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    Gryphon Essence Versus Pass Labs X350.8

    Part 1:
    Which one is the better amp? Essence or Pass Labs x350.8?
    Here is my take from inside the room:




    Jay's take - Part 1: Pass Labs vs Gryphon - Who is the best? - YouTube
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    Re: Gryphon Essence Versus Pass Labs X350.8

    Thanks for the video, Jay!

    Both beautiful beasts
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    Re: Gryphon Essence Versus Pass Labs X350.8

    Hey Jay, don't feel either is the right match. The Essence has the continuousness and flow of good instruments, but doesn't sound dynamic enough. The Pass is a bit warmer but slams the leading edge of guitars and other instruments in an unnatural way. Decay is lacking.

    I went through a half a dozen amps on YG so know your pain right now. It's not easy. You really need 400 watts into 4 ohms to have a chance. Pair of Luxmans might be the value winner. For a warmer sound, JRDG sounded better than Pass in my system (and more powerful).
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    Re: Gryphon Essence Versus Pass Labs X350.8

    I have more things coming. I have more power arriving soon !

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    Re: Gryphon Essence Versus Pass Labs X350.8

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    Re: Gryphon Essence Versus Pass Labs X350.8

    Jay thanks for the videos and your hard work, not feeling the sound (synergy) of the Gryphon Essence and M6.
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