Ultra Audio´s new benchmark system by Jeff Fritz

June 30, 2011     (To news archive)

"Overall sound: The heart of The Beauty of Music could be said to be the Gryphon Colosseum amplifier. It costs almost twice as much as any other component here, but its class-A sound is so glorious, so subtle yet powerful, that it takes the system to another level of performance. In fact, it seems that a greater portion of the Colosseum’s intrinsic sound makes its way through the Piano Ceras to the listener than did that of any other amplifier I tried. There’s just something lush about the class-A biasing of a huge, well-designed power amplifier -- and that is Gryphon’s specialty"