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    Re: Luxman 509x or Gryphon Diablo 120

    Smart move.
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    Re: Luxman 509x or Gryphon Diablo 120

    Ok, you have left us hanging. Thought on the new 300??? lmao
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    Re: Luxman 509x or Gryphon Diablo 120

    very pleased the 300. Very dynamic with micro and macro detail in spades. Handles my new speakers with aplomb despite the 84db at 8 ohms efficiency rating.

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    Re: Luxman 509x or Gryphon Diablo 120

    Doesn't the Diablo 120 cost thousands more than the 509x? If so, I'm not sure this is a fair comparison? If they're similar in price disregard my post.

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    Re: Luxman 509x or Gryphon Diablo 120

    Doesn't the Diablo 120 cost thousands more than the 509x? If so, I'm not sure this is a fair comparison? The figure I saw was the basic Diablo 120 was $11,200 and you had to pay another $2,250 for the phono stage. The Luxman is $9500 and that includes the built in phono amp. So, based on those figures the Diablo 120 would cost you roughly another $4,500 vs the Luxman. If they're similar in price disregard my post.

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    Re: Luxman 509x or Gryphon Diablo 120

    Quote Originally Posted by bluegrassphile View Post
    Doesn't the Diablo 120 cost thousands more than the 509x? If so, I'm not sure this is a fair comparison? The figure I saw was the basic Diablo 120 was $11,200 and you had to pay another $2,250 for the phono stage. The Luxman is $9500 and that includes the built in phono amp. So, based on those figures the Diablo 120 would cost you roughly another $4,500 vs the Luxman. If they're similar in price disregard my post.
    Nope. $9495 vs $9800.


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    Re: Luxman 509x or Gryphon Diablo 120

    Thanks, Mike. Didn't know they were so close in price. Please excuse the double post.

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    Re: Luxman 509x or Gryphon Diablo 120

    I've noticed the 509x is popular with guys that use Harbeth speakers. Mike recommends that combo too. I think I read he owns the Luxman 509x. Can't recall if he has Harbeths as personal speakers. I think he does. You out there, Mike?

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    Re: Luxman 509x or Gryphon Diablo 120

    Quote Originally Posted by bluegrassphile View Post
    I've noticed the 509x is popular with guys that use Harbeth speakers. Mike recommends that combo too. I think I read he owns the Luxman 509x. Can't recall if he has Harbeths as personal speakers. I think he does. You out there, Mike?
    I am very interested in Mike's opinion on this too. He has both Luxman and Gryphon lines

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    Re: Luxman 509x or Gryphon Diablo 120

    Sorry guys, Iím at B&W training this week in Boston and itís chalked full of content.

    For Harbethís, I absolutely love the Luxman 509x. On this pairing, I give the edge to Luxman. But on other speakers, I give the edge to the Diablo 120.


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