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Old 09-15-2013, 06:53 PM
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I just got to home audition SA103. Paired with ARC ref5, the mids and highs are sublime. Incredibly detailed and sweet at the same time. The bass, however, is not so controlled. But I am used to Krell bass

In A/B mode, it runs very cool even after couple hours. It feels cooler than MC601's at similar load. BUT, hit that A button, you can fry an egg on it. It gets extremely hot, even after 5 minutes.

Well, back to more listening
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Old 09-15-2013, 07:19 PM
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How would you compare the sound between A and A/B modes?

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Old 09-19-2013, 05:04 PM
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I had a Plinius SA-103 for a short time; good sounding amp. It does however run extremely hot, even at idle.
Ivan, are you sure you're not talking about the SB-301?

I have a SA-103 in my system and doesn't get hot at all in A/B mode. Tiny review is forthcoming.
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Old 09-19-2013, 05:21 PM
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Ivan, are you sure you're not talking about the SB-301?

I have a SA-103 in my system and doesn't get hot at all in A/B mode. Tiny review is forthcoming.
Yes... I had the SB-301 and wound up returning it.
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Old 10-20-2013, 02:57 AM
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Plinius SA250 with ARC LS27.
Former Plinius M16 sounded harder and ARC LS27 loosened it all up a bit and got it smother.

In my experience, Plinius power amp and ARC Pre amp is a good combination.
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Old 10-24-2013, 03:52 PM
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Strange my SB300 runs cool enough to touch after 6 hours of continued play.
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Old 10-24-2013, 05:29 PM
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Ivan, are you sure you're not talking about the SB-301?

I have a SA-103 in my system and doesn't get hot at all in A/B mode. Tiny review is forthcoming.
I haven't written a review yet as my reference source has been in the shop. However a micro review can be seen in my signature.
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Old 10-24-2013, 08:56 PM
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I'm using ARC Ref. Anniversary with 2 Plinius SA Ref. Monoblock and my friend is using ARC Ref.5SE with SA-103. We are very very happy with the combination.
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Old 10-31-2013, 04:14 PM
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I am considering to get a SB-301 but the heat issue maybe a deal-breaker. Do all the A/B Plinius sets have similar heat levels?
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Old 11-03-2013, 05:53 AM
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I am considering to get a SB-301 but the heat issue maybe a deal-breaker. Do all the A/B Plinius sets have similar heat levels?
I'm not exactly sure about what you mean, but SA-250 runs not so hot with class B but very hot with A. (Egg boiling temperature)
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