I,too, want to demo the Vitus gear. Whom has the best showroom here in the U.S. ?
i heard there is only 2 us authorized dealers. One in New York and the other in Orange County. I only know of the one here on the west coast. It's cake audio. I heard the amp in the Newport show a couple of weeks ago. Sounded awesome.
also thank you audiolabyrith for your detailed review. I'm leaning towards the vitus. The momentum is a great amp but I thought it was a little overdone. I have been told that It could cause fatigue to listen to.
One issue with the excellent Vitus amps was that they need to be left powered up as they take 3 to 4 days to reach their transparent sound
my Diablo 300 takes 30 minutes although I do leave it on standby
Have heard the beautiful d'agostino with Magico speakers
Impressive but bass less warm than the Scala v2 or my current Zingalis client name 3.12
hope this rambling is of some help or interest
i have been reading about gryphon but there is no dealer in the US. I want an amp that is great with soundstage and gives the music depth. I felt that the momentum were great but a little too rounded and maybe a little too smooth like an overly sugary hot chocolate. The vitus seems to be more organic to my ears maybe not as creamy. Hope this makes sense
If you want to give the D'Agostinos a go in your system, let me know. Of course I'm biased, but if there's anything you will NOT find on Dan's latest is fatigue!
With our YGs, the depth with the Momentum is unbelievable. Truly a walk-in soundstage.
So, if you want to give it a go, give us a call or email!
Disclaimer: dealer in San Diego, CA (http://almaaudio.com)