I own a newer Taurus but I not getting the level of sound I heard from a Dark Star a few months back. The Dark Stra was in a show environment with my phones but with a lesser quality source and cables. What I heard from the Dark Star was more liquid, textured and organic then my Taurus MKII. Ultimately I my be forced to buy the Dark Star to make this comparison but I am looking other opinions from anyone that may have made a listening comparison between these ampifliers.
Well, it may be a few months till I get to a comparison, but did order a Liquid Gold. Keep in mind that both the Liquid Gold and the Taurus really need a fully balanced front end to realize their potential.