Interesting question. I own the Stratos Mono's. I haven't heard the Plinius amps. I tried to find some in my area and was unsuccessful. The two bits of advice I can give you are: 1: The Stratos mono's definitely improve on the Stratos Stereo amp in all areas. 2: Make sure you hear a pair broken in. They do not sound the same new as they do broken in. The morph from new to broken in is monumental. I would compare them to a more open sounding Classe amp or a Moon. I tried the B&K, the PS Audio, Alchemist and Aragon. It handily beat all but the PS HCA and it had a more see through clarity than the HCA. It could also drive loads that the HCA couldn't. I speaking of Electrostatics. It made the Electrostatics that I have sound like it was a full range speaker; with lesser amps they lack bass. The amp is an especially good mate with tube pre's and Electrocampaniet.
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