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08 / 12 / 19

Gryphon Essence Preamplifier & Stereo / Mono Amplifiers

Gryphon Essence Preamplifier& Stereo / Mono Amplifiers
The year 2020 celebrates Gryphon Audio Designs' 35 years of exploration and innovation in audio components. Without a doubt they have single-handed been the leader in Scandinavia design and engineering within high-end audio. Gryphon's Essence line of amplification possesses great power and control, with an eye on signal purity and ease of use. Gryphon Audio Designs' Essence Preamplifier (€12,800) and Stereo / Mono Amplifier (€16,800) are the result of decades in research and development. All models feature Symmetrical AC power polarity for the two-channel versions to improve transient response, soundstage depth and ambience retrieval. The Essence Stereo Amplifier produces an ultra-wide frequency bandwidth from 0.5Hz to 350kHz and is conservatively rated at 50W @ 8 Ohms Class A (100W @ 4 and 190W @ 2 Ohms) and upward of 200W @ 2 Ohms in Monoblock configuration.

Constant high power reserves are available at all times, as the Essence simply does not “see” the speaker, so its reactive load cannot degrade amplifier performance. Unlike other high-power amplifiers, Gryphon's no-compromise, pure Class A topology allows the Essence to offer extreme power reserves on demand, combined with refinement and delicacy in musical presentation. The Essence Stereo employs 20 transistors per channel, while the Essence Monoblock features 40 of these devices per unit. These transistors can be called upon to deliver massive amounts of momentary peak power without overload.

Based on thorough analysis of typical listening situations, Gryphon Green Bias (green for substantially reduced environmental impact) reduces the AC power use. Green Bias offers true, pure Class A with considerably lower power consumption. Any combination of Gryphon preamplifier and power amplifier with Green Bias control allows the user to select the amount of Class A required to run his speakers fully in Class A at any given time.

Gryphon Audio Designs Essence Preamplifier has a variety of analog inputs, both unbalanced RCA and balanced XLR, plus there are both a DAC and phono modules to further expand the preamplifier's capability. The DAC module adds four digital inputs (USB, balanced AES/EBU, TosLink optical and BNC S/PDIF). USB can process PCM up to 32-bit/384 kHz as well as DSD (on Windows OS up to DSD512, on Mac OS up to DSD128, on Linux OS up to DSD128 DoP); via BNC S/PDIF and AES/EBU digital inputs up to192 kHz/32-bit PCM and via TosLink up to 96kHz/24-bit PCM. The MM/MC phono stage is a true dual-mono design for enhanced channel separation, capable of extracting every musical detail for ultimate realism.

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8 hours ago, calle_jr said:


Det är ju en god idé om man vill skrämma livet av folk. :)


Då det är deras billigaste serie så får det väl räknas till deras instegsserie oavsett vad de kostar sen om de skrämmer livet av folk de får vi väl se :D 

Priserna på deras övriga serier har nog större chans att skrämma livet av folk med sina priser :)

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