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post #31 of 502
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Originally posted by JMedeiros
John the Lab Rat
Guinea Pig or Leader Lemming, but you're no lab rat.
post #32 of 502
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Originally posted by ServinginEcuador
Guinea Pig or Leader Lemming, but you're no lab rat.
Team Lemming....here we come.....
post #33 of 502
Great, John! I was within inches of ordering one myself, just yesterday in fact. Can't wait to hear about it!
post #34 of 502
Please, post your impressive. This amp looks very good. I think we have a lot more options these day.


Purk
post #35 of 502
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Originally posted by Sean H
Great, John! I was within inches of ordering one myself, just yesterday in fact. Can't wait to hear about it!
I know..it's so hard with your finger on the mouse and that darn curser inches away from that "Add to Cart" button.


But you were stronger than I was. I had already begun this binge hours earlier by buying two pairs of phones in a real live store....Senn590s and Sony MDR7506s ...I had the fever and two aspirin were not curing it
post #36 of 502
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Originally posted by JMedeiros
I know..it's so hard with your finger on the mouse and that darn curser inches away from that "Add to Cart" button.


But you were stronger than I was. I had already begun this binge hours earlier by buying two pairs of phones in a real live store....Senn590s and Sony MDR7506s ...I had the fever and two aspirin were not curing it
LOL! I stopped myself because I had decided to go for another amp I bought used earlier in the day (RA-1). It's so tempting though with that 30 day return policy. Looking forward to hearing about it.
post #37 of 502
Yes John let us know, I'm still waiting for this sale on the HA-1 MKII or HA-2 so maybe we could get something in the meanwhile to try.....
post #38 of 502
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Originally posted by Sovkiller
Yes John let us know, I'm still waiting for this sale on the HA-1 MKII or HA-2 so maybe we could get something in the meanwhile to try.....
I love the Corda Amps (of course they are the only brand of headamp I have tried so far) ...I've had both of those and I think you will find they will sound beautiful with your CD3Ks. I did.

I hope I don't miss the crossfeed on the Perreaux...I am going to try and take my love affair of Meier crossfeed into account in my impressions of the Perreaux.
post #39 of 502
Just got a promotional email from AA, there's a discount of $50 on the Perreaux amp right now. John, since you just bought it give AA a call to get your 50 bucks back! Btw, have you recevied it yet, let us know what you think of it!
post #40 of 502
Well, looks like I'm joining you, John!! I just ordered one and will have it likely Friday but maybe Saturday. Actually it's odd, after seeing the post from Gergor about the $50 promotional thing I called to confirm this was true and they said it was a promotion that they had going but it was over. However, the guy said he'd be willing to offer me the savings, for today only, and so I decided to go for it. The 30-day guarantee is still intact. For $300 I couldn't resist. I'll let you guys know how it sounds.

My wife is going to kill me. I just bought a used pair of Grado SR225's and a used RA-1 amp the other day, now this amp is coming.

I hate this place sometimes.
post #41 of 502
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grrrrrrrrrr

Well...I got that sale email today too...but I just read it...that guy on the phone must not know what he was talking about....there are like six specials the AA email newsletter is promoting.

I just got home and got Gergors heads up about the $50 sale. Grrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr....I called AA but they were closed for the day so I emailed them nicely requesting the same sale price

UPS Tracking has mine due for delivery here tomorrow.

John
post #42 of 502
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Originally posted by Sean H
Well, looks like I'm joining you, John!! I just ordered one and will have it likely Friday but maybe Saturday.
Yeah! I wonder how many new members of TEAM GUINEA PIG this sale has roped in...it's gonna be a Perreaux listening fest the next few weeks!
John
post #43 of 502
Have another buy and you'll get a home run You're like on 3rd base!

Yeah let us know how this amp goes.
post #44 of 502
Well Guinea pig, or not, just keep us (the cowards) updated of whatever you get there, maybe we have another winner.....
post #45 of 502
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Originally posted by lan
Have another buy and you'll get a home run You're like on 3rd base!

Yeah let us know how this amp goes.
LOL! Well, if you call $75 for a set of four Plainview 9 volt batteries and a IpowerUS charger a big enough purchase maybe that makes it a home run? Actually I'm very excited to give all this stuff a try but this just isn't going to be sitting well on the home front.

I had a discussion with the Audio Advisor salesperson about the amp and they are pretty excited about it. He had two units being burned in at his desk for two professional reviewers. He was explaining to me the channel they go through to import these amps, which he may have said was direct from the manufacturer (as opposed to an importer/distributor) and because of a way they get them they are able to keep the pricing down. He says this amp should retail in the US for closer to $500. There's more details to that story but again I didn't catch everything he was saying, so don't hold me to all that.

The amp does look promising, despite that ridiculous volume knob. . There is a nice shot of the inside of the snclosure at their web site in the Gallery section, here's a direct link to the shot:

http://www.perreaux.com/img/gallery/SXH1_rear_inside.jpg

If that link does not work here is a link to their gallery, the SXH-1 inside shot is in the second row:

http://www.perreaux.com/gallery.php

The circuit topology looks to be well laid out in a symmetrical form. Nice toroidal tranny. I just wonder what the parts quality is like and what the pot is. One interesting thing to consider is it is essentially a single source preamp as well with those preamp outputs in the back. Well wait, I am assuming so anyway, I guess it could be a fixed output but I'm doubting it and suspect it is a typical preamp output. Anyway, should be interesting.
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