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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...
  2. Philip O Hanlon

    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...
  3. Philip O Hanlon

    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...
  4. Philip O Hanlon

    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...
  5. Philip O Hanlon

    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...
  6. Philip O Hanlon

    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
  7. Philip O Hanlon

    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...
  9. Philip O Hanlon

    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.
  12. Philip O Hanlon

    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
  13. Philip O Hanlon

    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.
  15. Philip O Hanlon

    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...
  16. Philip O Hanlon

    Gryphon Dealer Event - Boston, MA 27 July

    See Positive Feedback's write up by Michael Zisserson: http://bit.ly/PFO-GoodwinsGryphon
  17. Philip O Hanlon

    The Gryphon Has Finally Landed in Nevada !

    Long overdue! Reno, Nevada / Tahoe, CA joins the ranks of cities with high end stores with a strong showing of high end electronics manufacturers being represented in curated systems. Mountrose Music: Reno/Tahoe’s only premier home entertainment store and showroom. Situated in Reno NV...
  18. Philip O Hanlon

    Gryphon Dealer Event - Boston, MA 27 July

    L - R. Philip O'Hanlon, Dana Ente (Goodwins) & Malcom Becker (Goodwins) We had a most enjoyable music session at Goodwins, I was truly surprised by how many audiophiles showed up for this dealer's event in the middle of summer. The Magico M3 were a great match with the Gryphon reference...
  19. Philip O Hanlon

    Graham Audio's LS5/8

    Bill, We are planning the N.American launch of the LS5/5 (3-way, retail $15,000) in Montreal on 19 Sept. at Art et Son. The production version will be veneered not painted and constructed from the birch plywood that the BBC preferred for their cabinet construction. The folks at the Graham...
  20. Philip O Hanlon

    Graham Audio's LS5/8

    Agreed Dan, there is a lot of $$ snobbery in this hobby. If its not expensive, it can't be taken seriously. Can't wait to hear them in two months time, once they are more broken-in.
  21. Philip O Hanlon

    Graham Audio's LS5/8

    I installed a factory fresh pair of LS5/8 in our living room yesterday and was gob smacked by their performance. All of the wonderful qualities of the LS5/9 are there: midrange magic, timbral accuracy, three dimensional soundstage. But the bigger brother plays so much bigger, it almost makes...
  22. Philip O Hanlon

    Gryphon Dealer Event - Boston, MA 27 July

    We are delighted to announce that Goodwin's High End will be launching Gryphon electronics at their store on Saturday 27 July. Equipment in the reference system: Gryphon Pandora preamplifier Gryphon Legato phono stage Gryphon Mephisto stereo amplifier Magico M3 loudspeakers Basis Transcendence...
  23. Philip O Hanlon

    Interesting Vivid Listening Rooms (world-wide) - Show Us Yours !

    Some plants & artwork perhaps, the Giyas need v little toe-in with their 120 degrees catenary dome tweeters, in our experience. Certainly less toe-in gives you a wider sound-stage. Enjoy.
  24. Philip O Hanlon

    Irish notes on Irish Coffee

    wer Powers Gold label is more expensive than Jameson but worth the extra few $$. The cream should be whipped until light & fluffy but still pourable. Do NOT whip until stiff. Besides the good whiskey, great coffee also is a prerequisite. Danesi Gold or Doppio coffee beans are v popular in our...
  25. Philip O Hanlon

    Munich High-end 2019 Show Report in 24x96 Videos with Commentary

    Mike, thank you for the post. yes, the entire signal chain from source to speakers. Just published a post talking more about that. Thank you for your support: http://bit.ly/all-Gryphon
  26. Philip O Hanlon

    Gryphon Legato phono

    Vienna, Sorry for the tardy reply, but I only saw your query this morning. We conducted a couple of AB demos during AXPONA of the Pantheon versus the Trident II. Completely no contest. We listened to the Pantheon first, then the Trident II. One customer's wife commented after thirty seconds: "I...
  27. Philip O Hanlon

    Royal Opera House in Covent Garden, London, England + Graham

    Graham's LS5/9 used at the mixing console at the Royal Opera House.
  28. Philip O Hanlon

    Mojo S review in SoundStage's ! Ultra

    Not so impressed with the Mojo S with black wings, you don't see the beautiful curves.
  29. Philip O Hanlon

    Show Us Your Gryphon !

    An interesting Gryphon system in a beautiful setting. Kodos driven by Antilleon & a Clearaudio Master Reference turntable.
  30. Philip O Hanlon

    Graham Audio display new 2019 models at Munich - Swisstone LS3P

    Swisstone LS3P in high gloss black. The LED is the give-away from the passive version. Another new model from Graham Audio is the powered version of the Swisstone LS3. Continuing the BBC's LS3/5A legacy but making it more user friendly and should be well received by audiophiles looking for a...

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