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    Gryphon Essence amp & preamp




    Oh boy..

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    Mike, price? Gryphon Essence amp & preamp

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    Nice Gryphon Essence amp & preamp

    https://hifipig.com/gryphon-audio-re...-preamplifier/

    “Recommended pricing ex vat will be:

    Essence Preamplifier: 12,800€

    Essence Power Amplifier: 16,800€”

    Sits below Antileon EVO?

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    Gryphon Audio Designs
    Essence Stereo and
    Monoblock Power Amplifiers

    “Technology is not driving us, we like to drive the technology in a direction that serves us and our goals.”
    Gryphon founder, Flemming E. Rasmussen

    In the year 2020, the Gryphon celebrates 35 years of exploration and innovation, widely acknowledged as one of the most influential high end brands in Scandinavia – and the world. The Gryphon name has long been established as a hallmark of excellence in every aspect of audio design from amplification to loudspeakers to digital playback.

    It all began with the very first Gryphon power amplifier, the Gryphon DM100: 100 Watts, pure Class A, selectable bias, dual mono, extreme wide bandwidth and so much more. Born a classic, the Gryphon DM100 immediately established itself in high end circles as one of the most acclaimed amplifiers of all time.

    Done the Gryphon way from the very beginning in 1991, the Gryphon DM100 defined honest, involving and utterly musical performance, paving the way for our current flagship model, the Gryphon Mephisto.

    Gryphon Essence possesses the same big heart as its top of the range predecessors, the Gryphon Colosseum and Mephisto, with levels of control and resolution similar to those which defined its bigger brothers.

    Essence is your direct music conduit with sonic neutrality, textural purity and dynamic ease, defined as much by what we have left out as by what we have put in.

    Symmetrical AC power polarity for the two-channel version will improve transient response, soundstage depth and ambience retrieval.

    With an ultra-wide frequency bandwidth (0.5 Hz – 350 kHz, +0 dB, -3 dB), Gryphon Essence is conservatively rated at 50W (8 W), 100W (4 W), 190W (2W) in stereo, Class A and at 50W (8 W), 100W (4 W), 200W (2W), (Monoblock), Class A.

    These exceptional figures guarantee stability with any loudspeaker load. The dual mono design employs a custom-built shielded, high current toroidal transformer. The output stage and driver stage employ separate power supplies for effective isolation of the output stage from the input stage. A separate transformer for control and display circuitry isolates them from the signal path.

    Now, Gryphon Essence takes us closer in the never-ending quest for a more natural and convincing musical illusion. Years of experimentation and extensive research in the fields of circuit topology and component quality and reliability have resulted in the development of an amplifier that impresses immediately with its ability to cruise effortlessly through even the most demanding musical passages, regardless of volume level. As a result of the constant high power reserves available at all times, the Essence simply does not “see” the speaker, so its reactive load cannot degrade amplifier performance. Unlike other high-power amplifiers, Gryphon's no-compromise, pure Class A topology allows the Essence to offer extreme power reserves on demand, combined with refinement and delicacy in musical presentation.

    It is our fundamental philosophy that all electronics in the playback chain must ideally be neutral and not add or subtract anything from the recording, no matter how “attractive” such distortions may be. The Essence is by nature a product for the fortunate few who can afford such a statement, just as it is a product for the increasing number of audiophiles who seek purity in the reproduction of music, a product for music lovers who respect both the musicians and recording engineers enough to refrain from adding or subtracting anything in relation to the original intention of the recording.

    Circuit topology
    Power is the name of the game and the Essence is equipped to take on even the most vicious and nightmarish of loudspeaker loads. The output section uses Sanken bipolar output devices which have demonstrated extreme reliability in addition to outstanding sonic performance. The Essence Stereo employs 20 transistors per channel, while the Essence Monoblock features 40 of these devices per unit. These transistors can be called upon to deliver massive amounts of momentary peak power without overload.

    The separate driver section has its own power supply from individual windings on the custom-made toroidal transformers. Unique mechanical design ensures optimal thermal tracking between drivers and output devices. The driver section features its own generous bank of high quality capacitors.
    The power capacitor bank in the Stereo version is an astounding 440,000 µF array of exceptional capacitors, and 880,000 µF in the Monoblock edition, in both versions bypassed by high quality polypropylene capacitors throughout the power supplies.

    Protection
    The unique, non-invasive protection system offers reliable, fuss-free protection without compromising signal purity and signal path simplicity.

    When DC or HF is detected at the input, the amplifier mutes until the error condition is corrected.
    The output signal is constantly compared to the input, so that, in the presence of a difference which exceeds predetermined limits (typically a short circuit condition), the amplifier mutes until the error condition has been corrected.

    Heatsink temperature is constantly monitored by a thermistor. In the event of overheating (temperature in excess of 90° C), the amplifier will shut down. Normal operation will resume when a safe operating temperature is reached.

    Global negative feedback is non-existent and DC coupling employs DC servo circuitry. Internal wiring in the signal path is kept to an absolute minimum.

    Gryphon Essence utilizes a completely independent transformer and power supply for display and control circuits, effectively preventing digital noise generated by these circuits from reaching the amplifier circuits.

    Class A
    True Class A operation has always been a Gryphon benchmark, simply because nothing in our experience can match the sonic glories of pure Class A.

    Unfortunately, true Class A is even rarer today than when we originally introduced the DM100. Rising consumer awareness has forced some manufacturers to stop making outrageous, unsubstantiated claims of Class A power ratings that only exist in the fevered imagination of some marketing "expert".

    Still, there is a growing number of so-called “new” Class A topologies based on automatic biasing which somehow allows the amplifier to sense when the bias should increase to ensure constant Class A performance!

    If such a thing were to work as claimed, it would be tantamount to a re-writing of the laws of physics. In order for an amplifier to be able to increase bias and stabilize thermally to instantaneously meet the dynamics of the input, it would have to be able to predict what is going to happen next on the recording. Auto-biasing can by nature only respond to something that has already happened and the bias will rush up and down in a desperate attempt to follow the last note.

    Put bluntly, there is no such thing as a free lunch when it comes to pure Class A, so we state with no apologies: True, pure CLASS A means heavy transformers, very large heatsinks, lots of heat, lots of electricity, expensive parts and costly assembly.

    We appreciate and endorse every effort to conserve energy and preserve our global resources, but our research into efforts to obtain Class A performance from alternative amplifier topologies makes it clear that there simply is no substitute for the sheer magic of pure class A.

