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Old 06-12-2017, 05:00 PM
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Good news for those interested to get to know Gryphon better in the US:
http://www.theabsolutesound.com/arti...e-distributor/
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Good news for those interested to get to know Gryphon better in the US:
http://www.theabsolutesound.com/arti...e-distributor/

Hopefully O'Hanlon will actually stock some units. He just lost Luxman a few months ago. My wait on my Luxman gear was always agonizing and filled with "intersting twists". I'm wondering who will do service on these (not that they should need it).
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Can someone compare the Diablo 300 with DAC against other high end integrated amps like McIntosh MA8000 or Devialet 800/1000 Pro ?
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I have not heard the three in the same room and/or with the same equipment. So the impressions will be affected by their respective set up. But in general terms I would characterize MA on the warmer side - Devialet on the more detailed/analytical side. And Gryphon is in the middle between the two. All tree is great amps - its just a matter of taste and synergy with the other equipment you have. I went with the Diablo 300 and are still amazed at its ability to make me feel involved in the music. With the Gryphon in the set up I went from listening to music - to experiencing it.
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I have made an inquiry with some audio friends and they suggested to look at swiss integrated as a reference for ultra high end amps. I don't want to mention any names just to keep the topic on point.

Deep down, I am really blown away with all the rave reviews of the Diablo 300.
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I have not heard the three in the same room and/or with the same equipment. So the impressions will be affected by their respective set up. But in general terms I would characterize MA on the warmer side - Devialet on the more detailed/analytical side. And Gryphon is in the middle between the two. All tree is great amps - its just a matter of taste and synergy with the other equipment you have. I went with the Diablo 300 and are still amazed at its ability to make me feel involved in the music. With the Gryphon in the set up I went from listening to music - to experiencing it.
I would agree with your observations, even though I have not heard any Nu-vista amps. I have heard their M series - slight warmth. Devialet does sound more analytic than the other two. Here is my take in terms of values. With Gryphon you're paying for build quality and long term investment. I don't think MF is in the same league in build quality. On top of this, both Dev and MF have higher turn over of models and they don't hold their values well.

Yes, the Diablo does put a smile on my face. Enough said.
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Soulution 511 is nice amp, about in the same league as the Diablo 300
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This amp might be in a class of it's own! It doesn't get much better than this!

http://enjoythemusic.com/superioraud...ier_Review.htm
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I've had my Diablo 300 for about a month now. Just the integrated, no DAC or phono. Using it to drive Magico S3 Mk IIs; mostly large scale classical and jazz. Wonderful bass, control, ease. Slightly warm, musical presentation, which I value. Unique design. Great amp - for me a long term keeper.
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I could see the Gryphon Diablo 300 replacing my C2300 and MC452 in the living room system.


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