Gryphon Kalliope

PVP: 23.950 €

DAC Gryphon Kalliope
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Product features

  • Dedicated ESS SABRE ES9018 32-bit D/A converter for each channel
  • Each ES9018 incorporates eight individual D/A converters in Dual Differential coupling for optimal performance
  • USB input compatible with following audio formats via PC/MAC. PCM: 44.1, 48, 88.2, 96, 176.4, 192, 352.8 and 384 kHz, up to 32 bits. DSD via USB (DoP): 2.822, 3.072, 5.644 and 6.144 MHz
  • BNC and XLR inputs compatible with PCM: 22.05, 24, 32, 44.1, 48, 64, 88.2, 96, 176.4 and 192 kHz, up to 24 bits
  • User-selectable PCM and DSD digital roll-off filters
  • User-selectable asynchronous PCM sample rate conversion
  • Temperature-compensated, ultra-low jitter crystal oscillators with better than 5 parts per million accuracy
  • 12.5 Farad SuperCap powersupply for the Kalliope USB module which acts like a true battery supply
  • Balanced 110 Ohm XLR AES/EBU input
  • Three single-ended 75 Ohm BNC S/PDIF inputs.
  • Balanced 110 Ohm XLR AES/EBU output for de-jittered signal from selected input
  • Galvanic isolation of BNC and XLR inputs for minimal jitter
  • 75 Ohm BNC connector for optional external word clock
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  • Modular digital audio sections for possible future upgrades
  • True Class A, fully discrete analogue circuitry with zero negative feedback
  • First-order PCM analogue filters and second-order DSD analogue filters with silvered Mica capacitors
  • Analogue output stages with discrete, ultra-low noise +/- 25VDC regulated voltage supplies for best THD and noise suppression
  • Discrete, ultra-low noise power supply for analogue section of ES9018 DAC
  • Comprehensive noise regulation of all digital circuits
  • Custom-built 65 VA toroidal transformer for each analogue channel
  • 34,000 microFarad power capacitor banks for each analogue channel
  • True Dual Mono configuration
  • Balanced XLR analogue outputs and single-ended phono outputs
  • Ultra-short signal path with minimal internal wiring
  • Four-layer 70μ thick copper trace PCB’s
  • Personalised naming of each input


  • Vacuum Fluorescent Display with variable illumination
  • No drivers required for LINUX or MAC OSX
  • Driver available for Windows XP/Vista/7/8
  • Automatic standby mode with user-selectable interval
  • Standby power consumption less than 0.5W in accordance with EU regulations
  • 12V link in/out
  • Infrared remote control
  • EU CE approval


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.