    However, based on thorough analysis of typical listening situations, we have devised Gryphon Green Bias (green for substantially reduced environmental impact). Green Bias offers true, pure CLASS A with considerably lower power consumption.

    Any combination of Gryphon preamp and power amp with Green Bias control allows the user to select the amount of Class A required to run his speakers fully in Class A at any given time, taking into account such factors as speaker sensitivity, room size, musical dynamics and overall volume level. Programmable Class A bias is an efficient, convenient means of reducing power consumption without compromising Class A performance.

    While Green Bias does not offer the extreme low power consumption of Class A/B, or even the low power consumption of “auto-biasing” systems, it does offer significantly lower power consumption without sacrifice or compromise of even a fraction of its pure CLASS A performance.



    Gryphon Audio Designs
    Essence Stereo
    and
    Essence Monoblock Power Amplifier

    Features
    • Dual mono configuration
    • Zero global negative feedback
    ·​440,000 μF (Stereo) or 880,000 μF (Mono version) capacitor bank
    ·​Balanced dual differential Class A input circuitry followed by a high-speed voltage amplifying Class A stage
    ·​Fully regulated low noise power supply for all voltage amplifying stages
    ·​DC servo coupling
    ·​Frequency-independent damping factor
    ·​Polypropylene capacitors for local power supply decoupling
    ·​Four-layer up to 70 μm copper printed circuit boards
    ·​One custom-made 1350 VA toroidal transformer
    ·​Separate power supply for digital and analog circuits
    ·​Soft Start turn-on prevents triggering of fuses in the home electrical system
    • Gold-plated Swiss Neutric XLR socket for one balanced input per channel
    • Gold-plated custom-built binding posts
    • 12 V DC link for power up and down
    ·​Automatic Green Bias setting or manual Low/High bias
    • Flash memory upgrades via PC or Key-fob
    • Non-invasive protection system
    • RGB LED bar indicating Bias High, Low status.
    • Standby current consumption < 0.5 W
    ·​​EU CE approval
    ·​Designed and built in Denmark
    Specifications: Stereo version
    ·​2 x 50W @ 8 W, 2 x 100W @ 4 W, 2 x 190W @ 2 W at 115V/230V AC supply
    · 20 very high current bipolar output transistors per channel
    • Output impedance: 0.015 W
    • Bandwidth (-3dB): 0.3 Hz to 350 kHz
    • Power supply capacity (both channels): 440,000 μF
    • Gain: +31.0 dB
    • Input impedance, balanced (20 Hz-20 kHz): 20 kW

    Specifications: Monoblock
    ·​1 x 50W @ 8 W, 2 x 100W @ 4 W, 2 x 200W @ 2 W at 115V/230V AC supply
    · 40 very high current bipolar output transistors per monoblock
    • Output impedance: 0.0075 W
    • Bandwidth (-3dB): 0.3 Hz to 350 kHz
    • Power supply capacity (both channels): 880,000 μF
    • Gain: +31.0 dB
    • Input impedance, balanced (20 Hz-20 kHz): 20 kW

    Dimensions:

    ·​47 x 24 x 46 cm (WxHxD), 45 kg net. each cabinet.

    All specifications are preliminary and subject to change without notice.


    About the Gryphon
    Since its inception in 1985, Gryphon Audio Designs of Denmark has earned a worldwide reputation for state of the art performance, intuitive ergonomics and stunning aesthetic design. Celebrating our 35th anniversary in the year 2020, the Gryphon is among the select few High End brands to offer complete system solutions incorporating digital sources, amplification and loudspeakers.
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    Gryphon Audio Designs
    Essence Preamplifier

    The Gryphon Essence pure Class A amplification system has been developed based on the experience acquired and lessons learned from our top of the line Gryphon Pandora preamplifier and the stereo and monoblock Mephisto power amplifiers. Gryphon Essence exudes authority and maintains absolute control of your loudspeakers, with rarefied finesse to reveal even the subtlest variations in any style of music.

    Gryphon Essence represents the perfect symbiosis of musical authority and effortless ease.

    The strictly dual mono configuration achieves the shortest possible signal path with minimal internal wiring. In the interest of ultimate fidelity, superfluous circuity such as tone controls, balance controls, headphone connections, mono switching, polarity inversion and more have been banished from the signal path, thereby reducing interchannel crosstalk and signal path coloration to an absolute minimum.

    As delivered, the Gryphon Essence Preamplifier is a pure line preamplifier with two balanced XLR input and three single-ended phono inputs. With no internal wiring, the only cable are a short ground lead, display ribbons and AC power wiring mounted in a shielded channel from the rear IEC socket to the power switch to minimise 50/60 Hz interference.

    Exhaustive investigation and auditioning have preceded the selection of every component part and many original, proprietary parts have been custom-designed and built exclusively for Gryphon.

    Because we lavish attention on each aspect of the circuit and fully grasp the purpose and behavior of every single part of the whole, Gryphon’s design team can optimize performance in every, before moving on to the next step. This ensures simplicity, a short signal path and a unity of purpose with a single, well-defined objective: musical purity.

    The range of microprocessor controlled, fully adjustable menu items include input naming with up to eight characters, maximum level, start level, input level matching up to 8 dB, AV throughput, user selectable display brightness (100/75/50/25%, Off), default restoration and Gryphon Green Bias. The Gryphon Essence Preamplifier can be configured with a 0 dB AV throughput for ideal integration with the owner’s separate multi-channel installation.

    As an optional extra, the Essence can be fitted with either an MM/MC phonostage or a digital to analogue converter. The phonostage is a Gryphon dual mono design based on the acclaimed Legato Legacy.

    If you are using a compatible Gryphon Class A power amplifier, you may choose to connect the Green Bias control link for automatic regulation of user selectable Class A bias between the sockets marked GREEN BIAS on the preamplifier and on the power amplifier.

    Menu-Activated Functions
    Maximum Level selects and stores in memory a maximum volume setting which cannot be exceeded, manually or by remote, until you re-set this function. This effectively protects your power amplifier and loudspeakers from expensive accidents.

    Start-Up Level selects and stores in memory a default volume setting which will automatically be set by the preamplifier every time you turn it on.

    Level Matching can be pre-set to automatically match the levels of your low-output and high-output sources. Matching is executed via the volume attenuator, with no additional components in the signal path.

    Green Bias (active only when the Gryphon Essence is attached to a Gryphon Class A power amplifier via the Green Bias control link). Green Bias allows you to automatically switch between operation in 50%, 75% or 100% Class A with no sonic degradation.

