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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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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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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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Gold Editor's Choice Award for DP32 & 100p

Audiant DP32 & 100p Editors Choice AwardEsteemed UK audio mag Hi-Fi Choice have just reviewed the Perreaux Audiant DP32 USB DAC preamp and 100p stereo power amp in their December issue. They rate the Audiant pre-power combo a massive 10/10 (5/5 each) and award the pairing the coveted 'Hi-Fi Choice Editor's Choice' gold award.

To say we're 'totally chuffed' with the Editor's Choice award is an understatement. Recognition of this calibre doesn't come around that often and confirms the hours and hours of sweat, tears and determination that went into the development of the DP32 and 100p has created something truly magical.

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eloquence 250i Highly Commended by Hi-Fi News

Review - eloquence 250i Integrated Amplifier - Hi-Fi News

In their latest review, Hi-Fi News & Record Review test our eloquence 250i integrated amplifier and dish out a Highly Commended award.

Reviewed by experienced and well-respected reviewer Ken Kessler, the eloquence 250i delivered "convincingly natural and real" treble attack and decay when used with his Wilson Audio Sophia 3 loudspeakers.

The Sophia's "big-bass-from-a-compact-enclosure was as well defined and palpable as if the Perreaux had been designed for and with them," Ken continued.

Rated at 250W the integrated amplifier was measured by Paul Miller and his lab report shows the 250i, in fact, delivered closer to "2x420W/8ohm and 2x670W/4ohm with a thundering 545W and 1kW, respectively, under dynamic conditions."

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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.

SXV2 Earns Best Buy Award

Review - Silhouette SXV2 Phono Preamplifier - Hi-Fi.ruHi-Fi.ru magazine recently reviewed our Silhouette SXV2 Phono Preamplifier where it earned their Best Buy award.

In conclusion they found the SXV2:

“Realistic, detailed, lively, dynamic and at the same time extremely comfortable sound made the Silhouette SXV2 the clear leader of our phono stage test.”

 If your Russian is a bit sketchy, read a translation of their SXV2 phono preamplifier review in English.

Hi-Fi News Review of Audiant 80i Now Online

Review - Audiant 80i Integrated Amplifier - Hi-Fi NewsKen Kessler reviewed our Audiant 80i integrated amplifier in the July 2011 issue of Hi-Fi News & Record Review – where it earned an 'Highly Commended' award.

Ken's review of the Audiant 80i is now available on the Hi-Fi News website, so head on over and check out why the Audiant 80i "positively partied" with his Wilson Audio Sophia 3s.

Audiant 80i Receives "Top 2012" Award

Review - Audiant 80i Integrated Amplifier - hifinews.ruRussian magazine hifinews.ru reviews our Audiant 80i integrated amp and it receives their "TOP 2012" award.

Reviewer Andrew Sasinovsky was impressed with the sound and versatility of the Audiant 80i rating it 10 out of 10 for both sound and functionality. He described the sound as "lively, free and natural" and regarding functionality it had "an impressive arsenal of features".

Andrew liked the built-in 24/96 DAC and MM phono stage, and the high power output given the compact size of the 80i.

With all things taken into account it's easy to see why hifinews.ru gave the Audiant 80i integrated amplifier their highest praise.

Thanks Andrew for taking the time to review the Audiant 80i, and also to Audiomania for supplying the review sample.

If your Russian is a bit sketchy, read a translation of Andrew's Audiant 80i review in English.

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