Auralic Taurus Preamplifier - Terrific Sound, Build Quality & Value!
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"As far as build quality and ergonomics go, this is a product that exceeds reasonable expectations in every way." - Scot Hull, Part Time Audiophile
Fully balanced line stage pre-amplifier with 1 balanced and 3 single ended (RCA) inputs, 1 balanced and 1 RCA output. The Taurus pre can also accomodate 2 sets of heaphones through the 1/4" headphone jacks on the front panel. The Taurus Pre was designed to be the perfect compliment to the Auralic Merak power amplifiers, and to achieve what can be referred to as a more analog tone that is referenced back to the legendary hand-wired Neve analogue mixing consoles. To achieve this warm, rich sound, Auralic incorporated their proprietary technologies. Their Orfeo Class-A output modules, special low-noise input buffer, and their Purer Power Solution which purifies the incoming AC. All this in a chassis 11" W x 9" D x 2.6" H.
"The Taurus took every familiar album as a chance to startle me with some ridiculously obvious detail that I should have noticed twenty years ago. That’s what “unembellished” buys you." - Scot Hull, Part Time Audiophile
"As all other AURALiC components before, the Taurus Pre is petite but potent. Free from deliberate voicing...this machine exemplifies modern high-resolution sound focused on the visual elements of the playback experience. Those are crisp fast transients, first-rate separation of paralleled or interwoven musical strings, high ambient recovery and as a result well-sorted dimensional soundstaging with precise image allocation and pronounced layer differentiation. Build quality is tops, operation straightforward and value high as has by now become the company's byword." - Sixmoons
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Taurus Preamp Specifications
User Manual (PDF)
Warranty: 3 years
3Hz - 300KHz, +/- 3dB
20Hz - 20KHz, +/- 0.1dB
>130dB, 20Hz-20KHz, A-weighted
<-80dB @ 1KHz
10dB/16dB (XLR Input/RCA Input)
3 x RCA: max. undistorted level 6Vrms
1 x XLR: max. undistorted level 12Vrms
1 x RCA pre-amplifier out
1 x XLR pre-amplifier out
2 x 6.35mm headphone out
Maximum Swing Voltage
12Vrms/24Vrms(RCA output/XLR output)
25W at max.
11''W x 9''D x 2.6''H (33cm x 23cm x 6.5cm)
9.6 pounds (4.4kg)
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