On a Higher Note https://onahighernote.com Distributor of Excellence Tue, 10 Dec 2019 20:14:53 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.3.2 January 2020 Stereophile Cover Issue: Gryphon Audio Ethos CD Player/DAC review by Jason Serinus https://onahighernote.com/blog/2019/12/10/january-2020-stereophile-cover-issue-gryphon-audio-ethos-cd-player-dac-review-by-jason-serinus/ https://onahighernote.com/blog/2019/12/10/january-2020-stereophile-cover-issue-gryphon-audio-ethos-cd-player-dac-review-by-jason-serinus/#respond Tue, 10 Dec 2019 20:14:53 +0000 https://onahighernote.com/?p=11584 “Most beautiful audio component I’ve ever had the opportunity to handle…, among the easiest of components to control…  The Ethos is one open, marvelously detailed, and fresh-sounding unit that makes listening to music an absolute joy.”  – Jason Serinus PDF download of the article is >>> HERE >>>.  Slide show of the full article see [...]

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PFO Writers’ Choice Award 2019 for Gryphon Antileon EVO Stereo Amplifier https://onahighernote.com/blog/2019/12/06/pfo-writers-choice-award-2019-for-gryphon-antileon-evo-stereo-amplifier/ https://onahighernote.com/blog/2019/12/06/pfo-writers-choice-award-2019-for-gryphon-antileon-evo-stereo-amplifier/#respond Fri, 06 Dec 2019 18:06:49 +0000 https://onahighernote.com/?p=11580 Positive Feedback Online has announced the recipients of their 2019 Writers’ Choice Awards and the Gryphon Antileon Evo Stereo Amplifier was among the winners. “Gryphon has been refining the Antileon for many years, and to these ears, they got it right with the Evo.” Gregory Petan, Positive Feedback Online November 2019 Read the full article [...]

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Stores Event Report: MORMusic.Today Celebrated Abbey Road: Coast to Coast North American High End Audio Community to welcome music lovers to commemorate the 50th Anniversary of Iconic Album’s Release https://onahighernote.com/blog/2019/10/24/stores-event-report-mormusic-today-celebrated-abbey-road-coast-to-coast-north-american-high-end-audio-community-to-welcome-music-lovers-to-commemorate-the-50th-anniversary-of-iconic-albums/ https://onahighernote.com/blog/2019/10/24/stores-event-report-mormusic-today-celebrated-abbey-road-coast-to-coast-north-american-high-end-audio-community-to-welcome-music-lovers-to-commemorate-the-50th-anniversary-of-iconic-albums/#respond Thu, 24 Oct 2019 16:09:46 +0000 https://onahighernote.com/?p=11421   Beatles fans had a rare opportunity to hear all 17 tracks in remixed and re-released format delivered on premium sound systems across North America. In celebration of the 50th anniversary of the release of The Beatles iconic LP Abbey Road, 40 North America’s high-end audio stores welcomed music lovers to a special event honoring the Fab [...]

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Show Report/Photo Journal: Gryphon Audio at Audio Visions SF’s 20th Anniversary Event, San Francisco, CA https://onahighernote.com/blog/2019/10/03/show-report-photo-journal-gryphon-audio-at-audio-visions-sfs-20th-anniversary-event-san-francisco-ca/ https://onahighernote.com/blog/2019/10/03/show-report-photo-journal-gryphon-audio-at-audio-visions-sfs-20th-anniversary-event-san-francisco-ca/#respond Thu, 03 Oct 2019 15:23:42 +0000 https://onahighernote.com/?p=11420   This three day event celebrates Audio Vision San Francisco 20th Anniversary.  It also coincides with MORmusic.today’s coast to coast party to celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the Beatles’ Abbey Road where 40 locations in North America opened up their shops during a 3 hour time span, playing the new re-release by Giles Martin with [...]

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Video/Podcast posted with Philip O’Hanlon discussing the high end audio hobby and MORMusic.today’s kickoff with Abbey Road’s 50th Anniversary N. American high end audio party on Sept 28th https://onahighernote.com/blog/2019/09/26/video-podcast-posted-with-philip-ohanlon-discussing-the-high-end-audio-hobby-and-mormusic-todays-kickoff-with-abbey-roads-50th-anniversary-n-american-high-end-audio-party-on-sept-28th/ https://onahighernote.com/blog/2019/09/26/video-podcast-posted-with-philip-ohanlon-discussing-the-high-end-audio-hobby-and-mormusic-todays-kickoff-with-abbey-roads-50th-anniversary-n-american-high-end-audio-party-on-sept-28th/#respond Thu, 26 Sep 2019 20:07:20 +0000 https://onahighernote.com/?p=11187 Two music lovers, two generations apart, chatted about their personal experience with music and how it changes their lives.  One opened up his platform to invite the other to share his experience in music presentation. The pair got together with one common goal – to inspire others to experience music at a deeper level in [...]

