How BHK 250 compares with a Gryphon integrated amp?


#1

Hi guys!
I own an old Gryphon Callisto 2100 integrated amp. It served me well over the years but, you know, the clock is ticking fast so I’m looking forward to meet a match for it. I also have a complete Directstream DAC in my system so people suggested me to connect it to a BHK 250 amp, although it’s far more than what is needed by my Evolution Acoustics MMMicroOne bookshelves.
That said, I’d like to hear oppinions from people that have tested / experience with Gryphon or similar rigs (amps, integrates) in order to help me decide if the BHK 250 will fit / overfit my expectations.
Thank you all in advance.


#2

I’m not familiar with your specific equipment (other than the DS) but Paul did an Ask Paul video on matching amps to speakers: http://www.psaudio.com/askpaul/how-to-match-speakers-and-amps/

Generally, even small speakers benefit from more power.


#3

Definitely can’t have too much good power on speakers. Flem Rasmussen of Gryphon is a very talented designer and makes great sounding gear. But, I suspect BHK betters it and it’s worth a go. Just my two-cents worth.


#4

A penny for your thoughts… my two cents worth… HEY somebody’s makin’ a penny here!

Yes, yes very old and very dusty.

As always, thank you Paul, for your nearly infinite tolerance.

Tomajj.


#5

Flem Rasmussen of Gryphon is an extremely talented and respected designer and I have always liked and admired his work. I have not had the pleasure of hearing his integrated so I do not have an opinion.