Coming soon to Sound Gallery.
Gryphon has recently announced the release of two new products
Commander: the most advanced preamplifier available;
Apex: the pinnacle of amplifier performance.
“The culmination of Gryphon’s four decades of philosophies, design goals and engineering expertise are fully realized in Commander: the world’s most advanced preamplifier. Launch point for Commander was our extraordinary Pandora, widely regarded as one of the world’s best preamplifiers. Commander shares Pandora’s Dual-Mono layout with separate chassis for signal and power supply circuitry. Pandora’s single-ended Class A input buffer is retained, as it offers the advantage of passing the signal through the smallest possible number of electrical components–two transistors and a single resistor–yielding sound that is exceptionally transparent, fast, natural and open. Both preamplifiers employ zero global negative feedback.”
“The material specifications of Apex illustrate its cost-no-object design: Apex Mono features a staggering complement of 128 very high-current bipolar output transistors (64 per chassis), 2,080,000 μF (>2 Farad) capacitor banks (>1 Farad per chassis), four separate custom-made 2,000 VA toroidal transformers (two per chassis), all housed in a magnificently crafted, constrained-layer-damped chassis. Apex Stereo tips the scales at nearly 450 pounds, while a pair of Apex Mono weigh-in at 900 pounds.”