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Review - Silhouette SXCD CD Player

The recently released Silhouette Series SXCD Compact Disc Player achieves a Gold Award in the latest issue (Issue 63) of New Zealand hi fi and technology magazine Tone.

The SXCD inspired these words from reviewer Steve Smith:

"The music flows with a smooth, detailed delivery that can rival CD players costing twice the price..."

"I was flabbergasted at just how good the SXCD was..."

Read the SXCD Compact Disc Player review in it's entirety.

Issue 63 is on news-stands now, why don't you pop out and get yourself a copy...

New Product - Silhouette SXCD CD Player

We know you've all been eagerly awaiting a CD player to grace the Silhouette Series, and on a couple of occasions we have prematurely gotten your hopes up. But we're very pleased to announce that the Silhouette Series SXCD Compact Disc Player is at long last officially released.

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Silhouette Series CD player to be released July 23rd

Please accept our sincere apology for the protracted delay on the release of the much anticipated Silhouette Series SXCD two box CD player.

More than 2 years have gone into the development and finessing of this high quality unit, only to face unexpected delay on account of the discontinuation of critical components by one of our suppliers.

Hindsight is a wonderful thing however and we feel fortunate to have been made aware of this before releasing the unit. Nothing would have been worse than to have to make changes shortly after release. We have been busy selecting new components, relaying the PCB, and rewriting firmware.

Circle July 23rd on your calendar and write Perreaux SXCD next to it.

Silhouette SXCD CD Player : first images

The Silhouette SXCD CD player has been through yet another design change. After prototyping a singlebox solution we decided to go with a two-box solution instead.

To maintain the same front profile to match other products in the Silhouette range, the single-box solution had to be twice the depth of the other components. This didn’t fit with the sleek, minimalist lines of the Silhouette Series and hence the two-box solution was conceived.

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Silhouette SXCD CD Player: groundbreaking engineering,, June release

Silhouette SXCD CD Player prototype pcbAt Perreaux we’ve decided to throw away the book and develop our own CD player from scratch. Unlike other audio manufacturers who simply use a standard commercially available CD mechanism, bolt in a power supply, hook up the interface and wrap it in a fancy case, we’ve gone back to engineering basics and developed something unique.

The new Silhouette SXCD CD transport will utilize the reliability and versatility of a computer CDROM, the performance of a high quality oscillator, and the idea of obtaining perfect digital data to provide the best possible platform for the SPDIF transmission and on-board DAC.

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Silhouette CD Player update

“THE BEAST IS ALIVE!!” The lever has been thrown and the alpha prototype of the Silhouette CD player has fired to life. Cue scene; Anakin’s mask is sealed and Darth Vader breathes his first breath…

Much like Darth Vader at this point, ‘project tango’ (model name TBA) is far from perfect and requires a lot of polishing. Maybe, just maybe, we will need to call on the dark-side.

Designed to compliment and enhance the existing Silhouette line-up, the much anticipated release of the Silhouette CD player will enable users to tailor an end-to-end electronics solution from the Silhouette series.

With ‘project tango’ up and running, we have many many long nights ahead and we can be thankful that our move to the deep south has resulted in longer and sunnier evenings. Expect the release of the Silhouette CD player to be in the 2nd quarter of 2006.

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