Gryphon Scorpio CD Player in MINT condition, low hours, free smoke ambient
: After a few weeks with the Scorpio and Atilla duo and many cross references to my own system, the upshot relative to tonal balance once again came down to "how’d you like it?" That’s because better or worse didn’t exist here. If you answered "direct, immediate, involving, tonally rather heavier than lighter and most of all physically tactile", you’d need to make an appointment with these winged Danish lions. They make a good team. Both are highly dynamic, exceptionally tacit and in combination perfectly balanced in the midband. A minor trend for earthiness over airiness remains. Of course individual character sketches are interesting too: Gryphon Scorpio:
- The treble is slightly mild and soft in the uppermost octave and altogether free of harshness or artefacts.
- The midrange leans into the lively/energetic rather than voluptuous. Directness is the name of the game but it remains well short of being in your face.
- The bass is powerful, extended, rhythmically agile and well defined if not extremely dry.
- The machine is exceptionally dynamic both in the micro and macro domains.
- The Scorpio is a turn-on player, which also involves the one-step-closer stage perspective. That is unusually broad but still has good depth layering.
- Physically tacit sounds are a core strength that particularly on vocalists becomes outright fascinating.
- Dimensions & weight: 48 x 13.5 x 41.5cm WxHxD, 9.6kg
- Trim: Black
- I/o ports: XLR analog outputs, BNC digital output
- Other: Remote control, dimmable or extinguishable display
- Power consumption: 5, 35 and 40 watts in standby, idle and at max