The Colosseum is one of the best class-A amps Gryphon has ever made -- certainly a work of industrial art that may be the crowning achievement of the company’s visionary designer, Flemming Rasmussen. It
looks like no other audio component ever made, and it’s beautiful, with
sculpted heatsinks, touch-sensitive buttons, Gryphon’s custom-made
binding posts, and on and on. But the whole eclipses the sum of even such very impressive parts. The Colosseum’s power rating into 8 ohms is
160Wpc, though this is misleading -- class-A watts are somehow different from other watts, often sounding richer, deeper, more authoritative,
more golden in tone than the same number of class-AB watts. The
Colosseum’s spec of 5400W into 0.5 ohm should give a hint as to its inherent power, as should its weight of 175 pounds. All practical considerations have been left aside -- this is cost-no-object,
tour-de-force amplifier design. In short, Gryphon designed the Colosseum to make a statement.
Up for sale is an ex-demo, lightly used stereo Colosseum amplifier. This unit could be converted to a monoblock. It will ship in the original flight case, strapped to a pallet.
Manufacturer’s warranty apply for new & ex-demo units within the U.S & Canada only. All sales are final. No refund. No exchange. Wire transfer preferred. C.C. + 3.5%. Shipping costs excluded. Send us your zip code for a shipping quote.
CA residents will need to pay sales tax.
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