Category Archives: Philip’s Musings

Vinyl to Tape, notes from an analogue warrior

The performance of Master ¼” 2 track tape playback at 15 IPS is in a word, “wonderful” by my standard!  Sadly enough, the repertoire is a little lacking so I was toying with the idea of curating playlists from my diverse vinyl collection, recording them to tape to expand the music that I could offer […]

Part 5 of 6: Demo Material LPs—Male Vocal

Our latest tests were done through a Gryphon Diablo 300 integrated amplifier and a pair of Gryphon Pantheon loudspeakers.  All I can say is that it woke our senses and presented an experience that many seek but seldom get.  There are many ways to build synergies.  Great recording, talented artists, well paired up “mixed marriage” […]

“The Girl and The Cat” – Lori Lieberman & The Matangi Quartet – Preview and back story from the artist

Lori Lieberman has been a household name associated with “Killing Me Softly” as the inspiration and collaborator of the song and the original artist.  Her beautiful vocals have touched the heart and soul of many of us. Her talent spans far.  In her new album, “The Girl and The Cat”, released in time prior to […]

Set up day at AXPONA with Gryphon Audio Designs

Behind the scenes on set up day, we find Gryphon Audio’s and On A Higher Note’s men in black hard at work.  Just the task of dismantling the massive crates to have the Trident II loudspeakers stand up on its feet took hours. The team took turn posing in front of the elevators with the […]