gryphon amps

are these amps good or great?


Search these forums and many online reviews, They're universally praised. 

I suppose an additional question is: given components x, y, z in room a, b, c for listening preferences 1, 2, 3 -- are these amps overkill?

i was watching a video and the commenter said this is the best american amp made! period!! this is why i'm asking this question!

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Gryphon is a Dutch company:

 Gryphon Audio Designs is a manufacturer of high-end audio equipment located in Denmark. Gryphon is known for their extremely expensive cost-no-object audio equipment, with few updates and product changes compared to their competition

I have heard mostly great comments about Gryphon amps. But any comment like “the best amp made period”, needs to be questioned. It depends on your values in sound. Sound quality is not like measuring a length or discrete absolute parameter in physics where there is only one right answer.

The answer is, “it depends”. There are many aspects to sound quality, it may be great in some and not so great in others. 

Dutch, Danish, not American for sure.

Wooden shoes or hats with horns, who cares.

According to Dunn & Bradstreet, Gryphon is a Danish Company.

They are definitely out of my price range, so I will reserve judgement as to where the stand in the hierarchy of audio manufacturers.



I was about to pull the trigger on a McIntosh MA352 and my dealer pulled out the Gryphon Diablo 120 and we compared them….




The McIntosh sounded muddy and thin compared to the Gryphon. I cancelled the McIntosh and bought the gryphon. I since upgraded to the Diablo 300. I have Sonus Faber Serafino speakers. 

please note that I’ve since swapped the Diablo 300 for an ARC 160s and REF 6SE.


gryphon amps are made by hand in Denmark and are pretty gorgeous sounding. I loved it…!