Kaitaki Preamplifier now in stock
Plinius designed the highly regarded M16 preamp back in the early 2000s and the Kaitaki is the natural progression of that amazing preamp. Using newer audio grade components and a redesigned low noise power regulator stage, the Kaitaki is the natural progression of this once highly sought after preamp that is still envied on the used market. Preamplifiers are designed to amplify the audio signal to a preset maximum level so that you can use a linear control to reduce the audio output. Plinius engineered the Kaitaki to use high grade JFET amplifying devices with extremely low noise specifications in a minimalistic amplifying stage to produce amazing resolving detail and audio accuracy much like the original Plinius M16 preamp did. Modern micro controlled inputs removes the mechanical switching for increased dependability and signal transfer.
While the Kaitaki preamplifier mates aesthetically and musically with the Plinius RA150 power amplifier used either as a stereo amplifier or in a mono block configuration. The Kaitaki can be ordered with the optional phono stage or for vinyl lover that wants the best, the Kaitaki can be mated with the Plinius Koru phono stage. We are offering a great combo price on the Kaitaki and Koru. See Pliniusaudio.com for more info on the Koru.
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 Kaitaki will allow the connection of up to 5 source components including both balanced and single ended connection for CD. A processor loop allows integration with a home theater system and output is available from RCA or XLR connectors. The optional adjustable phono stage model allows enjoyment of vinyl at a sophisticated level without the need to purchase a specialized phono preamplifier.
The electronics topography is derived in part from development work done on circuits for our later generation integrated amplifiers and source components, and a power supply with extremely low impedance allows the audio circuitry to deliver its best.
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.
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.
The RC5 input allows for connection to wired remote interfaces so it can be used as part of an automated system.
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.
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.
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.
The aluminium lid and panels provide a non-magnetic cover to reduce unwanted magnetic fields that can interfere with the sensitive audio signals.
The preamplifier is available in Silver or Black and are new and unopened.
We are the new Plinius Audio of New Zealand distributor in the United States and we have dealers located in major cities across the country. We'd be happy to connect you with one of our dealers if you are interested in listening to some of the great sounding products offered by Plinius Audio. We are offering a conditional 30 day in home trial. We have multiple payment options. Or a trade in program for prior Plinius Audio customers looking to upgrade to the newer products. Please contact us for more information. California customers please add required sales tax. Deposit required in order to start factory order.