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About falcoron

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  • Turn Table
    in the microwave
  • Digital Source 1
    LIV-Zen 2tb ripnas
  • Digital Source 2
    I pad, ipeng
  • DAC
    Audionote 0.1x USB
  • Integrated Amp
  • Pre-Amp
    TRON seven line pre
  • Power Amp/s
    SJS modified 300b SE
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    Frugalhorn XL
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  1. They’ve been making speakers for a long time and make drivers too look them up interesting stuff the fit and finish is amazing my speakers are the cheaper Saphire range 3 way with seas and scanspeak drivers I couldn’t but the parts for a diy build as cheap as I got mine from factory lovely things
  2. They actually make some enclosures fir AP
  3. Deal now completed. MODS please remove to sold section. Thanks
  4. Mods can this be removed please? I'm keeping as I've not heard better. Thanks
  5. After having valve amps most of my hi fi journey I dipped my toe into other amplifiers, Mosfet, SS, class A, class AB, digital, etc etc I finally came to the conclusion out of these trials I liked the mosfet sound best as it was closest to what I really like, Valves! So having dipped the toe and scratched the itch I want to return to a valve amp again. So anyone up for a swap or deal for my 1 year old Perreaux 80i integrated mosfet amp? cost me £2595 new, its in mint condition with remote and boxes so post not an issue I will also build a plywood box for extra safety. This we amp is superb sounding with a warmish easy going character but with plenty of oomph! never gets harsh or out of control its a great wee thing. really well made and nice looking for the SHMBO! If selling im looking £1300 This amp has more connections that I could ever use, has a built in DAC so for those wanting to reduce the box count. this is the spec: The Audiant 80i is a stereo integrated amplifier equipped with an asynchronous USB DAC and is capable of delivering 80W of pure, distortion free power per channel. Audiant 80i features eight stereo inputs, including asynchronous USB, coaxial & optical digital inputs, along with a MM phono input for a turntable and a selectable home theatre loop. Incorporating an upsampling 24-bit/96kHz digital to analogue converter (DAC), Audiant 80i uses ESS Technology's Reference Sabre ES9006 DAC for accurate sound reproduction of all your digital sources. With listening, we realised that Audiant 80i was proof positive that our core philosophy is correct. Form and function combines to create a hugely satisfying amplifier. The appearance is aesthetically forward-thinking while the sound continues the tradition of previous Perreaux pieces – engaging, purposeful and controlled. Since 1974 Perreaux have been manufacturing high fidelity components of exceptional quality in New Zealand. Audiant proves again, that commitment and passion can triumph over geography and high expectations. The elegant implementation of MOSFET output devices and Class-A signal stages give Audiant 80i a potent, dynamic and sophisticated sonic signature. Merge our high musical standards with the versatile features of Audiant and you have an amplifier ready for now, and the future. A variety of digital inputs enable you make the most of the superb 24-bit/96kHz Digital to Analogue Converter (DAC). You can ease Audiant into a home theatre system to extract any missing detail from your cinema experience. Or you can put the needle on the record with the knowledge that the phono stage has been extensively tested by our music obsessed team in the deep south. Once again Perreaux bring you a ground-breaking amplifier that will reconnect you to the thing that is, in these busy days, so often overlooked – the MUSIC. Features Asynchronous USB DAC Touch button interface Dimmable display Transformer Coupled Digital Input Home theatre input High-current toroidal power supply Control iTunes via USB Infrared remote control Digital inputs Phono input Class-AB amplifier MOSFET output devices Upsampling digital to analogue converter 1 Watt Standby power consumption Technical data Amplifier Section Power Output: 80W into 8Ω (Measured at 98W) 130W into 4Ω (Measured at 156w) Total Harmonic Distortion (THD+N): Typically 0.002% @ 1kHz 20Hz to 20kHz <0.05% Frequency Response: 20Hz to 20kHz ±0.1dB, 20Hz to 20kHz Signal to Noise (A-weighted): 105dB, ref. 80W into 8Ω Damping Factor: 400 @ 1kHz, ref. 8Ω Gain: 28dB Preamplifier Section Analogue Inputs: 3 Line Level (RCA) 1 Phono (RCA) Home Theatre Input: Yes (selectable) Analogue Input Impedance: 47kΩ Volume Control Range: -90.0dB to +6.0dB Analogue Outputs: 1 Pre Out (RCA) 1 Line Out (RCA) Analogue Output Impedance: Pre Out: 540Ω Line Out: 270Ω Signal to Noise Ratio (A-weighted): 113dB, ref. 2Vrms Digital Audio Section Digital Inputs: 1 USB (asynchronous 24/96) 1 Coaxial (RCA) 2 Optical (Toslink) Digital Input Impedance: 75Ω (Coaxial) Transformer Coupled Digital Input: Yes (Coaxial) Digital to Analogue Converter: ESS Technology Sabre Reference ES9006 DAC Input Word Length (maximum): 24-bit (all inputs) Input Sample Rate (maximum): 96kHz (all inputs) Digital to Analogue Conversion: 24-bit/96kHz (upsampled) DAC Output Voltage: 1.95Vrms @ 0dBFS Total Harmonic Distortion (THD+N): Typically 0.002% @ 1kHz, -20dBFS 20Hz to 20kHz <0.004%, -20dBFS Frequency Response: 20Hz to 20kHz ±0.2dB Signal to Noise Ratio (A-weighted): 120dB, ref. 0dBFS Phono Stage Gain: 40dB Input Impedance: 47kΩ Input Capacitance: 100pF Total Harmonic Distortion (THD+N): Typically 0.06% @ 1kHz, 1Vrms 20Hz to 20kHz <0.15%, 1Vrms General Power Consumption: Standby: <1W Idle: 50W Maximum (130W into 4Ω): 640W Dimensions: 431mm (17.0") x 309mm (12.2") x 67mm (2.6") (W x D x H) Weight: 11.5kg (25.3lb looking a valve amp (40amps up) WHY? PM for more details or offers please
  6. falcoron

