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  1. Item: McChanson Kt88 Location:Brisbane Price: $500 Item Condition: Used Reason for selling:NLR Payment Method: Pickup Postage - Cash, Paypal + fees bank transfer COD Only Extra Info: 1 input not working - loose wire. No major dings a cosmetic flaws. 2 sets of KT88 various driver tubes included. SET - U/L switching. Photos: Advertisements without photos of the actual item will not be approved.
  2. Item: New Acoustic Energy "Extreme 8" Outdoor Speakers in White Location: Melbourne Price: $600 ONO Item Condition: Brand new and unused in original boxes Reason for selling: Selling as no longer needed due to changed outdoor project area Payment Method: Pickup - Cash, Paypal Extra Info: Great set of quality speakers for any outdoor entertainment area from UK brand Acoustic Energy. Any questions let me know, thx. SPECIFICATIONS Drive Unit: 160mm pressed alloy cone Tweeter: 25mm dome Frequency Range: 45Hz – 20kHz @ -6dB Frequency Response: 55Hz – 18kHz /- 3dB Sensitivity: 90dB for 1 watt @1m Power Handling: 150w peak Amplifier Compatibility: 25 – 125 watts into 8ohms Impedance: 8ohms Filter Network: 3rd order at 3.0kHz Design: 2 way, closed box loaded Enclosure Sealing Specification: IP54 Cabinet: Reinforced structural polymer Grilles: Remove-able for painting Dimensions (mm): 390 x 260 x 260 (HxWxD) Weight: 7kg (each, including bracket) Finished: White Photos: Advertisements without photos of the actual item will not be approved.
  3. Item: Onkyo T-4711 AM/FM tuner Location: Inner west Sydney Price: $200 now $180 Item Condition: used Reason for selling: NLR Payment Method: Pickup - Paypal, COD Only. Can post also. Extra Info: Highly regarded and rare analogue AM/FM tuner made in Japan in 1996. Rotary frequency selector. Very solid feel with a smooth sound and great sensitivity. Details on "tuner information centre" - http://www.fmtunerinfo.com/onkyo.html No remote. It has a 2 pin (240v)plug Euro/US? but I will supply an adaptor, and basic L/R RCA's if needed. Excellent cosmetic and working condition - some very fine marks on the top surface. Can demo. (from Hifi engine) Sensitivity: 0.9uV (FM), 25uV (MW) Signal to Noise Ratio: 77dB (FM), 40dB (MW) Distortion: 0.2% (FM), 0.8% (MW) Selectivity: 70dB (FM) Frequency response: 30Hz to 15kHz (FM) Output: 1000mV (FM), 250mV (MW) Dimensions: 435 x 91 x 373mm Weight: 4.9kg Photos: Advertisements without photos of the actual item will not be approved. Photos: Advertisements without photos of the actual item will not be approved.
  4. Item: Location: Inner City Brisbane Price: $715 Item Condition: Kept like New Reason for selling: Time Issues Payment Method: Pickup - Cash, Paypal, COD Only Extra Info: Best Available (I'm sure) This Multi Region Darbee Editon player has been kept like new. Backlit Remote is like new. Original User Manual like new. Upgrades to 4K. The Darbee feature renders beautiful video. Regarded as the best player ever. Supported onboard Apps include: Netflix, BBC, Tidal, Berliner Philharmoniker and YouTube, amongst others. I will miss this as I love owning and using the best gear but unfortunately I don't have the time I once had to spend on television! The price of $715 is well pitched - lower than lesser examples that have sold in recent times. Photos: Advertisements without photos of the actual item will not be approved.
