Plinius was founded in 1980 and the company’s early vision was to provide a high fidelity listening experience for local customers in New Zealand.
We still aspire to that beautifully simple goal and now with vastly more resources and a bigger team of young engineers we are able to reach out to a wider global audience.
We invite you to become a part of that audience.
Drawing on the cultural depth of the world's newest land, PLINIUS have adopted Te Reo, the richly connotative language of the Maori, to convey the multi-faceted richness of the PLINIUS experience. For example, Hiato, meaning literally, "to gather together," also implies "harmony." The Hiato amplifier elegantly draws together elements of PLINIUS design principles to achieve a design gestalt of stunning synergy.
The name “Hautonga,” given by the New Zealand-based Plinius company to its new integrated amplifier, is a coinage of two Maori words that together are meant to suggest “a strong clean wind” or “breath of fresh air.”