The Home Entertainment Show 2015 in Newport, California was a huge success for Perla Audio. We released three new products and exhibited in two rooms this year. To start we would like to thank everybody who visited us in Newport. We had lots of possitive feedback on our new products.
In room 221 we exhibited our analog system introducing the new Mono Block amplifier and passive pre amplifier. The Righello monoblock amplifier’s stunning presentation is expressed with the synergy of the technology advancement and engineering innovation with elegant circuitry and specially selected parts. The Righello monoblock amplifier uses a push/pull output and driver stages and single ended input voltage gain. Two volts peak to peak for full output. This amplifier is a "0" negative feedback design. It delivers an authoritative 100 watts into 8 ohms and 200 watts into 4 ohms. This innovative design has no capacitors in the signal path and has an astonishing power supply capacitance of over 178k μf of high quality electrolytic capacitors & 40 polypropylene capacitors. This amplifier is fully 'PI' filtered in its AC and DC filters for ultra-low noise. The new pre amplifier and monoblock amplifer were exhibited using the PRS-2 loudspaekers and KESH series cables exhibited last years debut.
The Maestro passive pre-amplifier structures an astonishing large 3 dimensional soundstage and delivers a rare and unique tangibility to the instruments and vocalists, yielding amazing nuances in low level detail and macro-dynamics and transient speed. The Maestro is engineered with only state-of-the-art components such as our high quality selector switch with 24k gold plated contacts. This unit is designed with a forty-eight (48) step precision switched resistor volume control, along with a custom made aluminum remote with a carbon fiber inlay and consumes < 1 watt. It’s well designed faceplate is integrated into a non- resonant chassis milled from solid billet aluminum and given a beautiful stealthy black anodized finish.
In room 319 we exhibited the newly upgraded Composer USB DAC and recently reviewed Signature 50 integrated amplifier by Terry London- . This Amazing digital system brings new detail, transparency, depth and tangibility to your digital library. The Signature 50 integrated amplifier is a true dual mono that delivers an extraordinary sound quality at an affordable price. This integrated amplifier is a class A/B rich amplifier and uses a push/pull output and driver stages. It uses a single ended input voltage gain. Two volts peak to peak for full output. This amplifier is a “0" negative feedback design. It delivers an authoritative 50 watts per channel. This innovative design has NO CAPACITORS in the signal path. It has an astonishing power supply capacitance of 376,000μF (.376F), using 80 electrolytic capacitors & 84 polypropylene capacitors. This unit is fully 'PI' filtered in its AC and DC filters for ultra-low noise. We designed this amplifier with a 2x bridge rectifier doubling the diodes in the bridges to lower the impedance and we use ultra-low noise schottky diodes. This incredibly efficient design consumes <6 watts of power at standby. The Composer is one of the most remarkable and uniquely designed digital to analogue converters ever built. This DAC is a simple USB connection device that plugs right into your computer device. Exhibited with the recently reviewed Signature 50 integrated amplifier was the newly upgraded Composer USB DAC, PRS-2B loudspeakers and SB400 sub
We would like to extend a special thanks to Richard Beers for his support and hospitality, the new venue was great! We would also like to thank Jason Victor Serinous-Stereophile Magazine, Peter Breuninger-CEO/AVshowrooms, Scott Hull-Reporter/Confessions of part time audiophile, and many others for giving us their valuable time and feedback.
There aren’t many manufacturers that offer a soup-to-nuts system approach. McIntosh and Linn come to mind. Naim is up there. GamuT has been edging in on it for a while.
Little Perla Audio hasn’t been around long, but their line is almost as complete — and more weirdly esoteric. Ienthused about their analog system last year, so I was delighted to see another analog system this year. The speakers were their familiar, aluminum-ingot, PRS-2 ($5,850 per pair). The Maestro handled line preamp duties for the Motiff phono-pre ($3,500 each), and the poweramps were the spanking-new, Righello monoblocks ($9,000 each). The sound was, if anything, better than last year’s — quicker, quieter, clearer, and meatier.
But excellence in sound is only a small part of why I love insane audio. Fortunately, the Perla guys cover the rest of the bases, too . . .
Newport 2015: Perla Audio
BY MALACHI KENNEY ON JUNE 30, 2015 •