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post #1246 of 1861

Hi! I should receive my Taurus mk2 next week (woohoo :biggrin:). So I have one dumb question. Im going to make XLR interconnects to connect Taurus to my Audiolab M-dac. So the question is, is it OK to use XLR interconnects when my HD800 will be connected SE? Or should I use RCA interconnects when using SE output for headphones?

Cheers,
Tarmo

post #1247 of 1861
It's fine, the Taurus will covert as needed.
post #1248 of 1861
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Originally Posted by Klots View Post

Hi! I should receive my Taurus mk2 next week (woohoo biggrin.gif ). So I have one dumb question. Im going to make XLR interconnects to connect Taurus to my Audiolab M-dac. So the question is, is it OK to use XLR interconnects when my HD800 will be connected SE? Or should I use RCA interconnects when using SE output for headphones?


Cheers,

Tarmo
yeah, the SE output is really good. and I believe @project86 said in his review that the SE out might even be better with some headphones.
post #1249 of 1861
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yeah, the SE output is really good. and I believe @project86 said in his review that the SE out might even be better with some headphones.



Yes, but the question was basically that can I use XLR input if I use SE output for headphones, or should I use SE input instead? Or it does not matter if I mix balanced and SE connections?

post #1250 of 1861
yes, you can mix and match. the Taurus converts balanced to SE and vice-versa and apparently does it quite well.
post #1251 of 1861
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Originally Posted by kugino View Post

yes, you can mix and match. the Taurus converts balanced to SE and vice-versa and apparently does it quite well.



Thats great :D I was bored and bought 4 neutrik connectors and mogami 2534 cable. For 28$ it's not a bad deal. I had BH Crack for a year and now I have been without amp for a few months (listening with mdac integrated amp). Cant wait to try Taurus :beyersmile:

post #1252 of 1861
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Originally Posted by Klots View Post
 

Hi! I should receive my Taurus mk2 next week (woohoo :biggrin:). So I have one dumb question. Im going to make XLR interconnects to connect Taurus to my Audiolab M-dac. So the question is, is it OK to use XLR interconnects when my HD800 will be connected SE? Or should I use RCA interconnects when using SE output for headphones?

Cheers,
Tarmo


Congratulations, you're going to be blown away, especially with the HD800 combo.  Since describing sound is not one of my strong points, I'll borrow the descriptives from the Innerfidelity review/reviewer of the ATMK2 (copy & paste) :

 

 

"You like soundstage? Precision imaging? How about sheet music pages turning, or audience members coughing? The TAURUS does microdetail and localization better than the vast majority of amps I've experienced. We can thank the inky-black background for that, and I'm sure the signal to noise ratio doesn't hurt. Despite all that, I wouldn't call this a hyper-detailed amp. The overall sound is superbly balanced, and the lack of grain combines with the excellent bass extension to impart a sort of warmth to the end result."

 

" ... the ideal amp, in my opinion, is the one which can tease out the finest details without stifling them—this requires a firm grip to minimize grain as well as peaks. It also helps if the amp is suitably full range. HD800 is no bass cannon and you really don't need any limitations from the amp holding it back. I'm happy to report the TAURUS has some serious kick. The key here is texture and accuracy more than in-your-face slam, and when you get those right the perception of impact just happens naturally. So don't think for a second the TAURUS is one of those light, airy sounding amps which is really "pretty" but doesn't have enough guts."

 

 

 

Bold lettering mine.  The description of the Taurus MK2 sound, especially w/the HD800 in this review is 100% accurate.  I'll put emphasis on some of the soundstage description in the review : Precision imaging, micro detail & localization.  The term I used was depth to describe localization.  I've never heard soundstage localization & precision imaging this good before.  I believe that the reviewer's terms texture & accuracy are the main attributes for this phenomena.  

 

Let us know your thoughts when you get it even if it takes a month or so since you probably won't want to do anything else but listen to your new Taurus. :biggrin:

post #1253 of 1861

Hi Guys,

 

Just ordered my Taurus MK II should be arriving hopefully by Friday! Will let you know how I find the upgrade in comparison to the Mjolnir with the LCD 3f's

post #1254 of 1861
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Originally Posted by NzAudezey View Post
 

Hi Guys,

 

Just ordered my Taurus MK II should be arriving hopefully by Friday! Will let you know how I find the upgrade in comparison to the Mjolnir with the LCD 3f's

Congrats.  You're going to love it. :beerchug:

post #1255 of 1861
Currently comparing the Auralic Vega to a Chord 2qute. I love the Auralic Vega. Just don't feel it is $3500 better than my Audio-GD NFB 2.1. Maybe I need an Aries so I can use the USB, but then I love the Bluesound Node on Android and Aries isn't so good on Android yet.
Edit: I moved from the Audio-GD to the Vega 4 months ago .
Edited by Randle81 - 4/16/15 at 2:11am
post #1256 of 1861
F*#k, my Vega won't power on this morning. Anyone experienced anything similar? I'm hoping this is something simple to fix. Probably the last time I buy something this expensive with such a limited warranty. At price points like this I think manufacturers should offer a minimum 3 years.
post #1257 of 1861
As in the Auralic logo doesn't glow or it won't power up, but logo glows?
post #1258 of 1861
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Originally Posted by Randle81 View Post

As in the Auralic logo doesn't glow or it won't power up, but logo glows?

No lights anywhere...
post #1259 of 1861
Have you changed anything on it recently? Plugged anything new in?

I know in the manual they warn to be very careful about shorting out due to touch output cables.. Etc
post #1260 of 1861
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Originally Posted by Randle81 View Post

Have you changed anything on it recently? Plugged anything new in?

I know in the manual they warn to be very careful about shorting out due to touch output cables.. Etc

Absolutely nothing. Working one day, not the next.
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