The heart of Taurus is a pair of high-output toroidal power transformers. By splitting the duties up among two transformers, our “dream team” was able to reduce Taurus’s chassis size substantially, to the same height and width as the Inspiration Stereo 1.0. (Taurus’s chassis is a few inches deeper, though.) We also added substantially more storage capacitance to support Taurus’s higher power rating and to assure its dynamics are unrestrained even with demanding loads and high volumes.
Taurus is something a little different for Constellation. In building our power amplifiers, we tend to focus purely on performance. But after our “dream team” of the world’s top audio engineers created the relatively compact Inspiration Stereo 1.0, they realized they could use some of the same construction techniques to create an exceptionally powerful amplifier in a chassis considerably smaller than that of our Performance Series Centaur III amplifier. And now we have Taurus, an amplifier that stands only 8.5 inches high but delivers 250 watts per channel into 8 ohms, and comfortably doubles that number into 4 ohms.
Inputs: 4 XLR (2 for Constellation Link), 2 RCA Outputs: metal binding posts Power output: 250 watts, Power output per channel, 8 ohm (1 kHz @ 1% THD+N) 500 watts, Power output per channel, 4 ohm (1 kHz @ 1% THD+N) Gain: 32 dB Output noise: <500 ?V, -100 dB @ 250 watts Damping factor (8Ω load): 150 THD+N: <0.05%, 1 kHz @ up to 90% of rated power Frequency response: 10 Hz to 100 kHz, +1/-0.5 dB Input impedance (direct): 100K Ω Input impedance (balanced): 100K Ω Input impedance (single-ended): 100K Ω Output impedance: 0.05 ohm Weight: 120 lbs / 54.4 kg Dimensions (W x H x D): 17 inches W x 8.5 inches D x 23 inches D 43.2cm x 21.6cm x 58.4cm