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Sphinx Myth 5
3 Reviews
rating  5 of 5
MSRP  2295.00
Description: 75 Watt Integrated Amplifier


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Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by jlithen a Audio Enthusiast

Date Reviewed: April 7, 2002

Bottom Line:   
Great amp, it has its price, but there is no other amp available for this price that would be better.
A very good combination of a soft and hard amp. Sound is soft like a babys butt, but has tremendous amounts of power.

If you want a 2000$ amp buy this one!

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Used product for:   3 Months to 1 year

Duration Product Used:   Audio Enthusiast

Product model year:   1998

Price Paid:    $800.00

Purchased At:   second hand



Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by FAB a Audio Enthusiast

Date Reviewed: February 21, 2001

Bottom Line:   
I have been using this integrated for more than one year now.
The first thing one notices listening is that the Myth 5 is able, if needed, to deliver an astonishing dynamic over the full spectrum.
But only if needed: the Myth 5 can change from a brutal beast to pure softness and delicacy: basically, you get what is one the disc...
With its great neutrality, the Myth 5 is very confortable with any kind of music styles: from the softness of a string quartet or a piano solo to the most powerfull rock music, the Myth 5 keeps always the pace and the spirit of the music.

The Bass is going in the very low region and keeps been tight and articulated.
The medium and the highs are very details. Especially the highs which gives an incredible number of micro informations.
But what is really amazing, is that there is no harshness, no listenning fatigue at all.
When A/B comparing this amp. with others, if I have to qualify the sound coming from this amp., I would say that it has a lot of class: punchy, tight and very transparent but, at the same time, soft whith natural timbers.

The picture drown by the Myth 5 is wide and deep and really sharp. Once listening to a symphony, you have the feeling of been at the theater facing the orchestra.
This feeling is also due to the fact that the sound never comes in your face but always stays behind the speakers which gives you the feeling you are facing the players.


Chery on the cake, this integrated is able to deliver a huge amont of current and can drive close to every speaker.
I have been able to listen to it with different speakers and I have never felt any fuzzyness: it is as if the boomer was grasped by an iron hand.

To conclude, I will say that this integrated from a small Dutch compagny does have a lot of qualities and can easely compete with amp costing twice its price.
Should definitively be in the short list for a $2000 to $3000 integrated quest.

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Used product for:   More than 1 year

Duration Product Used:   Audio Enthusiast

Product model year:   1999



Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Woodstock a Audio Enthusiast

Date Reviewed: June 18, 2000

Bottom Line:   
Have compared Myth 5 with Copland CSA-18, Classe CAP80, Luxman 505S, found that Myth 5 with the most natural vocal, high and mid range. Bass is well controlled.If you like to listen vocal, classic, pop-music, it is one of the best buy in this price range. It is very easy to match with other equipment.

Equipment for testing:
- B&W CDM7SE
- Rotel RCD971
- cable: AN-L, DagonFly-power cable


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Used product for:   3 months to 1 year

Duration Product Used:   Audio Enthusiast

Product model year:   1999




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