New Zealand manufacturer Perreaux has released a high-resolution audio preamplifier, the Audiant DP32, a fully-balanced analogue preamplifier with on-board 32-bit/192kHz DAC and asynchronous USB audio streaming.
‘The DP32 raises the bar both for sound performance and musical enjoyment,’ said Martin van Rooyen, managing director of Perreaux. ‘With ultra-low distortion and high dynamic range, the Audiant DP32 is ready to make your high resolution music sound the best it ever has.’
At the heart of the Audiant DP32 DAC is ESS Technology’s flagship 32-bit Sabre³² ES9018 reference digital to analogue converter. The Perreaux design team has built on its state-of-the-art performance by including digital re-clocking for jitter reduction, discrete shunt regulators to provide clean power, a buffered passive volume control for extremely low noise and direct coupled inputs to retain purity and tonal balance. Altogether, the Audiant DP32 has six digital inputs (one AES/EBU, one asynchronous USB, two coaxial and two optical) and two buffered analogue inputs via balanced XLR and single-ended RCA. There’s also a selectable home theatre bypass to allow seamless integration into any home theatre system. ‘Equipped with an intuitive and easy-to-use touch panel interface, the DP32 will not look out of place in the homes of the style-conscious,’ van Rooyen told Australian Hi-Fi Magazine. Distributed in Australia by Midas AV, the Audiant DP32 sells for $2,995. It joins other models in Perreaux’s Audiant range including the Audiant 100p stereo power amplifier ($2,999) and the USB DAC equipped Audiant 80i integrated amplifier ($2,995), all of which are covered by a five year warranty.
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Pictured Above: The Perreaux Audiant DP32 streaming preamplifier, now available in Australia through Midas AV, for $2,995.