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  • What makes the constellation Centaur different?

  • Like the Hercules, Constellation Audio’s top-of-the-line Reference series amplifier, the Centaur uses a balanced drive design, a unique, fully complementary circuit topology that achieves an essentially perfect balance between the positive and negative halves of an audio signal.

  • What is a centaur amplifier?

  • Yet the core circuitry, which made the original Centaur one of the world’s most acclaimed amplifiers, remains the same. The concept, created by our dream team of audio engineers, was to combine multiple small, single-ended amplifier modules to achieve the power of a large amplifier.

  • How does the Centaur work?

  • The Centaur is built from multiple 125-watt single-ended modules so it delivers the power of a large amplifier with the finesse of a small amp. The audio circuits inside the Centaur are constructed using discrete components only, with no analog audio ICs. A large toroidal transformer provides ample current for the Centaur’s power rails.

  • What is the Centaur mono?

  • The Centaur Mono incorporates all of Constellation Audio’s groundbreaking amplifier technologies in a package that is, shall we say, a bit more living-room-friendly than our 275-pound-each Hercules monoblock.

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  • What is the constellation audio inspiration integrated?

  • The Constellation Audio Inspiration INTEGRATED 1.0 is the newest member of Constellation Audio’s most affordable Inspiration Series, and joins its preamplifier and amplifier line-mates in delivering the performance that is expected from Constellation Audio at a more affordable price.

  • How big is constellation audio?

  • Yet it is the size of a standard audio amplifier and weighs just 55 pounds. Our original goal when we founded Constellation Audio was to apply the talents of our dream team of top engineers and designers to creating the finest components the audio world has ever seen. According to many noted experts, we’ve done just that.

  • What is the best power amplifier for my Constellation system?

  • Taurus is the ideal way to get Constellation performance and power into systems where, for whatever reason, a foot-high power amplifier won’t quite fit. The Inspiration MONO 1.0 amplifier easily delivers 400 watts per channel into 8 ohms, doubling to 800 into 4 ohms.

  • What is the constellation Argo?

  • The Argo combines the Line Stage Gain Module concept of our Altair II and Virgo II preamps; the balanced bridged modular concept used in our Hercules II and Centaur amplifiers; and convenience features found on no other Constellation Audio products (yet).

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  • What makes the constellation Argo different?

  • The Argo offers a feature as yet found in no other Constellation Audio component: a headphone amplifier capable of driving any dynamic or planar-magnetic headphone to live-concert levels without the slightest hint of dynamic compression-even with the most insensitive, hard-to-drive headphones.

  • How many Watts Does the Argo power amplifier have?

  • The Argo’s power amplification is constructed from the same single-ended, 125-watt circuit schematic used for Constellation Audio’s Hercules II and Centaur power amplifiers. While the Argo cannot match the power and dynamics of those larger amplifiers, its transparency, musicality and sound are fundamentally the same.

  • How does the Argo preamplification work?

  • The Argo employs the same core preamplification circuit found in all other Constellation Audio products: our Line Stage Gain Module, which employs servo circuits and hand-selected field-effect transistors (FETs) to achieve an essentially perfect balance between the positive and negative halves of the audio signal.

  • What is the difference between the inspiration integrated and Argo?

  • Whereas the circuit topology of Argo is essentially a Virgo plus one-half of a Centaur stereo amplifier, the Inspiration Integrated 1.0 uses the Inspiration Preamp section and couples it to one-half of an Inspiration Stereo amplifier (see Robert Harley鈥檚 review of the Inspiration separates in Issue 249).