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    Re: Gryphon Antileon Evo

    Great question. I have the Pandora. But I suspect the Zena will do just fine.
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    Re: Gryphon Antileon Evo

    Do you have the Antileon Evo? Am looking for kindred spirits
    Digital: Innuos Zenith Mk3 Server + MSB Premier DAC with Powerbase
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    Re: Gryphon Antileon Evo

    Quote Originally Posted by Aspac View Post
    Just wondering what in your opinion, is the best Pre amp match for the Antileon..... Zena , Pandora or another manufacturers
    It's the CH Precision L1 that you need if you have the Antileon Evo.
    Pandora cannot compete with CH L1.
    Gryphon are very good at amps but not as good regarding preamps.
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    Re: Gryphon Antileon Evo

    Yes I have the Antileon with the Zena pre .........

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    Re: Gryphon Antileon Evo

    Quote Originally Posted by Aspac View Post
    Yes I have the Antileon with the Zena pre .........
    If you already have the Zena well enjoy you gear you can upgrade later on.
    Speaker System : Thiel CS 3.7 - Gryphon Diablo 300 - Aqua Acoustics LinQ - Aqua Acoustics Formula xHD Rev 2 - Fanless Intel NUC + Sbooster Mkll - Paul Pang Quad Switch - Gryphon VIP Series Interconnect & Speaker cables - Audioquest Firebird Power cables - Audioquest Niagara 3000 Power Conditioner - Woodlink Rack - Roon Rock - Qobuz & Tidal.

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    Re: Gryphon Antileon Evo

    Would like to hear from anyone who has experience with Pass XP-22/XP-32 with a Gryphon amp.

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    Re: Gryphon Antileon Evo

    Quote Originally Posted by GSOphile View Post
    Would like to hear from anyone who has experience with Pass XP-22/XP-32 with a Gryphon amp.
    We’ve used the XP22 on all the Gryphon amps. Works wonderfully.


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    Re: Gryphon Antileon Evo

    Quote Originally Posted by Mike View Post
    Not a fan of CH myself. I was going to seriously pick it up. Had it and really wanted to like it, but I personally find it very dry and sterile (Swiss Spectral), but it’s beautifully made and looks terrific. YMMV.


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    Re: Gryphon Antileon Evo

    Quote Originally Posted by Aspac View Post
    Just wondering what in your opinion, is the best Pre amp match for the Antileon..... Zena , Pandora or another manufacturers
    I love the AE and Pandora combo. But must admit I didn’t try any other combinations. I suspect the Zena will be more than good
    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 Antileon Evo

    Quote Originally Posted by Thieliste View Post
    It's the CH Precision L1 that you need if you have the Antileon Evo.
    Pandora cannot compete with CH L1.
    Gryphon are very good at amps but not as good regarding preamps.
    Maybe
    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 Antileon Evo

    Hi,

    I use Audio Research Ref 5 pre with Antileon Evo, works very well. Try combination with ARC Ref 5, Ref 5se or Ref 6 (or Ref 110 if you can afford).
    Source - ARC Ref. CD8; Preamp - ARC Ref. 5; Power amp Gryphon Antileon Evo (Nord NC500 MKII, Sim Audio W5 - before); Speakers - Dynaudio Confidence C4 (Sound&Line Medius Excellence before); Wires - XLR: Hijiri Milion, MIT Magnum MA; speakers Tellurium Q Silver Diamond; power cables: CD- Hijiri Takumi, Pre amp - Hijiri Takumi, Power amp - Synergistic Research Foundation 10AWG HC.

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    Re: Gryphon Antileon Evo

    Awesome review. But of course I would say that (confirmation bias)
    Digital: Innuos Zenith Mk3 Server + MSB Premier DAC with Powerbase
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    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 Antileon Evo

    Confirmed ....!
    * An Audiophile is only as old as his tweeters ..!!

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    Re: Gryphon Antileon Evo

    excellent review, it fully reflects what this amplifier does with the sound
    Source - ARC Ref. CD8; Preamp - ARC Ref. 5; Power amp Gryphon Antileon Evo (Nord NC500 MKII, Sim Audio W5 - before); Speakers - Dynaudio Confidence C4 (Sound&Line Medius Excellence before); Wires - XLR: Hijiri Milion, MIT Magnum MA; speakers Tellurium Q Silver Diamond; power cables: CD- Hijiri Takumi, Pre amp - Hijiri Takumi, Power amp - Synergistic Research Foundation 10AWG HC.

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    Re: Gryphon Antileon Evo

    Agreed
    Digital: Innuos Zenith Mk3 Server + MSB Premier DAC with Powerbase
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    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 Antileon Evo

    Has anyone tested synergistic Orange fuses with Antileon Evo? What effect against the usual factory?
    Source - ARC Ref. CD8; Preamp - ARC Ref. 5; Power amp Gryphon Antileon Evo (Nord NC500 MKII, Sim Audio W5 - before); Speakers - Dynaudio Confidence C4 (Sound&Line Medius Excellence before); Wires - XLR: Hijiri Milion, MIT Magnum MA; speakers Tellurium Q Silver Diamond; power cables: CD- Hijiri Takumi, Pre amp - Hijiri Takumi, Power amp - Synergistic Research Foundation 10AWG HC.

