Manual - Plinius
KAITAKI
Preamplifier
Instruction Manual
The heart of music
www.pliniusaudio.com
Contents
Introduction ................................................................................................................2
Design Philosophy ...............................................................................................3
Unpacking.....................................................................................................................4
Placement & Ventilation.....................................................................................4
Care & Maintenance............................................................................................5
Precautions ................................................................................................................6
Front Panel Functions.........................................................................................7
Rear Panel Functions..........................................................................................8
Remote Control Functions..............................................................................11
Installation & Operation.....................................................................................13
Product Features ...................................................................................................16
Troubleshooting........................................................................................................18
Specifications ...........................................................................................................19
Index .................................................................................................................................20
All operational, technical and descriptive material in this publication
is subject to change at any time without notice. For further product
information or queries, please contact your Plinius dealer.
Plinius products are designed and manufactured by
Plinius Audio Limited, New Zealand.
Introduction
Congratulations on your decision to become the proud owner of this
Plinius Kaitaki Preamplifier.
This manual has been prepared to help you understand the operation of your
preamplifier, and to provide information about its design and the variety of ways it may
be used.
We have designed and manufactured this preamplifier to reproduce your favourite
music faithfully and accurately. With a little care and a full understanding of the
operating recommendations in this manual, your Plinius Kaitaki Preamplifier will
provide years of high-quality, trouble-free performance.
Please take the time to read this manual thoroughly before using your preamplifier.
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Design Philosophy
From a distance you can see that the design of the Plinius products is more than
an applied styling exercise to the front panel. We have started from the ground up
to produce a casing for our electronics that is unrivalled in its physical strength and
visual simplicity.
Wherever possible we have reduced the number of parts needed and then invested
massively in refining and producing the remaining parts to the highest quality
achievable with state of the art computer controlled machines allied with expert
craftsman. Examples of this approach include the hydraulically formed corners on
the amplifiers giving much greater strength and the one piece housing for the remote
control that looks, feels and genuinely is robust.
As with music that you are not familiar with, truly innovative new designs can take time
to understand and enjoy. How often have you heard music that you were first unsure
of, that over repeated listening, has become a firm favourite?
Our designs are fundamentally different to many other companies, and we hope that
you will take the time to explore their unique character and qualities because we have
not made them different simply to be different. We genuinely believe that their visual
and tactile qualities do improve the experience of listening to music and that is our
design goal!
Ross Stevens
DESIGN DIRECTOR
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Unpacking
Open the box from the top and remove the accessories from the foam end caps.
You may now proceed to lift the unit from the box, Once the unit is removed you can
proceed with the removal of the foam end caps. These caps are designed to fit on
the front and back of the unit for maximum protection. Retain the packaging for future
transportation of this unit.
Placement & Ventilation
This Plinius product may operate at a moderately high temperature, especially
during extended listening sessions. With this in mind, we recommend the following
guidelines for placement and ventilation:
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The ideal location is upon a rigid stand, away from direct contact with any
temperature sensitive materials, furniture or deep pile carpets.
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Ventilation through and around the preamplifier should be kept unimpeded.
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Ensure heat vents (slots in the base and lid) are not covered or restricted in any way.
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Equipment racks should be of an open type with no closed side panels and no
closed front or rear panels. Ensure a minimum of 100mm clearance on all sides of
your Plinius unit to other equipment and the shelf above.
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If the unit is in an enclosed cabinet, the clearance should be greater than 400mm
on all sides. Ensure the space between the chassis and shelf below the unit is
unobstructed at all times.
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When stacking separate audio components, ensure a minimum of 400mm
clearance above the top unit is maintained for suitable airflow.
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NOTE: This unit has been designed for use in moderate climates only, not for tropical
conditions.
The design of this Plinius product incorporates a very high level of mechanical
decoupling of the input and output. It can however still be influenced by acoustical
feedback in the operating environment. The use of acoustic cones or a suitably
spiked stand or table may further enhance the performance of this preamplifier.
Consult your Plinius dealer for further advice if required.
