Munich, Germany, 18 May 2023: Gryphon Audio Designs ApS, designer and manufacturer of Ultra-Luxe Audio Systems, proudly announces the world premiere of their new Diablo 333 Integrated Amplifier, today at HIGH END Munich, Atrium 4.1, Room E120. Surpassing the legendary Diablo 300 was no simple feat: introduced at High End Munich 2015, the Diablo 300 established a new benchmark in Integrated Amplifier performance. With unanimous praise from the High End press and thousands of units sold, Diablo 300 has maintained its “Best-in- Class” status for nearly a decade, repeatedly besting newer and more expensive competitors.
Over the past eight years, however, new component technologies and intensive engineering research have suggested areas for improvement. Circuit highlights from the new Apex and Commander, Gryphon’s flagship Amplifier and Preamplifier, have “Trickled-Down” to the Diablo 333, which boasts ten percent more output power than its legendary predecessor. New ultra-fast, low-capacitance pre-driver transistors deliver both enhanced musicality and superior measured performance.
One look at the 333 and the Gryphon DNA is obvious: the triangular display panel with 4.3” TFT capacitive touch screen evokes the aesthetic created by Gryphon Founder Flemming Rasmussen for Apex and Commander, as do custom-made chassis spikes which enhance both mechanical integrity and visual harmony. Also developed for Apex, Gryphon’s bespoke binding posts are also found on the 333’s back panel. Sculpted from a block of aluminum, the remote handset from Commander replaces the “Wand” remote supplied with Diablo 300. A new, more intuitive menu structure enhances the user interface while a USB 2.0 socket on Diablo’s rear panel simplifies firmware upgrades.
As with the Diablo 300, the 333 can be outfitted with optional Phono and DAC modules which have been completely redesigned for the new amplifier. The PS-3 RIAA module features True Dual Mono Class A-coupled topology from input to output, with no global negative feedback and discrete balanced circuitry featuring matched transistor arrays. Gold-plated Neutrik XLR balanced input sockets replace the RCA sockets utilized in the previous generation. MC load impedance can be set externally with left/right rear panel switches, versus the internal jumpers found on the PS-2S. MC/MM setting is front-panel selectable via the Diablo 333 menu. Gryphon’s new DAC-3 D/A MODULE incorporates the latest High-Performance Sabre DAC: the ES9039PRO. Seven user-selectable PCM digital roll-off filters are included, as are a full assortment of USB, AES/EBU, BNC and TOSLINK inputs. The 333’s USB input is compatible with all current Digital Audio Formats.
The new Diablo 333 will be on active display in the Gryphon room, Atrium 4.1, Room E120, driving Gryphon EOS 2 Loudspeakers via Vanta and Rosso cabling. Rune Skov, Sales Director, will be conducting demonstrations throughout the show. Rune will be joined by Jakob Odgaard, CEO, Thomas Moeller, Head of Engineering, Anthony Chiarella, Director, Sales and Marketing, Gryphon North America and the Gryphon Executive Team, all of whom will be available to answer questions and provide interviews. We cordially invite you to experience the latest generation of Diablo: The World’s Finest Integrated Amplifier at HIGH END Munich 2023.
The new Diablo 333 will be available October, 2023.
- Diablo 333: $24,900 USD (MSRP)
- DAC 3: $7,000 USD (MSRP)
- Phono Stage 3: $5,600 USD (MSRP)
Gryphon Audio Designs ApS, manufacturer of Ultra-Luxe Audio Systems, was founded in 1985 by Flemming E. Rasmussen, whose artistic training resulted in products whose state-of-the-art technical performance are complemented by stunning visual design. Since 2002, Thomas Willum Børsting has been the majority shareholder with Gryphon employees holding the remaining shares. Gryphon is distributed in more than 40 countries worldwide.