AURALiC Taurus MKII Headphone Amplifier

AURALiC Taurus MKII Headphone Amplifier
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£1,650.00
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  • ORFEO Class-A Output Module
  • Low Noise Input Buffer
  • Real-time Switchable Working Mode
  • FR 3Hz-300KHz, +/- 3dB
  • THD+N <0.002%
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AURALiC TAURUS MKII Balanced Headphone Amplifier

Begins from the pursuit of an extraordinary amplifier that can well match with modern top quality headphones, inspired by the soul of Rupert Neve's legendary design philosophy, bearing with modern simple styled appearance, TAURUS MKII is born with a perfect coalescence of classic and pop elements.

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

Resorting to the ultra low noise input buffer tailored by AURALiC, TAURUS MKII has a wide dynamic range greater than 130dB while maintains the output noise less than 5uV. With such astonishing performance, TAURUS is able to capture the most tiny music expression coming from the source component.

The TAURUS MKII builds on the design of the original award-winning TAURUS, launched in 2010, by concentrating all surface-mounted components in an audio signal patch. It also increased the TAURUS’ EMI shielding, reducing noise from the input buffer to 0.8uV, less than half the level of the original. Additionally, AURALiC improved the input switch circuit to increase the isolation among different input channels, which boosts performance when the TAURUS MKII is connected to multiple sources.

Smoothed music expression, sophisticated circuit design and brilliant appearance; TAURUS MKII is another exemplary works designed by AURALiC.

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AURALiC ORFEO Class-A Output Module

Inspired by Neve 8078 analogue 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 the best linear characteristics. By packing them though a thermal balance procedure and bias, and the transistors into Class-A, ORFEO achieves impressive performance with open loop distortion less than 0.001%. With this 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 requirements of headphone amplifier usage. This buffer has an exclamatory low noise of less than 2uV while maintaining high input impedance (100K of RCA and 200K of XLR). The low noise input buffer imparts TAURUS with a dynamic range over 130dB and its 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 detail 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 powering off the unit or unplugging the headphone. In the standard mode, TAURUS can output 4500mW continuous and undistorted power into 32ohm, satisfying 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
 

STD Mode

BAL Mode

 

32ohm

4500mW

1200mW

 

120ohm

1200mW

4500mW

 

300ohm

500mW

2000mW

 

600ohm

250mW

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 (5.3kg)

UK Delivery

  • FREE delivery via DPD Local By 12pm on orders to value over £300, including one hour delivery window service 'Predict & Follow My Parcel'.
  • Royal Mail Special Delivery By 1pm costs between £5.00 - £10.00 on orders to value under £300, dependent on weight.
  • Saturday or Sunday delivery available upon request for supplemental charge.

EU Delivery

  • £25 delivery charge 'Flat Fee' via DHL Europe by Road service (3-5 days) which provides comprehensive tracking of shipments online.
  • £60 delivery charge 'Flat Fee' via DHL Europe by Air service  (1-2 days) which provides comprehensive tracking of shipments online.

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    Receiver is responsible for the payment of local Duties and Taxes.

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WARRANTY

  • Full manufacturer's warranty on all new purchases. Standard warranty is typically 2 years with some goods coming with 6 years manufacturer's warranty.
  • Goods purchased in UK and EU are covered by the Consumer Contracts Regulations.

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