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Perreaux SXH-1 Headphone Amp at AA

post #1 of 502
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Good morning...got my new Audio Advisor catalog and found this. I searched the AA site and the Perreaux site and found it nowhere. I did a search here and saw some rumblings about the possibility of this on the way...anyhow...here is a low res scan for you guys...the link below it will take you to a BIG image of it so you tech guys can look at the guts in the open view.....




here's the large pic...


http://www.wishbooktoys.com/ht/scan0001.jpg
post #2 of 502
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Thanks Mods for correcting my typo!
John
post #3 of 502
Looks interesting. Price doesn't seem bad. Who's first?
post #4 of 502
cool!

thanks for the heads up!
post #5 of 502
That is a low price from a moderately snooty outfit. We demand a review!
post #6 of 502
Very cool. My wallet may not be shaking yet, but my OBH-11SE certainly might be!
post #7 of 502
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Since AA has a 30 day return policy...I may pop for it to give it a try.


John
post #8 of 502
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Originally posted by JMedeiros
Since AA has a 30 day return policy...I may pop for it to give it a try.


John
let us know how it goes.
i was browsing the AA site and saw other Perreaux products and they are expensive too so i think this headphone amp might be able to deliver unless the parts used are a lil on the cheaper side.
post #9 of 502
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Originally posted by screwdriver
let us know how it goes.
i was browsing the AA site and saw other Perreaux products and they are expensive too so i think this headphone amp might be able to deliver unless the parts used are a lil on the cheaper side.
Well, it's an addition to their lower-end "Silhouette" line that just debuted three days ago on 6/26...the only other product the Perreaux website shows in this line is a phono stage. Here is what the copy on the Perreaux website says about the line:

"Conceived as a range of high quality, yet affordable modules; the "Silhouette" series will compliment and enhance your existing system. Incorporating the legendry circuit design and build quality that users have come to expect from Perreaux, the "Silhouette" series provides performance levels never before seen in its class."

Here is the PDF of the Phono amp's instruction book...it may give us an idea of the components and build used in the headamp:

http://www.perreaux.com/files/sxv1_manual.pdf
post #10 of 502
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I just called Audio Advisor and they said the SXH-1 would probably be in stock in two or three weeks. They are awaiting delivery of that and the phono amp and are taking pre-orders. (no...I didn't

He said there is one set of inputs. I asked him if he had auditioned it and he said they had & that although no reviews are out yet (it just shipped), he felt it out-performs anything in it's price range....so we'll see. <puts debit card back in wallet>

John
post #11 of 502
Perreaux has a good reputation, this looks like an interesting product. It does, however, appear from the pic in the AA catalog that it uses the same cheap and flimsey RCA jacks as the Corda HA-1. It may be a necessary compromise at this price point, but they break easily, especially when used with stiff cables and oversize RCA plugs.
post #12 of 502
John,


Perreaux has long been an outstanding company, its hard to imagine you could go wrong with a product from them, especially at this price. And, given the 30 day return policy, why not? You cant really lose. Not to mention, those new CD3000's are just crying for a new amp to power them! I can hear them all the way here in Michigan!


JC


Quote:
Originally posted by JMedeiros
I just called Audio Advisor and they said the SXH-1 would probably be in stock in two or three weeks. They are awaiting delivery of that and the phono amp and are taking pre-orders. (no...I didn't

He said there is one set of inputs. I asked him if he had auditioned it and he said they had & that although no reviews are out yet (it just shipped), he felt it out-performs anything in it's price range....so we'll see. <puts debit card back in wallet>

John
post #13 of 502
For 350 dollars and the company like Perreaux, this must be a very good amp. Wow....I'm ready for an upgrade myself. Anyone want to go first?
post #14 of 502
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Originally posted by Nightfall
John,


Perreaux has long been an outstanding company, its hard to imagine you could go wrong with a product from them, especially at this price. And, given the 30 day return policy, why not? You cant really lose. Not to mention, those new CD3000's are just crying for a new amp to power them! I can hear them all the way here in Michigan!


JC

You guys! Actually my CD3Ks are very content with their Corda HA-1 mkII.

However....in a few weeks they may be in the mood for a little New Zealand Amplification Vacation.

Hmmmmm.....30 day return policy...and if it turns out to be a winner, I could always use a dedicated headamp for my turntable.

thinking......
post #15 of 502
Did anyone try out this amp yet?
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