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2014 Munich High End Audio Show report

There is an old song which goes.... 

"it's a long long way to Tipperary".
 

With a total travel time in excess of 25 hours between New Zealand and Germany, it would have to rank amongst the longest air journeys in the world. We had exhibited at Munich in 2013, so we felt this time around it was ok to sit this one out. In our abscence, our German distributor,  Genuin Audio did a superb job of exhibiting Perreaux and their other lines.

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Cinema Focus Appointed as Perreaux Distributor for India

Cinema Focus IndiaWe are thrilled to welcome on-board Chennai-based Cinema Focus as the exclusive Perreaux distributor for India.

Commenting on the appointment, Cinema Focus director Abdul Razack said; "We are very pleased to gain the distribution rights for Perreaux in India. To partner with a leading high-end audio brand like Perreaux is exciting."

The addition of the Perreaux range into the Cinema Focus line-up will make a compelling offering and we wish Razack and the team all the very best.

Those interested in learning more about Perreaux home audio products, can visit the Perreaux website. Dealers interested in stocking Perreaux products, should contact Mr. Razack at +91 44 2811 7722 or visit the Cinema Focus website for more information.

Cinema Focus
New Decor Towers
No.71 (Old No.42) Dr.Radhakrishnan Salai
Chennai - 600004
INDIA
Ph: +91 44 2811 7722 / +91 44 2811 7755
Email: info@cinemafocus.in
Web: http://www.cinemafocus.in/

Perreaux Appoints Genuin Audio as Exclusive Distributor in Germany

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Perreaux Appoints Genuin Audio as Exclusive Distributor in Germany

Leading home audio manufacturer Perreaux appoints specialist hi-fi distributor Genuin as their exclusive distribution partner in Germany.

DUNEDIN, New Zealand (August 30, 2013) – Perreaux, New Zealand based manufacturer of legendary hi-fi and home audio systems, is pleased to announce the appointment of Genuin as their exclusive distributor in Germany, responsible for the sales, marketing, service and support of the full range of Perreaux products.

Commenting on the partnership, Genuin Audio Sales Manager Thomas Wendt said; “Perreaux stood out for me for many years, their exceptional production quality and their vast experience with MOSFET amplifiers makes Perreaux the ideal partner.” Wendt continued, “I especially like the innovative Audiant range, and the modern design of the Perreaux line-up allows us to complete our portfolio of products in different price ranges and in the digital segment.”

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Trip to Munich High End 2013

High End Munich 2013The best aspect of travel is experiencing how the other half live. Munich 2013 is a good opportunity to gain insights and to stop by distributors in other countries on the way to and from Germany. My first stop leaving New Zealand was Hong Kong.

Hong Kong

HK is a seething megalopolis alive... buildings, cars, people and construction cranes are everywhere. The dynamic pace of life is quite an experience and being a part of its vibrancy is invigorating. Our HK distributor and his Chinese business partner spared no effort; taking care of everything for me. In return, I tried my best to listen and respond to the points they raised..

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Paris High End 2011 Show Report

Paris High End 2011 Show ReportThe Paris High End Show 2011 was a great success.  Our French distributor, DEA International, commented that the level of interest in Perreaux was very pleasing, particularly in the Audiant 80i integrated amplifier.

DEA International's Chef de Produit, Jean Philippe, gives a video overview of the Audiant 80i from the Paris High End Show (video courtesy of cinenow.com).

French speaker manufacturer Atohm demonstrated their GT 1.0 speakers with Perreaux electronics. In coverage of the show by on-mag.fr, Pierre Stemmelin said that Perreaux and Atohm were among the best sounding systems of the show (that's if Google Translate is anything to go by).

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Paris High End Show 2011

Paris High End Show 2011This weekend, October 1-2, the Paris High End Show 2011 is taking place as part of Salon de la HiFi et du Home Cinema at the Hotel Pullman – Paris Rive Gauche.

Our distributor for France, DEA International, will be exhibiting Perreaux alongside a selection of their other lines, including Thorens turntables and Canton loudspeakers.

The DEA International stand is located in 'Club 1' and 'Club 2' on the mezzanine.  Drop by and check out what Paskal and the DEA International team are demonstrating.

The show is open from 10am-7pm both Saturday and Sunday.  Entry is only €15.00.  So get along, support the show, and the industry, and check out some great hi fi while you're at it.

Have a good weekend...

T.H.E. Show Newport Beach 2011

T.H.E. Show Newport 2011This coming weekend, June 3-5, sees the start of something very special in Southern California – The Home Entertainment Show (T.H.E. Show) Newport. The brainchild of Bob Levi, President of Los Angeles & Orange County Audio Society, and Richard Beers, President of The Home Entertainment Show; T.H.E. Show Newport is a consumer audio show like no other and includes a classic car exhibition, a wine show including many of California's premier vintners and a cigar exhibition.

The show is being held at the Hilton Hotel Orange County Airport, adjacent to Orange County's John Wayne International Airport. T.H.E. Show Newport is open to the public, with day passes from US$15.00 and weekend passes US$35.00.

Perreaux will be represented at T.H.E. Show Newport alongside Harbeth loudspeakers by our US distributor Fidelis AV, in association with Gene Rubin Audio and Venice Audio. Come and join Walter in Room 330 and experience our Audiant 80i integrated amplifier, "the right amp at the right time" according to Neil Gader from The Absolute Sound (TAS 213).

T.H.E. Show Newport is shaping up to set the standard for consumer audio shows around the world, so get in amongst it!

Musical Revelations in Melbourne

Midas AV B&W 800 and PrismaLast week brought a delightful new tone to the Perreaux dynamic. My role as account manager lead me to visit a new distributor in the tremendous city of Melbourne, Australia. It's a tough job, but somebody has to do it. The gentlemen at Midas AV have partnered with Perreaux to pounce on the ever expanding Australian market. Combining their dedication to superior sound and their depth of knowledge in hi fi, with the range of equipment at their disposal, the sky isn't the limit – Nick, Louie and Stan can create a system that will push you clear through the clouds.

I have sat in front of some fairly astonishing set ups. Earlier this year in Las Vegas I heard Wilson loudspeakers, a full McIntosh system and a pair of Vivid Giya powered by a top line Luxman. Financially these stereo are the things of dreams. Only the most affluent need even consider. In Melbourne I heard a stereo that, while a stretch, could well find a way into my house. If only I could convince my significant other that it was worth it. All I need to do is get her on a plane to Melbourne. Sit her in the upstairs demo room that has a pair of Bowers & Wilkins 800 powered by a mighty Perreaux Prisma 350 power amp, SM6 MkII pre and CD1 CD player. I am certain even my highly discerning better half would not be able to deny the revelatory experience provided by this stereo.

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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.

Café Engels Show 2011

Audiant 80i Integrated Amplifier FrontPerreaux distributor for The Netherlands, YN Audio, is exhibiting at the Café Engels Show 2011 in Rotterdam on 16th & 17th April.

YN Audio will be demonstrating our Audiant 80i integrated amplifier alongside other lines they represent like Robson Acoustics loudspeakers and Black Rhodium cables.

The first 600 visitors to the Café Engels Show will receive a free CD mastered and produced by STS Digital.

The Café Engels Show is being run in parallel with the popular De Doelen Lente Hi-Fi Show and is only a 10 minute walk away.

It's shaping up to be an exciting weekend of hi-fi in Rotterdam on 16th & 17th April. With two shows on at the same time and in the same place, you'd be crazy to miss it.

So do stop by and introduce yourself to Michiel of YN Audio and experience the Audiant 80i for yourself.

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