Let me ask this question, what separates The Gryphon Ethos from say a high-end Sim Audio or Cambridge Audio CD Player? Let me preface by saying I respect the manufacturing differences between high-end CD Player manufacturers like Ayon, Esoteric, dCS, and Gryphon. But what would the average audiophile with a limited human range of hearing benefit from this? You don't have to give the specs, but in terms of the tonality, and other sound quality aspects or maybe some subtle differences you've heard compared to other higher end CD Players?
My question is rooted in the fact that CD players are becoming an antiquated non-linear format so why would a person spend northwards of $25K for one?
I'm also asking because the other components may be a stronger influence on sound quality as well, i.e., cables, interconnects, transducers, dampening, room treatments, etc.