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DetailsThe PLINIUS Odeon is the culmination of more than two years actual development time and twenty-two years of PLINIUS heritage. When we first stepped onto the Multichannel development path we found that although there were already many fine home theatre amplifiers available none had really addressed the requirements of music lovers. Right from the outset this power amplifier had to satisfy a real world musical presentation. For us this meant that if one replaced an SA-102 or an SA-250 in a two-channel system with our Odeon amplifier there would be no chance of feeling short changed. The design team set about emulating the performance of our SA-102 in a form that could be built into a multichannel chassis without compromise. While the circuit work was developing our Director of Design Ross Stevens was creating havoc with our engineers in building the chassis he wanted to house the circuitry. By January 2002 we had a working prototype and our early comparisons with the best available Home Theatre amplifiers proved that we had something very special indeed. Production was delayed while specialist bending equipment was designed and fabricated, resulting in a custom machine able to reliably reproduce the complex two piece aluminium chassis surround. Internally it is striking in both its complexity and engineering excellence. The power supply is huge and uses 4 transformers connected in parallel to provide the drive necessary for up to six channels delivering 200 Watts each continuously. The main circuit board has the control circuitry plus the initial power supply filtering. The full benefit of the power supply can be heard when it is used in a two channel system, giving one a sense of immense reserve regardless of the speaker demands. There is further power supply filtering on each amplification module. All single channel modules are fitted with input and output terminals offering both Single Ended and Balanced input connections. Of course nothing stands still and during the gestation period further requirements of Multichannel amplifiers became apparent. In order to future proof the unit we have designed a Dual Channel Amplifier Module which can be fitted at the time of purchase or easily added later as the system evolves. The Dual Channel Module has a power rating of 2 x 100Watts and allows expansion right up to twelve channels if necessary. Therefore any combination of 5.1, 6.1, 7.1 etc is available and can be field fitted. The PLINIUS Odeon can also be used in a two channel system as a stand alone tri-amplifier delivering power and finesse to the most demanding speaker systems. This is a highly developed amplifier and will form the nucleus of the best multichannel or two channel audio systems.
Power: 200 Watts RMS per module into 8 Ohms (6 modules fitted & driven). Each module driven from 20Hz to 20kHz at less than 0.2% total harmonic distortion
Frequency Response: 20Hz to 20kHz ±0.2dB. -3dB at 5Hz and -3dB at 70kHz
Distortion: Typically 0.05% THD at rated power. 0.2% THD and IM worst case prior to clipping
Saturation: 220 Watts per module or greater into 8ohms. 300 Watts per module or greater into 4ohms
Current Output: 40A short duration per module. Fuse protected
Hum & Noise: 90dB below rated output 20Hz to 20kHz unweighted
Input Sensitivity: 1.0V RMS for rated output at 1kHz
Input Impedance: 47,000 ohms
Dimensions: Height 260mm (10.25"), Width 460mm (18"), Depth 585mm (23"), Weight 54kg (120lb)
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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