    The Gryphon Essence Preamplifier offers the option of installing either a Gryphon phonostage or Gryphon DAC module at time of original purchase or at a later date. If your system consists of both analogue and digital sources, the DAC module can be installed and the Gryphon Sonett phonostage can be purchased as a stand-alone addition.

    Modular Options
    The Gryphon DAC module is the perfect match for the Essence Preamplifier. With the module installed, the Essence display monitors the active digital input, sampling frequency, PCM/DSD format and selected digital filter setting.

    At the time of original purchase or as the need arises at a later date, the Gryphon Essence can be fitted with a specially designed Gryphon DAC module based on the innovative, award-winning Gryphon Kalliope digital-to-analogue converter. The module adds four digital inputs (USB, balanced AES/EBU 115 Ω, TOSLink optical and BNC S/PDIF 75 Ω). USB can process PCM up to 32-bit/384 kHz as well as DSD (on Windows OS up to DSD512, on Mac OS up to DSD128, on Linux OS up to DSD128 DoP); via BNC S/PDIF and AES/EBU digital inputs up to192 kHz/32-bit PCM and via TOSLink up to 96 kHz/24-bit PCM. Format compatibility of the various inputs is subject to change without notice.

    This future-proof digital module is ready for any current or foreseeable high resolution digital format.

    PS2 MM/MC Phono Module

    Gryphon Audio Designs has consistently offered unwavering support to the LP format with high performance MC/MM phonostages as separate products or as optional modules for installation in preamplifiers and integrated amplifiers at all price points across our product range.

    Based on the now legendary Legato phonostage, the Gryphon PS2 MM/MC Phono Module is a true dual-mono design for enhanced channel separation, capable of extracting every musical detail for ultimate realism.

    Nearly 40 years after the introduction of the compact disc, the LP still represents the largest selection of recorded music on any storage medium in human history. Therefore, we believe it is essential that Gryphon owners have full access to the artistic vision captured for all time by this true high-resolution format.

    The Gryphon Essence preamplifier can be ordered with the PS2 Phono Module factory-installed. The module can also be added later at a time of your choosing.

    If the module slot in your Gryphon Essence preamplifier is already occupied by the Gryphon DAC Module, then the stand-alone Sonett Phonostage is recommended as a substantial upgrade for any system assembled to extract the very best from black vinyl grooves.

    The peerless finish, build quality, ergonomics and pride of ownership that contribute to the totality of the Gryphon concept can only be fully understood and appreciated up close and in person. The distinctive, luxuriant finish of every Gryphon product arises organically out of the audio circuit design and the user interface for a truly unique integration of form and function.

    The exemplary build quality combines brushed, anodised aluminium with subtle black acrylic details for a highly refined aesthetic sensibility.

    From the very beginning, every Gryphon product has offered stunning audio performance, sumptuous styling and superb user- friendliness, catering to the needs of the discerning audiophile who demands musicality, convenience and aesthetics, all without compromise.

    Essence bass performance is simply superb: firm, well-defined, with massive attack, in a pure demonstration of power.

    The wealth of detail and fine handling of bass and high frequencies contribute to the preamplifier’s ability to render the width and depth of a soundstage with three-dimensional realism and instrumental placement with great precision and appropriate size.



    Gryphon Audio Designs
    Essence Preamplifier

    Features
    • Zero negative feedback
    • True Dual Mono configuration
    • Fully discrete, DC-coupled Class A circuit topology
    ·​Microprocessor-controlled 43-step fully balanced relay volume attenuator for best sonic performance based on a minimalist contingent of ultra-precision resistors
    ·​High-speed, discrete, single-ended Class A input buffer for best possible sonic performance
    ·​Optional PCM/DSD DAC module with one USB, 2 x SPDIF, 1 AES and 1 optical input. PCM up to Fs = 384 kHZ, DSD up to DSD512
    ·​Optional MM/MC Gryphon PS2 phonostage module based on legendary Gryphon Legato head amp
    • Local shunt regulators for optimal noise suppression
    • Input level matching to prevent abrupt volume changes
    • Ultra-short signal path
    • Minimal internal wiring
    • Gold-plated Swiss Neutrik XLR sockets for two balanced sources and 1 output
    • Gold-plated phono sockets with Teflon insulation for 3 inputs and 2 outputs
    ·​Fixed-level AV throughput, balanced or single-ended, for uncompromising integration with separate surround preamplifier
    • Large Vacuum Fluorescent Display for easy legibility
    • Adjustable display lighting (100/75/50/25%, Off)
    • Backlit touch-sensitive front panel controls
    • 12 V DC link input and output
    • Green Bias link output for automatic Green Bias control with any Gryphon power amplifier
    • Stylish infrared remote control
    • Flash memory upgrades possible via PC or Key-fob
    • EU CE approval
    • Standby current consumption < 0.5 W
    • Designed and built in Denmark

    Specifications

    • +18 dB gain, max.
    • Output impedance: 15 Ohm XLR, 22.5 Ohm RCA
    • Frequency bandwidth (-3 dB): 0.1 Hz – 1 MHz
    • Power supply capacity: 2 x 26,000 μF
    • Input impedance, balanced (20 Hz – 20 kHz): 50 kOhm
    • Input Impedance, single-ended (20 Hz – 20 kHz): 25 kOhm

    Dimensions:

    • 47 x 16.5 x 38.5 cm (WxHxD), 13.4 kg net.

    All specifications are preliminary and subject to change without notice.



    About the Gryphon
    Since its inception in 1985, Gryphon Audio Designs of Denmark has earned a worldwide reputation for state of the art performance, intuitive ergonomics and stunning aesthetic design. Celebrating our 35th anniversary in the year 2020, the Gryphon is among the select few High End brands to offer complete system solutions incorporating digital sources, amplification and loudspeakers.
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    My Systems: http://www.audioshark.org/showthread...481#post158481

    "We can hear everything we measure, but we can't measure everything we hear. Let your ears be your guide."

    Dealer for: Aqua Hi-Fi, Audio Research, Aurender, AudioQuest Cables & Power Products, Avantgarde Acoustics, Avid HiFi, Ayre Acoustics, Berkeley Audio Design, Boulder Amplifiers, Bowers & Wilkins (B&W), Bryston, Chord, EMM Labs, Esoteric, Estelon Loudspeakers, FirstWatt, Focal Headphones, Furutech, Fyne Audio Loudspeakers, GigaFoil, Gryphon Audio, Harbeth Loudspeakers, Hegel, HiFi Man, ISO Acoustics, Keces Power Supplies, Kuzma Turntables, Lumin, Luxman, Magico Loudspeakers, MBL Speakers & Electronics, MSB Technologies, MySonicLabs Phono Cartridges, Naim Audio, Ortofon, Pass Labs, Quadraspire, Shunyata Research, SimAudio, Stein Music Products, Stenheim Loudspeakers, Stillpoints, T+A Electronics, VAC, Vicoustics, Viva Audio, Vivid Audio Loudspeakers, VPI Industries, WireWorld Cables.

