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Gryphon Kaliope Stand Alone DAC

SKU: Kaliope

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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.

Gryphon Audio Designs is a Danish high-end audio equipment manufacturer founded in 1985 by Flemming E. Rasmussen. The company specializes in the design and manufacture of amplifiers, preamplifiers, CD players, loudspeakers, and other audio accessories.

Gryphon's products are designed for audiophiles and audio professionals who demand the highest levels of sound quality from their audio equipment. The company's amplifiers, in particular, are highly regarded for their ability to deliver high-power output with low distortion and noise. Gryphon also offers loudspeakers that are designed to deliver accurate and detailed sound with wide frequency response and low distortion.

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