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Consumer Electronics & Photo Expo 2011

Consumer Electronics & Photo Expo 2011The Consumer Electronics & Photo Expo was recently held in Moscow.  It is Russia's equivalent of CES and covers premium hi-fi as well as mobile & digital, photography, digital TV and audio/video.

Audiomania was in attendance representing Perreaux alongside some of their other lines, such as Waterfall and Penaudio loudspeakers, Nordost cables and Cold Ray vibration control.

On display was our Silhouette SXCD CD player, éloquence CDt transport with 250i integrated amplifier and Prisma 350 power amp.  The setup was mostly static with a lot of the gear not available for demonstration – in any case, it's still excellent exposure in Russia for the brands Audiomania represented at the show.

Audiomania have posted photos of Consumer Electronics & Photo Expo 2011 on Facebook, where you can see photos of their stand as well as coverage of other aspects of the show.

Congratulations Audiomania on what looked like a popular stand at a busy show.

éloquence 250i & CDt Reviewed in South Africa

Perreaux eloquence 250i and CDtReviewed by: Deon Schoeman, South Africa

Command performance

I'd never heard of New Zealand high-end audio company Perreaux until Mike Blake of The Listening Room added the marque to his portfolio of imports, and the two components under review here arrived on the AVSA doorstep. In fact, Perreaux sounds more French, and certainly Continental, so to find out that the brand harks from Dunedin in New Zealand came as something of a surprise. The only reference to Dunedin I have is that they play some pretty fine rugby at Dunedin's Carisbrook stadium, also known as 'The House Of Pain' - as our Springboks have found out on various occasions...

Read the full review here: Review - 250i / CDt - Deon Schoeman - South Africa (PDF 884 KB)

Sight & Sound

Perreaux éloquence 250i Integrated AmplifierI've experienced some stunning audio/visual systems and a few disasters also.

I received a call from a friend the other day asking my advice on a home audio system for his new house. He had received a multi-room audio proposal from his local store and they felt he needed audio in every room of his house. The system was both extensive and expensive, but importantly there was far too much emphasis on quantity and convenience over quality.

Call me old fashioned, but I'm just not buying into all this convenience. When I'm in the bedroom, my prime focus is usually rest; and when I'm in the kitchen, thoughts of food take presedence. To me, this is the hoary old chestnut of less adding up to so much more. Rejecting everywhere convenience in favour of focusing on a few select prime areas of use and making them all they can be is definitely the way to go in my opinion.

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Perreaux Launches New Compact Disc Transport

eloquence TransportFOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Perreaux Launches New Compact Disc Transport

DUNEDIN, New Zealand (March 4th, 2010) – New Zealand hi fi amplifier manufacturer Perreaux is proud to announce the launch of the éloquence CDt compact disc transport.

A CD transport behaves exactly like a normal CD player - but instead of the audio output being an analogue signal, it outputs the digital data from the disc and requires an external digital-to-analogue converter (DAC).

The CDt is the perfect partner for the éloquence 150i or 250i integrated amplifiers, and is designed to complement and seamlessly integrate with their onboard 24-bit/192kHz upsampling DAC.

"As a dedicated CD platform, the éloquence CDt captures the heart and soul of the 16-bit/44.1kHz CD format," says Perreaux Managing Director, Martin van Rooyen, "revealing the full potential of the humble compact disc."

The CDt features transformer coupled BNC and RCA outputs, as well as an optical TOSLINK output, to transmit the 16-bit/44.1kHz SPDIF digital signal. Separate digital interface transmitters ensure each digital output is optimized to keep interface induced jitter at a minimum.

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éloquence CDt Transport Shipping Now

eloquence CDt CD TransportWow, how exciting, we've started shipping the éloquence CDt Compact Disc Transport. Shipments have already gone to France, South Africa, Taiwan, Singapore and New Zealand; with more to follow to Norway, Denmark, United Kingdom, United States, Chile, India and Hong Kong before Christmas. Boy do we have a busy couple of days ahead of us.

The éloquence CDt is the perfect partner to the éloquence 150i and 250i integrated amplifiers. When used with the digital-to-analogue converter (DAC) module internal to the amplifiers, the full potential of a dedicated éloquence system is realised.

Now, I can hear you thinking "that was cut and pasted straight from the marketing machine" – but the CDt really does complement the éloquence integrated amplifiers perfectly.

We totally weren't ready for the amount of detail the CDt extracted from the humble CD. The sound is immensely detailed and resolute, the amplifiers internal DAC module ensuring the sound remains musical, without hint of sounding clinical or dry.

Every time a CDt is on audio test, a little smile finds it's way across our faces and we're reminded how special the éloquence range of components are, what they represent for us and the formidable benchmarks they set for future developments.

Anyhow, now I'm getting all sentimental. Keep an eye out for the official press release from CES 2010 in Las Vegas early next month. In the meantime, check out the éloquence CDt Compact Disc Transport product page on our website.

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