Gryphon Mephisto Stereo

gian60

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I had CEC TL 0 and Burmester 969,very good and natural,could be Burmeister little better
I know very well and listen many times from distributor and i think is more dynamic and natural.
I tried at home and i am thinking to buy Kalista dream play one,cd player,is very dynamic,musical,natural and seems to listen vinyl because has nothing of artificial
 

nirodha

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Thanks for the info, I'll let you know which transport I finish up with.
It might be wise to check which transport unit is used. I once had a dCS which Philips transport broke down. Tried to get it fixed and they told me it could not be done because they no longer had in in stock. It "cured" my "fascination" for the brand immediately.
 

howiebrou

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Thieliste

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Anyone know the differences between first generation Mephisto and present Mephisto ?
Did they upgrade like they did on the Antileon Evo ?
 

LL21

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Hi Thieliste,

I do not believe Mephisto has been changed. In fact, it is quite rare for Gryphon to upgrade or change its models. For example, since the 1990s it has been Antileon, Antileon Signature and now Antileon Evo.

Phil O'Hanlon would be the right source of information.
 

Thieliste

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I did a shoot out of the Essence stereo against the Mephisto stereo at my dearler's.
They were both driven direct by EmmLabs DV2.
The gap is really huge between them, Essense is much closer to Diablo 300 sound and Mephisto stereo is a Formula One car in comparison.
 
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Vienna

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I did a shoot out of the Essence stereo against the Mephisto stereo at my dearler's.
They were both driven direct by EmmLabs DV2.
The gap is really huge between them, Essense is much closer to Diablo 300 sound and Mephisto stereo is a Formula One car in comparison.
I totally agree with your opinion. I’ve got the same impression listening to the Essence
 

Thieliste

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I totally agree with your opinion. I’ve got the same impression listening to the Essence
Hi Vienna, yes i cannot think of a better stereo amp today that gives meat on the bone, resolution, speed, sweetness and best bass control ever.
If someone knows a better stereo amp i'd like to hear it.
 

Ron Resnick

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Would you gentlemen please explain the Formula One analogy?

What are the sonic differences between the Essence and the Mephisto?

Thank you.
 

GSOphile

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I did a shoot out of the Essence stereo against the Mephisto stereo at my dearler's.
They were both driven direct by EmmLabs DV2.
The gap is really huge between them, Essense is much closer to Diablo 300 sound and Mephisto stereo is a Formula One car in comparison.
Since the Mephisto is 2.5X the Essence amp's price (at least in the US), this is not too surprising. [A comparison between the Diablo 300 and an Essence combo (2.5X the Diablo's US price) would also be interesting, probably to a wider audience.]
 
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