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} …

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 …

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 …