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    Gryphon Diablo 300 vs Vitus Audio SIA-025 mk II

    Hi all,

    Wanting to hear from owners and anyone who have auditioned either or both the Gryphon and VA on how each other would compare head to head- strengths, weaknesses etc.

    Speakers I am looking to drive are YG Acoustics Carmel 2 or Rockport Atria II.

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    Re: Gryphon Diablo 300 vs Vitus Audio SIA-025 mk II

    You will miss the Vac tube Pre.
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    Re: Gryphon Diablo 300 vs Vitus Audio SIA-025 mk II

    Heard extensively gryphon300. Super integrated, a lot of dynamic.,actually explosive dynamic! You might think sometimes it s not reflecting real sound!
    Warm, detailed, it has it all, but in my taste it might still lack some magic!
    Never hear sia 25, but something inside is telling me the latter is in different league in terms of musicality and magic!


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    Re: Gryphon Diablo 300 vs Vitus Audio SIA-025 mk II

    I owned an SIA-025 for a year. I've owned a lot of amps. Mc, Spectral, Pass, Rogers, a Vitus RI-100, and my current T+A. I wasn't a fan of the 025. Found it too "warm" actually. Quite "slow" and "syrupy." I haven't heard the Gryphon, but I suspect it would be the better choice. The good news is, if you choose the 025 , they are very inexpensive, given the release of the 030 (as I'm sure you know). Good luck!!! P.S. you may want to give the T+A PA3100HV a listen......
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    Re: Gryphon Diablo 300 vs Vitus Audio SIA-025 mk II

    Quote Originally Posted by Dguitarnut View Post
    You will miss the Vac tube Pre.
    I am trying not sell the VAC preamp.


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    Re: Gryphon Diablo 300 vs Vitus Audio SIA-025 mk II

    Quote Originally Posted by Dguitarnut View Post
    You will miss the Vac tube Pre.
    I am thinking about driving the YGs with the VAC poweramp and the existing line stage.

    The reason I mentioned this was because I can get the VA / Yg auditioned together.


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    Re: Gryphon Diablo 300 vs Vitus Audio SIA-025 mk II

    The Gryphon Diablo 300 and Vitus 25 are both integrateds with built in Preamps and you wouldn’t use the Vac Preamp is the reason I said you would miss tubes. I don’t remember if you can bypass their preamps and only use the amp section.
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    Re: Gryphon Diablo 300 vs Vitus Audio SIA-025 mk II

    Quote Originally Posted by Dguitarnut View Post
    The Gryphon Diablo 300 and Vitus 25 are both integrateds with built in Preamps and you wouldn’t use the Vac Preamp is the reason I said you would miss tubes. I don’t remember if you can bypass their preamps and only use the amp section.
    Is the vac pre that good?


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    Quote Originally Posted by Dguitarnut View Post
    The Gryphon Diablo 300 and Vitus 25 are both integrateds with built in Preamps and you wouldn’t use the Vac Preamp is the reason I said you would miss tubes. I don’t remember if you can bypass their preamps and only use the amp section.
    I will miss that VAC pre but haven’t decided on which direction to go- sell or keep.


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    Re: Gryphon Diablo 300 vs Vitus Audio SIA-025 mk II

    Haha! Keep VAC preamp, buy Gryphon Antileon Stereo amp. Awesome combination.
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