  5. Item: Mirage M595IS floorstanding speakers Location: Len Wallis Audio, HQ Price: Was $550 StereoNET Member Special $400 Item Condition: Very good Secondhand Condition Payment Method: Credit Card, Cash, Bank Transfer, Paypal, ZipPay with up to six (6) months interest free. Shipping: Anywhere in Australia, POA Extra Info: Incredible value from these floorstanding speakers made in Canada! - Bi-polar design with tweeters and woofers on both front and back sides of the cabinet - Great clarity, huge soundstage, and amazing depth - black cloth envelop with high gloss black top plate - 91db sensitivity - Bi-ampable and bi-wireable - 22.8 kg each
  6. Item: Yamaha CD-S3000 – CD/SACD Player & DAC Location: South East Queensland – Can assist with interstate courier POA Price: $4,750 inc GST or near offer. Shipping POA Item Condition: Excellent 2nd Hand condition Payment Method: Cash on pick-up, Paypal, Credit Card, Bank Transfer Extra Info: The CD-S3000 CD/SACD player delivers the ultimate in audio performance with a newly designed disc drive mechanism which eliminates vibrations and new digital/analogue circuits to ensure data loss is minimised. The player is very versatile and can be used as a DAC with 3 extra digital inputs including a USB interface provided. I was blown away with the build quality and weight of this player… it is heavy! With features such as the aluminium tray with protective mounts for the disk, the rigid chassis, the DAC with balanced outputs, and the remote control that also controls the matching amplifier, one cannot fail to be impressed with the overall looks and function of this player. There are some marks on the player, the most noticeable being a scratch on the top surface. This is not easy to photograph under most lighting conditions, however I did manage to highlight it in one of the photos. You will see that the grooves through the top panel have been lit up and are almost white instead of black in order for me to get the camera to reveal the scratch. There are a couple of other minor marks too, however this unit is in good used condtion. From the review linked below: The performance of the Yamaha CD-S3000 on Newport Test Labs’ test bench was faultless. This is an outstanding CD/SACD player. The build quality, which I normally don’t comment on, but feel forced to in this case, is simply astoundingly good. I was open-mouthed with admiration. Steve Holding If you are after a one box solution for CD, SACD and DAC that looks incredible and is built like a tank look no further. If purchased with the matching A-S3000 integrated amplifier (see separate listing) I will throw in a pair of balanced interconnects to hook them up. This was recently traded and is being sold at well below the RRP of $7,499. Also part of the trade were a Yamaha integrated amplifier and a pair of Sonus Faber Olympica III loudspeakers which are listed separately and pair very well with this player. I am happy to talk about a package price for the whole system. Reviews https://i.nextmedia.com.au/Assets/yamaha_CD-S3000_sacd_player_review_test.pdf
  7. Item: Yamaha A-S3000 Integrated Amplifier Location: South East Queensland – Can assist with interstate courier POA Price: $5,500 inc GST or near offer. Shipping POA Item Condition: Excellent 2nd Hand condition Payment Method: : Cash on pick-up, Paypal, Credit Card, Bank Transfer Extra Info: Beautiful and elegant in appearance, sturdy and reliable in construction, created with the latest, innovative technology and genuine craftsmanship, the 3000 series from Yamaha is simply breathtaking. Even my wife, a very harsh critic loves the look of this amp. Originally purchased from an approved Australian dealer this unit is in very good condition having only had light use for about 4 months. There are a few very minor signs that it has been out of the box before and presents very, very well. The amplifier is the black finished version and comes in the original box with remote and power cable. If purchased with the matching CD-S3000 player/DAC (see separate listing) I will throw in a pair of balanced interconnects to hook them up. This current model was recently traded and represents incredible value being sold at well below the RRP of $8,999. Also part of the trade are a Yamaha SACD player and a pair of Sonus Faber Olympica III loudspeakers which are listed separately and pair very well with this amplifier. I am happy to talk about a package price for the whole system. Reviews https://www.theabsolutesound.com/articles/yamaha-a-s3000-integrated-amplifier/?page=2 https://www.stevehuffphoto.com/the-yamaha-a-s-3000-integrated-amp-review/ http://i.nextmedia.com.au/avhub/australian-hifi_reviews_2013_2013-10_yamaha_as-3000_amplifier_review_test_lores.pdf
  8. Item: Music DVDs as listed below Location: Sydney Price: As per each item or group of items listed below ($80 for all) + shipping Item Condition: Excellent (Discs are excellent or mint) Reason for selling: Multiple copies of some, need to sell stuff for $ Payment Method: Pickup - Cash, Paypal, COD ($13.75 COD fee from Aus Post) Extra Info: Can post if necessary or pickup at Macquarie Shopping Centre - Jeff Beck Live At Ronnie Scott's - $15 - Dire Straits Alchemy Live - $15 - Dick Cavett Show (7 discs - Rock Icons, Ray Charles, John Lennon & Yoko) - $35 - Rock & Roll Hall of Fame LIVE (9-disc set) - $35 Photos: Advertisements without photos of the actual item will not be approved.
