Wednesday, November 30, 2011

AURALiC Taurus headphone / preamplifier


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 simplism style appearance, TAURUS is born with a perfect coalescence of classic and pop elements. Joint using with ARK MX+ and a great headphone, it lets you sailing 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.

Resorting to the ultra low noise input buffer tailored by AURALiC, TAURUS 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. When replaying Hi-Rez music with ARK MX+, TAURUS can handle plenty of information in accuracy; represent the soul of musical piece perfectly.

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

<0.002%, 20Hz-20KHz at rated output

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

<-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.

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

12 pounds (5.3kg)