iFi Audio xDSD Gryphon Portable Dac Headphone Amplifier
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The xDSD Gryphon is for the serious music lover and headphone user who desires its unique combination of facilities, performance, and portability.
It combines the functionality and technology of not only the renowned xDSD but also the xCAN, enhanced and re-engineered across the board to create the most comprehensively equipped portable DAC/headphone amp on the planet.
xDSD Gryphon features separate Bluetooth, DAC, and amp stages; each is optimized for maximum performance.
Clever configuration enables the sheer variety of input devices that can be connected to Gryphon while maintaining its compact form. At the rear, two USB-C ports are provided: one input for digital audio, handled asynchronously, and the other for charging. USB-C and Lightning OTG cables are included for use with modern smartphones, tablets, and computers, along with a conventional USB-A cable that fits most wall chargers.
Next to these lies the S/PDIF digital input, which allows both optical and electrical (3.5mm) onnections.
3.5mm and 4.4mm Pentaconn analogue sockets can also be found at the rear, for single-ended and balanced connections respectively. They double as both inputs and outputs — inputs when xDSD Gryphon is being used as an analogue headphone amplifier, and outputs to enable its use as a DAC/preamp in a home audio system, with fixed and variable output options to connect to an amp and speakers.
At the front, a pair of headphone outputs are provided — a 3.5mm output that benefits from iFi's S-Balanced circuitry for single-ended headphones, and a 4.4mm Pentaonn fully-balanced output that takes advantage of Gryphon's balanced amp design.
Headphone OutputsBalanced 4.4mm
Balanced 6.7V max. (variable)
S-Bal (SE) 3.5V max. (variable)