Perreaux Model 200 Amplifiers

4.67/5 (3 Reviews) MSRP : $2500.00


Product Description

200 watt/channel dual mono stereo power amplifier RCA and balanced XLR inputs


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Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Aaronelvis a Audio Enthusiast

Date Reviewed: October 3, 2010

Bottom Line:   
Picked up my Perreaux 200p second hand for NZ$1200, to go with a Perreaux SM6 preamp. The combo is excellent, clear, warm and powerful.
I formerly ran the SM6 with a Linn LK85 (treble and mid) and Arcam 9P (bass) combo, which was damn good. The 200p beats it, just, due to great bass control and a sense of coherence through the mid range.
While ruthlessly clear, I don't get listening fatigue from any tonal idiosyncracies with this Perreaux combo - only from having the volume too loud without realising it! So it is winner on getting you lost in the music.

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Used product for:   3 Months to 1 year

Duration Product Used:   Audio Enthusiast



Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by webbed a AudioPhile

Date Reviewed: February 20, 2006

Bottom Line:   
Being a New Zealander I am likely to be bias toward both Perreaux and Plinius equipment - both of which I have owned and enjoyed. The Perreaux 200P Power Amp and SM6 pre replaced my trusty Plinius SA100 Mk1 and M12 pre.

Firstly replacing the Plinius in favour of Perreaux was an agonising decision as both brands have merit and stand alone in the middle markets of quality audiphile equipment.

My first favourable impression of the Perreaux gear was in the packaging (these guys know their 4 p's of marketing)being packaged in dual boxes with a rugged wooden crate floor affixed to the power amp box. This impressed me as I've never been in favour of couriers.

These amps were finished in Perreaux's new 'Prisma' finish whilst plain gives an immediate impression, albeit completely devoid of any facia controls, as a no nonsense, purpose built piece of equipment.

Plugging in was a simple affair, optional RCA or balanced inputs included.

How is best to describe the sonic nature of these amps? 3 words come to mind - cohesion, cohesion and cohesion. The sound stage is high and wide enough with absolute clarity of instruments and their placement. Mt immediate impression is that the Perreaux boys have managed to design an amp that reproduces all types of music just as the musicians intended it to be heard. No galring highs but very sweet, exceleent mids and tight controlled bass. The trick her is that no one characteristic stood out or took control of the listening experience. I have heard some criticism regarding treble being somewhat flat or compressed but matched with the Klipsch RF35 speakers this just is not so. More intense listening leaves me somewhat humbled as the soundstage delivers a huge wall of music in the most delicate manner with no loss of tonal accuracy and a vice like grip on spartial imaging. These are the redeeming features of Perreaux gear as I see it. The bass is deep and refined even on the Klipsch, the mids authoritive and detailed and beautiful treble characteristics that draw the listener into the reproduction much like falling into the system itself. A truly rewarding experience. Given UI am not a technician I cannot comment on build quality except to say inside, the amps appear to be well designed, simplistic and give that characteristic they are 'hand made'. The power amp rated at 200 watts, is powerful and full and able to be driven hard without fatigue and fear.

All in all I'm hugely impressed with this Kiwi product. value for money is eceptional but more to the point these amps give listeners more than competing products. That is they are just so cohesive - stunning stuff!

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Used product for:   3 Months to 1 year

Duration Product Used:   AudioPhile

Product model year:   2005

Price Paid:    $8500.00

Purchased At:   Axent Audio



Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:3
Submitted by elmura a AudioPhile

Date Reviewed: May 26, 2002

Bottom Line:   
Strong power, plenty of bass weight and control. Improves mids and extension over lower end amps. Fairly simple, straight forward design which seems effective enough. Conjures interest from friends due to size and design.

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Used product for:   1 to 3 months

Duration Product Used:   AudioPhile




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