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    Default New amp arrives!! The Plinius is here!

    Just a little teaser.... here are some pics of the new Plinius SA102 Class A amplifier!

    Wowww!


    Rotel RB1090 vs Plinius SA102



    Dethroned!!!


    Dont worry guys... I dont keep the preamp up on top. It was only for the picture.

    More later!

    Still waiting for the Hovland HP-100 preamp to arrive!

    :D :p :)
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    nice! reminds me of Pass Labs look. Congrats, dude!
    I am sorry, I have no opinion on the matter. I am sure you do. So, don't mind me, I just want to talk audio and pie.

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    Congrats Joey. Wild looking fins on that Baby!
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    Kinda smallish, don't you think?:) Enjoy! (Nice amp stand...;)) How much does it weigh?

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    It's wild.... and it's a beast!

    Man... it got hot REAL QUICK in class A mode.

    But man... what a sound...

    The Rotel 1090 was a significant step up from the 1070 amp, but this is another step just like that. Wow.

    Very nice very nice!

    Even the 1090 sounded like it had some grain.

    I couldnt tell the difference between the Classe CA400 dual mono, but I could tell the difference between the Plinius in Class A and the Rotel 1090, easy. First A/B and it was apparent which was the more superior amp.

    Hands down, worth every penny considering what the 1090 offers on the plate!

    What's that? A $6000 amp on a $9.99 Ikea table? You betcha!

    I aint upgrading the table for a while.. we have more work to do with the system! Next up, the preamp. After that, the Slimdevices Transporter.

    Then I graduate, go into residency and then I buy a decent audio rack/stand.

    First things first.... audio.

    I'll be back a little later with the full review/comparison.
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    Quote Originally Posted by univera
    Kinda smallish, don't you think?:) Enjoy! (Nice amp stand...;)) How much does it weigh?

    It's heavier than the Rotel 1090 for sure, I can feel the difference when I lifted them both.

    The Plinius is close to 100 pounds.
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    Can't wait for the preamp....




    ;) :D :)
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    Glad to see you got what you really wanted.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Joey_V
    What's that? A $6000 amp on a $9.99 Ikea table? You betcha!

    This has got to be one of the ALL TIME best quotes on this forum:D

    Joey... congrats, rats and succotash. You're well on your way baby!
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    It's nice to see someone get new gear against the grain, have fun.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Joey_V
    Dont worry guys... I dont keep the preamp up on top. It was only for the picture.
    I was about to say...'you knucklehead!!!!'...:p
    Quote Originally Posted by Joey_V
    Still waiting for the Hovland HP-100 preamp to arrive!
    You know you didn't!!

    Very awesome, for sure! You going to be unloading that 1090 cheap, now? What's that? Free shipping, too? Wow, how nice....:D
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    Getting your HI-FI on, pretty sweet. I am sure it is different than the Rotel.

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    Congrats on the new gear Joey. You know, if I got an amp like that I'd stand smiling, holding it in outstretched arms, while someone took my picture.:D
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    Congratulation on an excelent amp, Joey. I am sure you'd enjoy the smooth and clean sound of Plinius.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SCompRacer
    Congrats on the new gear Joey. You know, if I got an amp like that I'd stand smiling, holding it in outstretched arms, while someone took my picture.:D
    You do know that it's 100lbs right? I dont think I can hug it long enough before the heatsinks rip my arms apart and crush my feet as it drops to the floor. :(

    I'll try though! I'll see if I can get a pic out of it!
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    Quote Originally Posted by haimoc
    Congratulation on an excelent amp, Joey. I am sure you'd enjoy the smooth and clean sound of Plinius.
    Thank you, Sir! And congrats on your smart purchase of the 9200 Plinius as well!
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    But how does it sound with a movie?

    J/K looks real nice, congrats.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Joey_V
    Dont worry guys... I dont keep the preamp up on top. It was only for the picture.
    Well it's about effin time Joey! I've been telling you that since you had the Rotel 1070! Now get some decent IC's, PC's, & SC's.
    Better to have and not need than to need and not have!

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    Every time I read your threads I come away with my heart pounding and short of breath and about a $50k imagined second mortgage!!! Droooooolllll:D ;)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Joey_V View Post
    here are some pics of the new Plinius SA102 Class A amplifier!

    Still waiting for the Hovland HP-100 preamp to arrive!
    I'm ready to see you Hovland/Plinius combo...and hear your feedback. Those are two of the great ones from a decade or so ago.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mjcmt View Post
    I'm ready to see you Hovland/Plinius combo...and hear your feedback. Those are two of the great ones from a decade or so ago.
    So is this thread...

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    Did you finish you residency?
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    DAMN IT!!!, why did you have to revive this thread when i just got over the urge to buy a plinius sa 50 mk3
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    Quote Originally Posted by marvda1 View Post
    DAMN IT!!!, why did you have to revive this thread when i just got over the urge to buy a plinius sa 50 mk3
    Ha ha! Time to start thinking again. The audio fairy can sometimes strike twice in a very short period of time. Maybe it's a sign.
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    Quote Originally Posted by marvda1 View Post
    DAMN IT!!!, why did you have to revive this thread when i just got over the urge to buy a plinius sa 50 mk3
    Well Marvin, get the damn thing, bring it to LSAF and lets have a class A shootout with the XA30.5....then you'll know R1.5 vs XA30.5 vs SA-50
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    Quote Originally Posted by marvda1 View Post
    Way, way out of my price range...besides your the one with upgraditis
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    Quote Originally Posted by CCNJ View Post
    Did you finish you residency?
    Yes... I completed residency... and yeah... wow, this thread is really old.

    I remember this system with great fondness.
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    Just wondering, do you still get improvements using these massive amps on more efficient speakers or are they made for heavy loads only?
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