Arrived yesterday morning, so managed to escape the office to set up and have a listen for a couple of hours. Conclusion was that it is the first time I have had a real quality sound in my room. I was able to pay attention to layers and detail in songs, with a real three dimensional soundstage. Not something I’ve had before. No issues with bass, it does seem the amp matches the speakers very well as it provides lots of even handed low level info, not just one note thumps but a rich depth.
Beats to Stevie’s Superstition were addictive, this song often disappoints by sounding flat, so was the proof of the pudding for me.
Simply put I was searching for something that would clearly outperform the Quad 99/909, like switching from 720p to 1080p on a display. That’s what it gives. Everything is clearly better and justifies the spends. Most I have listened to up to £6k have bettered in some areas, but lacked in others.
So a happy ending, got a Denon PMA 2500NE from a local dealer to compare, which has so far proved what the extra investment in the Plinius returns.
Will post some pics when home, wife thinks it’s a brute😬