Plinius was founded in 1980. Plinius is a New Zealand-based high-end audio electronics company specializing in amplifiers, preamplifiers, and integrated amplifiers.
Throughout the 80's Plinius became well known in New Zealand and the Pacific, and in 1987 merged with Craft Audio, which lead to worldwide exposure in 1992 with the SA-250 amplifier.
Starting in 2006, Plinius began using the Maori language of the indigenous people of New Zealand in the naming of their products, differentiating them in the market. This led to the Koru phono stage, the Tautoro preamp, and the Hiato integrated amp.
The SA-Reference stereo amplifier, for example, is rated at 300-watts per channel, or 1,000-watts in bridged-mono mode. Frequency response is 1 Hz to 70 kHz -3dB.