Redesigned, More Powerful Integrated Amp from Gryphon
ryphon Audio Design's Diablo integrated amp remained in the company's product line for a decade, so the new Diablo 300 (12,800) has big shoes to fill. It takes advantage of technologies developed for Gryphon's Pandora preamplifier and Mephisto power amplifier while offering both digital and analog options.
The Diablo 300 uses a fully balanced, microprocessor-controlled volume control derived from the Pandora preamp's. Select resistors and relays are used, with no more than two resistors in the signal path at any setting. Military-spec dual-layer and four-layer printed circuit boards with up to 105-micron copper traces are used; the Diablo 300 maintains an ultra-short signal path and minimal internal wiring. The 300Wpc Diablo 300 has a wideband frequency response of 0.5Hz to 350kHz, and its extremely high current capabilities allow it to double its output to 600Wpc into 4 ohms and 950Wpc into 2 ohms.
The Diablo 300 can be fitted with an optional PCM/DSD DAC module based on Gryphon's Kalliope digital-to-analog converter or an MM/MC phono stage based on the company's Legato Legacy phono stage. User niceties include remote control, a large, easy-to-read vacuum-fluorescent display with adjustable lighting and backlit touch-sensitive front-panel controls.
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