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GRYPHON ETHOS…The DAC with the CD TRANSPORT!

ETHOS CD PLAYER from GRYPHON AUDIO DESIGNS . Recently, Gryphon Audio Design launched their Compact Disc player, the Ethos, after an absence of a new CD player in their catalog since the end of 2013. I have read some very positive reviews and testimonies from colleagues in the industry and fellow audiophile in the local fellowship. Prompted I was to call RAVE System …

KODO, GRYPHON AUDIO FLAGSHIP LOUDSPEAKERS That’s Beyond My Hearing Prowess?!

KODO, GRYPHON AUDIO DESIGNS FLAGSHIP LOUDSPEAKERS . A Chat With The GRYPHONISTS . The first time I met in person, Flemming Erik Rasmussen and Valdemar Borsting was in 2013. They were on an Asia Tour to visit their distributors in the region. At that time, I just bought their newly launch Gryphon Audio Mephisto stereo power amp to drive my then …

DS Audio’s Flagship Optical Phono System, DS Master 1 (Part 3 of 3 Review)

         DS AUDIO MASTER1 OPTICAL PHONO SYSTEM   The final part of a 3-part introduction and review of Japanese audio company/ maverick/innovator DS Audio by Dato Danon Han.     Part Three   Why Not Just Called It Honesty?!   So far the DS Master1 has proven to be an ‘unabashedly’ transparent (revealing or honest?) analogue source. I …

DS Audio’s Flagship Optical Phono System, DS MASTER 1 (Review Part 2 of 3)

                DS AUDIO MASTER-1 OPTICAL PHONO SYSTEM   A 3-part introduction and review of Japanese audio company/ maverick/innovator DS Audio by Dato Danon Han. Stand by for Part 3 for the ‘Big Bang’ surprise…     Part Two   Enter the Master of Optical Phono Cartridge System      Another review meant another series of sessions listening to …

DS Audio’s Flagship Optical Phono System, the DS MASTER 1 (Review Part 1 of 3)

  DS AUDIO MASTER 1 OPTICAL PHONO SYSTEM     A 3-part introduction and review of Japanese audiocompany/ maverick/innovator DS Audio by Dato Danon Han. Stand by for Parts 2 & 3 for the ‘Big Bang’ surprise…   Part One     The D and S of DS Audio   The DS stands for Digital Stream of Digital Stream Corporation, Japan that specializes in …

KRONOS COMPLETE ANALOGUE SOLUTION

  THE KRONOS COMPLETE ANALOGUE SOLUTION with REFERENCE PHONO    The ‘Unstoppable’ Kronos   ​The Kronos Pro turntable is now six years old. During its illustrious life, it has received many upgrades and it has maintained its position as the industry standard. Indeed, Kronos has been chosen by many High End audio manufacturers such as Magico,Von Schweikert Audio, Absolare, Kubala-Sosna, Joseph …