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    Gryphons Diablo 300 has landed



    Drove to Meet Jock aka “Professor” in Portland this morning. He drove through snow conditions. I drove on clear open roads. Everything is up and running. This is quite a jump in dynamics, openness, and control from top to bottom. I have a lot of setting up and testing to do. But, I’m really happy with this upgrade. Thank Jock for meeting up with me today.
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    Speakers: Magico A3 with grills, Gaia II
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    Subs: SVS1000 Pro (2)-CD/DVD: Oppo 205 Streamer: Lumin T2
    Roon Core: sonicTransporter i7 powered with HDPlex 200w linear PS, running Tital and Qobuz with iPad Pro

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    Re: Gryphons Diablo 300 has landed

    You own a fantastic amp. About as good as you can get for an integrated. I also really like Pass amps. Congratulations on a great choice!
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    Re: Gryphons Diablo 300 has landed

    Congratulations! Jock is awesome. Keep the updates coming.
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    Re: Gryphons Diablo 300 has landed

    Thanks all. I really enjoy watching sports and listening to music instead of tv chatter and commercials. I plan on spending tonight using the Lumin T2s DAC. And tomorrow I’ll play with the Diablos DAC. I feel like the A3’s tweeters got juiced.
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    Re: Gryphons Diablo 300 has landed

    Congrats, enjoy
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    Re: Gryphons Diablo 300 has landed

    Fantastic amp. Congrats!
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    Re: Gryphons Diablo 300 has landed

    Yep, Mike. This thing just does “more better”. It’s that simple
    Speakers: Magico A3 with grills, Gaia II
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    Re: Gryphons Diablo 300 has landed

    Congratulations!! Beautiful room and luxury equipment. To enjoy.

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    Congrats, enjoy your new gear!


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    Re: Gryphons Diablo 300 has landed

    Congrats! Looks like a very well thought out system. I do the SAME with music and sports. Especially when watching golf. Nice to know, I'm not the only one....
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    Re: Gryphons Diablo 300 has landed

    Quote Originally Posted by Penthouse-D View Post
    Congrats! Looks like a very well thought out system. I do the SAME with music and sports. Especially when watching golf. Nice to know, I'm not the only one....
    Thanks. When I decided to get back to just a two channel system about three years ago. I kind of knew where I wanted to end up. I wasn't sure how much I wanted to spend to get there. I have exceeded what I thought I'd spend. But, I'd say the results are worth the time, effort and cost. I'll need many hours to sort though my options and configuration. But, that's just a matter of time and some help from people here.
    Speakers: Magico A3 with grills, Gaia II
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    Re: Gryphons Diablo 300 has landed

    A couple of questions on the Diablo for owners or sellers of the 300. 1. Do you plug the Diablo 300 straight into the wall? Or use a line conditioner? I have two 20amp outlets in my system. One is used for my digital end and Samsung Q90R tv with a AQ1000 line conditioner. The other is for my audio end. I use another AQ1000 with my Lumin T2 and Oppo 205. I'm currently plugging the Diablo straight into the same outlet. 2. Do you leave the Diablo 300 on at all times? Or at the end of the day do you go to stand by mode?
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    Re: Gryphons Diablo 300 has landed

    Straight into the wall. I would turn off when not in use.


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    That’s what I did last night. I just was wonder if since it has a preamp built in if a line conditioner would change things. I also put it in standby mode. But, the manual says leave it on. So, I was wondering if that meant standby mode. Thanks again Mike.
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    Re: Gryphons Diablo 300 has landed

    Darrel, excited to read your happy with the Gryphon.

    I look forward to hearing it soon enough!


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    Re: Gryphons Diablo 300 has landed

    Congratulations on your new Diablo 300 - Fantastic integrated!

    And, buying from a great guy like Jock is a great experience.
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    I was listening to the Beatles “Abbey Road” second disk on Roon today. It was as if the microphones were plugged into the Diablo. It just picked up everything unfiltered. What a great album.

    Ed your always welcome. I think you will be impressed since your first visit.

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    Re: Gryphons Diablo 300 has landed

    Nice integrated, enjoy! Magicos seem to play well together with Gryphon.

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    Re: Gryphons Diablo 300 has landed

    I love that Diablo 300 with Dac/
    in 6 months went from Rogue Audio m180 with Rp7 to Luxman 509 Luxman 590axII to and Pass INT250, but when I got the Diablo 300 was a game changer. Now I sold my Kantas 3 and debating if I should go to A3's or A5.

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    Re: Gryphons Diablo 300 has landed

    Quote Originally Posted by fabythom2713 View Post
    I love that Diablo 300 with Dac/
    in 6 months went from Rogue Audio m180 with Rp7 to Luxman 509 Luxman 590axII to and Pass INT250, but when I got the Diablo 300 was a game changer. Now I sold my Kantas 3 and debating if I should go to A3's or A5.
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    Re: Gryphons Diablo 300 has landed

    +1 A5 over the A3 if you can swing it.
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    This integrated amp/DAC is built like a Rolex, superb!


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    Re: Gryphons Diablo 300 has landed

    likewise Mike!

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    i am

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    Re: Gryphons Diablo 300 has landed

    Congrats on this beautiful setup, i also own a Diablo 300 and drive a pair of Thiel CS 3.7s.
    The Diablo's rich sound is a great match for my Thiel speakers.
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