This is the best integrated amplifier I have ever heard. Look at all the quality components built in..WBT and Neutrik connectors, Siltech Wiring, Auricap, Auric solid aluminum construction. My business partner is an electrical engineer, trained in military soldering techniques. He commented that the quality of workmanship is as good as it gets.
The Preamp section is the best solid state preamp I have ever heard. Huge sound stage, open, detailed, quite, no haze and very detailed.. has a tube like feel, but without the noise. The amp easily handles most speakers on the market. The preamp in the Hiato is very similar to their reference preamp which is over 10K. The amp section is basically an SB 301. So you are getting $20,000 in separate components all in one box.
I have all of the original paperwork, boxes, remotes etc.
The unit is in near perfect condition except for one little ding on the front plate that I accidently did while moving an Oppo DVD player. Its hard to see from the pictures, but it is there. Retail Price is $10,000 Hiato Integrated Amplifier With 300 watts per channel the Hiato integrated stereo amplifier is a serious piece of equipment capable of driving big, difficult to drive speakers. It masters complex musical pieces that many dedicated power amps struggle with to give you spine tingling detail in the treble and control over the bass and mid range that is a pure delight.
If you are looking for an integrated amplifier solution in your music system but you don't want to sacrifice the benefits that true, well controlled power can bring then this amplifier is for you.
The rear panel layout includes four line level inputs and a user adjustable phono input. High quality WBT RCA connectors are used on all line level and phono inputs with additional balanced XLR inputs for CD and Line 1. It has RCA and XLR HT bypass input, remote IR input and 12V input/output triggers. There are four pairs of output connectors allowing bi-wired speaker applications, line level output for archiving and pre-out for bi-amping. The phono stage is optional.
On the front panel a small, unobtrusive 3.5mm jack allows a casual user to connect portable media, and the Hiato's full function remote control also operates the Plinius CD players.
300 watts RMS per channel into 8 ohms 450 watts RMS per channel into 4 ohms Both channels driven from 20Hz to 20kHz at less than 0.2% total harmonic distortion FREQUENCY RESPONSE
20Hz to 20kHz ±0.2dB -3dB at 70kHz DISTORTION
Typically <0.05% THD at rated power 0.1% THD and IM worst case prior to clipping CURRENT OUTPUT
50A short duration peak per channel Fuse protected SLEW RATE
Typically 5µs HUM & NOISE
90dB below rated ouput 20Hz to 20kHz unweighted POWER/CURRENT CONSUMPTION
800W 0.6A (138W) Class AB Idle 0.3A (69W) Standby OPTIONAL PHONO INPUT
NO PHONO STAGE LINE OUT The Line out provides a line level output, carrying the selected source signal. The Line Out allows for the signal to go on to recording equipment, headphone amplifiers or sub-woofer speakers.REMOTE TRIGGER INPUT AND OUTPUT Terminals for remote trigger connection allow a processor signal to bypass the preamplifier stage or instigate the power amp to come out of standby.
RC5 INPUT The RC5 input allows for connection to wired remote interfaces so it can be used as part of an automated system.GROUND LIFT SWITCH This allows for the signal ground to be isolated from the main chassis earth. This can assist in resolving unwanted ground loops or hum due to duplicate ground paths in some systems.
WBT AND NEUTRIK CONNECTORS High quality WBT RCA and Neutrik XLR input connectors are fitted along with WBT output speaker terminals to ensure low distortion interface between your cables and the amplifier.AURICAP CAPACITORS Audience AV supply the Auricap XO capacitors used in key areas of the circuit. The Auricap was chosen for its superior clarity and dynamic ability.
SILTECH WIRING Siltech premium 'G7' silver/gold wire provides a perfect connection between components to give clear, fast and detailed presentation of the music signal.AURIC WIRING Audience AV supply the Auric OFC wire used in the input stage of the amplifier. The Auric was chosen for its high workability and natural sound.
ALUMINIUM CONSTRUCTION. The aluminium lid and panels provide a non-magnetic cover to reduce unwanted magnetic fields that can interfere with the sensitive audio signals.
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Original box, remote, manual
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