Plinius CD-101
Plinius, the New Zealand hi-fi manufacturer, has announced steep prices increases across its range

New Zealand high-end audio manufacturer Plinius has raised prices across its hi-fi range, with increases of up to £1100.

The full range of Plinius products, including CD players, pre-amplifiers, power amplifiers and phono stages, is affected, with the CD101 CD player rising from £3000 to £4100 and the 9200 amplifier up £800 from £3000 to £3800.

The Tautoro pre-amp is now £7300 with phono stage (was £6500) and the SA-Reference power amp goes up to £12,650 (was £12,000). The M8 preamp rises to £3249 and the P10 power amp to £3390.

The price rises reflect a growing trend across the audio industry, which has seen manufacturers raise prices despite the economic downturn.

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