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  1. Philip O Hanlon

    Ethos evening at Sound By Singer on Thursday 13 February - 5 to 9pm

    The Ethos is one open, marvelously detailed, and fresh-sounding unit that makes listening to music an absolute joy. - Jason Victor Serinus, January 2020, Stereophile Manhattan music lovers & audiophiles are in for a treat on Thursday evening from 5 PM to 9 PM at Sound By Singer when Philip...
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    Ethos at Sound By Singer on Thursday 13 Feb.

    The Ethos is one open, marvelously detailed, and fresh-sounding unit that makes listening to music an absolute joy. - Jason Victor Serinus, January 2020, Stereophile Manhattan music lovers & audiophiles are in for a treat on Thursday evening from 5 PM to 9 PM at Sound By Singer when Philip...
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    A Tale of Two Cities | Omaha, NE & Kansas City, MO - A/B test on CD playback vs streaming on DAC with Gryphon Ethos at Sound Environment

    We were asked if we tried comparing the Redbook CD playback vs streaming using the DAC on Ethos. We have our opinion but we want yours. Come join us and hear it for yourself and share your opinion with the community! Look forward to seeing you! Flight is taking off... who's coming today? and...
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    Gryphon at the Capitol Audio Fest 2019 (Ethos Launch)

    Bertrand, thank you for your post and your email this morning. We are delighted with this unit. Our dealers actually tout the unit as a superb DAC (updated from Kalliope's) that produces full, rich and musical sound that stands tall against its competitors at same or even higher price point...
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    Gryphon at the Capitol Audio Fest 2019 (Ethos Launch)

    Isabeau Corriveau dropped in to promote her new album A Leap Of Faith; drawing on English & Irish folk music, Isabeau and her eight piece group, weave new threads into the tapestry of popluar folk songs such as Scarborough Fair & Blackbird (not a Beatles cover). Besides having a wonderful...
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    Gryphon at the Capitol Audio Fest 2019 (Ethos Launch)

    CAF was v well attended yesterday (Saturday) and music lovers introduced me to some terrific music that I never heard before - always welcome. A rough Qobuz playlist here
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    Gryphon at the Capitol Audio Fest 2019 (Ethos Launch)

    Up & running at the Capitol Audio Fest; dialed the Pantheon speakers after breakfast. While its an almost square room, the sound quality is decent. Hotel’s AC is extremely noisy; we measured 65dB without any music, just fan noise - Ugh ! The Ethos is a joy to use and we are delighted with the...
  8. Philip O Hanlon

    Graham's new LS5/5

    Derek Hughes assures us that the slots control the dispersion and make the speakers easier to position in a room. The BBC was v. proud of this design and thought it was their best design for monitoring their recordings of classical music. However, when the Rock n Roll era came about the...
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    Gryphon at the Capitol Audio Fest 2019 (Ethos Launch)

    20/20 Evolution Systems from Potomac MD are honored to announce that we are hosting the N.American launch of the production version of the new Gryphon Ethos CD player. Other Gryphon products include the Pandora preamp, Mephisto stereo amp and the Pantheon speakers; all wired with Truitt Physics...
  10. Philip O Hanlon

    Quality Re-Masters

    A stunning reissue, compared it to all of the other copies I have - MoFi, original English & American - Cisco is the clearest, for example on Peg, Michael McDonald sings the backing vocal on the chorus. But was instructed not to break into falsetto. On the Cisco his voice is easily...
  11. Philip O Hanlon

    Vote for which album should be shared by music lovers across N.America at the next MORmusic party in December

    We separated the albums into 60th, 50th and 40th anniversary celebration and provided voting links, TIDAL and QOBUZ link for sampling HERE. Click link HERE to go to our voting panel to make your vote count.
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    On A Higher Note Is Having An Epic Event Sept 28

    Yes, it is available via Qobuz as 24/96. John Marks via thetannhausergate.com released an article about George Benson's "The Other Side of Abbey Road". A worthwhile reading. http://bit.ly/AbbeyRoadOtherSide
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    A little piece of Heaven in L.A. - new Gryphon showroom at the Pacific Design Center.

    Joseph Cali Systems Design opened their new Gryphon showroom last night ; it was utterly magical. Among the Gryphon equipment on demonstration were : Antileon EVO stereo amp, Zena preamp with optional DAC, Sonnet phono stage, Scorpio S upsampling CD player, Diablo 120 and Diablo 300. Speakers...
  14. Philip O Hanlon

    Vivid's new flagship Giya G1 "Spirit" launch in Chicago 11 Feb. 2017

    I know that Laurence Dickie was v curiuos about Berylium tweeters. But I don't think they ever progressed any further with production units.
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    Common Wave (Los Angeles) presents Graham Audio's LS5/9f (new) and a sneak peek at the upcoming LS3P.

    Common Wave is delighted to announce a fun day with Graham Audio, where most models will be on active display. The new LS5/9f (retail $8k) punches well outside its class. While retaining the midrange magic of the LS5/9 Here is what Art Dudley wrote in Stereophile after listening to the LS5/9f...

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