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Meet the The Gryphon Audio Diablo 120

Integrated amplifiers make home stereo simple. With a single box, often with a built in phonostage, it’s easy to plug all your components in, wire up the speakers and be playing music within minutes. The simplicity also brings limitations. By separating stages into a preamplifier...

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The high res storm in a tea cup

Time to be a little controversial and say that the whole High Res music scene is nothing more than a rather small storm in a tea cup.  Don't get me wrong, I love the technical improvements that high bit rates and even higher sampling rates can...

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Transfiguration Cartridges in South Africa

In many audiophile circles there has been a fierce debate around which component in a system is the most important when it comes to sound reproduction. From amplification to speakers, and even in some far out instances, power cables. Everything comes under the spotlight. At...

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The perfect setlist?

Many of us treat our music collections as extensions of our own biography. Which is why what  you play says a considerable amount about you. What you play also says something important about your sound system.  In the first of a series of blogs about the...

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Avantgarde Trio review from The Absolute Sound

Avantgarde Acoustics need little introduction in high end audio circles. Well known for producing some of the world finest horn loudspeakers, they often feature in top ten lists of the worlds best audio components. Instantly recognizable by the three colorful horns, the Trio's sit at the...

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Charisma Audio – True passion.

On a recent visit to Canada to attend a family function I took the opportunity to meet with Bernard Li, the man behind Charisma Audio.   Charisma Audio - proudly distributed by Thirteen Hof-  is a manufacturer of audio cartridges that have gained world wide acclaim for...

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Brinkmann Audio ‘best in show’ at RMAF

With so many boutique audio manufacturers fighting to differentiate themselves it’s easy to get lost trying to find something truly exceptional. Brinkmann Audio is exceptional, and stands out for all the right reasons. This is largely due to Helmut Brinkmann’s unconventional approach to building hi-fi...

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Odeon Comes to 13hof

Odeon loudspeakers take an unconventional approach with their designs and manufacture. Looking like modern works of art it is immediately apparent that Odeon has produced something that is not only unique, but on closer inspection incredible audio component. 13hof will initially be bringing in the...

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The New Gryphon Diablo 300 Integrated Amplifier.

Founded in 1985 Gryphon Audio Designs has three decades of experience in designing and manufacturing audio product that embody the highest standards in audio reproduction. The Gryphon philosophy is to adhere to the strictest quality control with no expense spared on the research, production and...

Welcome to our new website!

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