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Care & Maintenance
With simple care and maintenance your Plinius product can be kept looking and
operating like new for many years to come.
MAINTAINING THE CONNECTORS
Exposed connectors such as the RCA connectors will be subject to environmental
factors, and over time the surface may degrade. This can be greatly reduced by fitting
readily available ‘RCA caps’ to reduce the effects of environmental elements on the RCA
connectors. These RCA caps or RCA shorting caps can also provide sonic benefits.
Connector cleaning products are also available to clean the RCA and cable connectors
and frequent checks and cleaning will help maintain a good signal connection.
NOTE: DO NOT use RCA shorting caps on output connectors or power amplifier input
connectors. Use RCA shorting caps on unused preamplifier stage input connectors only.
Standard RCA shielding caps can be used on any unused input or output connectors.
MAINTAINING THE SWITCHES
Switches should be maintained by using each various switch setting periodically.
Even if a switch or a switch setting is not used, it is a good idea to toggle small
switches and turn rotary switches though the full range of the switch several times in
succession to keep the contacts active. Performing this simple action will promote
longevity of the switch contacts.
SURFACE CLEANING
From time to time you may wish to clean the surface of your Plinius equipment to
remove dust, or any material build up from the atmosphere or on commonly used
controls. Your Plinius product is made up of parts that have a hard anodised or a
powder coat finish and will clean easily without being damaged.
Cleaning should be carried out using a soft cleaning cloth, dry or with either a small
amount of water or a very mild surface cleaner, while observing the following guidelines:
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As a safety precaution, always switch the equipment off prior to cleaning
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Always use a cloth that is soft and clean
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Never use abrasives or polishing compounds anywhere on the unit
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Never apply liquid directly to the surface of the unit
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Use the cloth dry or with mild surface cleaners of either liquid or foaming type
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Apply only small amounts of cleaner to the cloth
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DO NOT rub the surface but wipe clean only. Excessive rubbing may dull powder
coat or wear the screen printed text.
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Precautions
PLEASE TAKE SPECIAL NOTE OF THE FOLLOWING PRECAUTIONS •
BEFORE OPERATING YOUR NEW PREAMPLIFIER.
The Plinius Kaitaki Preamplifier contains electronic circuits that are capable of
generating heat that could have an adverse effect on other electronic equipment,
furniture, etc.
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DO NOT leave flammable material on the preamplifier whilst running, as this could
pose a serious fire risk.
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This preamplifier operates at hazardous voltage levels. There are some alterations
that may be made by you, the owner. However, we recommend that any work
requiring removal of the lid be referred to a suitably qualified and experienced
service technician.
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DO NOT attempt to connect any input of this preamplifier to its own outputs.
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DO NOT earth any output terminal or connect any of these terminals together
without following the instructions in this manual or seeking qualified assistance.
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DO NOT place this preamplifier in any position where liquids, or any foreign
material may accidentally enter it.
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DO NOT connect any voltage source, short circuit, earth/ground or appliance to
the preamplifier output terminals.
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DO NOT expose the unit to dripping or splashing.
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DO NOT place objects filled with liquids on the unit, e.g. vases.
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DO NOT place sources of naked flame on the unit, e.g. candles.
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Front Panel Functions
The front of the Plinius Kaitaki Preamplifier incorporates all the facilities you will require
on a daily basis.
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1. DISPLAY LED
The blue LED on the front panel indicates the mode of operation. When first switched
on the unit will go into standby and the display LED will vary in brightness. When the unit
is taken out of standby and is ready for use, the LED will remain lit. Whenever mute or a
remote volume button is pressed, the LED will dim.
2. SOURCE SELECTION BUTTONS
The buttons on the front panel allow selection of any of the different inputs available
on the rear panel. This selection is fed to the Pre Out, Line Out and speaker outputs of
the preamplifier.
3. SOURCE DISPLAY LEDS
These small white LEDs communicate the current source selection.
4. HT BYPASS LED
This small white LED is ON when the current source selection is the HT Bypass Input.
This input can be selected using the remote control or activated by the trigger input.
