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Gryphon Kaliope Stand Alone DAC

Gryphon Kaliope Stand Alone DAC

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Product Description

Introducing the Gryphon Kalliope DAC, a digital-to-analog converter built to extract the very best from present and future digital audio sources. Unlike the misconception that "bits is bits", digital audio is a data stream of numbers flowing through time, where the right number at the wrong time is almost as bad as the wrong number. Gryphon Kalliope ensures effective correction and prevention of timing errors using sophisticated circuit topology and exclusive custom-built components.

Following digital-to-analog conversion, an analog filter is required to remove high-frequency noise. The Gryphon Kalliope employs advanced technologies and an innovative, minimalist single-component filter with no adverse audible impact, ensuring uncompromising maintenance of the audio signal's integrity.

Furthermore, the circuit design, component selection, power supply, and layout of the analog stage are all critical in the digital era, just as they were in the analog age. Gryphon Kalliope draws on decades of experience in the design and construction of some of the finest analog audio systems the world has ever known.

With selectable 32-bit/210 kHz asynchronous sample rate conversion and a dedicated ESS SABRE ES9018 32-bit D/A converter per channel, incorporating eight individual D/A converters in Dual Differential coupling, the Gryphon Kalliope DAC continues to lead the way in the digital arena. Additionally, Gryphon Kalliope is built to be future-proof with modular digital audio sections that allow practical upgrading as the opportunity arises.

Experience the musical glories that await from this musical instrument designed solely to preserve the integrity and purity of the original musical event by visiting your nearest authorized Gryphon Audio Designs showroom for a demonstration of the cutting edge digital prowess of the Gryphon Kalliope.


All orders are processed within 48 hours from date of order.

We offer Free Ground Shipping on all orders regardless of size.  

  • If you would like to receive your order quicker you can request Express shipping during Check-Out in the Comments section.  Additional charges will apply.
  • In-stock items are shipped from our Vancouver warehouse and will reach major Canadian cities in 5-7 business days.
  • Items not in stock will either ship from one of our manufacturer partners' warehouses or in rare cases first must be sent to Vancouver and then to you.  
    • If the expected arrival to you will be more than 7 business days you will be notified by email and at that point you will have the option to proceed or if you cannot wait then order can be cancelled.

Returns Policy 

We will gladly:

  • (a) exchange a product that is not special ordered, or shipped from one of our partner warehouses, for a new product of equal value (product purchased must be unopened)
  • (b) exchange a product if it is defective or damaged for the same product

within 15 days after the product has been delivered to you.

Returns for refund are not accepted.

For an exchange, you must notify us by email at We will acknowledge receipt of your email by reply and assist you in returning the product as identified below. Make sure to send and have your return package post marked within the 15 days after the product has been delivered to you.


  • Headphones may not be returned or exchanged for any reason, only defective units will be replaced for the same model
  • Items that have been opened may not be returned


Notwithstanding the foregoing, you may cancel an order if the product is not delivered to the delivery address on your order form within 30 days of the date your order is accepted.

To cancel, you must notify us by email at We will acknowledge receipt of your email and process the cancellation.

Returns Packaging:

Products returning for exchange must be unused and in their sealed, original factory packaging.

Buyer is responsible for return shipping costs.

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