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  1. #151
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    Re: Gryphon 300 - one month later

    Just to be clear - the D’Ags combo was fantastic. Resolving, attack, big sound stage. But just a bit dry for my taste. Am talking small margins here.
    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
    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.
    Interesting.
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    Re: Gryphon 300 - one month later

    Haven’t listened to Momentum, but. But a lot more expensive than the Progression and the Antileon EVO + Zena. That would be an interesting show-down...
    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 (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...
    Congrats Andrew, that sounds great! I’m sure it will bring you a nice step-up in your system.


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    Re: Gryphon 300 - one month later

    Quote Originally Posted by AJR View Post
    Haven’t listened to Momentum, but. But a lot more expensive than the Progression and the Antileon EVO + Zena. That would be an interesting show-down...
    Woah. Awaiting my Diablo 300 delivery tomorrow after a 5 month wait and you are already considering upgrading. Good times. Would be interesting to hear your comparison of the Antileon with the Diablo 300.

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    Re: Gryphon 300 - one month later

    Haha. A rush of blood! It's a slippery slope this 'hobby' (or addiction...) of ours. I absolutely love my Diablo 300 and I intended to keep it for a long, long time. But I decided to go for the MSB Premier for my DAC, knowing it is likely to be a decent pre-amp and so sometime in the future I would have the option to swap out the Diablo for a Gryphon power amp. I wasn't expecting the future to arrive so quickly

    Will let everyone know my thoughts on the Diablo 300 vs Antileon EVO show down. The AE will need to be not just 'better' but 'HFS better' for me to part with my Diablo.
    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
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    Re: Gryphon 300 - one month later

    Bet you can’t wait for your Diablo to arrive tomorrow, especially after a 5 month wait. Very exciting!
    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

    Since you have started with MSB, how about the 204 Power amps? Heard them in Munich together with the Select II, and they were just astounding.

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    Re: Gryphon 300 - one month later

    second vote for msb amps , my stereo msb amp is not quite as good as the 204 monos but its pretty good
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    Re: Gryphon 300 - one month later

    How do they compare to Gryphon? I have not listened to MSB amps before. Is there a dual mono stereo power amp in the range?
    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

    Having had my Diablo 300 for more than a year I decided to give the Nordost Sort Kones a go. I experimented with both BC, TC and AC. With 3 as well as 4. The best combo in my set up was 2 BC on either side of the bolt holding the transformer. And then two TC at the rear left and right corner of the amp. In my room with my set up the bass became even tighter and deeper. This was easy to determine when playing Boz Scaggs song Thanks To You on the album Dig. There are some deep base going on after a minute and one could simply feel how the chest, the fabric on my clothes and sofa vibrated more with the Sort Kones - in comparison with out them. I also got a deeper soundstage, more 3D simply.

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    Re: Gryphon 300 - one month later

    Wow. Never heard of these before.
    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

    I think they have been around since 2011. The nice thing about testing audio feet is that it is easily inserted and removed. So you can repeat the session over and over again until you've come to a conclusion on how/if they work in your set up.
    Below are some links to earlier reviews:
    https://www.soundstageaustralia.com/...control-system
    https://www.dagogo.com/nordost-sort-kones-review/
    https://nordost.com/images/review-im...Sort_Kones.pdf

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    Re: Gryphon 300 - one month later

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    Re: Gryphon 300 - one month later

    his comment below is exactly why the diablo is a def must audition!

    "If there is a secret underpinning and meaning to this review, it is the sense of true human connection, and emotional release when the music is over. "
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    Re: Gryphon 300 - one month later

    I just order my diablo 300 without dac/module, i want to know it will be a good match with wilson audio sabrina?i have denafrips terminator top of the line dac in denafrips im not sure it will be better than diablo dac module?and im using aurender n10 player

    Im using audioquest hurricane power cord it will be good with the300?

    I hope i can git some answers or somebody allready try somthing i have it will be great to know !!

    Last thing if somthing will be better than wilson sabrina (with diablo 300)wich speaker is that and how big will the differance??!! ...thanks..

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    Re: Gryphon 300 - one month later

    Welcome to the forum, thank you for joining and congratulations on the Gryphon 300.
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    thanks a lot, its nice to share our things in forum..i hope i get some replays soon...^__^

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    Re: Gryphon 300 - one month later

    Quote Originally Posted by Blackbeird View Post
    Last thing if somthing will be better than wilson sabrina (with diablo 300)wich speaker is that and how big will the differance??!! ...thanks..
    There are some people on the forum pairing it with Magico S3 mk2s. I understand that is a nice combination.

