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SXV2 Earns Best Buy Award

Review - Silhouette SXV2 Phono Preamplifier - 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.

Silhouette SXV2 Phono Preamplifier Reviewed


Review by: Mr. Mikkel Gige of HIFI4ALL online magazine, Denmark
Original review:
Translated by: Mr. Soren Vittrup, Audiocompagniet, Denmark

The Perreaux Silhouette SXV2 not much larger than the "Da Vinci Code" and yet it is surprisingly well equipped. I have become acquainted with the design when I reviewed the two-part CD player from the same series. The cabinet is made of profiled steel plate and the front consists of a one-piece curved aluminium extrusion with the Perreaux logo milled into it. Apart from the logo, you will only find a small blue LED on the front panel.


Silhouette SXV2 Reviewed in Germany

LP - Magazin für analoges HiFi & Vinyl-KulturGerman specialist analogue hi fi magazine 'lp' recently reviewed the Silhouette SXV2 Phono Preamplifier in their 2/2009 issue.

Duck out to your local German magazine shop to pick up a copy in the flesh, or take the easy route and stump up €4,30 to download the 2/2009 issue from their website...  Although, you'll need to scrub up on your German.

The SXV2 inspired these words from reviewer Holger Barske:

“Perhaps one of the musical chip phono preamps ever. The Perreaux plays in detail, light, charming, almost with a little tube charm. The easy handling and extensive customization to speak also for the New Zealand import.”

Translation courtesy of Google Translate.


SXV2: second generation phono preamplifier sounding great

You are passionate about your music. A very long time ago already you made the transition to CD and have also got a foot into the convenience of the ipod revolution.

However... you never bothered to sell off your old vinyl collection, and for all those years it has languished in cardboard boxes in a cupboard. It’s time to rediscover your old collection and while you’re at it marvel at how far the technology has come.


New Product - Silhouette SXV2 Phono Preamplifier

Perreaux has a long history of designing and producing phono preamplifiers. Throughout the 70’s and 80’s LP and 45 records were the only viable method of producing stereophonic music. The quality that it offered was taken for granted. Naturally Perreaux was also active during this time, producing preamplifiers such as the SM2 and SM3 that incorporated excellent phono preamplifier input stages. Many of these products are still in use today.


Developing the SXV2 Phono Preamplifier: a dedication to excellence

Perreaux manufactures high end audio products in our 5000 square foot facility in Dunedin, New Zealand. We are shortly due to release a new second generation Silhouette series phono preamplifier called the SXV2 (release announcement expected shortly).


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