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Nirvana Tube Amplifier by Auris Audio

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As its name suggests, Nirvana is designed to take you to a state of absolute bliss. Boasting premium quality and sound neutrality, Nirvana enables you to choose any headphones you like. With an output power of 6.5W pure class A, this amplifier can drive almost any headphone on the market.

Auris Audio strives for reasonable and affordable prices, making it their goal to enable as many audiophiles as possible to enjoy top-quality sound.

Meet Nirvana

Nirvana is a stylish, full-sized headphone amplifier designed in a single-ended configuration. With 6.5 watts pure class-A per channel, it can drive a wide range of headphones, from easy-driving dynamics to more challenging planar magnetics

Nirvana uses the iconic EL34 tubes, known for deep and tight bass, sweet mids, and extended and detailed highs. The robust and durable wood and leather chassis protects against vibrations.

From Idea to Reality

Great success of the predecessors, the HA-2 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 impendances 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.

If you are looking for a musical instrument to deliver maximum performance or you are seeking or lusting for, a product that will make you feel as if you are in heaven, look no further than the Auris Nirvana.

Sound

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.

Technology

In technological terms, Nirvana qualities are reflected in:

  • Carefully selected and pre-tested tubes - should last for 10.000 hours. It is powered by iconic EL34 by Electro Harmonix, a most common pentode found in British amplifiers. The drive tube is ECC82 by Tung- Sol, popular in audio world as low-noise tube for most popular amplifiers circuits.
  • Transformers - manually wound on double C core and manufactured in-house in compliance with strictly defined requirements.
  • High quality components - branded Mundorf, Rubicon, Wima etc...

Design

Nirvana features a classic retro design with wooden plates on top and at the bottom, with black or white ( red/brown LIMITED EDITION) leather finishing in between. It is a two-piece stylish design with external PSU, attached to the main amplifier via high quality 1m long umbilical cord.

  • Two transformers on the top of the amp are noticeable with a glass protection for tubes
  • Tubes are inserted into easily-accessible sockets on the top
  • Two backlit VU meters and two headphone outputs ( 4-pin XLR + 6,3mm stereo )
  • Three dials/selectors on the top panel, for output impedance, volume and inputs
  • Two pairs of RCA inputs with a pair of 3-pin XLR and a power input on the back panel
  • PSU is made of aluminium chassis with a cord wrapped with a proper strain relief
  • Supported input voltage selector 110V/220 V

Footprint

Total Nirvana dimensions are 300mm ( W ) x 390mm ( L ) x 210mm ( H ) with weight of 13,5 kg. Stylish and simple 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.

Packaging

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, a pair of Auris branded gloves, user manual, warranty card. Power cables are not included. The package weight is 19 kg, in total.

Nirvana is based on EL34 tubes in single ended configuration. Drive tube is ECC82. Impedance choosing is standard in our headphones amplifiers and VU meter shows real output power.


Awards

Headphone Guru 2018 Product of the Year Awards
Headfonia Best of 2018 Award Winner
HiFi News Highly Commended Product

Press and Reviews

Moon Audio Review
Moon Audio

by Marty Smith
Nov. 2018

Headfonia Review
Headfonia

by Lieven
Feb. 2018

Headphone Guru Review
Headphone Guru

by Frank Iacone
Oct. 2018

HiFi News Review
HiFi News

Ken Kessler
Aug. 2019

Inner Fidelity Review
Inner Fidelity

by Herb Reichert
Feb. 2020

Positive Feedback Review
Positive Feedback

by Smit Patel
Feb. 2020

Specs

Technical Features

Tubes
1 x ECC82, 2 x EL34
Amplifier Configuration
Single Ended
Input Sensitivity
1.4V
Power Output
6.5W max
Output Impedance
32 Ohm/80 Ohm/150 Ohm/300 Ohm & 600 Ohm
Analog Inputs
3 x Line
Dimensions
300mm W x 390mm L x 210mm H
Weight
11.8kg
Power Supply Dimensions
144mm W x 204mm L x 74mm H
Power Supply Weight
3kg (~6.6 lbs)
Remote control
Yes

*Specifications are subject to change without prior notice.

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