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    Re: Gryphon Antileon Evo

    As no one tested SR Orange, I was forced to experiment on my own. I bought 2 fuses, for external sockets (those next to AC sockets).
    In the cold (first 50 hours) the effect was even slightly disappointing. Worse differentiation of colors, shorter lowest bass, no positives (maybe the space is a bit more precise). I decided not to be discouraged by this beginning and give them 200-300 hours to reach the optimum. They currently have about 285 hours of run (I have a preamplifier hour meter so I can accurately determine how much time they are already playing). Today I did tests, what happens after returning to the factory fuses and how does the sound change when I put SR Orange in the opposite position (turn it 180 degrees).

    So, by far the best (for me, in my system) Antileon Evo plays with the SR Orange, inserted in the position suggested by the manufacturer (as the SR Orange is directional). It's a bit worse for me to turn them 180 degrees. The worst case with factory fuses. The differences are generally aimed at increasing the palpability of the sound, its three-dimensionality, richness, and increasing the illusion of the presence of instruments. With the SR Orange inserted correctly (let's say this is position no. 1), the midrange and treble range, which are more selective, show more nuances hidden in the background. Due to this, and the filling / greater mass served by the fuse, the differentiation of colors is better. The differences between, for example, the side flute and the flute are clearer and do not come down only to the tone of the instrument, but to many other small flavors that acstically define these instruments.
    The decay of bells - a combination of a stick hit and a bell response are completely different (more true) given by SR in position # 1 than in the other 2 variants. What I would say is a slight lowest bass shortening.
    But the improvement of the rest of the aspects is so big that I don't hesitate to decide which partner to stay with. The SR in position # 1 is a very precise 3 dimensional scene made of 3 dimensional sounds. Plastic, with the body / filling, tangible, with rich colors and high selectivity and resolution increasing the realism of the event.

    The SR in the inverted position (# 2) means that more air passes through the air, the lowest bass is slightly longer, but at the cost of less mass in the entire frequency range, a bit of lower resolution, and a smaller opening at the top.

    Factory fuses are a sound devoid of any mass / filling (introduced by the SR), it has more air than with the SR, but the soundstage is also the least precise, the timbre is poorer and the treble softer. The illusion of tangibility, the presence of musicians much smaller. The length of the lowest bass decay similar to the SR in position # 2. This sound no longer draws you to the chair as with the SR in position # 1. The decay of bells - a combination of a stick hit and a bell response are completely different (more true) given by SR in position # 1 than in the other 2 variants. I would say that this slightly lengthens the lowest bass.
    But the improvement of the rest of the aspects is so big that I don't hesitate to decide which partner to stay with. The SR in position # 1 is a very precise 3 dimensional scean made of 3 dimensional sounds. Plastic, with the body / filling, tangible, with rich colors and high selectivity and resolution increasing the realism of the event.

    The SR in the inverted position (# 2) means that more air passes through the air, the lowest bass is slightly longer, but at the cost of less mass in the entire frequency range, a bit of lower resolution, and a smaller opening at the top.

    Factory fuses are a sound devoid of any mass / filling (introduced by the SR), it has more air than with the SR, but the soundstage is also the least precise, the timbre is poorer and the treble softer. The illusion of tangibility, the presence of musicians much smaller. The length of the lowest bass decay similar to the SR in position # 2. This sound no longer draws you to the chair as with the SR in position # 1.

    I would definitely recommend it if someone likes a very last, tangible, 3-dimensional sound (I don't mean space as such, but just individual sounds that are 3-dimensional solids in a deep 3D space).
    I enclose a photo of the fuses in position # 1.
    [img]SR[/img]
    Source - ARC Ref. CD8; Preamp - ARC Ref. 5; Power amp Gryphon Antileon Evo (Nord NC500 MKII, Sim Audio W5 - before); Speakers - Dynaudio Confidence C4 (Sound&Line Medius Excellence before); Wires - XLR: Hijiri Milion, MIT Magnum MA; speakers Tellurium Q Silver Diamond; power cables: CD- Hijiri Takumi, Pre amp - Hijiri Takumi, Power amp - Synergistic Research Foundation 10AWG HC.

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    Re: Gryphon Antileon Evo

    Sorry I do not know how to put photo
    Source - ARC Ref. CD8; Preamp - ARC Ref. 5; Power amp Gryphon Antileon Evo (Nord NC500 MKII, Sim Audio W5 - before); Speakers - Dynaudio Confidence C4 (Sound&Line Medius Excellence before); Wires - XLR: Hijiri Milion, MIT Magnum MA; speakers Tellurium Q Silver Diamond; power cables: CD- Hijiri Takumi, Pre amp - Hijiri Takumi, Power amp - Synergistic Research Foundation 10AWG HC.

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