PRICE ON APPLICATION
While the Kaitaki preamplifier mates aesthetically and musically with the Plinius P10 power amplifier this exciting preamplifier is the perfect partner for the Plinius SA103 power amplifier used either as a stereo amplifier or in a monoblock configuration.
Visible controls on the Kaitaki are the rotary volume knob and source selection buttons with all other functions driven from the distinctive Plinius remote control. LED indicators on the front panel display demonstrate the source selected and status of the mute, phase and HT bypass functions.
The aluminium lid and panels provide a non-magnetic cover to reduce unwanted magnetic fields that can interfere with the sensitive audio signals.
Audience AV supply the Auricap XO capacitors used in key areas of the circuit. The Auricap was chosen for its superior clarity and dynamic ability.
The RC5 input allows for connection to wired remote interfaces so it can be used as part of an automated system.
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.
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.
Optional Phono Stage
The preamplifier can be fitted with an optional phono stage based on the Hautonga design. The Phono has two gain settings and five loading settings to allow for suitable cartridge matching.
|Frequency Response||20Hz to 20kHz +/- 0.2dB|
|SIGNAL to Noise Ratio||-80dB at rated input level, A weighted|
|DISTORTION||<0.05% THD at rated input level|
|INPUT SENSITIVITY FOR RATED OUTPUT||125mV RMS Unbalanced Inputs, 62mV RMS Balanced Inputs|
|INPUT IMPEDENCE||50k ohms|
|RATED PRE OUT LEVEL||500mV RMS into 10k ohms or higher|
|PRE OUT MINIMUM RECOMMENDED LOAD||47k ohms|
|LINE OUT LEVEL||190mV at 200 ohms|
|OUTPUT SOURCE IMPEDENCE||Typically 100 ohms|
|GAIN||Line Ampilfier 12dB|
|POWER/CURRENT CONSUMPTION||40W, 0.10A (23W) idle/standby|
|ADJUSTABLE GAIN||60dB, 66dB|
|ADJUSTABLE LOAD||47k ohms, 470 ohms, 100 ohms, 47 ohms, 22 ohms|