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Innuos Zen mk3 NG and Zenith mk3 NG introduced at Munich
Wow I expected that Innuos was working on a refresh on their Zen / Zenith / Statement line but never expected this pricing. Expecting the new Statement replacement to go way up too. Speculating they will keep the Statement power supply and upgrade... 
Anyone bought a Gryphon Diablo 333?
@62truck , I was curious about the Puritan as there was one in the system when I was auditioning my Audiovector R6’s. And a friend was recommending it as well. So that was it really.   I think both the Torus and Puritan are great, however I perso... 
Anyone bought a Gryphon Diablo 333?
Hi @62truck, great to hear from you and congrats on the A5’s! I am enjoying my Mola Mola Makua and Gryphon Essence immensely as well.  I ended up moving to a Puritan PSM-156 instead of the Torus.  They both were quite good and the Torus may have p... 
Synergistic Purple Fuse - Aftet 1 Year of Use
@tomcy6 I would agree that would be a possibility if not for the fact that now, a year later, the fuses add a distinctly different character than I at least perceived they added initially…  
Best DAC’S $5k to $15k
One thing about the Tambaqui is that I think some people write it off too fast.  I too was not sure at first, until I realized it really, really needs a full 24 hours to warm up from standby.  At first, I just wasn’t getting the dynamic impact and... 
Best DAC’S $5k to $15k
I have a Tambaqui and love it (also owned the Merason DA1 Mk1 which is fantastic at a lower price, but not as high performing as the Tambaqui as you’d expect). I wanted to go to separates from my Diablo 300 integrated, but I didn’t want to add an... 
Townshend Isolation Products.
I’ve used Herbie’s (Tender Feet, Big Fat Dots, Spike Decoupling Gliders for speakers), all to great effect. I tried IsoAcoustics Oreas under my amp and other components and returned them. I’ve now tried Townshend Pods under my Tambaqui DAC and now... 
Anyone bought a Gryphon Diablo 333?
@kennyc yes the Mola Mola gear all looks to be top notch.  I was only willing to take a gamble on the preamp based on my experiences having owned the standalone Tambaqui which has been fantastic, feeding my Diablo 300 as a standalone DAC and witho... 
Anyone bought a Gryphon Diablo 333?
@ricky64 , not sure if you’ve read the same, but I’ve read quite a few articles stating why DAC’s with digital volume controls going direct to amplifiers will lack dynamics, depth, and body, while being “edgy”.  Christiaan from HiFi Advice has an ... 
Anyone bought a Gryphon Diablo 333?
@62truck , I received the reterminated Dragon back and installed it last night, and my system performance went down - there was a loss in clarity and dynamics vs the stock cable.  I replaced the stock cable to be sure, and noticed that the bass wa... 
Anyone bought a Gryphon Diablo 333?
@ricky64 , my Makua arrived, and yes the holographic presentation is truly great. All issues addressed and there are major improvements on every performance dimension I can think of over the Tambaqui feeding the Essence directly. I really wasn’t e... 
Anyone bought a Gryphon Diablo 333?
@roccl007 thank you for relaying your account of the Diablo 333 and I suspect the reviews won’t come until Gryphon sends units to reviewers and they have had at least a few weeks or preferably longer to evaluate. I’ve heard a few reviewers say the... 
Anyone bought a Gryphon Diablo 333?
Oh, one thing, I definitely notice quite a significant improvement after warming it up in high bias mode for quite a while.  Not quite sure of the actual time yet but it’s over an hour for sure, at least by my ears.  In the first hour and for some... 
Anyone bought a Gryphon Diablo 333?
@62truck, @ricky64, I received the Essence in Tuesday and have been running it in continuously (despite Gryphon’s manual indicating it is fully run in in the factory). As absolutely fantastic as the Diablo 300 is, I do think the Essence is a step... 
Anyone bought a Gryphon Diablo 333?
@62truck , there are two buttons under the front of the Essence amp, one that controls the bias level and one that controls the lights. On some photos of the Essence you can see two blue lights shining below the amp. These lights signal where the ...