5. PHASE LED
This small white LED is ON when the phase of the input signal is inverted 180°. This
option can be activated using the remote control.
6. VOLUME CONTROL KNOB
The volume control is a motorised unit that will accurately convey the selected source
signal to the line stage of the Plinius Kaitaki Preamplifier. When using the remote
control to alter the volume level, briefly press the button to make small adjustments, or
hold the button down to continuously adjust the volume.
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Rear Panel Functions
This panel incorporates all terminals for connecting the input signals from your CD or
Network player, tuner, etc, to the outputs to the power amplifier and the mains supply.
Please remember that your Plinius Kaitaki Preamplifier is a high quality electronic
instrument capable of an exceptional level of performance. Be sure that you understand
your system’s requirements fully before you make any connection to this preamplifier.
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1. MAINS SWITCH
The heavy-duty rocker switch turns the Mains/Line Power to the preamplifier ON or
OFF. The preamplifier draws a moderately high current when switched on, so it is not
good practice to rapidly turn the Mains switch on and off repeatedly.
2. INPUT TERMINALS
The input terminals for your Plinius Kaitaki Preamplifier are easily accessible along the
bottom of the rear panel, with the right channel (red) inputs along the top. The phono
inputs are suitable only for low level input phono turntables, while the rest are all ‘line
level’ inputs, for use with unbalanced signals from line level source components such
as CD players, tuners, etc. Consult your Plinius dealer for further advice if required.
NOTE: The internal Phono stage is an optional accessory. If your unit is not fitted with
an internal phono stage, an external phono preamplifier can be used, or an additional
line level source can be connected.
3. CD XLR INPUT TERMINALS
The CD input has the option for RCA or XLR ‘line level’ XLR balanced inputs for use
with source components that feature XLR balanced outputs. Balanced signals are
carried via a three way cable.
The XLR pin configuration used in all Plinius product is:
PIN 1 to GND
PIN 2 to +Signal
PIN 3 to -Signal
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NOTE: Because of the way our XLR and balanced inputs are configured it is not
possible to use both XLR and RCA at the same time.
4. INPUT SELECTION SWITCH
This switch next to the CD XLR input is used to select the pair of CD input sockets
required as described above. Moving the switch DOWN selects the CD RCA input
connections, while UP selects CD XLR input.
5. HT BYPASS INPUT
This input is for use specifically with home theatre processors. In some circumstances
you may wish to use the power amplifier connected to the Kaitaki as the front two
channels of a surround or home theatre environment. The HT Bypass input can be
used for this purpose, as any signal connected to these inputs can be sent directly to
the power amplifier bypassing the preamplifier entirely. It is accessed by the remote
control or the trigger input.
6. OUTPUT
The Output connections are provided to enable the Kaitaki Preamplifier to be
connected to an external power amplifier. Use either single ended RCA or Balanced
XLR. DO NOT use both.
7. LINE OUT
These RCA outputs are located next to Pre Out and are provided to interface to
headphone amplifiers, line level recording devices for archiving, or other accessories
that require a line level signal. The outputs are always live with the signal of whichever
source is selected at the time of recording.
8. GROUND LIFT SWITCH
This switch allows the signal ground to be disconnected from the chassis. In some
installations a hum loop may exist due to duplicate ground paths from different
equipment. Use this switch to remove the connection from 0V to ground thus
allowing some flexibility in your particular set-up.
9. REMOTE TRIGGER INPUT/OUTPUT SOCKETS
In order to integrate more effectively into a home theatre system, the Kaitaki
Preamplifier has a remote trigger input socket fitted to the rear panel. By connecting
a processor with a remote trigger signal to this socket, the Kaitaki Preamplifier
can be switched between HT Bypass and standby modes. When in standby the
preamplifier draws less current and will operate at minimum temperature. This may be
of advantage in multi-amplifier and/or remote installations. The Kaitaki Preamplifier also
features a remote trigger output socket fitted to the rear panel. By connecting this
trigger output to other system components, the entire system can be put in and out
of standby by the processor.
