Nach dem sehr guten Abschneiden des Platinum B-40 SE schickt uns Hersteller Taga erneut einen Regallautsprecher zum Begutachten. Dieses Mal handelt es sich um ein ganz anderes Kaliber: Wir freuen uns auf das Flaggschiff Diamond B-60.
Ausstattungsliste: Plinius Odeon
The 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 the PLINIUS Odeon 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 the Odeon 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 the Odeon 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 of the Odeon further requirements of Multichannel amplifiers became apparent. In order to future proof the Odeon 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|
|300 Watts RMS per module into 4 ohms|
|Each module driven from 20Hz to 20kHz at less than 0.2% total harmonic distortion. (6 modules fitted & driven)|
|Frequency Response||20Hz to 20kHz ±0.2dB|
|-0.3dB at 5Hz and -0.3dB at 70kHz|
|Distortion||Typically <0.05% THD at rated power|
|0.2% THD and IM worst case prior to clipping|
|Current Output||40A short duration per module|
|Rise Time||Typically 4µs|
|Hum & Noise||90dB below rated output 20Hz to 20kHz unweighted|
|Gain||RCA inputs: 32dB|
|Input Impedance||47k ohms|
|1.3A (300W) Class AB Idle|
|0.2A (46W) Standby|
|Dimensions||Height: 260mm (10.25")|
|Width: 460mm (18")|
|Depth: 585mm (23")|
|Weight: 54kg (120lb)|
|Colour||Available in silver or black|