Gryphon Kalliope

General Information

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
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
Designed and built in Denmark

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