Make way, the big boy is here.

Many years ago, when Jonathan Scull still worked for Stereophile, he wrote a very negative review ("no magic") of the Gryphon DM100 amplifier (the ancestor of the Antileon), as a result of which Gryphon withdrew from the American market for many years ......
You maybe right as I remember the Gryphon sound was on the dark side years ago. This is not the case anymore, just like Krell's sound has changed over the years.
IME I would put the Gryphon sound a few clicks toward the warmer side of neutral. Great amps for sure.
The full class A sound definitely has a "sweetness" or warmth to it. Of course, my personal tastes run on the warmer side of neutral. Personally, the super analytical sound is enticing at a demo or even for a short while but I quickly grow tired of it. YMMV.

About us

  • What’s Best Forum is THE forum for high end audio, product reviews, advice and sharing experiences on the best of everything else. This is THE place where audiophiles and audio companies discuss vintage, contemporary and new audio products, music servers, music streamers, computer audio, digital-to-analog converters, turntables, phono stages, cartridges, reel-to-reel tape machines, speakers, headphones and tube and solid-state amplification. Founded in 2010 What’s Best Forum invites intelligent and courteous people of all interests and backgrounds to describe and discuss the best of everything. From beginners to life-long hobbyists to industry professionals, we enjoy learning about new things and meeting new people, and participating in spirited debates.

Quick Navigation

User Menu

Steve Williams
Site Founder | Site Owner | Administrator
Ron Resnick
Site Co-Owner | Administrator
Julian (The Fixer)
Website Build | Marketing Managersing