Introducing the iFi Audio xDSD Gryphon: Where Mythical Sound Meets Modern Technology
In the world of portable DAC/amps, the iFi Audio xDSD Gryphon stands as a true anomaly. Like its mythical namesake, it embodies the fusion of two extraordinary beasts in one compact device. From its Ultra-Res digital stage featuring the Burr-Brown MultiBit at its core to the powerhouse PureWave analogue power section delivering a staggering 1,000mW output, this Gryphon demands serious headphones to fully unleash its potential.
The xDSD Gryphon excels in connectivity, offering separate Bluetooth, DAC, and amp stages, each meticulously optimized for peak performance. It effortlessly handles digital sources via USB, S/PDIF, or Bluetooth, as well as analogue sources via 4.4mm or 3.5mm inputs. Its Bluetooth capabilities are truly cutting-edge, supporting aptX Adaptive, aptX HD, LDAC, HWA/LHDC, regular aptX, AAC, and SBC for a wireless audio experience that rivals wired connections.
What sets the xDSD Gryphon apart is its commitment to quality across every stage of its digital platform. With features like QC5100 for reception, a Global Master Clock to combat jitter, and the renowned Burr-Brown DAC conversion, it goes the extra mile to make wireless audio a compelling alternative to wired setups.
For wired enthusiasts, the xDSD Gryphon lives up to the highest standards. It employs a hybrid Burr-Brown DAC chipset, the same found in iFi's flagship Pro iDSD Signature, ensuring the highest fidelity possible. It supports a wide range of formats, from PCM and DSD to DXD and MQA, delivering them at their absolute best through both USB and S/PDIF connections.
The Gryphon's PureWave amplification circuitry boasts an impressive 1,000mW output at 32 Ohms, making it capable of driving even the most demanding high-impedance headphones. Whether you prefer balanced playback with the 4.4mm Pentaconn or single-ended playback with the 3.5mm S-Balanced, the Gryphon caters to your headphone needs. And for those with high-sensitivity IEMs, the iEMatch feature eliminates unwanted hiss, preserving dynamic range.
Tailoring your audio experience is a breeze with features like XSpace, which expands soundstage, and XBass II, restoring missing bass frequencies. The OLED display and CyberSync operating system provide detailed information without adding noise to the audio. You can even choose from three bespoke digital filters for fine-tuning your sound - Bit-Perfect, Standard, and GTO (Gibbs Transient Optimized).
Unveiling a New Era
The iFi Audio xDSD Gryphon is more than just a DAC/amp; it's an experience that fuses mythical sound quality with modern technology. As you explore its capabilities, you'll find that it lives up to the legendary status of its namesake, delivering unparalleled audio performance in a portable package. Welcome to the future of Hi-Fi audio.
The performance of the iFi Audio xDSD Gryphon is nothing short of exceptional. With its powerful 1,000mW output, it effortlessly drives even high-impedance headphones, delivering a rich and immersive sound experience. Its hybrid Burr-Brown DAC chipset ensures pristine audio quality for a wide range of formats, from PCM and DSD to DXD and MQA. The Gryphon's customization options, including XSpace and XBass II, allow you to fine-tune your sound to perfection. Whether you're enjoying Hi-Res wireless audio or a wired connection, the Gryphon's performance is a testament to its mythical namesake, offering a truly legendary audio experience.
iFi Audio XDSD Gryphon User Manual