Gryphon Pandora

Precio: 29.000 €
Preamplificador de Gryphon

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Product features

  • True Dual Mono configuration
  • Fully discrete pure Class A with ultra-short signal path
  • 2 x 90,000 microFarad capacity banks
  • Ultra-wideband 3 MHz frequency response
  • Zero negative feedback
  • DC-coupling with servo-control
  • Isolated power supply for non-audio circuits
  • Extensive mechanical decoupling
  • Extensive local voltage regulation
  • Big-wheel, ball-bearing, microprocessor-controlled 85-step relay volume attenuator featuring Charcroft Z-Foil Audio ultra precision resistors and ultra low capacitance relays for best sonic performance
  • New, high-speed, discrete single-ended Class A input buffer developed for best possible sonic performance
  • Select premium-grade components, including Takman Audio resistors
  • Minimal internal wiring
  • Military spec. double-sided up to 70µm copper printed circuit boards
  • Two separate custom-made C-core transformers, one for each channel
  • Gold-plated input-isolating relays
  • PCB-mounted sockets eliminate wiring and shorten signal path
  • Gold-plated Swiss Neutric XLR sockets for three balanced sources and two outputs
  • Gold-plated phono sockets with Teflon insulation for two inputs and one Tape output
  • Optional integrated, Gryphon Phono Stage or Legato Heritage RIAA module
  • Fixed-level AV throughput for uncompromising integration with surround systems
  • Microprocessor-controlled menu functions
  • Adjustable channel balance, source level matching, start-up and maximum level
  • Green Bias control for Gryphon power amplifiers
  • Graphical Vacuum Fluorescent Display
  • Backlit touch-sensitive front panel controls
  • Adjustable display illumination (High, Medium, Low, Off)
  • Non-magnetic, non-resonant aluminium cabinets
  • 12 V DC link input and output
  • Flash memory upgrades via PC or key-fob
  • Infrared remote control
  • Standby power consumption <1W
  • EU CE approval
  • Designed and built in Denmark

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Pandora’s Four Boxes

In Greek mythology, Pandora was created at Zeus’ command as the first woman on earth. Her name means “the all-gifted”, because the gods endowed her with numerous precious talents. From Aphrodite, she received beauty, divine grace, charm and harmony; from Apollo, the gift of music; from Hermes, the power of subtle persuasion; from Athena, soul and from the Graces, love, tenderness, beauty, kindness, pleasure, creativity, artistry, and sensuality.

We have captured these virtues in the four-chassis Gryphon Pandora preamplifier with total isolation of left and right channels on separate chassis and dedicated dual mono power supplies in individual chassis to protect the audio signal from any interference.

The dual mono aspect of the design is taken to the practical extreme with separate detachable power cords and separate power switches for each channel.

Thanks to creative engineering and unbridled freedom in its design and execution, Gryphon Pandora is empowered to reveal more of the recorded source than any previous preamplifier. Only the finest components, selected for both technical and audio parameters, have been implemented, including Japanese Takman resistors and Charcroft Z-Foil resistors. Signal transmission between preamp and power amp takes place in fully balanced mode for low signal loss and minimal distortion.

Pandora also marks the introduction of a newly developed single-ended Class A input buffer stage consisting of only two transistors and a single resistor to maintain the transparency, speed and openness of the audio signal.

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Control Menu

The outward simplicity of the Gryphon Pandora conceals a variety of custom adjustments that are readily accessible without cluttering the front panel. For an exceptional level of convenience and user-friendliness with no negative impact on audio performance, Gryphon Pandora is equipped with a microprocessor-controlled menu of practical features: input naming, max level setting, start level setting, left/right channel balance (6 dB in 1 dB increments), input level matching, fixed-level AV throughput, display brightness (100%, 75%, 50%, 25%, Off), Green Bias setup and default restore.

Green Bias

When connected via Gryphon’s proprietary Green Bias Link to a Gryphon power amplifier with Green Bias function, Gryphon Pandora can control available Class A output, reducing power consumption and running the amp slightly cooler for less critical use. This feature adjusts the amplifier bias in relation to the preamplifier volume control for exactly the right amount of Class A power on demand as needed with massive instantaneous power reserves ready and waiting.

Power Supply

With twin 90,000 microFarad capacitor banks, Gryphon Pandora actually generates enough juice to drive many integrated amps or power amplifiers. The overkill power supply ensures rock-solid control, headroom and signal purity under any imaginable conditions. In addition, the Pandora power supply incorporates outputs to drive external components such as the Gryphon Legato Heritage phonostage, both as a stand-alone unit or as modules installed in the Pandora.

Beyond Compromise

For a product that was never intended to see the light, extraordinary attention to detail and innovation have been lavished on the Gryphon Pandora.

Precisely because it was conceived unencumbered by thoughts of price, spousal approval and other niceties that limit the imagination, Pandora is uniquely revealing of the performance of source components, loudspeakers and interconnects.

Gryphon Pandora offers a tonally natural musical presence, a rich, varied palette of colours grounded with appropriate weight and body and set in the original acoustic space with pinpoint dimensional accuracy.
This is the level of performance we demand in our listening rooms and now we are pleased to share it with the world.

 

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Gryphon esta disponible en España para la Comunidad de Madrid, Castilla Leon, Galicia, Asturias, Aragon, Alicante, Castilla La Mancha, Cataluña, Cantabria, Extremadura, Comunidad Valenciana, Murcia y Pais Vasco.