Well if this is not overly positive, I would love to see you get excited about something . I´m using the 1000 euro Harmony Design XLR ELMA headamp. The amp is very neutral, with XLR input not XLR out and it gives a clear detailed sound because of the 24 step ELMA volume control. I never turn it louder than 1 o´clock. So the amp is pretty good, but suspect that I would gain even more from using the 4 Watt Taurus. I was just curious to know what in your mind made the He-500/ Taurus combo so criminally fabolous.
Couldn't finr the specs. It's not all about the Wattage, but HE500 sure appreciate som extra juice.