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    Re: Gryphon 300 - one month later

    Quote Originally Posted by GreginNH View Post
    I am into Day 2 of my Diablo 300 break in. This is truly an amazing integrated. Looking forward to the continued and noticeable improvements!

    Thanks to Mike for making this happen!
    Great choice! As Mike would say, it sounds like $80k separates.

    You might find it a little uneven in dynamics the first few days. Itíll get better.

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    Great product! I've had mine for about eight months. One reviewer described the Gryphon sound as having "gravitas." I would agree.

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    Re: Gryphon 300 - one month later

    Mike,

    Having had the Diablo 300 and the Colosseum (using the Pandor and the MSB Select as pre-amps, right?) for a while now, how would you describe the sonic differences? Appreciate it is not like for like.

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    Speakers: Magico S3 MkII
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    Re: Gryphon 300 - one month later

    I know I am jumping ahead as I haven’t even received my MSB Premier but am seriously thinking of doing a double upgrade and swapping out my Diablo for the Antileon Evo. Will use the MSB pre amp function to drive it initially. Then spend a LONG time replenishing war chest for possible pre amp amd speaker upgrade. Thoughts?
    Digital: Innuos Zenith Mk3 Server + MSB Premier DAC with Powerbase
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    Cables: MIT SL-Matrix 36 XLR interconnect cables + 70 speaker cables; AQ Diamond & Vodka ethernet cables
    Power: AQ Niagara 5000 + AQ Tornado power cables
    Headphones (travel): Sennheiser Momentum + Chord Mojo

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    Re: Gryphon 300 - one month later

    Quote Originally Posted by AJR View Post
    I know I am jumping ahead as I havenít even received my MSB Premier but am seriously thinking of doing a double upgrade and swapping out my Diablo for the Antileon Evo. Will use the MSB pre amp function to drive it initially. Then spend a LONG time replenishing war chest for possible pre amp amd speaker upgrade. Thoughts?
    I would do it. The separates are a nice step up. Class A goodness too.


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    Re: Gryphon 300 - one month later

    Yep, the idea of something which will surpass the Diablo is very exciting! I could quite happily stick with the Diablo forever - it is amazing. But next level...
    Digital: Innuos Zenith Mk3 Server + MSB Premier DAC with Powerbase
    Amp: Gryphon Pandora + Gryphon Antileon Evo Stereo
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    Re: Gryphon 300 - one month later

    My Gryphon dealer has very kindly agreed to order in an Antileon Evo Stereo so I can demo at home against the Diablo, on the basis that if I think the improvement is big I will buy it (with a decent trade-in value for my Diablo 300). Dealer thinks it is a slam dunk and must be confident to take the risk. Delivery should be around the time my MSB Premier arrives (end July/early August cross fingers). Stay tuned...
    Digital: Innuos Zenith Mk3 Server + MSB Premier DAC with Powerbase
    Amp: Gryphon Pandora + Gryphon Antileon Evo Stereo
    Speakers: Magico S3 MkII
    Cables: MIT SL-Matrix 36 XLR interconnect cables + 70 speaker cables; AQ Diamond & Vodka ethernet cables
    Power: AQ Niagara 5000 + AQ Tornado power cables
    Headphones (travel): Sennheiser Momentum + Chord Mojo

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    Re: Gryphon 300 - one month later

    Quote Originally Posted by AJR View Post
    My Gryphon dealer has very kindly agreed to order in an Antileon Evo Stereo so I can demo at home against the Diablo, on the basis that if I think the improvement is big I will buy it (when the a decent trade-in value for my Diablo 300). Dealer thinks it is a slam dunk and must be confident to take the risk. Delivery should be around the time my MSB Premier arrives (end July/early August cross fingers). Stay tuned...
    Thatís awesome. Really looking forward to your impressions.
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    Re: Gryphon 300 - one month later

    Will be fascinating to see if the Premier can drive the AE well, otherwise I will be up for a pre-amp (2019 minimum!) as well!
    Digital: Innuos Zenith Mk3 Server + MSB Premier DAC with Powerbase
    Amp: Gryphon Pandora + Gryphon Antileon Evo Stereo
    Speakers: Magico S3 MkII
    Cables: MIT SL-Matrix 36 XLR interconnect cables + 70 speaker cables; AQ Diamond & Vodka ethernet cables
    Power: AQ Niagara 5000 + AQ Tornado power cables
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    Re: Gryphon 300 - one month later

    FWIW: I had a good session at my mate’s place listening to his D’Agostino Progression pre amp and stereo power amp with his Sonus Faber Ill Cremonese. After about 5-6 hours of listening I felt that the sound was very ‘dry’, especially in the mid to to high range range. It surprised me as I understand that Sonus Faber generally produces quite a warm sound. My take-away was that I suspect D’Ag Progression with my Magico S3 mk2s would not be a good match. One of the reasons why I am now thinking Gryphon Antileon Evo.
    Digital: Innuos Zenith Mk3 Server + MSB Premier DAC with Powerbase
    Amp: Gryphon Pandora + Gryphon Antileon Evo Stereo
    Speakers: Magico S3 MkII
    Cables: MIT SL-Matrix 36 XLR interconnect cables + 70 speaker cables; AQ Diamond & Vodka ethernet cables
    Power: AQ Niagara 5000 + AQ Tornado power cables
    Headphones (travel): Sennheiser Momentum + Chord Mojo

 

 
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