ifi xDSD Gryphon

(1 customer review)

£599.00

ifi xDSD Gryphon

ifi xDSD Gryphon is a high-powered, high resolution DAC and headphone amplifier, it will drive any headphones with ease!

Portable DAC/amps tend to be compromised because they focus on a great digital OR a great analogue section. But not both. The xDSD Gryphon is different. Just like its mythical namesake, it is two beasts in one.

From the Ultra-Res digital stage using the Burr-Brown MultiBit at the core to the PureWave analogue power section pumping out 1,000mW and other things in-between, it takes serious headphones to tame the Gryphon.

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Description

ifi xDSD Gryphon

ifi xDSD Gryphon is a high-powered, high resolution DAC and headphone amplifier, it will drive any headphones with ease!

Portable DAC/amps tend to be compromised because they focus on a great digital OR a great analogue section. But not both. The xDSD Gryphon is different. Just like its mythical namesake, it is two beasts in one.

From the Ultra-Res digital stage using the Burr-Brown MultiBit at the core to the PureWave analogue power section pumping out 1,000mW and other things in-between, it takes serious headphones to tame the Gryphon.

Well-connected
  • Separate Bluetooth + DAC + amp stages: each optimised for maximum performance
  • Digital sources via USB, S/PDIF or Bluetooth

Analogue sources via 4.4mm or 3.5mm inputs

Brilliant Bluetooth. Hi-Res Wireless.

Using the latest QCC 5100 series Bluetooth 5.1 chip as the starting point, for wireless connectivity, the xDSD Gryphon is at the bleeding-edge when it comes to the latest formats:

  • aptX Adaptive and aptX HD
  • LDAC and HWA/LHDC
  • regular aptX and aptX Low Latency
  • AAC
  • SBC (plain vanilla Bluetooth)

Not only this but the above is on the iFi digital platform where each section is distinct. So QC5100 for reception > Global Master Clock for jitter > Burr-Brown for DAC conversion. More effort but that’s why our wireless gives wired a run for its money.

USB & S/PDIF. Wired to the nines.

In terms of wired connectivity, the xDSD Gryphon handles all the formats using a hybrid Burr-Brown DAC chipset which is the same as used in our £3,000 flagship, the Pro iDSD Signature.

Rest assured that all the following latest formats are catered for but most importantly, are pushed to their zenith.

On USB:

  • PCM (768/705.6/384/352.8/192/176.4/96/88.2/48/44.1 kHz)
  • DSD (512/256/128/64)
  • DXD (768/705.6/384/352.8kHz)
  • MQA (Decoder)

On S/PDIF

  • PCM (192/176.4/96/88.2/48/44.1 kHz)
  • DoP
Balance of Power

ThexDSD Gryphonuses ourPureWaveamplification circuitry. It has 1,000mW at 32 Ohms. With a whopping max 6.7v output, bring on the high impedance headphones because theGryphonwill not break a sweat driving them.

This is plenty to drive all manner of headphones. The 4.4mm Pentaconn is the best for balanced playback. The 3.5mmS-Balancedwill max SE headphones. And your premium high-sensitivity IEMs have not been forgotten either –iEMatchwill cut out the hiss.

InputsWireless

Wired (digital)

Wired (analogue)

Bluetooth 5.1 (aptX, aptX HD, aptX Adaptive, aptX LL, LDAC, HWA, AAC and SBC Codec)

USB-C
S/PDIF co-axial

Balanced 4.4mm
Single-Ended 3.5mm

FormatsDSD
PCM
DXD
MQA (Decoder)Bluetooth
DSD512/256/128/64, Octa/Quad/Double/Single-Speed
768/705.6/384/352.8/192/176.4/ 96/88.2/48/44.1kHz
768/705.6/384/352.8kHz, Double/Single-Speed DXD
384/352.8kHzUp to 96kHz
DACBurr-Brown
BatteryUSB-C charging. BC1.2 compliant up to 1900mA charging current
Dimensions123x75x19 mm
4.8″x3.0″x0.7″
Weight215 grams
0.5 Ibs
Line Section
OutputsBalanced
S-Bal (SE)
6.7V max. (variable)
3.5V max. (variable)
Output ImpedanceBalanced
S-Bal (SE)
≤200Ω
≤100Ω
Balanced
S-Bal (SE)
<110dB(A) @ 0dBFS
<110dB(A) @ 0dBFS
Balanced
S-Bal (SE)
<0.007% @ 0dBFS
<0.015% @ 0dBFS
Headphone Section
OutputsBalanced
S-Bal (SE)
4.4mm Pentaconn
3.5mm SE
Output PowerBalanced

S-Bal (SE)

>1000mW @ 32Ω
>74mW @ 600Ω
>6.7V max. @ 600Ω>320mW @ 32Ω
>40mW @ 300Ω
>3.5V max. @ 600Ω
Output ImpedanceBalanced
S-Bal (SE)
<1Ω
<1Ω
SNRBalanced
S-Bal (SE)
<116dB(A) @ 0dBFS
<115dB(A) @ 0dBFS
THD+N<0.005% (1V @ 16Ω)

Brand

ifi

ifi Audio at Audiologica
ifi audio
ifi Audio at Audiologica

1 review for ifi xDSD Gryphon

  1. Anonymous (verified owner)

    Best customer service I have ever received, package was extremely well packaged also.

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