  9. Item: MrSpeakers (Now Dan Clark Audio) Aeon Flow Open Backs Location: Sydney (Northern Beaches) Price: $600ish, although ill consider any offer Item Condition: Ex-Demo unit from Addicted to Audio, very limited (maybe 10 hrs absolute max) use by me. Very good condition, no visible wear. Reason for selling: Impulse bought these headphones on sale, and whilst i think they're great, as a student i can really afford to spend this much on headphones. Payment Method: Would rather pickup, and will happily offer a discount for that. Will take cash or bank transfer. Can post for a good offer. Extra Info: As i said above, i bought these as an ex-demo unit from Addicted to Audio, and have been assured (can provide proof) by customer service that they come with the full 2 year warranty (probably only a month or so used up). However since they do not supply any headphones from MrSpeakers/DCA anymore, they will not handle the warranty. Instead it will be handled directly by MrSpeakers/DCA, which may involve shipping to the US. Its not ideal, but better than no warranty, and i thought it would be best to disclose this. Edit: I have spoken to customer service at DCA to confirm this, and can forward on any information they gave me if you are interested. They come with 4 sets of tuning pads, as well as the case, and a microfiber cleaning cloth. Photos:
  10. Item: Behringer ECM 8000 mic/ M Audio mobilepre USB/ Mic stand Location: Western Sydney Price: $150 ono Item Condition: used a handful of times still in original boxes with all drivers and manuals Mobile pre has a slight scratch on the top of the case just cosmetic can be seen on the pic. Reason for selling: no longer required I built my speakers and did my measurements have been sitting for some time not being used. Payment Method: Cash on pickup or Pay Pal Extra Info: all you need to measure your speaker build, xover frequencies and overall performance or record your own music. Photos: Advertisements without photos of the actual item will not be approved.
  11. Item: NAD M51 DAC Location: Melbourne Price: $800 Item Condition: Very good Reason for selling: Purchased LS50 Wireless Payment Method: Pickup - Cash, Paypal Extra Info: I’m selling my NAD M51 DAC and all my other gear as I’ve purchased a set of LS50 Wireless. I bought this a couple of years ago from another member, it’s in great condition and comes with original remote. It has been fed from my home build Raspberry PI based Squeezebox Touch as a source. Local pickup only, from Eltham (Melbourne) Photos: Advertisements without photos of the actual item will not be approved.
  12. Item: Sonos zp120 Amp Amplifier Location: Carlton Price: $375 Item Condition: Used Reason for selling: Upgrade Payment Method: Pickup - Cash, Paypal, COD Only Extra Info: selling due to down sizing to sonos 1. Pick up in Carlton or Ascot vale Photos: Advertisements without photos of tInsert other media he actual item will not be approved.
