Plinius Hiato Integrated Amplifier
The power supply, preamp, and class-AB power amp are carefully matched, leading Plinius to claim that the Hiato achieves levels of reproduction not possible with most separate-component systems. The specs are certainly impressive300 watts per channel (continuous) into 8Ω (450Wpc into 4Ω), both channels driven from 20Hz to 20kHz (±0.2dB) with a -3dB point at 70kHz, and THD less than 0.2% at rated power.
The rear panel provides four line-level inputstwo of which include additional balanced connectionsand an optional unbalanced photo input with adjustable gain and load. Four pairs of speaker outputs allow biwiring, and there's a line-level out for recording and a pre-out for biamping.
The included full-function remote also controls Plinius CD players.
So how much? $10,585 with the phono input, $9100 without. That's a lot for a 2-channel integrated amp, but I imagine it sounds as clean as the New Zealand air in which it was conceived.