Gryphon Antileon EVO solid-state dual-mono amplifier Review $38,350 Review
May 25, 2021 § Leave a comment
Starting with the basics, the Evo is extremely quiet. I am regularly surprised about how many high end amps have transformer buzz or hum. Quite frankly, it drives me bonkers. A few years ago, I had to obtain two Emotiva CMX-2 with their Precision Common Mode AC Line Filter With DC Offset Eliminator in order to review $30,000 monoblocks that buzzed loudly when plugged directly into the wall. Given the vagaries of the AC supply in many places, I would expect a designer to anticipate what needs to be done to prevent such issues in a home listening environment. Similarly, I am bothered to no end by thumps, clicks and thuds that occur during turn on, turn off, and anything in between.There are absolutely no such irritating issues with the Evo. The build quality, attention to detail, and the obvious expertise that went into this amp are impeccable in every respect.