  13. Item: Cambridge CXN Network Streamer v1 Location: Northcote VIC 3070 Price: $750 Item Condition: 9/10 Reason for selling: Upgraded Payment Method: Pickup - Cash, Paypal Extra Info: Single owner - purchased from audiotrends in Melbourne. Unit has been used sparingly via Ethernet. In good condition with no obvious cosmetic damage that I can note. Comes with all original packaging inc unused antenna. Would prefer to organise something in Melbourne due to ease, but happy to ship if need at the buyers expense. Thanks Photos:
  14. Item: Vinyl - Van Halen Boxset, rare TLC special edition, Neil Young Location:Manly, Sydney Price: $20+ Item Condition: Used ( Van Halen and TLC are new) Reason for selling: Payment Method: Pickup - Cash, Paypal, COD Only Extra Info: Postage available. PM me if you want to make an offer for a few of these. Will be properly packaged reflecting their value (especially Van Halen, TLC and Neil Young) Van Halen ‎– Tokyo Dome Live In Concert Warner Bros. Records ‎– R1 547643 Format: 4 × Vinyl, LP, Album, 180g Boxset Mint, unopened, not available in Australia on Discogs (only the standard vinyl version is available, not the 180g) $70 $60 Eric Clapton ‎– 461 Ocean Boulevard RSO ‎– 2394 138 Format: Vinyl, LP, Album, Gatefold Country: Australia Released: 1974 Vinyl VG+, really good shape, plays well. Cover, VG. $5 Neil Young ‎– Harvest Reprise Records ‎– MS 2032 Format: Vinyl, LP, Album, Gatefold Original Australian release, great copy, strong shiny VG+ vinyl, gatefold is really strong too $20 TLC ‎– CrazySexyCool LaFace Records ‎– 88985367951, Sony Music ‎– 88985367951, Legacy ‎– 88985367951 Series: Legacy Vinyl – Format: 2 × Vinyl, LP, Album, Repress, 180g Mint Vinyl and Near-Mint/Mint sleeve (none available in Australia that I can find) $35 The Beatles ‎– The Beatles Ballads Parlophone ‎– PLAY-1005 Format: Vinyl, LP, Compilation Vinyl is strong glossy VG+ / Near-Mint – it plays great (my kids love it), cover is VG (still has the price sticker) but it’s glossy and in great shape $8 Slade ‎– Slade Alive! Polydor ‎– 2383 101 Format:Vinyl, LP, Album, Gatefold Classic live album, vinyl VG+, sleeve (VG+) (the funniest gatefold ever?) $3 Slade ‎– Coz I Luv You Polydor ‎– 2383 107 Format: Vinyl, LP, Compilation, non-Phonogram version (more desirable – none under $30 on Discogs) Vinyl VG+ (or more), plays lovely, sleeve is VG+ (glossy, little bit of corner wear but I’m being harsh) $15 Tom Petty And The Heartbreakers ‎– Damn The Torpedoes MCA Records ‎– MCA 5105, MCA Records ‎– MCA-5105, Backstreet Records ‎– MCA 5105, Backstreet Records ‎– MCA-5105 Format:Vinyl, LP, Album Australian original pressing, vinyl plays well, few surface marks, VG, cover has some marks, VG (all reflected in the price even though it plays great!) $10 Quiet Riot ‎– Condition Critical Epic ‎– ELPS 4443, Pasha ‎– ELPS 4443 Format: Vinyl, LP, Album Vinyl NM, cover VG/VG+ (a few scuffs) $10 (nothing under $25 on Discogs) for those who love their hair metal! Photos: Advertisements without photos of the actual item will not be approved.
  15. Item: Osborn EOS Ref bookshelf speakers Location: Perth, WA Price: was $2300 .. now $2100+ shipping cost Item Condition: excellent Reason for selling: as described below Payment Method: Pickup - Cash, COD Only Extra Info: These are my end game speakers and I never thought I would be selling them. But I now have a one year old and she moves fast. I don’t think that bookshelves are a safe thing to have around her. plus I hardly have time to spend listening to music nowadays. The speakers themselves are probably the best sounding bookshelves I have ever owned. I sold my Osborn Grand Epitome Refs as they were too large and fell in love with these during the HiFi show in Melbourne in 2017. I got them from Greg Osborn the following week. Surprisingly, they create a huge soundstage like the Epitomes. The detail and depth Is really outstanding. All from these small boxes. I have listened to them for less than 50 hours in total. It comes in gloss finish and Tasmanian Blackwood cabinets. the speakers have been very well cared for and has no scratches or marks. I am the first owner. Happy to ship at buyers cost and risk. I still have the original boxes. Can demo and these speakers are easy to drive. Photos: Advertisements without photos of the actual item will not be approved.
