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.....and now for the Plinius V Ragnarok showdown :)

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Hope you find a CD spinner to suit Jeff, would be a very interesting union.

Sounds like a keeper. :)

Thanks Daz, actually my bank account has already squealed in agony on that topic earlier today.  Remember that Plinius CD 101 that Krispy had for sale in the Commercial section of the classifieds?  Well it isn't for sale any longer.  It is on its way to my lounge room right this minute.

 

 

.....and now for the Plinius V Ragnarok showdown :)

Well someone has to do these things.

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And it's here! 

I like this living within cooee of civilization stuff where I can order something from Victoria on Monday and have it delivered to my door on Wednesday.  I'm used to waiting until the following Tuesday.  

 

I know the lighting is terrible, but I must say that I don't really care all that much.

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And in the rack next door.

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Again with the bad lighting and again with the not really being very concerned about it, there's plenty of time for better pics later.  I'm giving them an hour to get used to each other and then I'm demanding perfection!  :)

 

 

And on a different note.  Hey Cameron (@@Krispy Audio) you wouldn't have happened to leave a disc in the drawer of the player would you?

(Yeah, it's a trick question that one.)

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Would the album name "Christmas Interpretations" by Boyz 2 Men assist in that brain racking?

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hahaha, that'd be even funnier if i wasn't a mad Boyz II Men fan as a teenager. Oh dear, that's enough from me, I'll be on my way now

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I was talking to Cameron via PM last night and he skirted responsibility for the disc and insinuated that "the wife may have been to blame".  

 

He was remarkably believable. 

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It wouldn't be the first time one of us has blamed the wife.

 

Looking forward to hearing how the Plini spinner performs with its brethren.

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Peachtree sold locally a day after it arrived home.

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Good to hear mate.  Things are starting to move in the second hand market again, it must be the end of the financial year.

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OK, so the CD 101 is back from its surgery (the tray now does as it is told) and the two Pliniuses are back together again.  I've given the CD-101 its one hundred hour run in (because I'm convinced that it wasn't fully run in, even though it was second hand) and am eagerly waiting for my audio nirvana to arrive.

 

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They really do work well together.  Both the top and bottom end of the 9200 have improved with the addition of the CD-101 and they were pretty damn good to begin with.  Fast, solid sound with both a musical top and bottom end.  Life is good!

 

This may just be endgame level audio ladies and gents.  I suppose only time will tell.

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OK, so how do you type a word that is pronounced as Plin-eee-eye?  Does the double 'i' do it in Plinii?

 

Plinius Pluralus?

 

Even the mighty Google is not very helpful on this one, apparently you just don't get plural versions of family names.

 

Perhaps some sort of poll is called for.

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I do miss my Plini'usses - I'm scouting for a Hautonga right now which does have remote source select, but is otherwise the same amp. I had one while in Sydney but sold it sadly, I'm having trouble finding any in the pre-loved market and they are still a bit $$$ new. Nice work, and I did match it with ha CD-101 for a while, and yes it was awesome.

I have to say that I have also owned a 9200 and 8200, I always thought that the they all had legions of bass, and that this was one of the Plinius sound signatures, very controlled, to the extent that I had no problem winding the wick up to some serious SPL, without wondering of my speakers were going to loose it.

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Dazza's version has my vote: Plinii.

 

+1. You may wish to given them individual names to help identify them. In your case, I suspect the amp would be Pliny the Elder.

Edited by krebetman

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Jam a big SA reference under them all Jeffro.

Now THAT would be some serious Plinii. Ka Mate Ka Mate!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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+1. You may wish to given them individual names to help identify them. In your case, I suspect the amp would be Pliny the Elder.

You found those references too huh?  Not much else is there?

 

They are different colours so I could go with Silver and Stealthy (that satin/carbon black makes me think of stealth material for some reason).

 

Or

 

Since the amp has had a harder life than some, with a few nicks and scratches, Scarface could work.  Hmmmm....

 

 

 

Jam a big SA reference under them all Jeffro.

Now THAT would be some serious Plinii. Ka Mate Ka Mate!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I think we'd need to put three "i"s on the end then Daz.

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Pliniuii

Asking a Kiwi to pronounce that would be hilarious.

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Plin-eee-ewe-eye... I like it!

 

 

Asking a Kiwi to pronounce that would be hilarious.

 

And there's that too.

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Pliniuii

Asking a Kiwi to pronounce that would be hilarious.

 

Why not call the NZ helpline --they will put you right :D

 

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Bled-is-loe (a cup held for like forever by the Kiwis)

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Now gents, let's not get into that whole trans Tasman rivalry issue.  

 

The only trans Tasman rivalry I'm interested in is how well the new Burson Integrated (still not announced yet, damn it!) stacks up against the Plinius 9200.

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