Gryphon Legato phono

Vienna

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Has anyone have any experience with Gryphon Legato?
Recently my Pass Labs XA160 Power amplifiers and XP 22 pre amp, were replaced with the Gryphon Mephisto Stereo and Pandora.
I had decided to keep the Pass Labs XP 27 phono but I am thinking of replacing this too with the Legato

Thank you for your comments
 
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Has anyone have any experience with Gryphon Legato?
Recently my Pass Labs XA160 Power amplifiers and XP 22 pre amp, were replaced with the Gryphon Mephisto Stereo and Pandora.
I had decided to keep the Pass Labs XP 27 phono but I am thinking of replacing this too with the Legato

Thank you for your comments
Very interested in any listening experiences you have as I have The Mirage/Evo combination and have been considering both phono stages.
The XP27 has not arrived here in Australia to my knowledge,but have always liked Pass gear.
 

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Well, Legato has been delivered and as expected it has killed XP 27 Pass Labs
It is powered from Pandora’s power supply
 
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Be interesting to borrow an additional power supply & see if you can hear a sonic difference between the shared power supply versus two separate power supplies ?
 

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Be interesting to borrow an additional power supply & see if you can hear a sonic difference between the shared power supply versus two separate power supplies ?
Hi Philip,

I have just purchased Legato boards for Pandora and one more additional Legato Power supply.

The boards are installed in Pandora sharing the same power supply and the other Legato became a stand alone unit with its own power supply.

Both versions are dead silent and the performance beyond expectation.
 
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Do you hear any sonic differences between the two Legatos ? I'm curious.
Thanks
 

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Do you hear any sonic differences between the two Legatos ? I'm curious.
Thanks
Not At all. Niels from Gryphon had told me that these power supplies can support effortless a medium sized power amplifier. He had also advised that the performance between the stand alone and the setup with shared powered supply is identical.
I was expecting some better performance from the Legato boards due to the absence of interconnects but again they are identical.
 
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Do you hear any sonic differences between the two Legatos ? I'm curious.
Thanks
 

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It’s still early Philip , the new power supply and the boards need some more run in hours, but I will keep you posted.at the meantime I am thinking of upgrading to either the Trident MKII or the Pantheon and I would need your insights knowing that you have first hand experience.
 
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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 guess you'll have to spend the extra $100k.."
As you can imagine, the LF foundation underneath the music is fuller & richer with the extra woofers & amplification. What we were not expecting was the HUGE increase in mid-range resolution. Not only that but the mid-range was richer & had a fuller timbre besides.
cheers

Philip
 
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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 guess you'll have to spend the extra $100k.."
As you can imagine, the LF foundation underneath the music is fuller & richer with the extra woofers & amplification. What we were not expecting was the HUGE increase in mid-range resolution. Not only that but the mid-range was richer & had a fuller timbre besides.
cheers

Philip
I don’t think I want to hear the Trident II.....
 

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