  16. Item: Oil paintings - best offer by end 14/01/2020 all proceeds to bushfire appeal Location: Balaclava, Melbourne Price: Best offer by 14/01/2020 Item Condition:Great Reason for selling:Donate to Bushfire appeal Payment Method: Pickup - Cash, Paypal, COD Only Extra Info:Tried to sell these recently but there were no takers. Thought I could try and raise some cash for the bush fire appeal and will donate 100% to the cause. I thought the best way to do this is with a closed bid with submissions to close by 14/01/2020. Hopefully we can raise some well needed funds for the people and the animals that are doing it toughoing it tough. These 2 are great pictures in oil and are beautifully framed in gilt. They were purchased from Charlestons auctions with the larger picture costing around $550 and the small picture $200. - Large pic - Siblings by S Hansen 108cmx77cm - Oil on canvas stunning frame by a local Melbourne artist purchased from Charlestons auctions . Smaller Pic - Flower girl by A. Claudie 38cmx33cm - Oil on board beautifully framed purchased from Charlestons auctions Photos: Advertisements without photos of the actual item will not be approved.
  17. Item: Gryphon Antileon Signature Power Amplifier serial number 246 Location: Perth Price: $ 16500 ono and sna donation Legendary 90 kilo class A 150 watt monster power amplifier from Denmark. Can run in various classes and mixed level of bias/ gain control from cool to touch , to low bias and warm to piping hot with all 150 watts class in high bias. Amp has onboard status system check software that runs very time you turn on and also has its own power conditioning and protection. Audio Connection has power amp for $19000 Considered as one of the best pre -power amp combinations in the world at any price.. Pre available in seperate listening, Serial number 246. Item Condition: Power Amp 95%-100% only age nothing to mention , no marks dings etc, Reason for selling: Life and a few issues that I need to fix up. Simply lovely but large monster power, monster finesse and audio warmth power amplifier. I have not heard better anywhere. Payment Method: Pickup - Cash, Paypal, COD Only Pick up preferred but realise small market for such toys so will help ship anywhere in Oz as per above. and has genuine wooden gryphon crate. Extra Info: Has genuine working remote, books and original gryphon flight crate for power amp. These babies are playing now and driving my Wilson Benesch Chimeras from an esoteric digital front end and i cannot imagine audio sounding better. Stunning amps. So hopefully the couriers can find my lost items and i can keep but needs must. Manuals for specs https://www.manualslib.com/manual/570264/Gryphon-Antileon-Signature.html?page=3#manual Review https://www.soundstageultra.com/features/twbas_20040601.htm Which leaves the inevitable question -- what is best? At this exalted level, there are no losers. For The World’s Best Audio System I’m only seeking out gear that holds the highest promise, so therefore I could argue that a number of electronics that I’ve heard could be called best. In the right system and to a particular listener, any of them could come out on top. But to leave it at that would be taking the easy way out. So perhaps the better question is this:" If I had to quit auditioning amplifiers and preamplifiers today and keep one stereo setup for the duration of my days, which eletronics would I choose out of all those I’ve heard? The Gryphon Audio Antileon Signature Stereo amp and Sonata Allegro preamp, without a second thought. They’re the desert-island pairing I’d most like to be stranded with. And if that happens, don’t come find me anytime soon." ...Jeff Fritz jeff@ultraaudio.com Gryphon Audio Designs Antileon Signature Stereo Amplifier and Sonata Allegro Preamplifier The closer an audio component comes to my ideal of being the best, the harder it is for me to write about it -- this despite my overflowing admiration for such rare creatures. As a component comes closer to my ideal, it exposes itself to a diminishing angle of attack for me as a writer. Whether a brute-force mammoth, a high-tech wunderkind, or a study in craftsmanship, most products show their best side much as a model prefers certain aspects of her face or body to be photographed. There are traits other than the obvious ones neatly hidden. The Gryphon Audio Designs components under examination here have, as if perpetually turned on a dais, denied such a static view. Granted, your first impression of the $24,000 USD Antileon Signature Stereo amplifier will be that it is a monster of a component. It is simply huge -- almost 200 pounds in weight and 22.8"W x 10.4"H x 24"D. It’s dimensionally larger than it appears in pictures due to its symmetry. (Unlike, for example, Threshold’s