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Show Report: Canadian Launch of the Graham Audio LS5/5 with Art et Son in Montreal https://onahighernote.com/blog/2019/09/24/show-report-canadian-launch-of-the-graham-audio-ls5-5-with-art-et-son-in-montreal/ https://onahighernote.com/blog/2019/09/24/show-report-canadian-launch-of-the-graham-audio-ls5-5-with-art-et-son-in-montreal/#respond Tue, 24 Sep 2019 15:32:15 +0000 https://onahighernote.com/?p=11424   Joining Graham Audio’s line up of BBC licensed monitors is a dramatic update of the original LS5/5 design. Originally designed by the BBC for monitoring their own recordings, in the 1960’s, the BBC considered this their finest sonic quality design. With the advent of Rock & Roll, this model was eased aside by the [...]

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Show Report/Photo Journal: Common Wave Audio presenting Graham Audio LS5/9f and LS3P in Los Angeles https://onahighernote.com/blog/2019/09/12/show-report-photo-journal-common-wave-audio-presenting-graham-audio-ls5-9f-and-ls3p-in-los-angeles/ https://onahighernote.com/blog/2019/09/12/show-report-photo-journal-common-wave-audio-presenting-graham-audio-ls5-9f-and-ls3p-in-los-angeles/#respond Thu, 12 Sep 2019 15:23:40 +0000 https://onahighernote.com/?p=11426   Common Wave Audio presented Graham Audio LS5/9f and LS3P (Active version of LS3’s). Nestled in one of the industrial lofts in downtown Los Angeles, Wes Katzir’s Common Wave Audio has a very chic vibe with multiple sound systems voiced inside an open floor plan.  While there are multiple separate systems, Wes set things up [...]

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HD Vinyl – a space to watch for all music lovers! https://onahighernote.com/blog/2019/09/07/hd-vinyl-a-space-to-watch-for-all-music-lovers/ https://onahighernote.com/blog/2019/09/07/hd-vinyl-a-space-to-watch-for-all-music-lovers/#respond Sat, 07 Sep 2019 19:39:04 +0000 https://onahighernote.com/?p=11167 Since the Long Playing vinyl 10 & 12” records were first introduced in 1948, there really has not been any major significant improvements to the format. Sorry, Quadraphonic never took off. I have an amazing  10” record of Duke Ellington’s Liberian Suite that was recorded direct to lacquer in 1948, this was one of the [...]

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Show Report/Store Opening: Pacific Design Center, W. Hollywood, CA – Joseph Cali Systems Design Presenting All Gryphon Audio https://onahighernote.com/blog/2019/09/06/show-report-store-opening-pacific-design-center-w-hollywood-ca-joseph-cali-systems-design-presenting-all-gryphon-audio/ https://onahighernote.com/blog/2019/09/06/show-report-store-opening-pacific-design-center-w-hollywood-ca-joseph-cali-systems-design-presenting-all-gryphon-audio/#respond Fri, 06 Sep 2019 14:29:15 +0000 https://onahighernote.com/?p=11428 Nestled inside a new design store concept where different disciplines of a residential or commercial design/redesign share one roof, is Joseph Cali Systems Design in West Hollywood’s Pacific Design Center.  The venue is utterly magical with a beautiful aesthetically and soul-soothing walk into Joe’s showroom. Read the compete show report <<here>>

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High Fidelity review for Gryphon Scorpio S https://onahighernote.com/blog/2019/09/01/high-fidelity-review-for-gryphon-scorpio-s/ https://onahighernote.com/blog/2019/09/01/high-fidelity-review-for-gryphon-scorpio-s/#respond Sun, 01 Sep 2019 13:04:37 +0000 https://onahighernote.com/?p=11440   Although with the Gryphon we do not get the deepest bass, like with the dCS Vivaldi player or reference player, you can’t really hear it – due to a slight lowering of the midrange and smoothness of all subranges. These are well-chosen features that result in a beautifully presented music. HIGH FIDELITY, SEPT 2019

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