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Old 10-09-2018, 09:39 PM
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Default Moon 888

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This is the amplifier that most likely to be a replacement for
my Gryphon Mephisto ( If I won the lottery). What a complete sounding amplifier.

https://drive.google.com/open?id=1uc...9Obfz9UQkQH2ma

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At first I felt The Gryphon was sweeter, and did not feel extra of huge power from Moon. But many hours later once Moon warmed up. I felt the effortlessness of 888. lower noise floor creating more low level cue and details, similar to Constellation and Soulution, but still musical all the time. Tonality is neutral, sound so silky no clinical. I love this amp.
But again back to Mephisto and I still can enjoy just like the same. Very much so.

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Thanks for the pictures , and it looks like an really impressive system you got there
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Thanks for the pictures , and it looks like an really impressive system you got there
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Today I will try some calmer music.
I noticed with Moon 888, I , naturally, playing mostly large orchestras and rocks, because the way its sound, clean and fast with great dynamic. This make music so much more exciting'
Let's see how it perform with calmer and slower pace chamber music or something like that.

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Old 10-14-2018, 11:57 AM
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Default Moon 888

No problem for 888 to play soft musics. Very nice.
Now I think I know the main difference between these two amps.
Both are musical and powerful.
With Gryphon, I can sit back, relaxed and enjoy reading while listening to Class A biased sound and not quite aware of what was working behind, making this music.
With Moon, all music was more exciting. I really can’t do something else, I had to put down my iPad to have Wow moment ! Music had more wow to it. More interesting, inviting me to listen to all the details in the recording. In the mean time, it was not analytical per se, all were still beautiful musics. There was no uh-0h moment which was the case when I tried Soulution 725 preamplifer with Mephisto, where sometimes on some recording, it was just unlistenable. This was never be the case with Moon 888 driven by ARC ref 40. I like this amp a lot.
Too bad I will never able to try Hercules II from Constellation. Wanna do some comparison on this new, to me, price point amplifier.

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