    Starting over

    Thought you had a wee joint there for a minute lol
  7. falcoron

    Starting over

    ah I see what your talking about now! Those speakers in the background are my home made frugalhorns the rear is still in primer I’ve yet to paint Matt black lol
  8. falcoron

    Starting over

    Don’t know why my pictures came out this way!! Loaded from I phone library all up right but come out sideways
  9. falcoron

    Starting over

    Well plunge finally taken after much reading debating and talking to the manufacturers I ordered a pair of Pylon sapphire 31 speakers in hi gloss white. 2 weeks later and with regular updates though the probuction line to paint shop to testing and great tracking info they arrived last after 2 weeks. Now when I say I’m impressed with the fit and finish in really gob snacked how good these are and the finish would grace any Rolls Royce! Beautiful full deep very high gloss white paintwork, drivers fit is second to non and even down to the optional felt bottom speaker feet all exude quality of the highest order. The manufacturers told me that run in is not nessesary and these will sound great from the box so feet fitted and set in place with laser measurements to get perfect rear and side wall distances, laser the toe in to hit my listening position and select play, Straight from the off these are very good indeed, now I’ve had valve amps for 30 years but after selling the Luxman and the odeon rigolleto speakers I got a brand new perreaux 80i mosfet amp witch is really nice wee amp, slight warmth and good power, the 2 seem to match really well together no nasty ness at all, treble is a seas unit and really detailed and smooth the scanspeak mid driver is also detailed and smooth with great bass down to a claimed 36hz the whole package just works beautifully I can’t get over how good these speakers are for under a grand, Seriously! Covers have magnets so no ugly holes to mar the lovely front baffle. ive been playing seriously all weekend and biy can these rock! Detail is superb and separation and soundstage are impressive, no boxy sound just a really nice speaker all round, I would have these over some I’ve had in the past that cost 5 or 6 times the price. Must get a valve amp on the end to see how that sounds too. But really over the moon!
  10. Subs now £120 plus post each antomode now £180 posted uk and Ireland M8 soundcare superspikes £35 per set ( 2 sets available) post free
  11. Perreaux lovely amps and they do huge power too
  12. Just took out of subs last night and they are M8 pm if still interested cheers
  13. Lovely! wish you had this up when i was looking a few months back perfect! GLWS
  14. Why not mate lol! Good luck on your quest. I have to say i do miss a valve amp glow but my wee perreux 80i is a sweet little amp wil as many connections as you could ever want and inc a phono and dac. Have a hankering for an other Audio note amp maybe an otto or soro.