    I have the S3 mk2 but am pairing them with Pass to great success.


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    Re: Gryphon 300 - one month later

    Quote Originally Posted by Blackbeird View Post
    I just order my diablo 300 without dac/module, i want to know it will be a good match with wilson audio sabrina?i have denafrips terminator top of the line dac in denafrips im not sure it will be better than diablo dac module?and im using aurender n10 player

    Im using audioquest hurricane power cord it will be good with the300?

    I hope i can git some answers or somebody allready try somthing i have it will be great to know !!

    Last thing if somthing will be better than wilson sabrina (with diablo 300)wich speaker is that and how big will the differance??!! ...thanks..
    Hi Blackbeird,

    I have long been an owner of Gryphon and Wilsons. In fact, i started with CJ ACT2/Gryphon Antileon then CJ GAT/Gryphon Colosseum and now CJ GAT2/Gryphon Mephisto. I am a big fan of Gryphon and Wilson, and also know a few other owners across the world who drive their Wilsons with Gryphon. I have not specifically tried your combination, but given that after 3 different Gryphon components which had a recognizeable voice...your Gryphon/Wilson combination has tremendous potential.

    Regarding powercables, i have not experimented much. I used to use the Gryphon VIP Ref 5 cable with my Colosseum...but simply because i happened to have 2 Purist Audio Anniversary cables...i use them with the Mephisto Stereo (which requires one PC for each channel).

    Please let us know how it works out!
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    Re: Gryphon 300 - one month later

    Quote Originally Posted by Kuoppis View Post
    There are some people on the forum pairing it with Magico S3 mk2s. I understand that is a nice combination.

    I have the S3 mk2 but am pairing them with Pass to great success.


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    I am one of those with Diablo 300 driving S3 Mk2s (Hurricane PCs). Works very well for me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GSOphile View Post
    I am one of those with Diablo 300 driving S3 Mk2s (Hurricane PCs). Works very well for me.
    I was too, and I cannot recommend that combination highly enough. I moved on a bit and split out the Diablo into the Antileon Evo and the Pandora, and it resulted in a step up. Or two. Was it worth it? Yes. But, bang for buck, I loved my Diablo.
    Digital: Innuos Zenith Mk3 Server + MSB Premier DAC with Powerbase
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    Power: AQ Niagara 5000 + AQ Tornado power cables
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    Re: Gryphon 300 - one month later

    Anyone here moved from PS Audio separates, BHK Amp 250 and BHK Preamp, to Diablo 300/120? If yes, why? My current speaker is Focal Supra N2. Thanks.

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    Re: Gryphon 300 - one month later

    Only 2 months, 3 weeks, 2 days, 8 hours, 22 minutes, and three seconds, until I order my Diablo 300, Lumin T2, and Roon Nucleus from Mike.

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    Re: Gryphon 300 - one month later

    Quote Originally Posted by Mike View Post
    I have one BNIB. Aside from that, second week of December is next shipment.


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    Just in time!

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    Re: Gryphon 300 - one month later

    Quote Originally Posted by Kuoppis View Post
    While the Diablo sounds great, it certainly looks a bit like the industrial designer had a hangover the day it was designed. But the truth is in the eye of the beholder or more accurately in ones living/ music room.

    To me the DAGs are a little more easy on the eyes as well.


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    My wife loves the looks of the D300. That alone is a huge score!

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    Re: Gryphon 300 - one month later

    Quote Originally Posted by bluegrassphile View Post
    My wife loves the looks of the D300. That alone is a huge score!
    That’s the secret of a happy audiophile life: know your wife’s taste Gryphon 300 - one month later.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Mike View Post
    I have several hundred hours on my Gryphon Diablo 300. I've been using the Aurender N10 with it. The Gryphon Diablo 300 is absolutely superb. Phenomenal. Incredible. You really feel like you're listening to big ass monoblock amps and a preamp. Incredible authority and control. It has this chocolatey rich gorgeous seductive sound.

    I LOVE THE SOUND!!!! ❤️

    Ditto to all that!! Cliches aside, a truly incredible amp in every respect.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bluegrassphile View Post
    Only 2 months, 3 weeks, 2 days, 8 hours, 22 minutes, and three seconds, until I order my Diablo 300, Lumin T2, and Roon Nucleus from Mike.
    Maybe Mike will rent you his for a few months.
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    Re: Gryphon 300 - one month later

    Quote Originally Posted by Kuoppis View Post
    While the Diablo sounds great, it certainly looks a bit like the industrial designer had a hangover the day it was designed. But the truth is in the eye of the beholder or more accurately in ones living/ music room.