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    Re: Gryphon Essence amp & preamp

    Gorgeous.

    I love the trickle down effect.

    And only one power cord!
    Jon

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    Gryphon Essence amp &amp; preamp

    It now uses a 20A C20 horizontal pin IRC AC inlet though. Better contact and current capacity. But not as easy to find power cords terminated with the corresponding C10 AC power plug.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kzhtoo View Post



    Oh boy..
    Nnnnnice, me likey. Good specs, ok price.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Kuoppis View Post
    Nnnnnice, me likey. Good specs, ok price.


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    wow. Has the Kuoppis aesthetic approval
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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: Essence

    Quote Originally Posted by nicoludio View Post
    Nice Gryphon Essence amp & preamp

    https://hifipig.com/gryphon-audio-re...-preamplifier/

    “Recommended pricing ex vat will be:

    Essence Preamplifier: 12,800€

    Essence Power Amplifier: 16,800€”

    Sits below Antileon EVO?
    surely
    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 Essence amp & preamp

    My ears are sad I don’t live close to Mike’s, but my wallet is happy I don’t!
    Analog source: AMG Viella 12; Ortofon Anna cartridge, van den Hul Crimson Stradivarius XGW
    Digital source: Totaldac d1-twelve Mk2 DAC, Totaldac d1-player, Totaldac d1-streamer, Totaldac Live Power supply
    Pre amp: VAC Master with phono
    Phonostage: ​Constellation Andromeda
    Amps: VAC 200iQ monoblocks
    Speakers: Magico M3 with MPods
    Cables: Synergistic Research Galileo SX speaker, phono, analog and digital interconnects
    Power products: Synergistic Research Power Cell 12 UEF and Transporter Ultra. Galileo power cords.

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    Gryphon Essence amp &amp; preamp

    Quote Originally Posted by Mike View Post
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    This is the best part. I hate my Diablo remote.

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    Gryphon Essence amp &amp; preamp

    Quote Originally Posted by AJR View Post
    wow. Has the Kuoppis aesthetic approval
    I guess Gryphon owners tend to like the bold design, as e.g. featured in the Diablo 300. For this audience the Essence might look a bit bland, I guess.

    But personally, I do like the Essence style. YMMV Gryphon Essence amp & preamp.


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    I could not agree more- much more to my taste than the previous Darth Vader styling... I might even become a convert..



    Quote Originally Posted by Kuoppis View Post
    I guess Gryphon owners tend like the bold design, as e.g. featured in the Diablo 300. For this audience the Essence might look a bit bland, I guess.

    But personally, I do like the Essence style. YMMV Gryphon Essence amp & preamp.


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    My ears are sad I don’t live close to Mike’s, but my wallet is happy I don’t!
    Feel my pain brother!
    Yeah I also prefer the new Gryphon look too! I would love to try the stereo amp. Too bad I’m moving to Barrow, Alaska next week.
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    Wonder if this styling will roll out to a revised Diablo 300? That would knock the used value of mine - which is a factor because I'm going to start sleeping with a picture of the Essence pre/power under my pillow until they hit the dealers in Feb!

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    After a week of listening I thought a review of my Gryphon Essence pre/stereo power amplifiers might be worthwhile. I’m a passionate music listener but this (as may become obvious) is not my day job. However, I hope the below main observations help anyone else wondering about the qualities of Gryphon’s new babies. My reference and comparison points are the Diablo 300 which I owned prior to this pair and, prior to that, Naim 252/250DR. Rest of the system is Mirus Resonessence Pro dac, Melco N1Zh server, Mojo S speakers, Gryphon Guideline Reference and VIP cabling.

    I won’t go into the unboxing antics save to say that, in these challenging times, Roger of Nintronics in the UK went to incredible lengths to bring the units down to my very closed front door and unpack them, wearing mask and gloves, before heading off with my 300. Sadly I couldn’t even give him a coffee. Gryphon sent my cables sterilised with Isopropyl alcohol and sealed in a bag. Everyone observing max safety. I’ve got a knackered back so to get the 45kg power amp, in particular, from outside the front door, inside the house, I’d set-up two floor level ‘trolleys’ (motorcycle movers, in fact) bearing large blocks of kitchen worktop. Roger put the power amp on the outside trolley and, when he'd left, I pushed it across onto the trolley on t’other side of the doorstep; then rolled it through the house to the bottom shelf of the rack onto which it was another easy push-slide.

    Before talking about sound, a word about aesthetics. The pictures can’t do these units justice. The finish is typical Gryphon – flawless. I love the new Fleming Rasmussen design which, when it comes to the fascia layout, takes its queue from the profile of a record groove’s ‘v’ shape. It’s uber cool. The power amp sits at the bottom of my rack looking utterly menacing. Before power-up, it reminds me of the monolith from 2010 A Space Odyssey; the black, straight-edged, impenetrable block gives nothing away. It just sits there promising all kinds of awesome. Switch on and a thin blue horizontal light strip (and tiny Gryphon logo) is the only sign of life and now reminds me of Gort from The Day the Earth Stood Still. (These might be references to past icons, but this has more to do with how these up-to-the-minute, super contemporary designs resonate with my sci’ fi’ past. In reality, they wouldn’t look out of place in SpaceX). Above it, the pre’ sits with stylish poise and purpose, it’s ‘V’ pointing to the warp engine, below. It has the same perfectly flat, sleek, black acrylic and brushed steel surface. There are no controls to interfere with the futuristic finish or the digital information displayed behind it; touch screen technology sees to that; that and a handset made from a collapsed star. At first it looks a bit ordinary; until you pick it up and feel the extraordinary weight and notice the beautiful black, brushed steel finish. It sits perfectly ergonomically in the hand, in part due to the very clever flat edge on one side and a profiled, ribbed finish on the other. It possesses comprehensive functionality that is entirely intuitive. My only niggle is that I have to press the volume buttons with very precise pressure if I want to change volume by just 1 step. It’s too easy to change by 2 steps. This borders on the pedantic, but there it is. The non-slip patch on the underside is genius attention to detail, preventing damage to surfaces, making the unit sit proud and easier to pick up and making for a silent return to the table. Gryphon’s website will give you a full list of the pre’s functions; I’ll just tell you the permanent display on the unit gives volume, input (customisable to any name you care to enter) and mute; which is all I need.

