Gryphon Essence Stereo vs Antileon Evo Stereo vs CH Precision A1.5 to drive WA Sasha DAW

iaxel

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Since the thread opened as "
Gryphon Essence Stereo vs Antileon Evo Stereo vs CH Precision A1.5 to drive WA Sasha DAW ”, disappointed not to have talked about Essence vs Antileon
I second that. I was also eager to hear about Essence vs Antileon comparison.
Nevertheless, thanks for sharing your experience.
I’m also considering CH or Gryphon with my Wilson Benesch (currently using a Luxman M900u).
 

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I am sorry for not auditioning Essence amp. Gryphon guys refused to give me both amps at the same time and then convinced me that Essence is a much lower amp in comparison to the others. And to be honest, I was so exhausted after several days of switching the amps and pres, that I decided to have a short break from auditioning. And now, since I am considering both Antileon and Mephisto, auditioning Essence does not make any sense.
 
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christoph

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Gryphon guys refused to give me both amps at the same time and then convinced me that Essence is a much lower amp in comparison to the others.

This sounds a bit like the smaller amp is too good and could be dangerous to his bigger brothers :rolleyes:
At least that is my personal interpretation :p
 

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Description of the gryphon is very similar to the Pass Xa and confirm what I have heard 2years ago
 

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So, what is the difference between Antileon and Mephisto considering their use with WA speakers? I have read that Antileon is a better match for Magico and Mephisto - for WA.
 

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So, what is the difference between Antileon and Mephisto considering their use with WA speakers? I have read that Antileon is a better match for Magico and Mephisto - for WA.
A review on another site opines that the Essence amp's sound most resembles the Mephisto, but paired with the Essence pre, it takes on a warmer character... so the pre choice is critical. As to what goes best with Magico, which Magico (A, M or S series)? And what are user preferences?
 

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