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Old 06-07-2014, 09:41 PM
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I had the pleasure of owning a Plinius S-100 MKIII, together with a M-16P pre and driving Martin Logan Odysseys a few years ago. It was killer. I replaced my Pass Labs X250 and Threshold Fet 10 pre with the Plinius gear, and never looked back. After having to downsize, I now have a Plinius 9100. I love the Plinius sound, and build quality!
I've had a Plinius 9100 for 9 years now. It's a wonderful integrated. Running it in my second system as I recently moved to separate amp/preamp.
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Old 06-11-2014, 07:53 PM
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That's great news! I purchased this one from a fellow that bought it new, but he was using it at a vacation home, and got very little use. Looks and performs like new. Very happy with it.
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Old 09-29-2014, 08:25 PM
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I purchased a Plinius sa-100mkii power amp new in 1997. It ran well for about 6yrs and I put it away. Last year I brought it out of exile and started using it again while I had my set of Levinson 23ís rebuilt. I put the PLINY on the variac to get it running without shocking it . It ran well until about two weeks ago when I had one of the channels stopped working and the amp shut down. I was not prepared for what I saw when I opened the amp. The rail fuse was blow so I looked for the cause when I turned the amp over I found what can be only described as poor amplifier design. The IEC cord was melted to the power transformer and was badly burnt. This damage had occurred over a long period of time due to the fact that the condition of the cord was brittle like christmas ribbon candy. I looked to see if perhaps the cord had come loose from some retaining clips but there was no evidence of there ever being any clips. The soft start resistor had blown due to failure of the soft start mechanism the resistor was simply siliconed to the soft start circuit board there was no resistor cradle to hold it in place and the silicone simply melted allowing the resistor to hang this allowed the IEC cord to lay up against the transformer and melt itself to it.When I contacted Plinius support they acknowledged that the soft start mechanism used in the 100 series was defective and was 98 percent due to failure but they made no effort to replace these for there customers when they knew of the problem after the first run of the sa-100 mkI. I have spent a lot of money on Plinius products, I also own the m14 phono pre and the m16 preamp .I will never buy another piece of Plinius audio again.The potential for fire from the innate stupidity of them trying to save a few dollars by not correcting these issues when they knew that the soft start module was bad and the tech also admitted that they where trying to save money by also shortening the IEC cord and by not using retaining clips and cradles. So now I have to pay the total amount for the sending and return of my amp and not to mention the cost of the labor and parts to fix the amp, new IEC cord,soft start module, soft start resistor , new output transistors and who noís what else because a bunch of Kiwi eating audio designers wanted to save a few bucks. Now thatís what I call customer support.

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Old 09-30-2014, 12:17 AM
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robertpotter... Sorry to hear about your dilemma, but welcome to AA!
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Old 09-30-2014, 12:23 AM
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Bob, welcome aboard, but yeesh that story was scary.
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Old 09-30-2014, 10:46 AM
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Yea, as a happy/proud owner of two SA-103 amps, this is very concerning...
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Old 09-30-2014, 11:37 AM
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Bob, as the others have said, sorry for your troubles and I agree with feelings as to Plinius Customer Support but can't that problem be repaired / rectified locally ?

BTW, my SA-102 continues to perform flawlessly
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I am the owner of a Plinius CD101 and a 9200 integrated amp. I am very satisfied with the sound of both products, but not so with the service offered by Plinius. My CD101 is only three years old, and the optical element already overheated so I now have to change the transport mechanism. My local dealer told me there now is an upgrade to a "real" CD transport available, instead of the standard cd rom transport, but this is a 800Ä deal I was told (yes, Euro, I live in Spain). I think that is an awful lot of money to pay for something such an expensive product should have been born with. I have not been able to get any confirmation from Plinius whether this is an "original" upgrade offered by them (I have never received any reply from Plinius for any request / question I have ever sent them), and nobody have been able to tell me whether I will be able to hear any audible difference (does anybody have any experience with this?)
I handed over the CD101 to the dealer 5 weeks ago, and he sent it to Plinius technical service here in Spain. All I asked for was to change the transport for another similar cd rom transport, and the last I heard was that they had to order a part from the US. Before I get it back we wil be talking about a lead time of at least 2 months, to exchange one cd rom with another... How can they affort not to take better care of their clients?
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Old 12-07-2014, 07:20 PM
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Old 12-08-2014, 03:15 AM
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Plinius is not the same company as it was when it was founded. The 2 guys that founded the company have moved on. It has been sold on & if you were to look for the same effortless sound with very good design have a look at Pure Audio, .co.nz, this is by one of the original founders of Plinius & has a very good sound.
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