Unknown Pleasures

“Johann Strauss’ Banditen Galop, Op. 336” (EIN STRAUSSFEST, 24K Gold Telarc Digital CD 80098G)

Literally, one of my favorite CD used in the recent review of the Gryphon Ethos, “I was literally blown away by the bountiful, and yet articulate mid to crazily low frequencies of the ‘drivers popping bass attacks’ (be warned!) from “Johann Strauss’ Banditen Galop, Op. 336” (EIN STRAUSSFEST, 24K Gold Telarc Digital CD 80098G). Personally, I felt there and then, …

Telerc’s ‘The Big Picture’ (Classic Film Music, Craft Recordings/ Concord Music Group Inc. CRO 1525)

The following excerpt is from the Gryphon Ethos review, “From main suite of the movie (starring Keanu Reeves of John Wick movies), “Speed” from Telerc’s ‘The Big Picture’ (Classic Film Music, Craft Recordings/ Concord Music Group Inc. CRO 1525), it was clear that the recommended default Filter 4 did provide a more defined, articulate and dynamism in the lower bass. The …

Emi Fujita (Camomile Best Audio/ Leafage IGMJSACD 60019)

The following excerpt is taken from the Gryphon Ethos review here, “Similarly, at Filter 1 and with the activation of Upsampling to 384kHz, I found that Emi Fujita‘s rendition of “Best of My Love” (Camomile Best Audio/ Leafage IGMJSACD 60019) to be clearer, and cleaner, as if the presentation was tidied up with more spacing between the words in the lyric. …

Star Tracks (Telarc CD-80094)

The Star Wars series have not only good story, special effects, actors, actresses, but also memorable soundtrack. Therefore, I used one of its track for the review of the Gryphon Ethos, “The Cincinnati Pops Orchestra led by Erich Kunzel playing The Imperial March from Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back at Star Tracks (Telarc CD-80094) was never that gloriously illustrated by any …

Tag McLaren Audio 01 (Test Tracks 4101)

The following track was used in the review of the Gryphon Ethos CD player, “Playing Blues Company’s Red Blood (Tag McLaren Audio 01 Test Tracks 4101) proved to me that the Gryphon Ethos could lay out the foundation of (any) music, the bass, with hard gripped authority, control, definition, direction, and yet maintained certain refinement and finesse. Throughout the track, …

Amanda McBroom “Midnight Matinee” (Magnum Music/ Master Music XRCD 24-NT0005)

The following was taken from the review of Gryphon Ethos CD player, “When the presented “music snapped into position”, I meant Amanda McBroom was projected standing out with a dense, palpable and weighted image, clearly separated from the accompanying musicians whom were clearly spaced out among themselves, within the spaciousness and airiness of the Preferred Sound & Cornerstone Studios (Los Angeles), in her …

Zhao Cong “Sound of China/ Dance in the Moon {Pipa Album} (Modern Records MCD3101UHQCD)

Crystal CD/ UHQCD has proven to be invaluable in anyone’s CD collection, in my audio book…thanks to Andy Lam and Mimi Chung for introducing me to them! The following excerpt is taken from the Gryphon Ethos review, “At Filter 2 and Filter 3, the double strings of pipa from (Ms.) Zhao Cong “Sound of China/ Dance in the Moon {Pipa Album} …

Eva Klesse Quartett “Obenland”

I have heard this jazz group performed at my university, University of Malaya, a few years back! Then and there I bought this album as one of my Reference CD…is that good! The following is taken from the review of Tombo Audio MP-05; “My immediate test CD was the Eva Klesse Quartett “Obenland” (ENJ-9643), where I discovered their expansive soundstage to be more stable in height, width and depth. That …