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Perreaux is well represented in countries all around the world and thanks to some hard work from our international partners we are able to take you on a quick trip around central Europe with three exciting new product reviews.

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Audiant 80i 40th Anniversary Edition

Not everyone can afford to own something like the Prisma series, SM6MKII and 350 Pre/Power combo. At the other end of our product line up, the limited edition, Audiant 80i, 40th Anniversary edition, still provides a spine tingling sensation.

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Germany loves Eloquence 250i

Germany is world renowned for its strengths in engineering and hi tech manufacturing. They also appear to have a special affection for our flagship integrated amplifier, the eloquence 250i. Sales have been strong for the special 40th anniversary collector’s edition.

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Limited Edition 40th Anniversary 250i

Limited Edition 40th Anniversary 250iLast year we promised limited edition models to celebrate our 40th Anniversary. The first amplifier to receive the limited edition 40th Anniversary treatment is the eloquence 250i integrated amplifier.

The 250i is already a stellar amplifier, having received a number of awards and outstanding reviews, but we couldn't help but challenge ourselves to see if we could enhance its magic.

We've spent countless hours tweaking the 250i, auditioning various capacitors, resistors, cables, connectors, ICs... the list goes on.

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Einsnull Finds DP32 & 100p Combo "Sonically Incorruptible"

Review - Audiant DP32 USB DAC Preamplifier & 100p Power Amplifier - einsnullEinsnull magazine recently reviewed our award-winning Audiant DP32 USB DAC preamplifier and 100p power amplifier combination, describing the pairing as "sonically incorruptible" or more specifically – "klanglich unbestechlich".

Reviewer Christian Rechenbach also writes:

“Das ist eine moderne Vor/End-Kombi, die hinsichtlich Design den modernen Zeitgeist trifft, technisch auf dem neuesten Stand und klanglich unbestechlich ist und meine absolute Sympathie einheimsen konnte. Ich kann jedenfalls mit bestem Gewissen sagen, dass die Rückkehr von Perreaux auf den deutschen Markt eine Bereicherung ist.”

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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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eloquence 250i Reviewed by Hifi Statement

Review - eloquence 250i Integrated Amplifier - Hifi StatementIn their latest test German magazine Hifi Statement review our eloquence 250i integrated amplifier equipped with both optional modules the 24/192 USB DAC and MM/MC phono preamp.

Reviewer Jörg-Peter Schimmel couldn't believe how tube-like the sound of the 250i integrated amp is...

“If I did not know better, I would have guessed in a blind test it was a tube amp...”

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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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DP32 & 100p Awarded 5 Stars by Witchdoctor

Review - DP32 USB DAC Pre & 100p Stereo Power Amp - witchdoctor.co.nz

New Zealand online magazine for technology and hi-fi, witchdoctor.co.nz, recently reviewed our award-winning Audiant DP32 USB DAC preamp and 100p stereo power amp combination and awarded both components a full 5 stars.

Reviewer Andrew Baker claims "Perreaux has manufactured magic" and found the DP32 "had a proper analogue flavour with very little digital glare or harshness to be heard", while the 100p midrange was "smooth, transparent and packed full of detail with a near valve-like fluidity".

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eloquence 250i Wins 'Product of the Year 2012'

eloquence 250i Product of the Year 2012Our eloquence 250i Integrated Amplifier has won 'Product of the Year 2012' award from Audio & Cinema em Casa magazine and even manages to grace the cover of their awards issue.

During his time with the 250i reviewer Jorqe Gonçalves uses Quad ESL-63 and B&W 802 Diamond speakers and "really liked this amplifier from Perreaux". He had this to say about the 250i's sonic performance:

“vivacity manages to combine beauty with timbre and, at the other extreme, an almost monstrous energy capacity.”

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