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Old 01-09-2015, 06:39 PM
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Hi bigfish, sorry to resurrect an old thread, but I have a Plinius 9100 driving my old Martin Logan Sequel II's, and every now and again I feel I'm missing a bit of grunt (the subs on these are unpowered), I have an opportunity to get a Plinius S-100 MkII, what are impressions of both amps in comparison? (I used to run an 300W per side class B Perreaux 6000B and that never felt compromised in power, just not nearly as detailed as the Plinius 9100).
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Old 01-09-2015, 10:05 PM
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Old 02-19-2015, 11:48 AM
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I had a Plinius SA-100 mated with a pair of Maggie 1.6's. The combo sounded very nice.

I moved up to 3.6's and had to get something a little more powerful to handle the larger panels. I hated to see the SA-100 go but the new owner was very happy with it. I now have 20.1's and would love to hear the 20.1's with a larger Plinius.
My best friend owns a Plinius SA-250MK4 with his DIY Acoustat Spectra 8800s and i have yet to hear something better in 40 plus years yes it's that good.



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Old 04-20-2015, 11:27 AM
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hi.
As you solved the problem your reader Cd Plinius 101 ?.
I also have this CD player and begins to fail the lens.
I also live in Spain, which dealer gave you the high price?
Thanks in advance.
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Old 04-20-2015, 05:55 PM
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Old 04-22-2015, 12:31 AM
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Hi bigfish, sorry to resurrect an old thread, but I have a Plinius 9100 driving my old Martin Logan Sequel II's, and every now and again I feel I'm missing a bit of grunt (the subs on these are unpowered), I have an opportunity to get a Plinius S-100 MkII, what are impressions of both amps in comparison? (I used to run an 300W per side class B Perreaux 6000B and that never felt compromised in power, just not nearly as detailed as the Plinius 9100).
Whoa, nostalgia- I used to run a Perreaux 6000B driving Magnaplan 2.5R's back in the early 90's (Used Perreaux SM3 pre-amp as well). Whilst plenty of power, the amp produced a 'dry cool' sound, little 'bloom' but big bass- even on the Maggies. I had mine upgraded by a mate who was a Perreaux engineer. He changed the fan from being on all the time to a manual switch, and increased the bias so it ran more into Class A (from 5 watts to about 12 watts)- big improvement & the Amp never got more than warm & I never turned the fan on. The 6000B was built like a Tank, Perreaux never had to repair a single unit (as at 1994) although quite a few were upgraded as per mine and my mate said it would survive being dropped from a 5 story building! Sold the 6000B in 1995 & moved to tube amps.

I like the Plinius SA100 MKII & the SA250MKII, the MKIV versions not so much with their voicing being changed-The MKIV Versions are just too forward for my taste - unlike the MKII's which are laid back, have a nice bloom in the mids & a wide soundstage. Im sure you will enjoy the SA100 MKII in your system. MrAcoustat friends system probably is a good match for the MKIV- with panels THAT big, the soundstage must be massive!
In addition, very few listening rooms in New Zealand are that big either- MrAcoustats mates room looks bigger than my house!

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Old 06-17-2015, 04:55 PM
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hi.
As you solved the problem your reader Cd Plinius 101 ?.
I also have this CD player and begins to fail the lens.
I also live in Spain, which dealer gave you the high price?
Thanks in advance.
regards
I am not sure if your question is directed to me, but I live in spain and I have had the problem you describe with my CD-101.
I had mine fixed through Audio Studio Roma in Barcelona. I ended up paying 250€ for a replacement "PC" optical element.

I have a question for you, and everybody who own the same CD player, do you experience listening fatigue during listening sessions at higher volume levels?
I quickly suffer listening fatigue when listening to rock at "realistic" levels. I was blaming my easily improvable cablel (my mains are the ones that came with the components), but now I have found a review stating the CD -101 is prone to listening fatigue, which makes me rather nervous.
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Old 05-03-2018, 02:48 PM
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Great soundig products!
Since i bought my first Plinius product i have never looked back.
Preamp Kaitkaki (On the way out for a new Plinius Pre ) and source component Tiki and Koru are in the current setup.
Amps i have owned several. Hiato Int. Sa-103 (also 2x in mono) and now Sa-Ref.

I love both the muscular expression and that rich sweet sound.

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Old 05-05-2018, 01:07 PM
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Some of my history with Plinius in Picture. (If i can make Attachment work
So definitively a Plinius fan here in Norway.

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Old 10-21-2018, 06:48 AM
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Hi

Aprox. 4 minutes out in this intervju Brian (CEO) confirmes that Plinius are working with a speaker line. (This was also a rumor a few years ago)
Curious what comes ahead

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https://youtu.be/80Eqw8cgrS0
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