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Old 05-21-2013, 02:04 PM
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The SB-301 does run hot and is a power glutton even in idle. Replacing it with Symphonic Line Kraft 250 monos resulted in a $20 monthly reduction in my electric bill - something I did not anticipate but was a pleasant surprise. They barely get warm even when cranked. I do miss the Plinius bass slam (overemphasis even?) a bit although the SL amps do everything else better.

Ivan, did you have your SB-301 down in FL? I can see where that might have been a mismatch climate-wise!
Yup, this was down in Florida; the SB-301 ran so hot in idle I thought something was wrong with it.
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Old 05-21-2013, 03:34 PM
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Yup, this was down in Florida; the SB-301 ran so hot in idle I thought something was wrong with it.
Ivan......It only takes one look at the huge heat sinks on the Plinius SB-301 to tell this amp needs plenty of cooling. There are many square inches of cooling surface in those fins.


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Old 05-21-2013, 11:33 PM
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Ivan, how did you like its performance (other than as a space heater, that is)?
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Old 05-21-2013, 11:36 PM
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Ivan, how did you like its performance (other than as a space heater, that is)?
It was a great sounding amp, but the heat made it a no go.
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Old 05-22-2013, 01:26 AM
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I am waiting for a pair of speakers to arrive. The SA-Reference is going to be great for winter
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I am waiting for a pair of speakers to arrive. The SA-Reference is going to be great for winter
I have to admit I was glad I had an entirely separate heating zone for the room my stereo is in when the SB-301 was in the house. Definitely helped with oil consumption even as it jacked up the electrical cost.

With an SA-Reference maybe the heat never would have come on, LOL.
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Dear all,
I am new in Plinius product, still at learning curve. I have a SA102 rated at 125W RMS. What not clear to me is that if all of this 125W power is Class A ? Or is it similar to Passlabs where first XX Watts are Class A and the rest are Class AB ? can anyone shed some light ?

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Old 07-01-2013, 08:27 PM
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Avacado, have a gander here mate.

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Old 07-09-2013, 02:04 AM
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Thanks Kev. for the link...

I have read thru... but seems unable to find then info I looking for. I found from other source that SA-Ref is rated 300W, but the Class A is the first 100W, then the rest is Class AB.

But for SA102, I couldn't find such info. If anyone else know the similar, please post. Thanks so much
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Seriously thinking of going to a 301. Have a 103 right now. Anyone here listen to both and can comment?
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