The 80i 40th Anniversary Edition features the following:
- Upgraded custom designed mains toroidal transformer to highest specification possible for the unit frame size.
- Highest spec amplifier to binding post internal cabling
- Custom designed and manufactured front panel badge featuring the wording Limited Edition 1974 - 2014
- Individually signed and numbered (total run 100 pcs) certificate of authenticity to accompany each Limited Edition amplifier
These units have already become collector’s items and will only ever appreciate in value in the years ahead.
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.
- 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
Perreaux Audiant 80i 40th Anniversary
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
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)