The Golden Ear 2017 de The Absolute Sound
YPSILON AUDIO ELECTRONICS: THE ONE AND ONLY WITH TWO (2) ABSOLUTE SOUND’S 2017 GOLDEN EAR AWARDS!
Ypsilon Hyperion monoblock amplifier
«Demetris Baklavas, the head honcho of Ypsilon electronics, has been steadily refining his products over the past decade. The results speak for themselves. His latest creation, the 400-watt monoblock Hyperion, named after the Titan god of heavenly light, is a high-powered, hybrid amplifier that combines the finesse and alacrity of his previous… low-powered design with tremendous clout.
The transparency, detail, and delicacy of this amplifier are indeed quite divine, but its ability to control the bass also rivals, and may even exceed, some of the most high-powered purely solid-state designs. The depth of soundstage is stunning and the treble region is seldom less than seductive.
If you’ve always yearned for high power, but shied away from it for fear of sacrificing refinement on the altar of high wattage, the Hyperion may prompt you to think again.
With the first 120 watts running in pure Class A, sonic purity is almost a given, but it is also the case that the Hyperion inevitably runs quite hot».
Jacob Heilbrunn, The Absolute Sound, September 2017, p. 76, (Review forthcoming).