to the United Kingdom and everywhere in between - including The Absolute Sound 'Editors' Choice Award' (US), Hi-Fi News 'Highly Commended' (UK), Audio Video 'Best Amplifier' (South Africa), Tone 'Best Stereo Amplifier' (NZ).

Vote for the Perreaux Audiant 80i amplifier today and help us take out the award for Best NZ Made Product On The World Stage!!

Voting closes Friday 18th October. Show your support, vote now!!

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40 Year Old Amp Gets a Refresh

Perreaux GS 2002 amplifier frontWe've been continuously refining our core competence for almost 40 years! We scoured the internet and found a fully functioning Perreaux GS 2002 amplifier, Perreaux's first commercially available amplifier manufactured in 1974, as a testament to the lasting quality of our products.

What were you doing in 1974?

Richard Nixon was President of the USA.
The Godfather part II and Towering Inferno were playing on the big screen.
West Germany beat Holland 2:1 in the world cup soccer final... I remember that match with terrific sadness.
India successfully tests an atomic device... becoming the worlds 6th nuclear power.
OPEC ends the oil embargo.
Mott the Hoople sang... All The Young Dudes.
Jefferson Starship are formed.
Eric Clapton sings "I Shot The Sheriff".
Led Zeppelin form Swan Song records.
Barbara Streisand sings "The Way We Were"

Contrasting the Perreaux GS 2002 with our current Audiant 80i integrated amplifier...

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Audiant 80i Awarded by ReMusic

Audiant 80i earns Spark Award from ReMusicReMusic recently reviewed our Audiant 80i integrated amplifier and gave it their 'Spark' award. The 80i joins only a handful of other components to have earned this prestigious award.

The Audiant 80i was reviewed by Roberto Rocchi who found the sound of the amp possessed a "naturalness" and had "control like a true champion". Impressed that such a big sound could come from the 'little' Audiant 80i he commented:

“The small size of the Audiant 80i is in startling contrast to a big sound, opulent and luxurious.”

Roberto liked the natural sound of the on-board USB DAC and suggested it will "satisfy the aesthetic taste of the most experienced audiophile", especially if using a computer to stream music.

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How to Setup USB Audio in Windows XP

USB Audio Windows XPAre you looking for the best sound quality for your USB audio, this guide shows you how to setup USB audio in Windows XP and the settings we've found that optimise the sound quality of USB audio equipped DACs, preamplifiers and amplifiers.

Even though this guide shows you how to setup USB audio specifically for Windows XP, many of the concepts are still applicable to Windows Vista and Windows 7 although the settings are accessed via different menus.

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KL International AV Show 2012

KL International AV ShowThe annual KL International AV Show kicks off today for a weekend of hi fi and AV goodness. This is the 19th year the show has been run and to celebrate visitors will receive a complementary Limited Edition Commemorative CD.

The KLIAV Show 2012 is being held at the JW Marriott Hotel Kuala Lumpur and this is the 12th consecutive year the show has been held at the venue. The show starts today, Friday 20th, and runs through to Sunday 22nd. Show times are 11.00am to 7.30pm (Friday) and 10.00am to 7.30pm (Saturday & Sunday).

Even though big widescreen flat panel HDTV televisions, including Panasonic's monster 85" plasma, are likely to dominate the show; there is still a good turnout of two-channel and hi fi exhibitors. Show organiser Dick Tan says "visitors to the KLIAV Show 2012 can expect not only a more vibrant Show but one that is more informative then those of the previous years."

Our Malaysian partner Electrades Audio is attending the show and exhibiting our Audiant line of hi fi components, including the recently released DP32 USB DAC preamp and 100p stereo power amp, along with the award-winning 80i integrated amplifier.

Be sure to drop by Suite 7037, on Level 7, where Mr. Shashi Doshi from Electrades Audio will be demonstrating our exciting new Audiant hi fi products.

With admission costing only RM10.00, show your support of the hi fi and AV industry by heading along over the weekend and checking out the latest audio components – it's worth it just for the free limited edition CD!!

We'd love to hear your feedback about the KLIAV Show. Feel free to post your thoughts here or on our Facebook page.

Audiant 80i wins Absolute Sound Editors' Choice Award

Audiant 80i integrated amplifier wins absolute sound editors choice award 2012Our most highly awarded amplifier, the Audiant 80i integrated amplifier, has been honoured with a coveted Editors' Choice Award from The Absolute Sound magazine.

Each year the editors and writers at The Absolute Sound compile a list of recommended products for their Editors' Choice Awards. The Awards represent the products the editors and writers have selected as the most worthy of consideration and are components they would buy themselves – or recommend to friends and family.

The USB DAC equipped Audiant 80i integrated amplifier was reviewed by Neil Gader in TAS 213. He found the Audiant 80i had a natural symphonic perspective – where dynamics had vitality and drive, and vocals were full-bodied; and described it as "The Right Amp at the Right Time".

Read Neil's review of the Audiant 80i in full. For more information check out the Audiant 80i product page or find out where to buy the Audiant 80i at a dealer near you.

Best Amplifier in 2011... Audiant 80i

Best Amplifier 2011 - Audiant 80i - Audio VideoEvery year at South Africa's premier audio video magazine Audio Video the reviewing team look back on the year that was and select the six components that were the highlights of their evaluation year.

For 2011 our Audiant 80i integrated amp made it into Joel Kopping's top six components and was his best amplifier for 2011.

This is what Joel had to say about the Audiant 80i, the amplifier which impressed him the most in 2011:

“Being a stereo fan, one of my six of the best for 2011 is an amplifier, and once again the product listed takes this spot by the slimmest of margins. It had to be good, as it was up against the likes of Audiolab, Anthem, Thomas Rogoff Audio and Dussun (and I still have the awesome V8i on loan).”

“The amplifier to make the top six did so because it sounded good, was solidly built and included a digital input, making it a little more flexible than some of the others.”

“My top amplifier for 2011 therefore is the Perreaux Audiant 80i.”

Thanks Joel, we're honoured and extremely flattered that you chose the Audiant 80i as your best amplifier in 2011.

Audiant 80i Review by Hi-Fi.ru Magazine

Review - Audiant 80i Integrated Amplifier - Hi-Fi.ruThe reviews keep rolling in for our Audiant 80i integrated amplifier.

Recently, Russian magazine Hi-Fi.ru reviewed our Audiant 80i integrated amp and it acheived a 95% overall rating – including 95% for both sound and build quality.

Reviewer Alex Skorpilev was impressed with the amp's "naturalness" and "accuracy of the sound" and sums up the Audiant 80i:

“The greatest merit of the amplifier is in its musicality. Each time, replacing differing in content of the phonogram, confronted with the fact that it is difficult to stop playing and curb their desire to listen to a record to the end”

Be sure to check out Alex's Audiant 80i review in English.

Another fantastic review of our Audiant 80i integrated amplifier, with the amp being well-received around the world it makes for very exciting times as we're expecting the DP32 DAC Preamplifier and 100p Stereo Power Amplifier to start shipping next week.

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