Vitus / Gryphon

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Never heard Gryphon Colosseum . To me , Vitus Masterpiece excel in all areas unless you prefer the warmer sound of Mephisto . That's what I heard in my syst . A friend who heard the latest Antileon told me he like it very much ... at least for the $$$
 

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Never heard Gryphon Colosseum . To me , Vitus Masterpiece excel in all areas unless you prefer the warmer sound of Mephisto . That's what I heard in my syst . A friend who heard the latest Antileon told me he like it very much ... at least for the $$$
Ok, good to know - to me, Vitus is both expensive and the 100w might be lower powered. Like the sound though. So a good reference. I will look at Gryphon Antileon/Colosseum vs Luxman M900 in the longer run, for restored apogee duettas. No hard preferences yet, just need a decent start point to demo around.
 

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Never heard Gryphon Colosseum . To me , Vitus Masterpiece excel in all areas unless you prefer the warmer sound of Mephisto . That's what I heard in my syst . A friend who heard the latest Antileon told me he like it very much ... at least for the $$$
audioblazer, I, for one, would be grateful for your fuller and more detailed comparison of the Mephisto amp and the Vitus amp. Does either one in any sense have a sound analogous to a contemporary tube amp?
 

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audioblazer, I, for one, would be grateful for your fuller and more detailed comparison of the Mephisto amp and the Vitus amp. Does either one in any sense have a sound analogous to a contemporary tube amp?
Go to Rhapsody and compare Vitus and high end kondo
 

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audioblazer, I, for one, would be grateful for your fuller and more detailed comparison of the Mephisto amp and the Vitus amp. Does either one in any sense have a sound analogous to a contemporary tube amp?
Hey Ron, In addition to Audioblazer, you may wish to speak with Dato Han, your fellow Editor, who owned the Mephisto set for some time and also went to Vitus Masterpiece Ref Series.
 

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Hey Ron, In addition to Audioblazer, you may wish to speak with Dato Han, your fellow Editor, who owned the Mephisto set for some time and also went to Vitus Masterpiece Ref Series.
And Annapolis raider on audioshark chose mephisto after auditioning both
 
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Go to Rhapsody and compare Vitus and high end kondo
Ron, as Ked suggests you can hear the Vitus SM102's and the Kaguras on the Magico M3's....you are always welcome.
 

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And Annapolis raider on audioshark chose mephisto after auditioning both
interesting...so he listened to Mephisto and Vitus Masterpiece and chose Mephisto? What was the rest of his system and what were his reasons? I will go try to find it on Ashark
 

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interesting...so he listened to Mephisto and Vitus Masterpiece and chose Mephisto? What was the rest of his system and what were his reasons? I will go try to find it on Ashark

Not sure of his reasons. At this level I think it is a preference. He has one of the big focal speakers with grand prix Monaco and feickert firebird TTs
 

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Not sure of his reasons. At this level I think it is a preference. He has one of the big focal speakers with grand prix Monaco and feickert firebird TTs
I think he choose between the 103 and the Mephisto , not the Masterpiece . There is a difference !
 

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I want an amp with spectral jump and speed, Vitus liquidity and tone, and Bryston used price
 

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I want an amp with spectral jump and speed, Vitus liquidity and tone, and Bryston used price
Lol... In your dreams mate ! Let us know if you stumble upon that elusive unicorn !
 

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Thank you for the suggestion, LL21, and for the invitation, rvisinta!
 
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Thank you for the suggestion, LL21, and for the invitation, rvisinta!
Ron, we met briefly at the hotel in Munich at the morning Ubiq session. Would enjoy a visit if you make it to NYC. Give me a heads up when you are this way and we will have some listening fun.
 

LL21

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I want an amp with spectral jump and speed, Vitus liquidity and tone, and Bryston used price
Forte 4 amp (50 watts per channel, Class A)....probably $2-3K/second hand?
 

bonzo75

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Forte 4 amp (50 watts per channel, Class A)....probably $2-3K/second hand?
Oh wow will research Forte. Can it be bridged?
 

LL21

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Oh wow will research Forte. Can it be bridged?
I think so...but sad to say, it is an OLD amp, and has not been in production for a long time. But in my own experience, it ranks as one of my favorite amps of all time. Yes, I still rate the Gryphon Antileon and Colosseum higher, but that amp was so finely balanced imho and incredibly powerful for 50 watts. Not as unbreakably powerfuly as the equivalent Vitus 50watt ref amp i suspect (which i've not heard)...but really dynamic and SOLID. If you can find them in good working condition, they are a steal. and they have incredibly little if any grain as i recall.
 

bonzo75

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Will need to find an engineer to mod them, that might be it
 

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