Perreaux 80i Stereo Integrated Amplifier


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The 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.

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), 80i uses ESS Technology's Reference Sabre ES9006 DAC for accurate sound reproduction of all your digital sources.

With listening, we realised that 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. The 80i 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 80i a potent, dynamic and sophisticated sonic signature.

Merge our high musical standards with the versatile features of 80i 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 80i 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

Stream audio directly from a computer via the 24-bit/96kHz asynchronous USB DAC and experience the full potential of today's high definition music.

Touch Button Interface

The touch button interface utilises capacitive touch technology to provide an intuitive interface which complements the design aesthetic.

Dimmable Display

The LED backlighting of the touch panel can be dimmed to suit your listening environment.

Transformer Coupled Digital Input

The coaxial digital input is transformer coupled, providing electrical isolation and improved jitter performance for coaxial digital source components.

Home Theatre Input

Integrate the 80i into a home theatre system using the home theatre input.

High-Current Toroidal Power Supply

The high-current power supply, with custom designed toroidal transformer, delivers bass with punch and authority.

Control iTunes via USB

When using the USB input, the 80i remote can control iTunes or similar music applications, such as Windows Media Player.

Infrared Remote Control

The infrared remote control allows wireless control of the 80i.

Digital Inputs

A variety of digital inputs allow connection to all of todays digital sources.

Phono Input

Connect a record player to the phono input to enjoy some of the many quality pressings available on vinyl today.

Class-AB Amplifier

The Class-AB amplifier output stage allows environment friendly energy requirements without compromising sound quality.

MOSFET Output Devices

MOSFET output devices are at the heart of all Perreaux amplifiers and provide a detailed and dynamic sound that embodies the soul of the music.

Upsampling Digital to Analogue Converter

The on-board 80i upsampling 24-bit/96kHz digital to analogue converter (DAC) enables high fidelity sound from any digital source.

1 Watt Standby Power Consumption

With power consumption below 1 Watt in standby, 80i is one of the most energy conscious hi fi amplifiers available today.


Amplifier Section

Power Output: 80W into 8Ω
130W into 4Ω
Total Harmonic Distortion (THD+N):
20Hz to 20kHz

0.002% @ 1kHz
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:
Line Out:

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):
20Hz to 20kHz

0.002% @ 1kHz, -20dBFS
<0.004%, -20dBFS
Frequency Response:
20Hz to 20kHz

Signal to Noise Ratio (A-weighted): 120dB, ref. 0dBFS

Phono Stage

Gain: 40dB
Input Impedance: 47kΩ
Input Capacitance: 100pF
Total Harmonic Distortion (THD+N):
20Hz to 20kHz

0.06% @ 1kHz, 1Vrms
<0.15%, 1Vrms


Power Consumption
Maximum (130W into 4Ω):


431mm (17.0")
309mm (12.2")
67mm (2.6")
Weight: 11.5kg (25.3lb)



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