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Gryphon Diablo 120
 They’re just fantastic speakers.    I agree, heard the Signature 5’s at a HiFi show in Stockholm. Great Swedish speakers!  
Gryphon Diablo 120
@bluethinker In what way is the D120 different from the Luxman? I have a D300 but have never heard the 120.  
Gryphon Diablo 300 or Vitus SIA-025mk2 / RI-101mk2
Very speaker dependant but I decided on the Diablo 300 for my Magnepan 3.7’s. RI-101 mkII, Pass int250 and Dag Prog int were also on my shortlist. Never heard anything about reliability issues.  
Are Pass Labs XA60.8 mono amps enough?
@audiophile1 I understand nada about this but here it is: The power output in class A: P=R*I^2=R*4*Iq^2  
Are Pass Labs XA60.8 mono amps enough?
@audiophile1 No it’s half that (approx 17w) into 4 ohms. I’ve asked Pass and other manufacturers.  
Are Pass Labs XA60.8 mono amps enough?
@audiophile1 I’m using X260.8 monos with Wilson Sabrina that are notoriously difficult to drive and I almost never see the bias meters move, which means I’m in the 35w Class A range.    34 class A Watts  into 8 ohms and about half that into th... 
Looking for a CD / SACD player. Also, tell me about Esoteric
Regarding Esoteric's packaging, current models are shipped double boxed in extremely strong cardboard boxes. However, they are heavy machines and ultimately, if shippers want to destroy something, they will.   Yes, my K-05XD arrived on a pallet... 
Looking for a CD / SACD player. Also, tell me about Esoteric
Esoteric has a new generation of players out. The K-01XD and K-03XD have been upgraded to SE designation. I don’t know anything about how the SE players sound or if the K-05XD and K-07XD players will also be upgraded, @tomcy6 The K-05XD debuted... 
Looking for a CD / SACD player. Also, tell me about Esoteric
K-05XD is Esoteric’s entry level SACD player ($12k) I bought one last year, great cdp!  
Shocked. Need Opinions. How muck power do I need?
@ssg308  Yes If you have fairly efficient speakers. I heard the Pass int250 on a pair of Diptyque panels (87db, 6 ohms) and the meter was bouncing all over the place at normal listening levels.  
Shocked. Need Opinions. How muck power do I need?
@ssg308 The 250.8 does approx 16 Watts peak in class A into 8 ohms and half that into 4 (according to Pass)  
Help me understand the current amp market
Gryphon Diablo 333? I would love to try the Gryphon Diablo 333, but it's a bit out on my price range,   @josephp732 You might consider a used Diablo 300. Still a great amp.  
Help with XLR ICs.
@ryder I’m also interested in the Tyr2. I compared a Shunyata Alpha v2 XLR ($3500) against my Synergistic Accelerators between my Esoteric K-05XD and Diablo 300 and preferred the $1200 Accelerators. Very system dependant.  
Help with XLR ICs.
@audphile1 I’m interested in the Tyr2 XLR. How  would you describe the bass, is it on the lean side of neutral? I tried the Shunyata Alpha v2 XLR against my Synergistic Accelerators but found them too bright and they also lacked bass impact.  
Magnepan “X” upgrade program
@arnold_h  I’m curious as what they could be upgrading as to almost double the cost of the speaker? The MG___x program The general idea is to take the existing design of a given speaker, and simply, almost one-for-one, replace all of the c...