SA-12e of yore, the sheer depth of whose chassis in comparison to its height and width made it unwieldy to place and look at.) The $12,500 Sonata Allegro preamplifier is large, too, but not unwieldy as it is separated into two 19"W x 5.2"H x 15"D components. Each preamp chassis, though, is actually a two-box design; the power supply and control unit each contain two physically separate boxes connected by gold-colored cylinder-shaped sleeves. But once you get past the immensity of it all, your impression might change. Mine did, as I concentrated on the actual aesthetic details of the physical architecture. There’s the black acrylic used on the front panels of each component, so dark as to seemingly lighten the black anodized-aluminum chassis to the eye. Then you have the multi-layer top plate of the Antileon Signature Stereo, which seems to give depth and added visual dimension as you’re looking straight down upon it from above. The Sonata Allegro, with its aforementioned four individual boxes, is equally interesting -- from above you can see the shelf on which it sits by looking right down upon its divided center: Again, to the eye it alters the perception of the component; you’ll see depth and dimension without apparent bulk. It’s also impossible to neglect how all of the materials fit together in such a flowing fashion. That aspect alone will cause appreciation of the exactitude of the physical design. Once you start using these components you’ll form another set of impressions. Brute-force build is not accompanied by brutish ergonomics. The muscle is guided by intellect. For instance, you can select the level of class-A power produced by the Antileon Signature Stereo from the amplifier’s front panel -- just press either the Bias L (50W class A/150W class A/B) or Bias H (150W class A) button. For critical listening you might go with the full-bore, scaldingly hot class A of Bias H. Conversely, you have the option of lowering the available class-A output, thereby running the amp slightly cooler for less-critical use. Further, if used with the Sonata Allegro preamplifier and connected with Gryphon’s proprietary Green Bias Link, you have access to what Gryphon calls "Green Class A." This feature adjusts the amplifier bias in relation to the preamplifier’s volume control. You simply have the amount of class-A power on tap that you might need. Massive power reserves are ready and waiting -- up to 5000Wpc of peak power into a half-ohm load should you need it. Have you seen the high-tech computer systems used to help diagnose automobile malfunctions? Gryphon Audio Designs' version is built in to the Antileon Signature Stereo. If you’d like for the amplifier to run a series of diagnostics to ensure proper operation, simply press the Check button on the front panel; once the test cycle is complete, OK indicators on the faceplate will illuminate for each channel. If the Antileon Signature ever requires service and is sent back to the factory in Denmark, you’ll have your own record of what was done inside the amplifier. An internal service log is contained within the upgradeable microprocessor’s software, so you, or the subsequent owner (if you ever part with the amp!), will know if that particular unit was repaired or upgraded. Pretty advanced stuff going on in Scandinavia, I‘d say. But there is still that outward appearance of simplicity that you’ll appreciate. For example, there are a variety of custom adjustments available to the user of the Sonata Allegro preamplifier, but the front panel isn’t cluttered with them. Instead, they’re hidden from sight behind the dark acrylic faceplate. You’ll only know they’re there by calling them up -- either by the remote or from the front panel -- at which time a menu will appear in red lettering behind the jet-black face; adjustments include level matching for each input, a default start-up level, and a maximum level so that a miscue doesn’t blow up your speakers. I was impressed. Just as the physical design reveals layers of well-thought-out detail, so does the user interface. There just always seems to be more to discover about these components. Before I describe the sound, here are the rest of the nuts’n’bolts. Both the Antileon Signature Stereo and Sonata Allegro share a number of design characteristics, such as fully discrete, pure-class-A, dual-mono, fully balanced circuitry. The dual-mono aspect of the design of each component is taken to the practical extreme -- there are two detachable power cords and two power switches for both the preamp and amp. The Antileon Signature Stereo is said to use "zero global feedback," while the Sonata Allegro eschews "negative feedback." Both components have massive capacitor banks for their respective functions. The amplifier sports twin-tiered banks