Perreaux éloquence 250i Stereo Integrated Amplifier

R94,995.00

Review

This must be heard to beleive

If you’ve made the spiritual leap back to integrateds and can deal with it the way mature car buffs wedded to manual gearboxes can appreciate automatics, then this joins a select group of single-box amps that will never betray its non-separates status. It behaves, unapologetically, in exactly the manner you’d demand of any high-end unit with vast reserves of power: with grace and guts and eloquence.

Hifi Magazine review

Review

Those manufacturers who insist on specifying their amplifiers rather too closely to the wind could learn a thing or two from Perreaux. This ‘250W’ Eloquence 250i integrated will, in fact, deliver far closer to 2x420W/8ohm and 2x670W/4ohm with a thundering 545W and 1kW, respectively, under dynamic conditions. Protection circuitry limits its maximum current delivery to 28.5A at 1% THD (Perreaux suggests a 45A ‘short duration’ capability) which is sufficient to maintain 1.2kW/2ohm and 810W/1ohm

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Description

Specifications

Dimensions
Width: 426mm (16.8″)
Depth: 344mm (13.5″)
Height: 149mm (5.9″)
Weight: 25kg (55lb)

Amplifier
Rated Power Output (per channel): 250W into 8Ω , 500W into 4Ω
Maximum Power Output (prior to clipping, per channel): 360W into 8Ω ,530W into 4Ω

HiFi News Benchmark

2 x 420W/8ohm and 2 x 670W/4ohm with a thundering 545W and 1kW, respectively, under dynamic conditions
Total Harmonic Distortion + Noise
Typically: 20Hz to 20kHz: 0.002% @ 1kHz, 250W into 8Ω 0.010%, 250W into 8Ω

Frequency Response
20Hz to 20kHz: +0.00dB, -0.15dB
5Hz to 60kHz: +0.00dB, -0.50dB

Damping Factor
800 @ 1kHz, 250W into 8Ω
Signal to Noise Ratio (unweighted): better than 98dB, ref. 250W

Preamplifier
Input Impedance
Unbalanced: 12kΩ
Balanced: 22kΩ

Volume Control Range: -95.5dB to +31.5dB
Volume Control Resolution: 0.5dB per step
Input Volume Trim Range: ±40dB
Balance Resolution: 0.5dB
Balance Range: ±40dB

Headphone Amplifier

Headphone Rated Power Output: 1.0W into 32Ω 150mW into 300Ω
Headphone Total Harmonic Distortion + Noise
Typically: 20Hz to 20kHz: 0.001% @ 1kHz, 1.0W into 32Ω
less than 0.002%, 1.0W into 32Ω
Headphone Volume Trim Range: ±40dB

éloquence DAC Module Specifications
Digital Inputs: 2 SPDIF Coax (BNC)

2 SPDIF Optical (Toslink)
1 USB (Type B)
Input Sample Rate: 32, 44.1, 48, 88.2, 96, 176.4, 192kHz (Coax, Optical)
32, 44.1, 48kHz (USB)
Input Word Length (maximum): 24-bit (Coax, Optical)
16-bit (USB)
Input Impedance: 75Ω (Coax)

Analogue Section
Digital to Analogue Conversion: 24-bit / 192kHz
Output Voltage: 2.0Vrms @ 0dBFS
Total Harmonic Distortion + Noise 0.002%, 20Hz-20kHz @ 0dBFS

Frequency Response
20Hz to 20kHz: +0.0dB, -0.1dB
5Hz to 94kHz: +0.0dB, -3.0dB

Dynamic Range (unweighted): better than 115dB @ 0dBFS
Signal to Noise Ratio (unweighted): better than 115dB @ 0dBFS
Channel Separation: better than 110dB @ 0dBFS
Stop Band: 105kHz
Stop Band Attenuation: 125dB

éloquence Phono Module Specifications
Input Impedance Low Gain (MM): 47kΩ
High Gain (MC): 100Ω

Total Harmonic Distortion + Noise
Typically:
20Hz to 20kHz: 0.002% @ 1kHz, low gain setting
less than 0.010%, low gain setting
RIAA Accuracy: ±0.5dB, 20Hz-20kHz
Signal to Noise Ratio (unweighted):

better than 85dB, low gain setting

Specifications