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10. REMOTE IR INPUT
This socket is for connecting to an external remote control sender. Some companies
manufacture these devices to enable multi-room remote control. Please see your
Plinius dealer for further advice.
11. MAINS POWER CORD IEC SOCKET
This connector is where the mains supply cable from your wall connects to the
preamplifier. You will notice that a fuse holder is mounted within this connection, and
it holds a mains fuse to provide surge and overload protection for your preamplifier.
12. PHONO EARTH POST
This is a chassis connected gold-plated earth post for use with most vinyl turntables.
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Remote Control Functions
The Plinius Kaitaki Preamplifier features a full function remote to control all settings
and configurations of the preamplifier as well as complete controls for operating your
Plinius CD player.
KAITAKI PREAMPLIFIER REMOTE FUNCTIONS:
1. STANDBY
Standby is used to put the unit into a low power mode. This
disconnects the outputs of the preamplifier and turns off the white
display LED’s. It also switches the preamplifier to a low bias mode
to reduce power consumption and still keep the circuitry active.
This allows a minimum warm up period before the Plinius Kaitaki
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2. DISPLAY
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The display button on the remote enables you to adjust the
display brightness of the white LED’s. Pressing the display button
repeatedly will dim the LED in steps until they are off. The next
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press of the button will cycle the display back to full brightness.
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3. SOURCE SELECTION
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The source selection buttons enable changing from one input to
another when needed and can be scrolled left or right to select the
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desired source. On reaching the left most or right most input, the
selection will scroll in a continuous loop with the next button press.
4. HT BYPASS
The HT Bypass button activates the Plinius Kaitaki Preamplifier
home theatre bypass mode. Once activated, the preamplifier
is bypassed and the signal is transmitted from the HT Bypass
input directly to the output. NOTE: In HT Bypass mode the only
buttons that continue to function are Standby and Display. More
information on HT Bypass can be found in the Installation &
Operation section in this manual.
5. PHASE
The phase of the output signal from the preamplifier is toggled from absolute (inphase) to inverted 180 degrees with each press of this button.
6. VOLUME CONTROL
Use these two buttons to control the volume level of the preamplifier. The right side
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button increases volume, while the left side button decreases the volume. Briefly
press either button to make fine adjustments to the volume level. Hold down either
button to continually adjust the volume level.
7. MUTE
Pressing this button toggles the Kaitaki Preamplifier in and out of mute.
CD PLAYER REMOTE FUNCTIONS:
8. REPEAT
The repeat LED on the front panel will illuminate once this button is pressed. The CD
Player will play all tracks on the CD as normal, but then repeat all tracks from track 1 in
an endless loop. It does not repeat one track only, but will repeat the entire contents
on the CD.
9. DISPLAY
This function enables you to quickly adjust the display brightness. Use this button
to toggle between high, low, and off settings. Note that whenever the compact disc
drawer is ejected to change a CD, the display will automatically revert to full brightness.
10. CUE BUTTONS
Use these two buttons to cue through the track you are listening to. Press and hold
the right side button to cue forward through the track, or press and hold the left side
button to cue backwards through the track. Once the start or end of the track is
reached, Cue will continue into the next track.
11. TRACK BUTTONS
The track buttons enable you to move forward (right button) or back (left button) through
the tracks on the CD. Press the button once to skip to the next track on the CD, or hold
down to skip through multiple tracks. When you press the back button once the CD
Player will revert to the start of the current track. Pressing the back button again will
skip back to the previous track. The track currently selected will be brightly lit.
12. STOP/EJECT
If the CD player is playing a CD, pressing the Stop/Eject button will stop play and
return to track 1. Pressing the button again will open the compact disc drawer so the
CD can be changed.
13. PLAY/PAUSE
Press the Play/Pause button to begin playing the CD at the track selected. The
display LED corresponding to the track that is being played will vary in brightness.
Press the Play button again, and the track will pause, designated by the LED flashing.
If the compact disc drawer is open, pressing play will shut the drawer and start
playing the CD from track 1.