    I won't list all the technical specs, either, because you can find them on Gryphon's website, too. But the headlines are that these units are true dual mono, negative global feedback, Class A (and A/B) 2 x 50w into 8 ohms, 2 x 100w into 4 ohms... and the pre' can incorporate dac and phono modules.

    Sound, then and even ‘straight out of the box’ is an OMG moment. The bass. The bass is staggering. Remember, I’m coming off the Diablo 300 which is no slouch in any department, let alone bass. It’s truly palpable and provides a rock solid, iron-fist-controlled foundation to the presentation. It’s like it is at a real gig. The impact, density, weight, textural depth and slam are in an entirely different league to those I experienced with the Diablo 300 on Dynaudio Contour 60’s – 3-ways with 2 x 9” woofers compared to the 2-way Mojo’s 2 x 5.5” mid range units. That’s a pretty clever trick. And it’s fast; no overhang, no flab. Just precise, correct. My room is 12’ x 24’ with the speakers off the short wall. Previous experience suggests this is all the bass this space can take without needing room treatments. The Contour’s went down to 28hz; Mojo is quoted, conservatively I'd say, at 37hz, but it’s very rare that I notice the lowest bass to be wanting. I certainly don’t miss the endless messing about with panels to try to counter bass boom. This is great news because, until this moment, I’d been thinking I’d need to shoehorn Pantheons into my space to gain the kind of bass and general scale I really wanted. No more.

    The next most obvious feature is the sheer weight and density of the sound, spread precisely about a soundstage that has grown in every dimension and direction. Essence has freed the sound and the performers from the confines of the speakers (which have disappered) to the extent that they dance about before me with more presence and realism than I have ever experienced before. There is more three dimensionality to the sound; bass notes are more holographic; the sense of the recording space is much better defined. More detail, like background crowd shouts which I hadn’t heard before, contribute to a greater feeling of realism. In this sense, I find myself drawn into the recording space and lost in its ambience, rather than listening-in from outside. The Diablo is often described as having great authority; Essence redefines authority in this context. Bass is tight and totally controlled. Highs are extended and sweet, never etched or bright. Mids are smooth, refined, coherent; live lead vocals are just as I remember from the gigs. Instruments are better defined and separated yet the whole still binds well together and remains musical and deeply emotive. Everything is in perfect balance. No one element is jacked-up for effect. Again, every element is just ‘correct’.

    On power - anyone looking at power output and worrying that it might not be enough can rest easy. The power amp holds a massive 440,000 micro farads in its capacitor bank, which is constantly available. Gryphon say it's enough to drive the most demanding loads and I believe them. It fills my space in a significantly more potent way than did even the Diablo 300 with its 300w into 8 ohms; and it maintains 100% coherence and integrity at volumes I couldn’t listen to for more than a minute.

    Music notes : Nanci Griffith’s beautiful voice brought a tear because she was right there in front of me like she was in the Albert Hall 30 years ago. Gary Numan’s live electronica from the Hollywood Forever Cemetery thundered and shook its way through my lounge with the force of an Aussie 64-wheel, 3 trailer road train. The bass guitar line in Costello’s Watching the Detectives was a more textured, gripping and present foundation to that track than before; the opening, crashing drums were breathtaking, such was the weight. I’m surprised, verging on shocked, at what the Mojo S is capable of, driven by Essence. I had no idea. The piano notes of Claire de Lune timed perfectly and fell beautifully, delicately with richly textured decay; the best representation of piano I've heard. I listened to Swan Lake and heard tiers of wind and string instruments which had previously not been as distinguishable and percussion that was so fast from start to stop and had so much slam, it made be jump; then the harp with such beauty and delicacy. I could also sense the great scale of the orchestra and the space it occupied like never before. Gilmore’s guitar highs on a live Comfortably Numb were thrilling; fully extended but not shrill, textured but not dampened. Lofgren’s guitar plucks had more body and substance, putting him right in front of me, but still held onto their raw energy. If there’s texture in the recorded note, Essence reproduces it. All this extra detail retrieval and weight combines to recreate performances in a way that is utterly convincing and musical.

    Essence also plays low volume exceptionally well. No recessed vocals; no dominant bass – or disappearing bass. Just the same, perfect balance. Then, at the loudest level I’m likely to want to play, there’s not a hint of any kind of degradation. Just more and more emotional connection as the soundstage fills the room. There’s no fatigue, either. I can listen for hours.

    A word about Gryphon Class A and Essence. You can run the amp, fully, in either Class A or A/B. But if you connect the Green Bias cable between pre and power, the amp will automatically assign, from one of two selectable bias programmes (High or Low) Class A or A/B across three volume ranges. I’ve been listening exclusively in High Bias which, as I understand it, gives me A/B from volume 1-14 and A from volume 15 upwards. In practical terms this means I’m using quite a bit less electricity when listening at non-critical low levels and permanently drawing max power only at volume levels where I’m listening seriously. I can’t comment on sonic differences between A and A/B because I haven’t judged them, yet. But I can refer you to the comment above re: low level listening. Oh and whilst the amp gets pretty warm, it’s not as hot as I was expecting. My room was not uncomfortable during last week’s hot weather. With both doors open.

    I’ll hang up my laptop there. IMO Gryphon have hit a home run with Essence. I moved from Naim because I wanted to reduce box count and because I wanted a different, perhaps more truthful, present, less frenetic kind of presentation with deeper insight. The Diablo 300 was the perfect move and is a magnificent integrated amplifier. I could have lived with it forever. But then Gryphon made their Class A more affordable and I couldn’t resist the opportunity to try it, albeit adding another box. The Essence pairing is a monumental leap in performance in every way. It’s a high-end, ultra stylish combination which I can’t recommend enough as an obvious move from the 120 or 300; or from anything else in anywhere near its price point, for that matter. Essence creates a more visceral, honest and truly lifelike representation of performers and instruments in my room than I have previously experienced. I can’t imagine what Antileon and Mephisto can do. Thankfully, I don’t need to. I’m in musical Nirvana. An excellent moment to queue up and listen to what Essence does with their MTV Unplugged in New York. I can't wait.
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    Finally - rounded heat sinks - YAY...

