AURALiC TAURUS MKII Balanced Headphone Amplifier

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The smooth, rich and detailed voice of TAURUS MKII is a succession of AURALiC's classy and gracefulaesthetic taste. Referring to Neve analog console's circuit design, AURALiC invent the ORFEO Class-A output module and fit them into TAURUS MKII. TheORFEO module provides terrific driving ability by delivers1000mW (600ohm) to 4500mW (32ohm) power into numerous loads; this enables TAURUS MKII to press out every headset's capabilities, unfold the charm of their distinct sonic style. Resorting to the ultra low noise input buffer customized byAURALiC, TAURUS MKII has a broad dynamic range greater than 130dB while preserves the output noise less than 5uV. With such amazing performance, TAURUS has the ability to record the most tiny music expression originating from the source element. The TAURUS MKII improves the design of the original award-winning TAURUS, launched in 2010, by concentrating all surface-mounted elements in an audio signal patch. It also enhanced the TAURUS' EMI shielding, decreasing noise from the input buffer to 0.8 uV, less than half the level of the original. In addition, AURALiC enhanced the input switch circuit to increase the isolation amongst different input channels, which boosts performance when the TAURUS MKII is linked to multiple sources. Frequency response 3Hz - 300KHz, +/- 3dB 20Hz - 20KHz, +/- 0.1 dB. THD+N. <0.002%, 20Hz-20KHz at rated output. Dynamic Range. >130dB, 20Hz-20KHz, A-weighted. Crosstalk.

Product Features

Smoothed music expression, sophisticated circuit design and brilliant appearance; TAURUS MKII is another exemplary works designed by AURALiC. 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 MKII shares the same warm and natural sound with Neve 8078. Low Noise Input Buffer -- The input buffer of TAURUS MKII is specifically designed by AURALiC to meet the requirement of headphone amplifier usage. This buffer own an exclamatory low noise of less than 0.8uV while maintains high input impedance (100K of RCA and200K of XLR). The low noise input buffer endues TAURUS MKII 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 MKII 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 MKII can output 4500mW continuous and undistorted power into32ohm, satisfy the toughest headphone's driving requirement; when facing high impedance loads, TAURUS MKII can also deliver 1000mW continuous and undistorted power into 600ohm in balanced mode. Such flexible design allows TAURUS MKII to match most modern top quality headphones in a perfect way.

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