    To me the DAGs are a little more easy on the eyes as well.


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    Hi Kuoppis,

    I personally find the Gryphon’s sleek industrial design very attractive.

    “De gustibus non est disputandum”


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    Re: Gryphon 300 - one month later

    Quote Originally Posted by cmarin View Post
    Hi Kuoppis,

    “De gustibus non est disputandum”


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    Agreed Gryphon 300 - one month later.


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    Re: Gryphon 300 - one month later

    Quote Originally Posted by Kuoppis View Post
    Agreed Gryphon 300 - one month later.


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    I couldn't have said it better......ahem.

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    Re: Gryphon 300 - one month later

    Today, these two beauties unpacked!
    (Gryphon Diablo 300; Accuphase A-75)
    I want to arrange a fight between them with these cool speakers!
    TAD Evolution One TX
    I wonder who will win?



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    Re: Gryphon 300 - one month later

    Quote Originally Posted by TechnicalPie View Post
    Today, these two beauties unpacked!
    (Gryphon Diablo 300; Accuphase A-75)
    I want to arrange a fight between them with these cool speakers!
    TAD Evolution One TX
    I wonder who will win?



    Interesting! I just ordered accuphase c2150+a75 to replace diablo 300.

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    Re: Gryphon 300 - one month later

    Cool competition. A bit different amps, makes comparing more difficult.

    What are the criteria to determine which one gets the nod?


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    Re: Gryphon 300 - one month later

    Very much depends on personal taste and system matching IMO

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    Re: Gryphon 300 - one month later

    Del

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    Re: Gryphon 300 - one month later

    I know that there will be a different character of music.
    Different tones, different bass, middle.
    I will evaluate first of all by how much the music will capture me!
    In other words, for musicality!


    Quote Originally Posted by Kuoppis View Post
    Cool competition. A bit different amps, makes comparing more difficult.

    What are the criteria to determine which one gets the nod?


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    Re: Gryphon 300 - one month later

    Technical Pie said,
    "Today, these two beauties unpacked!
    (Gryphon Diablo 300; Accuphase A-75)
    I want to arrange a fight between them with these cool speakers!
    TAD Evolution One TX
    I wonder who will win?"

    What will you use as the pre for the A-75? (In the U.S. the A-75 alone is about 2X the MRSP of the Diablo 300.)

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    Re: Gryphon 300 - one month later

    Accuphase C-2450

    Quote Originally Posted by GSOphile View Post
    Technical Pie said,
    "Today, these two beauties unpacked!
    (Gryphon Diablo 300; Accuphase A-75)
    I want to arrange a fight between them with these cool speakers!
    TAD Evolution One TX
    I wonder who will win?"

    What will you use as the pre for the A-75? (In the U.S. the A-75 alone is about 2X the MRSP of the Diablo 300.)

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    Re: Gryphon 300 - one month later

    Finally, a comparative test has been done!
    With a very small advantage, Accuphase A75 won!
    The sound of Accuphase was a bit more transparent at the highest frequencies. And in my opinion, the tandem Accuphase - TAD involved a little more in music! The Gryphon 300 played more assertively more dynamically! And that was great too! But on classical music Accuphase was better!
    Therefore, I connected Accuphase with TAD R1. And recorded a video!

    Hold your breath!

    Great Giuliano Carmignola plays J.S. Bach!

    Subscribe to my channel!

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NQskCIuNuwA

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    Re: Gryphon 300 - one month later

    I would like to see the Accuphase configuration compared against a Luxman M-900u/C-900u.

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    Re: Gryphon 300 - one month later

    Quote Originally Posted by TechnicalPie View Post
    Finally, a comparative test has been done!
    With a very small advantage, Accuphase A75 won!
    The sound of Accuphase was a bit more transparent at the highest frequencies. And in my opinion, the tandem Accuphase - TAD involved a little more in music! The Gryphon 300 played more assertively more dynamically! And that was great too! But on classical music Accuphase was better!
    Therefore, I connected Accuphase with TAD R1. And recorded a video!

    Hold your breath!

    Great Giuliano Carmignola plays J.S. Bach!

    Subscribe to my channel!

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NQskCIuNuwA
    Great sound, based on the video. I’m sure the combo is terrific live.


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