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DetailsBenefiting from their tranquil location in the inspirational natural environment of New Zealand, our design team brings you products that faithfully reproduce the emotional touchstones of your favourite music. The holistic integrity of nature's designs inspire to combine wonderful sound, superb finishes and technical excellence to delight all our senses. Drawing on the cultural depth of the world's newest land, PLINIUS have adopted Te Reo, the richly connotative language of the Maori, to convey the multi-faceted richness of the product. Hiato, meaning literally, "to gather together," also implies "harmony." The Hiato amplifier elegantly draws together elements of design principles to achieve a design gestalt of stunning synergy. The power supply, preamp stage and amplifier in this integrated unit are carefully matched to deliver an unadulterated musical experience. The Hiato achieves levels of reproduction unachievable by most separate component systems on the market today. Exceeding the power output of previous integrated amplifiers, the Hiato uses design concepts from some of our most prestigious units. The simple user interface of buttons for source selection and the large, tactile volume control knob maintain our design goal of elegant ergonomic simplicity while preserving the listening experience. The full function remote control also operates the CD players. To paraphrase Leonardo Da Vinci, simplicity is the ultimate sophistication and the Hiato continues this approach in design thinking. The original and unique panel designs and stylish wrap-over casing match other products in the range. Lifting handles at the rear allow the unit to be easily manoeuvred onto a rack, despite the sheer mass that is a necessary outcome of this level of engineering. The Hiato respects the environment from which its design inspiration was taken by complying with the latest international standards for the elimination of substances that are hazardous to the environment. Having a comprehensive rear panel layout that includes four line level inputs and a user adjustable phono input. High quality WBT RCA connectors are used on all line level and phono inputs with additional balanced XLR inputs for CD and Line 1. For Home Theatre system integration the Hiato features the HT bypass input, remote IR input and 12V input/output triggers. A small, unobtrusive 3.5mm jack on the front panel allows a casual user to connect portable media without needing to access the rear panel. The output connections consist of four pairs of output connectors allowing bi-wired speaker applications, line level output for archiving and pre-out for bi-amping. Available without phono Available in black or silver
Power: 300 watts continuous per channel into 8 ohms. Both channels driven from 20Hz to 20kHz
Frequency Response: 20Hz to 20kHz ±0.2dB -3dB at 70kHz
Distortion: Typically 0.05% THD at rated power. 0.1% THD and IM worst case prior to clipping
Current Output: 50A short duration peak per channel. Fuse protected
Rise Time: Typically 5µS
Hum & Noise: 90dB below rated ouput 20Hz to 20kHz unweighted
Input Impedance: 47k ohms
Optional Phono Input: RCA Unbalanced input
Adjustable Gain: 50dB, 56dB, 60dB, 66dB
Adjustable Load: 47k, 470R, 100R, 47R, 22R
Frequency Response: 20Hz to 20kHz ±0.2dB within RIAA spec
Signal to Noise Ratio: -80dB wrt 5mV input, A weighted
Distortion: Less than 0.01% THD at all levels below clipping
Dimensions: Height 170mm (7.5"), Width 450mm (17.75"), Depth 453mm (17.75"), Weight 27.5kg (60lb)
Colour: Available in silver or black
Providing your item is in stock, the order is usually dispatched within 24 hours. Postage and packing is completely free for orders over £100*. Out of stock items will be dispatched as soon as they become available, out of stock items can take between 4 to 21 days for dispatch.
Orders are sent via our couriers' DPD on a next-day-delivery service and usually, take between 1 and 3 days.
*We ship free of charge to mainland UK addresses, excluding the Scottish Highlands or 'Out-Of-Reach' Scottish locations. Please consult the post-codes below to see if your location falls within this category. If you are still unsure, please contact us on 01432 354921. We also ship to Northern Ireland, Channel Islands, Scilly Isles, Scottish Isles and Scottish Highlands, however, delivery to these locations will incur a charge and can only be sent via a 2-day service.
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