Inspire 980 Integrated Amplifier

The 80 watt per channel Inspire 980 has all the versatility of the Inspire 880 that allows you to directly connect up almost any source from a CD player, your personal computer, your AV source or turntable. The Inspire 980 adds the further feature of networking capability via wired or wireless Ethernet and this allows you to directly access your music library stored on a networked drive.

Various network controllers can be used to control playback but for the ultimate in refinement of interfaces the Plinius Arataki can’t be beaten. The Arataki app for iPad was developed to control network playback via our premium Tiki and Toko products but it can also be used with the Inspire 980.

Whether enjoying a listening session with friends or using a play-list for background music at a party the Inspire 980 and the Arataki controller is the perfect combo for enjoying music in high fidelity.

POWER

80 watts RMS per channel into 8 ohms.
Both channels driven from 20Hz to 20kHz at less than 0.2% total harmonic distortion

SUPPORTED AUDIO FILE SERVER

DLNA Digital Media Servers

SUPPORTED PLAYBACK CONTROL

DLNA Digital Media Controllers, DLNA Mobile Digital Media Controllers, UPnP smartphone applications, iPad/iPod applications

DAC CAPABILITY

24 bit, 192ks/s

AUDIO CODEC SUPPORT

FLAC (up to 24/192), LPCM (up to 24/192), ALAC,AIFF, MP3

CONNECTIVITY

10/100 Ethernet
Wi-Fi
USB asynchronous
Optical Toslink

FREQUENCY RESPONSE

20Hz to 20kHz ±0.2dB
-3dB at 5Hz and -3dB at 300kHz

DISTORTION

Typically <0.05% THD at rated power
0.2% THD and IM worst case prior to clipping

HUM & NOISE

90dB below rated output 20Hz to 20kHz unweighted

POWER/CURRENT CONSUMPTION

300W
Class AB Idle 0.14A (32W) Standby

DIMENSIONS

Height: 72mm (3")
Width: 450mm (17.75")
Depth: 350mm (13.75")
Weight: 10kg (22lb)

Network Input
The RJ45 connector allows network connection for playback of digital music over a home network. Network input was chosen as the most suitable way to transfer digital audio due to ease of setup, ability for wireless communication and advantages over S/PDIF and USB.

Digital Inputs
Asynchronous USB connection provides direct streaming from your personal computer or other media device.
Optical Toslinks allow connection from your AV sources.

Burr Brown DAC
The DAC and interface receiver are high performance Burr Brown components with a proven record of quality digital sound reproduction.
The chosen DAC allows playback of popular file types up to 24bit/192ks/s.

Multiple File Capability
Gapless playback is supported for FLAC, ALAC, MP3, AIFF and LPCM

DLNA Compatible
By working within these guidelines the unit is capable of interfacing to a number of different home network devices.

Phono Stage
A high quality phono stage comes fitted as standard. With fixed gain and loading which allows playback to a number of MM cartridges.

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.

 

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A Lot Under One Hood!

"With complementary bass prowess, the 980’s portrayal is deep and punchy with a solid grip on speaker drivers, especially on rock tracks like Electric Six’s “Dance Command- er.” The Plinius delivers the full energy of this song with little (if any) compromises."
By Rob Johnson

"Whatever your taste, the Plinius Inspire 980 is a fantastic bargain, especially for those utilizing both digital and analog sources"
By Jeff Dorgay