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    eagle3333,
    Congrats and Thank you for your writeup and photos.
    Enjoy

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lucidear View Post
    eagle3333,
    Congrats and Thank you for your writeup and photos.
    Enjoy
    Thanks and you're welcome

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    Congrats. I have heard the combo in China back in December with my Magico M3 and was mightly impressed.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Elberoth View Post
    Congrats. I have heard the combo in China back in December with my Magico M3 and was mightly impressed.
    Thanks, Adam. Gryphon are reputed to match well with Magico.

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    I lust after the Mephisto. That would be the end game amp for me.
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    Congratulations and thanks for the review , and great photo´s
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    Quote Originally Posted by eagle3333 View Post
    After a week of listening I thought a review of my Gryphon Essence pre/stereo power amplifiers might be worthwhile. I’m a passionate music listener but this (as may become obvious) is not my day job. However, I hope the below main observations help anyone else wondering about the qualities of Gryphon’s new babies. My reference and comparison points are the Diablo 300 which I owned prior to this pair and, prior to that, Naim 252/250DR. Rest of the system is Mirus Resonessence Pro dac, Melco N1Zh server, Mojo S speakers, Gryphon Guideline Reference and VIP cabling.

    I won’t go into the unboxing antics save to say that, in these challenging times, Roger of Nintronics in the UK went to incredible lengths to bring the units down to my very closed front door and unpack them, wearing mask and gloves, before heading off with my 300. Sadly I couldn’t even give him a coffee. Gryphon sent my cables sterilised with Isopropyl alcohol and sealed in a bag. Everyone observing max safety. I’ve got a knackered back so to get the 45kg power amp, in particular, from outside the front door, inside the house, I’d set-up two floor level ‘trolleys’ (motorcycle movers, in fact) bearing large blocks of kitchen worktop. Roger put the power amp on the outside trolley and, when he'd left, I pushed it across onto the trolley on t’other side of the doorstep; then rolled it through the house to the bottom shelf of the rack onto which it was another easy push-slide.

    Before talking about sound, a word about aesthetics. The pictures can’t do these units justice. The finish is typical Gryphon – flawless. I love the new Fleming Rasmussen design which, when it comes to the fascia layout, takes its queue from the profile of a record groove’s ‘v’ shape. It’s uber cool. The power amp sits at the bottom of my rack looking utterly menacing. Before power-up, it reminds me of the monolith from 2010 A Space Odyssey; the black, straight-edged, impenetrable block gives nothing away. It just sits there promising all kinds of awesome. Switch on and a thin blue horizontal light strip (and tiny Gryphon logo) is the only sign of life and now reminds me of Gort from The Day the Earth Stood Still. (These might be references to past icons, but this has more to do with how these up-to-the-minute, super contemporary designs resonate with my sci’ fi’ past. In reality, they wouldn’t look out of place in SpaceX). Above it, the pre’ sits with stylish poise and purpose, it’s ‘V’ pointing to the warp engine, below. It has the same perfectly flat, sleek, black acrylic and brushed steel surface. There are no controls to interfere with the futuristic finish or the digital information displayed behind it; touch screen technology sees to that; that and a handset made from a collapsed star. At first it looks a bit ordinary; until you pick it up and feel the extraordinary weight and notice the beautiful black, brushed steel finish. It sits perfectly ergonomically in the hand, in part due to the very clever flat edge on one side and a profiled, ribbed finish on the other. It possesses comprehensive functionality that is entirely intuitive. My only niggle is that I have to press the volume buttons with very precise pressure if I want to change volume by just 1 step. It’s too easy to change by 2 steps. This borders on the pedantic, but there it is. The non-slip patch on the underside is genius attention to detail, preventing damage to surfaces, making the unit sit proud and easier to pick up and making for a silent return to the table. Gryphon’s website will give you a full list of the pre’s functions; I’ll just tell you the permanent display on the unit gives volume, input (customisable to any name you care to enter) and mute; which is all I need.

    I won't list all the technical specs, either, because you can find them on Gryphon's website, too. But the headlines are that these units are true dual mono, negative global feedback, Class A (and A/B) 2 x 50w into 8 ohms, 2 x 100w into 4 ohms... and the pre' can incorporate dac and phono modules.

    Sound, then and even ‘straight out of the box’ is an OMG moment. The bass. The bass is staggering. Remember, I’m coming off the Diablo 300 which is no slouch in any department, let alone bass. It’s truly palpable and provides a rock solid, iron-fist-controlled foundation to the presentation. It’s like it is at a real gig. The impact, density, weight, textural depth and slam are in an entirely different league to those I experienced with the Diablo 300 on Dynaudio Contour 60’s – 3-ways with 2 x 9” woofers compared to the 2-way Mojo’s 2 x 5.5” mid range units. That’s a pretty clever trick. And it’s fast; no overhang, no flab. Just precise, correct. My room is 12’ x 24’ with the speakers off the short wall. Previous experience suggests this is all the bass this space can take without needing room treatments. The Contour’s went down to 28hz; Mojo is quoted, conservatively I'd say, at 37hz, but it’s very rare that I notice the lowest bass to be wanting. I certainly don’t miss the endless messing about with panels to try to counter bass boom. This is great news because, until this moment, I’d been thinking I’d need to shoehorn Pantheons into my space to gain the kind of bass and general scale I really wanted. No more.

    The next most obvious feature is the sheer weight and density of the sound, spread precisely about a soundstage that has grown in every dimension and direction. Essence has freed the sound and the performers from the confines of the speakers (which have disappered) to the extent that they dance about before me with more presence and realism than I have ever experienced before. There is more three dimensionality to the sound; bass notes are more holographic; the sense of the recording space is much better defined. More detail, like background crowd shouts which I hadn’t heard before, contribute to a greater feeling of realism. In this sense, I find myself drawn into the recording space and lost in its ambience, rather than listening-in from outside. The Diablo is often described as having great authority; Essence redefines authority in this context. Bass is tight and totally controlled. Highs are extended and sweet, never etched or bright. Mids are smooth, refined, coherent; live lead vocals are just as I remember from the gigs. Instruments are better defined and separated yet the whole still binds well together and remains musical and deeply emotive. Everything is in perfect balance. No one element is jacked-up for effect. Again, every element is just ‘correct’.

    On power - anyone looking at power output and worrying that it might not be enough can rest easy. The power amp holds a massive 440,000 micro farads in its capacitor bank, which is constantly available. Gryphon say it's enough to drive the most demanding loads and I believe them. It fills my space in a significantly more potent way than did even the Diablo 300 with its 300w into 8 ohms; and it maintains 100% coherence and integrity at volumes I couldn’t listen to for more than a minute.