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Installation & Operation
WARNING: RISK OF ELECTRIC SHOCK. TERMINALS MARKED WITH
SHOULD BE CONSIDERED HAZARDOUS LIVE AT ALL TIMES.
This preamplifier operates at hazardous voltage levels. We recommend that any work
requiring removal of the lid be referred to a suitably qualified and experienced service
technician. DO NOT place this preamplifier in any position where liquids or any foreign
material may accidentally enter it.
PLEASE READ & UNDERSTAND THE PRECAUTIONS WITHIN THIS MANUAL
FOR PLACEMENT & OPERATION OF THIS PRODUCT.
CONNECTIONS
Connections to your Kaitaki Preamplifier should be made in the same order as they
are listed in this section. DO NOT attempt to connect your Kaitaki Preamplifier until
you have read and fully understood these instructions. Should you require further
assistance, please contact your Plinius dealer.
DO NOT POWER UP YOUR PREAMPLIFIER UNTIL YOU HAVE CONNECTED
YOUR INPUT/OUTPUTS CORRECTLY FOR YOUR SYSTEM.
SOURCE COMPONENT INPUTS
Connect your source to the input of the Kaitaki Preamplifier using suitable singleended RCA or Balanced XLR interconnect cables only. For RCA, make sure you
connect the red coded cable to the red RIGHT RCA input, and the white cable to the
white LEFT RCA input. Also make sure the RCA connectors are a snug fit and are
inserted all the way in.
For CD XLR input connection, make sure you connect the RIGHT XLR input and LEFT
XLR inputs to the right and left outputs from your source respectively. Also make sure
the XLR connectors click into place. Use the input selection switch to select RCA if
you are using RCA inputs or to select XLR if you are using XLR inputs.
NOTE: DO NOT connect XLR and RCA at the same time, use only one or the other. The
phono input should be connected to a suitable source turntable only.
CD PLAYER
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OUTPUT TERMINALS
The connection of the outputs of the Kaitaki Preamplifier must be made by an
‘instructed person’ or by suitable ready made interconnect cables only. Connections
for power amplifiers are provided at the rear of the unit. If using single-ended RCA
outputs, connect your Kaitaki to the RCA inputs on the back of the power amplifier.
Make sure you connect the red coded cable to the red RIGHT RCA output, and
the white (or black) cable to the black LEFT RCA output. Also make sure the RCA
connectors are a snug fit and are inserted all the way in. For XLR output connection,
make sure you connect the RIGHT XLR output and LEFT XLR output to the right and
left inputs of your Power Amplifier respectively. Also make sure the XLR connectors
click into place.
NOTE: DO NOT connect XLR and RCA at the same time, use only one or the other.
The only time the outputs are not ‘live’ is when the Preamplifier is in mute or standby.
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POWER AMPLIFIER INPUTS
TERMINATION QUALITY
Quality of the connections must be examined to ensure that high-performance,
trouble-free operation is enjoyed. Check that the connections are tight but do not
over tighten. Be sure to use good quality connectors with a firm fit.
PHASING (OR POLARITY)
It is important to achieve good stereo imaging in your listening room. By observing the
wiring instructions for your preamplifier, each power amplifier/loudspeaker combination
should be in phase. If you experience poor stereo image and/or a lack of bass, check
that the loudspeaker wiring has been connected correctly. If in doubt, consult your
Plinius dealer for advice. Naturally it is also important to make sure all the leads
carrying signals for the RIGHT channel loudspeaker are connected to the RIGHT input
to the amplifier from your preamplifier or CD player etc. Signals for the LEFT channel
should be wired in a similar fashion.
USING HT BYPASS INPUT
The Kaitaki Preamplifier features a home theatre input to bypass the preamplifier
stage when used in home theatre or multimedia installations. When HT Bypass is
selected, the signal will pass from the HT Bypass input directly to the Kaitaki output
and on to the connected power amplifier.
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This enables the unit to remain in circuit for use with two channel sources (such as
digital players and turntables), as well as a link to the amplifiers and speakers should
you wish to use your normal stereo set-up in a surround or home theatre environment.