totaling 440,000 microfarads, while the preamp counters with 33,000 of its own. Internal wiring is kept to an absolute minimum in both units, and where it is needed Gryphon’s own Guideline Reference gold-embedded silver wire is used. The Antileon Signature Stereo’s mammoth weight is partly due to the custom-designed 1500W transformers that are potted in epoxy and mounted inside their own shielded compartment. The Sonata Allegro utilizes custom-made C-core transformers -- one for each channel -- each mounted in a separate chassis. The 150Wpc Antileon Signature has balanced inputs only, but Gryphon does supply a set of high-quality RCA-to-XLR adapters. Two sets of rugged gold-plated binding posts of Gryphon’s own design are provided for biwiring. The Sonata Allegro has four balanced XLR and two single-ended RCA inputs and two balanced and one single-ended output. The multiple outputs make powering subwoofers and/or multiple amplifiers a snap. The Sonata Allegro, according to the design brief included with the unit, even has its very own power-line conditioning and voltage regulation. Finally, a word about the build quality: outstanding. I have long admired companies that go above and beyond to deliver a product that is constructed with greater care than most. It’s one aspect of my Wilson Audio loudspeakers that is obvious before you even hear them. The Gryphon separates are similarly impressive. Every chassis component is fitted to the next with precision, while each piece is machined with excruciatingly tight tolerances. Sheer perfection. Onlookers in your listening room might question why you paid so much for a Gryphon component, but they won’t question that what they’re looking at is top-shelf stuff. During the audition period even casual observers in my home commented on the incredible aesthetic design of the Gryphon gear. But all of these details would be for naught if it weren’t for the equally impressive sound. Once the Gryphon Audio Designs tandem was powering and controlling my system, the sonic attributes of the components revealed themselves in much the same way as the physical and ergonomic design elements -- in stages. The first impression was predictable. I expect big solid-state electronics to have lots of drive, deep bass, and an immensely dynamic presentation. The Gryphons displayed all of these characteristics with a confident, straightforward character, easily meeting my initial high expectations. One of my recent musical references, Mickey Hart and the Kodo drummers performing "Daraijin" from Mondo Head [SACD, Sony/Red Ink 56111], provides ample opportunity for electronics to fall apart or shine, especially when driving large speakers capable of deep, impactful bass and crisp transient snap. The Wilson Alexandria X-2s were kept under tight-fisted control on this track, starting and stopping with agility. The deep bass whacks were centered and visceral, and as physically experienced as I’ve heard over TWBAS. The musical presentation sounded confident and fully rendered as the bass rolled through my room in waves -- it was clear that lots of refined power was on tap. This also resulted in a completely stable and refined soundstage. However, running through some favorite discs, I discovered there was much more to the Gryphon presentation than what is typically expected with expensive solid-state electronics. There was a tonally rich presence; a full palette of colors was available to make the music sound real, in this case just the opposite of washed out and thin. Listen to Siberian-born Konstantin Scherbakov performing Rachmoninov’s Piano Concertos No.2 and No.3[DVD-Audio, Naxos 5.110013] with the Russian State Symphony Orchestra and you might wonder just what type of amplifying component you’re hearing; the positive characteristics that are typically attributed to tube electronics simply ooze from these bipolar beasts. Piano had appropriate weight and body, the studio acoustic was delivered with dimensional accuracy, and scale was not a problem. It was almost as if I were biamping my speakers with a solid-state behemoth on the bass end and a tonally pleasing tube amp up top. Such was the best-of-both-worlds sound I was experiencing. Perhaps the most impressive aspect of the Gryphon Audio Designs combo was the palpable yet huge soundstage that developed in my room. The Wilson X-2 Alexandrias are, in my experience, without peer in their ability to cast a soundstage that's as believable as I can imagine. The Gryphon separates were able to exploit this capability fully, even beyond what I’d heard with previous amplifiers. Images were locked in place from wall to wall, though not possessed with razor-sharp edges; instead they were more lifelike than hi-fi, being full of body and dimensionally accurate at the