Plinius Hautonga Integrated Amplifier
“Its ability to grip, control, and reproduce music with extraordinary power and clarity is impressive by any standard” – The Absolute Sound
2014 Absolute Sound Editors Choice Award
“It’s obvious that the Hautonga joins the ever-expanding list of high-quality integrated amplifiers that warrant serious attention by anyone contemplating separates but attracted by the ease of setup and the convenience. If its particular collection of features, styling, price, and performance characteristics appeals to you, put it on your short list. It does most things right, nothing wrong, and its ability to grip, control, and reproduce music with extraordinary power and clarity is impressive by any standard.”
– Paul Seydor, The Absolute Sound (read the review)
Tone Audio Exceptional Value Awards for 2013
“the Plinius Hautonga Integrated Amplifier is such a stellar performer in so many ways, we are all in agreement that it is highly deserving of one of our Exceptional Value Awards for 2013.”
– Jeff Dorgay, Tone Audio (read the review)
Plinius Hautonga Integrated Amplifier
The versatile Plinius Hautonga is a perfectly equipped and well balanced piece that derives from preceding development in earlier Plinius Hautonga integrated amplifiers. The aesthetic is the distinctive Plinius rounded front and it is available in silver or black linished anodised finish.
The rear panel has five line level RCA inputs with Phono RCA and a balanced XLR pair additional as standard. There is a Pre Out for those that only want to use the pre-amp stage and the Line Out connection for archiving or other ancillary equipment. Trigger in and out connectors provide for multi-room or home theatre simplicity.
A full function remote lets you scroll through inputs from your seat. HT Bypass, standby mode for true low power operation that keeps the circuit active to deliver peak performance with minimal delay, mute and volume controls, display brightness adjustment and the full complement of CD player functions are all available from the remote.
Careful attention has been paid to signals and circuit layout with short signal paths, optimal component placement and wiring specification working in harmony to extract exciting depth and detail from any musical recording.
Taking integrated refinement to a new level, the Hautonga is an amplifier that has set new standards for performance, ease of use and reliability.
Plinius Integrated Amplifiers
Plinius Hautonga integrated amplifiers fill a special niche in many great systems.
Integrated amplifiers have a smaller footprint than separate components and they are more economical to make because they combine both the preamp and power amp stages into the same chassis.
Plinius has for years had a great reputation for producing great, highly regarded amplifiers in this category. The current range has exceptional award winning pieces that can drive any speakers and will grace any listening environment with their lustrous finish and simple elegance.
Features of the Hautonga
A high quality phono stage comes fitted as standard. With two gain settings and fixed loading it allows for trouble free playback with a number of MM or MC cartridges.
The Line out provides a line level output, carrying the selected source signal. The Line Out allows for the signal to go on to recording equipment, headphone amplifiers or sub-woofer speakers.
Remote Trigger Input and Output
Terminals for remote trigger connection allow a processor signal to bypass the preamplifier stage or instigate the power amp to come out of standby.
Ground Lift Switch
This allows for the signal ground to be isolated from the main chassis earth. This can assist in resolving unwanted ground loops or hum due to duplicate ground paths in some systems.
WBT and Neutrik Connectors
High quality WBT RCA and Neutrik XLR input connectors are fitted along with WBT output speaker terminals to ensure low distortion interface between your cables and the amplifier.
Audience AV supply the Auric OFC wire used in the input stage of the amplifier. The Auric was chosen for its high workability and natural sound.
AudioQuest X2 is used in the output stage of the amplifier as a high quality link to the speaker connectors.
200 watts RMS per channel into 8 ohms.
280 watts RMS per channel into 4 ohms.
Both channels driven from 20Hz to 20kHz at less than 0.2% total harmonic distortion
20Hz to 20kHz ±0.2dB
-3dB at 5Hz and -3dB at 70kHz
Typically 0.2% THD and IM worst case prior to clipping
40A short duration peak per channel
HUM & NOISE
90dB below rated output 20Hz to 20kHz unweighted
47k ohms all inputs
RATED PRE OUT LEVEL
1.5V RMS into 47k ohms or higher
PRE OUT SOURCE IMPEDENCE
Typically 1.5k ohms
PRE OUT MINIMUM RECOMMENDED LOAD
LINE OUT LEVEL
190mV at 200 ohms
Line inputs to speaker out: 40dB
Phono Input To Pre-Out: 66dB on high gain, 60dB on low gain
Class AB Idle 0.14A (32W) Standby
17.75″ x 4.75″ x 15.75″