Boulder to Gryphon

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My system was Innuos-Statement -> dCS Rossini+Clock -> Boulder 2110 -> Boulder 2160 -> Magico M3. I have Tyr2 power throughout and am using Qbase8/4 and Qx2/Qx4 with V2 for speaker cables. I was able to live with the setup for about 7 months. For some reason, things did not seem relaxing anymore. I was not being drawn into listen. I might have had way too much resolution on the chain. Sounded great but something missing....so.....

I've always wanted to go into Gryphon land. Given that I've heard of 'em and spoken of in hallowed terms and since it seemed like all their gear is hell bent on world domination....I'm wondering what intel I could gather on how these play along with Nordost Tyr2 for interconnects and Nordost V2 for speaker cables? What other tethers have people tried and have had success with?

Thanks!

aLV
IMO, your issue is the Nordost cables. I think they are generally awful for all but the warmest gooey systems, but for your gear definitely awful. Start with the cables and I mean ALL those Nordost cables, replace with something more neutral, or warm. Tellurium Q would be a a great cable, but good luck dealing with Tone Imports. For me personally I'd take the least path of resistance, and work forward to the most expensive pieces. Someone else recommended MSB, I can whole-heartedly agree with this recommendation, it would compliment your gear well. Boulder is awesome stuff, but that and Magico, and DCS AND Nordost...No way no how...Gotta get some warmer gear in there somewhere, my opinion is it's the cables that are the issue.
 

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@skids929 -- that was the issue BUT i have been a dCS fan since the 2000s.
in any case....i'm really liking the way the system sounds now with the setup.
thanks for the input....
 
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@skids929 -- that was the issue BUT i have been a dCS fan since the 2000s.
in any case....i'm really liking the way the system sounds now with the setup.
thanks for the input....
It's great gear for sure...What cables did you end up with?
 

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all gryphon cabling....
 
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all gryphon cabling....


Interesting choice with your gear..I am sure they're great, Gryphon makes awesome stuff as well. What made you choose those?
 

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I've been at this for about 35 years. What keeps this industry alive, I realize, is people going back and forth about
how to get the max of their setups -- that leads to mixing matching etc., and oftentimes the purpose (listen to music)
of the whole thing takes a back seat.....I wanted to "synergize" components as much as I could but with the caveat
that it be CLASS A -- I cannot listen to anything else as I was seduced by the sonics of class A a long time ago!!
 
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skids929

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I've been at this for about 35 years. What keeps this industry alive, I realize, is people going back and forth about
how to get the max of their setups -- that leads to mixing matching etc., and oftentimes the purpose (listen to music)
of the whole thing takes a back seat.....I wanted to "synergize" components as much as I could but with the caveat
that it be CLASS A -- I cannot listen to anything else as I was seduced by the sonics of class A a long time ago!!

Yep! Same for me, I can't listen to anything but Pure 100% delicious Class A amplifiers. I love my Sugden first in Class A circuits!

I am sure your set up sounds great with those cables. Enjoy the music!
 
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