same time. A fine example of this characteristic could be heard when playing back Holst’s The Planets as performed by the Royal Scottish National Orchestra (SACD [Naxos 6.110004]). The realness factor was incredibly high on "Mars, the Bringer of War," and as it must have sounded when originally recorded in the City Halls of Glasgow, Scotland. Finally I must say that, although it’s hard to objectively quantify, the elusive emotional connection with some of my favorite tunes grew by important margins. Eva Cassidy’s soulful performance of Sting’s "Field’s of Gold" (Live at Blues Alley [Blix Street 10046]) is heart-wrenching over any system, but it reached new depths of emotion as played through the Gryphon electronics. It was the clincher, the point at which I knew I was hearing audio electronics that bettered anything I had previously heard. Always do right. This will gratify some people and astonish the rest. In many ways the Antileon Signature Stereo/Sonata Allegro duo combines the most-sought-after qualities of the best electronics I’ve heard: the extension and control of the Halcro dm68 along with the purity of tone and natural presentation of the Lamm M1.2 Reference amps. It’s not that they walk a fine line between those two extremes of design, but rather tread both sides of the line seemingly at the same time. Perhaps the Gryphon separates are not quite as tomb-like quiet as the Halcros, and I could argue that the Lamms' musical cohesiveness is second to none in my experience, but the Gryphon combo put together a set of strengths that I once thought were diametrically opposed. It is the completeness of their performance that leads to the magic of their sound. Which leaves the inevitable question -- what is best? At this exalted level, there are no losers. For The World’s Best Audio System I’m only seeking out gear that holds the highest promise, so therefore I could argue that a number of electronics that I’ve heard could be called best. In the right system and to a particular listener, any of them could come out on top. But to leave it at that would be taking the easy way out. So perhaps the better question is this: If I had to quit auditioning amplifiers and preamplifiers today and keep one stereo setup for the duration of my days, which eletronics would I choose out of all those I’ve heard? The Gryphon Audio Antileon Signature Stereo amp and Sonata Allegro preamp, without a second thought. They’re the desert-island pairing I’d most like to be stranded with. And if that happens, don’t come find me anytime soon. ...Jeff Fritz jeff@ultraaudio.com Manufacturer contact information: Gryphon Audio Designs Industrivej 9 8680 Ry Denmark Phone: (45) 86891200 Fax: (45) 86891277 E-mail: sales@gryphon-audio.dk Website: www.gryphon-audio.dk Product: Gryphon Antileon Signature Power Amp One of the best amps you can buy. Features 40 high current bipolar output transistors with a flat frequency response to beyond 350kHz with unsuppressed built quality and finish. The sound is exceptionally warm, perfect stability in the delivery of power, can drive any kind of speaker. ANTILEON Signature Although we as quality conscious consumers would prefer to live in a world where product development is always guided by incremental, evolutionary improvement, most often it is driven by sheer economics. This years model is typically only a marginal variation on last years, in yet another thinly veiled attempt to separate the consumer from more hard-earned cash on a regular, seasonal basis. Among the few exceptions to this rule, Gryphon Audio Designs have never subscribed to the ritual of annual product roll-outs. On the contrary, you only hear from us when we have something truly new and original to say. This is the simple explanation of why the Gryphon Antileon Signature (Stereo and Monoblock) Pure Class A reference power amplifiers introduced in 2000 remained available for nearly a decade and a half. Because cynical planned obsolescence is never part of the Gryphon design concept, the Antileon Signature, like every Gryphon model, was engineered and built to remain at the forefront of audio performance for many years until we were able to offer a significant step forward. The Antileon Signature, like its predecessor, the original Antileon, was born a classic, establishing itself immediately in High End circles as one of the most acclaimed amplifiers of all time. Loyal devotees around the world praise its singular ability to maintain a firm grip on even the most demanding loudspeakers and reveal the innermost soul of any musical performance. First 9 pic are mine temporarily set up at home, others are random from web. Pictures show power amp still sitting in the bottom of transport crate. Photos:
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