AURALiC Taurus MKII Balanced Headphone Amplifier


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The smooth, rich and detailed voice of TAURUS is a succession of AURALiC's elegant and graceful aesthetic taste. 
  • The pursuit of an extraordinary amplifier that can match well with modern top quality headphones, inspired by the soul of Rupert Neve's legendary design philosophy, bearing with modern simplism style appearance, TAURUS is born with a perfect coalescence of classic and pop elements. It lets you sail through the ocean of music, experiencing the wonders of artistic enjoyment.

    The smooth, rich and detailed voice of TAURUS is a succession of AURALiC's elegant and graceful aesthetic taste. Referring to Neve analog console's circuit design, AURALiC invent the ORFEO Class-A output module and fit them into TAURUS. The ORFEO module offers great driving ability by delivers 1000mW (600ohm) to 4500mW (32ohm) power into various loads; this allows TAURUS to squeeze out every headphone's capabilities, unfold the beauty of their unique sonic style. 

  • AURALiC ORFEO Class-A Output Module
    Inspired by Neve 8078 analog console's circuit design, AURALiC developed ORFEO Class-A output module. The principle of this module is to use a mass of small signal components with best linear characteristic. By packing them though a thermal balance procedure and bias the transistors into Class-A, ORFEO achieves impressive performance with open loop distortion less than 0.001%. With such sophisticated module, TAURUS shares the same warm and natural sound with Neve 8078. 

    Low Noise Input Buffer
    The input buffer of TAURUS is specifically designed by AURALiC to meet the requirement of headphone amplifier usage. This buffer own an exclamatory low noise of less than 2uV while maintains high input impedance (100K of RCA and 200K of XLR). The low noise input buffer endues TAURUS with a dynamic range over 130dB and possible to fit into any kind of source, even with high output impedance devices such as valve buffered CD, it can still easily capture every details and ensure the reality of music impression. 

    Real-time Switchable Working Mode
    With a unique 4-way individual output structure, you can configure TAURUS into standard or balanced working mode by simply pressing the button on the front panel without power off the unit or unplug the headphone. In the standard mode, TAURUS can output 4500mW continuous and undistorted power into 32ohm, satisfy the toughest headphone's driving requirement; when facing high impedance loads, TAURUS can also deliver 1000mW continuous and undistorted power into 600ohm in balanced mode. Such flexible design allows TAURUS to match most modern top quality headphones in a perfect way. 

  • Frequency response:
    3Hz - 300KHz, +/- 3dB
    20Hz - 20KHz, +/- 0.1dB

    THD+N: <0.002%, 20Hz-20KHz at rated output

    Dynamic Range: >130dB, 20Hz-20KHz,  A-weighted

    Crosstalk:  <-80dB at 1KHz

    Output Power (continuous in RMS)
    32ohm STD 1200mW BAL 4500mW
    120ohm STD 1200mW BAL 4500mW
    300ohm STD 500mW BAL 2000mW
    600ohm 250mW BAL 1000mW

    Input Ports
    RCA: Sensitivity: 2Vrms; Maximum: 6Vrms
    XLR: Sensitivity: 2Vrms; Maximum: 6Vrms

    Output Ports
    6.35mm Stereo Headphone Jack (STD only)
    4PIN XLR Headphone Jack (AKG K1000 wiring)
    RCA pre out (STD only)
    XLR pre out (PIN2:HOT)

    Power dissipation: 50W at max.

    Dimension: 11''W x 9''D x 2.6''H (33cm x 23cm x 6.5cm)

    Weight: 12 pounds (5.5kg)

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