    Music notes : Nanci Griffith’s beautiful voice brought a tear because she was right there in front of me like she was in the Albert Hall 30 years ago. Gary Numan’s live electronica from the Hollywood Forever Cemetery thundered and shook its way through my lounge with the force of an Aussie 64-wheel, 3 trailer road train. The bass guitar line in Costello’s Watching the Detectives was a more textured, gripping and present foundation to that track than before; the opening, crashing drums were breathtaking, such was the weight. I’m surprised, verging on shocked, at what the Mojo S is capable of, driven by Essence. I had no idea. The piano notes of Claire de Lune timed perfectly and fell beautifully, delicately with richly textured decay; the best representation of piano I've heard. I listened to Swan Lake and heard tiers of wind and string instruments which had previously not been as distinguishable and percussion that was so fast from start to stop and had so much slam, it made be jump; then the harp with such beauty and delicacy. I could also sense the great scale of the orchestra and the space it occupied like never before. Gilmore’s guitar highs on a live Comfortably Numb were thrilling; fully extended but not shrill, textured but not dampened. Lofgren’s guitar plucks had more body and substance, putting him right in front of me, but still held onto their raw energy. If there’s texture in the recorded note, Essence reproduces it. All this extra detail retrieval and weight combines to recreate performances in a way that is utterly convincing and musical.

    Essence also plays low volume exceptionally well. No recessed vocals; no dominant bass – or disappearing bass. Just the same, perfect balance. Then, at the loudest level I’m likely to want to play, there’s not a hint of any kind of degradation. Just more and more emotional connection as the soundstage fills the room. There’s no fatigue, either. I can listen for hours.

    A word about Gryphon Class A and Essence. You can run the amp, fully, in either Class A or A/B. But if you connect the Green Bias cable between pre and power, the amp will automatically assign, from one of two selectable bias programmes (High or Low) Class A or A/B across three volume ranges. I’ve been listening exclusively in High Bias which, as I understand it, gives me A/B from volume 1-14 and A from volume 15 upwards. In practical terms this means I’m using quite a bit less electricity when listening at non-critical low levels and permanently drawing max power only at volume levels where I’m listening seriously. I can’t comment on sonic differences between A and A/B because I haven’t judged them, yet. But I can refer you to the comment above re: low level listening. Oh and whilst the amp gets pretty warm, it’s not as hot as I was expecting. My room was not uncomfortable during last week’s hot weather. With both doors open.

    I’ll hang up my laptop there. IMO Gryphon have hit a home run with Essence. I moved from Naim because I wanted to reduce box count and because I wanted a different, perhaps more truthful, present, less frenetic kind of presentation with deeper insight. The Diablo 300 was the perfect move and is a magnificent integrated amplifier. I could have lived with it forever. But then Gryphon made their Class A more affordable and I couldn’t resist the opportunity to try it, albeit adding another box. The Essence pairing is a monumental leap in performance in every way. It’s a high-end, ultra stylish combination which I can’t recommend enough as an obvious move from the 120 or 300; or from anything else in anywhere near its price point, for that matter. Essence creates a more visceral, honest and truly lifelike representation of performers and instruments in my room than I have previously experienced. I can’t imagine what Antileon and Mephisto can do. Thankfully, I don’t need to. I’m in musical Nirvana. An excellent moment to queue up and listen to what Essence does with their MTV Unplugged in New York. I can't wait.
    I’m going to bring in the Essence amp and have available for my Diablo 300 customers (and other customers as well!) to demo. I’m hearing incredible things about this amp....like Antileon Evo power with Mephisto bass. Reportedly very under rated power wise. Can’t wait to hear it.


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    [QUOTE=Mike;304860]I’m going to bring in the Essence amp and have available for my Diablo 300 customers (and other customers as well!) to demo. I’m hearing incredible things about this amp....like Antileon Evo power with Mephisto bass. Reportedly very under rated power wise. Can’t wait to hear it.


    That's a shrewd decision, Mike. If I were to listen blind to the Diablo 300 and Essence I would have no hesitation in saying Essence sounds by far the more powerful. I guess that's Class A topography for you. And ​the bass is just extraordinary. Two tracks into the first music I ever played on Essence and I had to quickly drop Rune a one-liner - 'OMG - the BASS!'

    As fabulous as the Diablo is, Essence must win a lot of converts and new friends. Plus I don't seem to be getting the 'room heater' effect. Just got through 6hrs straight with the last two as loud as my ears can handle and it's no warmer than the Diablo would get.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mike View Post
    I’m going to bring in the Essence amp and have available for my Diablo 300 customers (and other customers as well!) to demo. I’m hearing incredible things about this amp....like Antileon Evo power with Mephisto bass. Reportedly very under rated power wise. Can’t wait to hear it.


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    Quote Originally Posted by GSOphile View Post
    And the Essence pre?
    No. We have the Pandora Pre coming. Folks are using DAC’s direct or tube preamps.


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    Hey Mike, what are the US list prices for the pre, stereo, and mono amps? I’ve only seen European prices. My apologies if I’ve overlooked them here.
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    $17,500 for the Essence Pre
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    Thanks, Mike!
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    Agree. I am super happy with my Antileon Evo. But part of me wishes I had spent another $10-15k or whatever to get the Mephisto. But need a speaker upgrade first
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    Checking the Gryphon website (and the prices), the Essence and Zena preamps appear to be the same, just dressed in different clothes?

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    Quote Originally Posted by GSOphile View Post
    Checking the Gryphon website (and the prices), the Essence and Zena preamps appear to be the same, just dressed in different clothes?
    That’s exactly correct.


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    Jeff Fritz’s review of Essence Stereo amp in Soundstage Ultra.

    Gryphon Audio Designs Essence Stereo Amplifier

    He has reviewed the Mephisto, Antileon Evo, Colloseum as well as Gryphon’s earlier classic amps.

    Reinforces Mike’s finding that it sounds more powerful that its stated 50w output.

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    Jeff Fritz’s review of Essence Stereo amp in Soundstage Ultra.

    Gryphon Audio Designs Essence Stereo Amplifier

    He has reviewed the Mephisto, Antileon Evo, Colloseum as well as Gryphon’s earlier classic amps.

    Reinforces Mike’s finding that it sounds more powerful than its stated 50w output. A bargain Gryphon Essence amp & preamp

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    REVIEW:

    https://gryphon-audio.dk/wp-content/...Gryphon_LR.pdf


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    I'm getting a hard on Mike, good article.
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    i am wet
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    Hi guys,

    I'm looking to build a system from scratch and I think this is the pre/amp I'm gonna go for.
    I had heard the Diablo 300 and I liked the sonic aesthetics of it.
    Reading that this essence combo greatly surpasses the Diablo 300 makes me only wonder how good it must sounds.

