Gryphon vs Luxman vs Accuphase

Thinking that I may bite the bullet this year and get into a Gryphon Diablo 300 but before I consider shelling out that much, wanted to get some input from any of you that have heard this amp in comparison to Luxman or Accuphase. The 509X from Luxman costs half that of the Gryphon and is more within reach. The Accuphase E650 is not that far off the Diablo 300 pricing. IF the Gryphon is better in your mind, curious to hear whether you think the Luxman or Accuphase come close?

It sounds like all 3 have rave reviews. One is a class A while the other two are Class A/B. 

Showing 1 response by stargazer3

Yes, I love my class A Luxman L-590AXII. Before Luxman, I was using the Hegel H360 and was thinking about upgrading to the Gryphon Diablo 300. I’ve heard the Diablo at the audio show and loved the sound. But thanks to @greginnh for recommending the Luxman to me. I took his advice and got the Luxman without any audition. Now I don’t have much desire to get the Diablo. The Luxman was way better than the Hegel H360. I’ve never heard the Accuphase, but I don’t think you can go wrong with any of the 3 amps.

To respected_ent I am just curious to find out what was about Luxman L-590AXXII that for you was so way better than the Hegel H360; presumably you are referring to sound quality?