To access the HT Bypass input, press the HT button on the remote control. To exit the
HT Bypass mode and return to using a source component, press HT again, or use the
source buttons to scroll to any desired source component.
NOTE: Only connect a suitable pre out signal to the HT Bypass input. When HT Bypass
is selected, remote volume cannot be accessed.
USING THE OUTPUT
The signal from this output is preamplifier out level, and can be taken from either the
RCA or XLR connections. The output level remains adjustable by using the volume
control and carries the signal of the selected output. Using the Mute function will
silence the Preamplifier Output.
USING LINE OUT
A line level output is provided on the back of the Kaitaki Preamplifier for connection to
accessories such as recording devices, headphone amplifiers sub-woofer speakers
etc. the level is fixed and carries signal of the selected output, even when the
Preamplifier is muted.
CONNECTING THE MAINS SUPPLY
Firstly, check that the mains supply voltage printed on the rear of this preamplifier
is similar to the mains supply voltage in your area. If in doubt, please consult your
Plinius dealer. Mains supply power connection is via the plug-in lead supplied with
your Kaitaki Preamplifier. Where possible, check the wall outlet is switched OFF, then
connect the local mains plug end of the lead to the wall outlet. Check the preamplifier
is switched OFF, and connect the IEC end of the cable to the IEC socket at the back
of the preamplifier. With the cord fully connected, switch the wall outlet ON.
Now that your Kaitaki Preamplifier is configured correctly, switch the power switch on the
rear panel to ON. The display LED will cycle in brightness for approximately ten seconds
as the internal circuitry stabilises. You can now enjoy your new Plinius Kaitaki Preamplifier.
NOTE: This unit must be connected to a mains socket outlet with a protective earthing
connection. The wall outlet socket or mains switch must be accessible at all times in
case of emergency.
WARM-UP PERIOD
You will find that the Kaitaki Preamplifier will become noticeably ‘purer’ in sound after
being on for a period of time. We usually recommend waiting at least 24 hours before
expecting the best quality of sound reproduction from your preamplifier.
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Product Features
REMOTE CONTROL
Provided with your Kaitaki Preamplifier is a 17 function remote control. Two AAA
batteries power the remote, and these are replaced by removing the two screws on
the base of the remote that hold the battery compartment in place. The bottom end
of the remote is now free to slide out for access to the batteries. Replace the two
batteries, taking care to refit the new ones with correct polarity.
PHONO OPTION
The internal Phono stage is an optional accessory. If your unit is not fitted with an
internal phono stage, an external phono preamplifier can be used, or an additional
line level source can be connected.
PHONO GAIN ADJUSTMENT
The phono stage can also be set to high or low gain to suit your phono turntable
specifications (high gain is the factory setting). Disconnect the lead from the IEC
socket on your Kaitaki Preamplifier and make sure the Mains switch is OFF. Carefully
remove the lid by undoing the cap screws on the top and side. Locate the small
black phono jumpers set in the middle of the phono circuit board. The gain can now
be adjusted noting that high gain (factory setting) is set with jumpers toward the
base, and low gain is set with jumpers toward the lid. Now re-assemble your Kaitaki
Preamplifier.
PHONO LOAD ADJUSTMENT
The phono stage load can also be adjusted to suit your phono turntable
specifications (47k ohms is the factory setting). Disconnect the lead from the IEC
socket on your Kaitaki Preamplifier and make sure the Mains switch is OFF. Carefully
remove the lid by undoing the cap screws on the top and side. Locate the ‘piano’
switches at the back of the phono circuit board. The load can now be adjusted
following the labels in front of the load switches. Be sure to adjust both the left
channel (lower) and right channel (upper) switch to the same value. Now re-assemble
your Kaitaki Preamplifier.
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MAINS/LINE FUSE
A Mains/Line fuse is fitted within the IEC socket on the rear of the preamplifier. A
small drawer at the bottom of this socket may be removed (after the IEC plug is
removed) by levering it out with a flat blade screwdriver. The fuse fitted should be
rated as specified on the rear panel.
IMPORTANT: DO NOT FIT A FUSE WITH A HIGHER RATING.