    The system I'm looking at is Aurender N20 > Essence Pre+dac / Essence stereo Amp > Magico A3

    My listening room is about 220 sq ft but extends into the kitchen and towards the entrance.
    I listen to about everything (except heavy metal) from Classical to Electro either slow during night sessions or quite loud during the day.
    My room is semi treated and relatively damped for most frequencies except maybe for a couple of modes below 100hz that I havent measured.

    I can't listen to this exact system. I've only been able to listen to A1's and shortly to the A3's.
    During this short session, I think the A3 could sound really good with a high current A class amp, bringing good grip to the drivers and maybe a bit of life and organic sound as the ultra damped cabinet could make then sound a bit cold / analytical.
    My idea is also to use the Zena dac module with the preamp for simplicity reasons and also costs reasons as I believe the next dac up will settle me back at least a few thousands more.

    Please kindly let me know how you think this system would work out. I'm sure Mike must have a pretty good idea since he has all three!

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    If you're prepared to spend this much on electronics, why not a little more on speakers (even if you need to cut back elsewhere) - at least an A5? Speakers will have the biggest impact on sound quality.

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    Hi @GSOphile,

    Good point - Short answer is speaker physical size, bass management and the limited amp power. Usually going up in performance means also going up in size.
    If I had the room, I would have gone for Vimberg Mino's but then I'm not sure I would go for this essence combo as power might be tight.
    I've looked at A5, I like them but I'm scared that they're going to load the room with too much bass and also aesthetically they're bigger and I found them less balanced at the A3. But I'm still thinking about them.
    Other speakers I have considered are the joseph audio perspective graphene 2 but I can't audition them.

    I used to like the previous dynaudio contour series with plinius class A. I havent listened to the new contour series but it is my feeling that they're maybe not as good as the previous one.

    I also went to listen to the wilson sabrina X but I havent been impressed. I don't know if it was the setup or what it was but I was expecting a lot more from this speaker.

    This week I'll go and listen to the magico's S1MKII. The dealer also has the A5 but he doesnt want to plug them because he says for sure they wont work for my room. He was pushing me the A1 all along but I dont like bookshelves. After a long A1 audition he reluctantly agreed to plug the A3 and I could only listen to them briefly.

    That being said, my experience is that one can be surprised at what speakers can do connected to electronics above their league.

    What other recommendations would you have? I can't have speakers that are too deep or physically too big otherwise they'll be too close to the back wall.
    I hope I'm not hijacking the thread switching it to speakers but it's speakers in relations to this combo that I'm interested in.

    Thanks,

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    Quote Originally Posted by _Alchemist_ View Post
    Hi @GSOphile,

    Good point - Short answer is speaker physical size, bass management and the limited amp power. Usually going up in performance means also going up in size.
    If I had the room, I would have gone for Vimberg Mino's but then I'm not sure I would go for this essence combo as power might be tight.
    I've looked at A5, I like them but I'm scared that they're going to load the room with too much bass and also aesthetically they're bigger and I found them less balanced at the A3. But I'm still thinking about them.
    Other speakers I have considered are the joseph audio perspective graphene 2 but I can't audition them.

    S
    WOW - perhaps you should check the specs of the the Gryphon Essence & the Vimberg Mino - looks like a good match to me - 100w Class A into 4 ohm should be PLENTY. Me thinks they would make a fantastic partnership. The clear concise accurate sound that Vimberg is famous coupled to class A power - YUM.

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    I also think it would work out nicely. The mino is my dream speaker but it's physically too large for my room.
    It would take too much real estate and I wouldn't be able to separate them enough from the back wall.
    I've asked a dealer about the Amea's but he's told me they're tricky to operate. He hasn't been able to make them sound right yet.
    I've even considered moving to accommodate the mino's...
    In the meantime I have to consider "smaller" speakers to fit the space in my room...hence leaning towards the A3's...
    Alternatively maybe moving up to the A5...but I'm scared they would overload the space

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    I think the S3 MkIIs I have in a 15 x 18 room would work perfectly. These have a small footprint. Not being ported speakers, I doubt these or the A5s would overload your room nor would they be fussy to place. I wouldn't do the S1 MkII - not enough bass for what you'd be spending on your system.

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    Quote Originally Posted by _Alchemist_ View Post
    I also think it would work out nicely. The mino is my dream speaker but it's physically too large for my room.
    It would take too much real estate and I wouldn't be able to separate them enough from the back wall.
    I've asked a dealer about the Amea's but he's told me they're tricky to operate. He hasn't been able to make them sound right yet.
    I've even considered moving to accommodate the mino's...
    In the meantime I have to consider "smaller" speakers to fit the space in my room...hence leaning towards the A3's...
    Alternatively maybe moving up to the A5...but I'm scared they would overload the space
    It sounds like you are designing a very nice system. I own Magico A3s. Though I may move up to M3s (or some other higher end speaker), I've played with the idea of A5s until then (essentially after COVID).

    IMO, if you can afford the A5s get them. Don't get me wrong, the A3s are absolutely wonderful. But the A5s IMO won't overpressure your room and from what I have read are worth the extra cost of admission - a cheap man's M3.

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    I agree with you. I like bass but the dealer keeps steering me away from it. I wanted the A3's or 5's and he was pushing for A1 now S1.
    I think I partly understand why. The A1's played well in his room but as soon as we plugged the A3's there was bass hang.
    My room is not that much bigger than his but it sounds much much better. His isn't treated. He thinks both are too much speaker for my room and who knows, maybe he is right?
    Our rooms are about the same size but mine is kinda odd shaped. The speakers are 6/7 feet apart and I'm sitting about 8/8.5 feet away from them.
    I will go have a listen this week and I will report on my impressions.
    Nevertheless, I don't think I take a big risk if I go with this system. I'm confident in the electronics, it's just the speakers where I take a small risk.

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    Hi Calvin,

    Thanks for chiming in, appreciate it.
    You have a nice room, the A5's would work out for you.
    I've uploaded a couple of pics, see what I mean when I say I don't have a lot of real estate!
    The tape on the floor is because the elements dont fit into my rack.
    I'm considering putting marble behind the TV to be able to fix it on the wall and then create a marble stand for the elements.
    I have to do it like this because at the moment the doubling of the wall doesnt allow to fix the tv on it since the door slides inside the panel behind the tv...
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