Nirvana IV - High-End Desktop Headphone Amplifier
Great success of the predecessors, the HA-2SE and the Headonia – a TOTAL reference tube amp, inspired Auris team to develop another tube amp, which is going to be extremely powerful.
The Auris Audio Nirvana is one of those amps that performs great with every single headphones you throw at it, from the most easy driving – dynamic to the hardest, planar magnetic, and the other way round. The range of supported headphone impedances is huge – from 32 to 600 Ohm. Apart from the fact that it’s maybe too powerful, there absolutely isn’t a single thing you don’t like about the amplifier. It looks stunning and the separate power supply gives it an extra classy look. The external PSU, which delivers the best possible constant power (no AC) to the amp section - the safest choice when trying to achieve an audiophile performance.
Nirvana proves that bass performance from headphones can match the quality and the quantity of bass-via-massive-woofers. No loss of details, perfect clarity, precision and airiness with all the headphones plugged into it. In the matter of sound, Nirvana represents a blend of Auris Ha2 and Headonia amplifier, in the way that it takes the best of both. Balanced mode reveales many hidden layers of music and the reproduction becomes slightly more detailed.
It sounds like you’re in heaven with a dynamic, wide and very well layered sound with a good amount of warmth and tube smoothness. The Nirvana gets sound (and looks) just right and it simply is impossible not to like.
In technological terms, Nirvana qualities are reflected in:
Nirvana has evolved into a robust and durable aluminum case.
It is a piece of stylish design with an external power supply unit, attached to the main amplifier via a high quality 1m long umbilical cord.
Total Nirvana dimensions are 312mm ( W ) x 332mm ( L ) x 220mm ( H ) with weight of 11,4 kg. PSU with 144mm ( W ) x 204mm ( L ) x 74mm ( H ), allows users to place it next to the amp or on a distance of 1m at most, considering to the length of interconnect cable.
Nirvana comes in a large and hefty box. Unit is protected with a plenty of foam inside the box. The package includes full set of stock tubes, user manual and warranty card. Power cables are not included. The package weight is 17 kg, in total.
"You could hear the air moving from the bass drum, feel the sizzle of cymbal and snare, while the quantity of bottom octave information was further emphasized by Rick Danko’s magnificent bass playing. The deal-maker, though, is the perceived value, because the Auris Nirvana oozes luxury." - Ken Kessler, Hi-Fi News
"The ability to step up performance and get out of the way makes this a magical instrument designed to provide the listener a lifetime of musical greatness. The Nirvana will stay with me as my new reference amplifier for my personal and professional listening. Highly Recommended." - Frank Iacone, Headphone Guru
Power output: max
1 x ECC82, 2 x EL34
32 Ohm/80 Ohm/150 Ohm/300 Ohm & 600 Ohm
3 x Line
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Specifications are subject to change without prior notice.
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