AuralicTaurususedAuralic TAURUS Headphone Amplifier/Preamplifier, Like New**Please click here to check out our newly launched SkyFi Audio website with additional items for sale** Truly understated looks for such a high quality piece of audio equipment, yet still there's ...1099.00

Auralic TAURUS Headphone Amplifier/Preamplifier, Like New [Expired]

no longer for sale

**Please click here to check out our newly launched SkyFi Audio website with additional items for sale**

Truly understated looks for such a high quality piece of audio equipment, yet still there's a solid feeling of power underneath.

According to Auralic, it was designed to "power perfectly every single dynamic headphone on the market including the notorious HifiMan HE6."

The elegantly simple front panel control layout contains a sizable and round (almost like a ball) volume control, along with very straightforward output and input selector push switches.

But then there are two headphone jack inputs - a standard 1/4" input and a 4-pin balanced input.  That's when you know it's serious!

Around back there is a single set of balanced XLR inputs and outputs, as well as a single set of unbalanced single-ended (RCA) inputs and outputs.  The power cord is detachable so you can use any high-end model you like from AudioQuest, Nordost, Cardas, etc.  We currently have some available for purchase, simply click here to see several options.

**Please note the photo showing the scratches/impression marks - this unfortunately happened during our building move and our physical condition rating is updated accordingly.

Check out this review for pictures of the internals to show you how series the design was behind this headphone amplifier/preamplifier.  

Here's a snippet:

"The Taurus makes from 1 watt into 600Ω to 4.5 watts into 32Ω. Fully balanced, it sports RCA + XLR i/o ports selectable on the fly. The outputs parallel as headphone jacks and line level. The RCA/XLR paths may be crossed. Entering one way and exiting the other is legit. The design's potted Orfeo modules were inspired by Rupert Neve's classic analog mixing console. "The principle is to pack a mass of small signal parts with the most linear characteristics through a thermal balancing procedure, then bias the output transistors into high class A for open loop distortion below 0.001% to share the same warm and natural sound with the Neve 8078."

**Please note the photo showing the scratches/impression marks - this unfortunately happened during our building move and our physical condition rating is updated accordingly.

Click here for a PDF copy of the TAURUS User's Guide which also includes its specifications.


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This item will be professionally packaged and insured for safe transit to your home. 

This item is also available for pickup in Glen Rock, NJ, with convenient parking near our building.

Click here for specifics on our specialized packing process that separates us from the rest.

If we don’t have the original manufacture’s packaging, we use heavy duty double-ply corrugated boxes with Instapak expanding foam custom inserts. In many cases this has proven to be better than the original packaging! We also use high quality fiber reinforced tape to seal our packages. Lightweight items will be bubble wrapped and shipped in a high-quality box. 

NJ Residents or anyone picking up without a resale certificate will need to pay NJ Sales Tax.

Thanks for looking and be sure to call us at 201-879-0000 with any questions. 



SkyFi Audio is a small startup business specializing in the purchase, reconditioning, and reselling of select high-end audio equipment. We only buy equipment the we admire and are passionate about. No mid-fi, no gimmicks, no junk.

Each piece of equipment is cosmetically restored and fully tested in our well-equipped lab by an engineer with 30+ years of experience in the HiFi world. If it does not meet or exceed the original manufactures specifications, it will not be sold.  We are very selective about the equipment we purchase, focusing on mostly analog, high-build quality, American, and European built units.

Through our sister company, which is an authorized dealer for McIntosh, Audio Research, Sonus Faber, ClearAudio, Pro-Ject Audio Systems, and Sony ES, we have access to OEM parts, service, and support. If you’re local and looking for new equipment from the above-mentioned manufacturers, please drop us a line as we can arrange both sales and professional installation in the tri-state area.


We do not accept or review any offers that do not go through the official Audiogon system. We have too many items for sale and it’s nearly impossible to keep track of offers outside of the official system. Please don’t message, email, or text any offers. 


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If you’re picking up an item we do not accept PayPal. You must pay in person with a certified or bank check, or wire transfer. If you make a PayPal payment and are picking up the item, your PayPal payment will be returned. 


We accept trade-ins of equal or lesser value under certain conditions. Simply click here to submit your gear for full consideration. We will only consider high-end equipment from mainstream manufacturers such as McIntosh, Mark Levinson, Audio Research, Krell, etc. and will typically pass on displays, projectors, receivers, dated surround processors, and mid-fi equipment of any type. We will offer a fair value for your equipment, but keep in mind we’re running a business and will need to be able to resell the equipment at a profit after investing a great deal of time and resources in testing, certifying, repairing, cleaning, and packaging the incoming equipment. If you’re looking for top dollar, we suggest selling it directly on your own.

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We’ll also purchase your used or broken gear and arrange pickup if you are in our local market. Simply click here to submit your gear for full consideration.

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We are currently operating from our shop located inside our dedicated building in Glen Rock, NJ. You’re welcome to make an appointment if there’s a piece of equipment you’d like to see in operation before or after purchase. We have several well-equipped, dedicated listening areas plus a dedicated studio with tons of equipment of all makes and models. We’re not a store, so please don’t make an appointment if you’re just curious as to how a speaker or piece of equipment sounds. In essence - no tire kickers please.

You can call or text 201-879-0000 with any questions, or to schedule an appointment. We can also arrange to install, calibrate, and tune your newly purchased gear in your listening room if you’re local to our area. This is super useful when purchasing large speakers or heavy amplifiers. It’s also great for ensuring your new turntable is setup correctly in its final resting place.



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