I am selling off my Plinius Tautoro Preamplifier
1) It is about 18 months old
2) Installed in an air-con and pet free HiFi room
3) 220v – 240v input.
4) Comes with original double box and manual
5) I am the first owner, selling due to upgrade
6) An additional input board was installed in the Line 1 input as show in the picture. Please take note, it is NOT the optional Phono Input borad.
7) In perfect working and cosmetic condition
Accept only Pay Pal, Buyer pay for 4% pay pal fee. I will pay for shipping cost worldwide if the asking is meet.
Please refer to some of the review of the Tautoro preamp listed below.
From : What's HiFi? Sound And Vision
Yes, this preamplifer together with the Plinius SA-REF power amplifier is very expensive, very heavy and about as environmentally friendly as an oil tanker – however, we can't help but love it.
At £18,500, this combo sits in the highest boughs of the amplifier tree, but it justifies every penny. There are many great high-end pre/powers that cost less, but none comes close to matching this pairing for clarity, dynamics and insight.
Used in a similarly capable and pricey system, the Tautoro/SA-Ref sounds wonderful. It delivers Timbaland's Shock Value with all the brutality it demands while rendering something delicate such as Tracy Chapman's debut album with utmost care.
You'd expect any quality amp to play a wide range of music well, but it's the way this set-up combines force with finesse that really impresses.
Quality moving magnet/moving coil phono stage
The Tautoro is a great preamp. Like the power amp, it's very well made and simple to use, while incorporating all the essentials: balanced and unbalanced connections, a quality moving magnet/moving coil phono stage and a fine headphone output.
Most headphone outputs are mediocre afterthoughts, yet the Tautoro's is as clean as the standard output. The preamp also comes with one of the Plinius's lovely solid metal remote controls.
For all the amplifier's bulk, it's so fuss-free in use. It's common to find similar high-end products that hum or click when swapping inputs, or that have cheap control buttons. The Plinius pair suffers from no such shortcomings, which bodes well for long-term use.
We listened to this amp extensively, yet never failed to be sucked in by its excellence. It makes for a hugely enjoyable experience that, in terms of value for money, almost makes sense. Almost.
From : Audio / Video Revolution
Plinius Tautoro Preamplifier
Home Theater Preamplifiers Stereo Preamps
Written by Julianne Stilson
Monday, 02 February 2009
Preamplifiers are essential elements in the audio chain for sound systems and home theaters. The Plinius Tautoro is on the top tier of high-end preamplifiers in with high –quality manufacturing and design. However, it is also on the top tier of price tags at an MSRP of $8,395.
The Plinius Tautoro’s exceptional construction and design features simple front / side panels which are ergonomically sound. The source selection buttons are adequately lit and appropriately sized. The front panel also features a volume control wheel that is both big and tactile. You will also find a ¼” headphone jack that is, despite being traditionally standard, very rare in many of today’s models. Moreover, turning the Plinius Tautoro around, the rear panel has well-organized, high-quality WBT socketry.
As a multi-source, superior system, the Plinius Tautoro features generous input and output options for easy, instinctive control. This includes home theater bypass, adjustable gain (50dB, 56dB, 60dB, 66dB), adjustable load (47k, 470R, 100R, 47R, 22R), phase inversion, preamplifier outputs, fixed-level stereo output for recording, and other useful elements.
You will also find proprietary features like the traditional Plinius ground lift switch along with 12V trigger input/outputs, main power on/off switch, and a third party remote input. The included remote control provides easy access to volume adjusting, source selection, and secondary operations like phase inversion, display dimming, and home theater bypass activation. The inclusion of buttons allowing for full functionally of an optional Plinius CD player is another plus.
Behind its exceptional build, the Plinius Tautoro Preamplifier delivers a clean and stable sound without much disruption. While many other preamplifiers try to improve and deliver a lush sound (sometimes to the point of being too sweet and rich), this model defines sound with more detail in its natural highs and flats. There is no doubt the Tautoro is a full-function, full-featured preamplifier worth its hefty price tag.
The Plinius Tautoro is not the most spatially or environmentally-friendly product. It is large, not very light, and heats up pretty fast with use. It actually might require its own dedicated stand depending on your sound system or home theater setup.
Taking into account its high price point, the Plinius Tautoro is all-in-all well-worth it. Apart from its dependable, solid construction, it has all the extra functionality most audiophiles will clamor for and that casual users will also learn to appreciate. Even with all its capabilities and options, it is still very easy and enjoyable to use. It provides all the crucial elements that deliver great sound. Whatever you are playing, it is guaranteed to sound its best with the Plinius Tautoro