In the unusual event that this fuse should blow, you must first establish the cause of
this failure (such as power surges, damaged mains cable, etc) before replacing the
fuse with one of the same rating and type. Should the preamplifier continue to suffer
mains fuse failure, contact your Plinius dealer.
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Troubleshooting
NO SOUND FROM THE UNIT
If the unit is not reproducing audio take the following steps:
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Check the source is correctly connected to an appropriate input on the unit.
Refer to the Installation & Operation section on page 13.
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Check the source is playing, and not paused or muted. If it has adjustable
volume, check this is at the usual output level.
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Check the unit is set to select the correct source input. Adjust the source
selector for the correct source component.
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Check the volume. Turn the unit volume up to a point just below the normal
listening level. DO NOT turn the volume up to maximum in case the sound begins
to come through the speakers.
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Check the unit is not in Mute. If the Display LED is dim, this indicates the unit is in
Mute mode. The Display LED should be full brightness for operational mode.
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Check the unit is not in Standby. If the Display LED is varying in brightness, this
indicates the unit is in Standby mode. The Display LED should be full brightness
for operational mode.
POWER FAILURE
The unit may have suffered mains fuse failure.
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Mains Fuse Failure: Check the mains fuse and replace if needed.
Refer to the Product Features section on page 16 for further information.
NOTE: If the unit immediately or repeatedly suffers mains fuse failure, there may be a
major problem and you should contact your Plinius dealer.
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Specifications
FREQUENCY RESPONSE
20Hz to 20kHz +/-0.2dB
PHONO INPUT:
INPUT CAPACITANCE:
100pF
DISTORTION
<0.05% THD at rated input level
SIGNAL TO NOISE RATIO
-80dB at rated input level, A weighted
INPUT SENSITIVITY FOR RATED OUTPUT
125mV RMS Unbalanced inputs
62mV RMS Balanced inputs
GAIN:
60dB, 66dB
LOAD:
47k ohms, 470 ohms, 100 ohms,
47 ohms, 22 ohms
FREQUENCY RESPONSE:
50k ohms
20Hz to 20kHz +/-0.2dB, within RIAA
specification
RATED PRE OUT LEVEL
SIGNAL TO NOISE RATIO:
500mV RMS into 10k ohms or higher
-80dB wrt 5mV input, A weighted
PRE OUT
DISTORTION:
Minimum Recommended Load: 47k
ohms
<0.01% THD at all levels below
clipping
INPUT IMPEDENCE
LINE OUT LEVEL
190mV at 200 ohms
OUTPUT SOURCE IMPEDENCE
Typically 100 ohms
GAIN
Line Amplifier: 12dB
POWER/CURRENT CONSUMPTION
40W / 0.10A (23W)
DIMENSIONS
Height:
Width:
Depth:
Weight:
105mm
450mm
400mm
9kg
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4"
17.75"
15.75"
20lbs
19
Index
Display LED.................................................................................................7
Front Panel Layout................................................................................7
Ground Lift Switch.................................................................................9
HT Bypass....................................................................................................7, 9
IEC Power Connector........................................................................10
Input Terminals........................................................................................8
Line Out..........................................................................................................9, 15
Mains/Line Fuse......................................................................................17
Mains Supply Connection..............................................................10, 15
Mains Switch..............................................................................................8
Operating Temperature....................................................................4
Output Terminals ...................................................................................9, 14
Phasing...........................................................................................................14
Phono Earth Post...................................................................................10
Phono Gain Adjustment...................................................................16
Phono Load Adjustment..................................................................16
Phono Inputs.............................................................................................8
Placement....................................................................................................4
Pre Out Output .......................................................................................9
Rear Panel Layout.................................................................................8
Remote Control.......................................................................................11, 16
Safety Precautions................................................................................6
Serial Number...........................................................................................2
Source Selection Buttons...............................................................7
Terminations...............................................................................................14
Troubleshooting.......................................................................................18
Ventilation.....................................................................................................4
Volume Control.........................................................................................7
Warm-Up Period......................................................................................15
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