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Ethos Black Edition


Description ▴

The sleek lines, low profile and stylish blend of metalwork and high-gloss acrylic in the exterior design of the Gryphon Ethos CD player can only begin to hint at the sophisticated technology concealed within as Gryphon Audio Designs again takes up the challenge of creating the definitive combination of CD transport and digital-to-analogue converter. Gryphon Audio Designs have stood for major innovations throughout the digital era with an acclaimed series of CD players that, perhaps more than most, deserve to be described as integrated transport/DACs. In the once crowded, but now nearly vacant field of CD player design, the Gryphon story began with our very first digital source component at the close of the previous millennium. In 1998, The Gryphon CDP-1 CD player introduced the world to the sonic improvements offered by 88.2 kHz asynchronous sample rate conversion, the world’s first implementation of this advanced technology, now ubiquitous in digital audio.

Product Specifications ▾

Balanced analog/DAC circuit YES
Converters 2 x ES9038PRO
Formats PCM & DSD
PCM via input 1 to 4, Fs min./max.
(Input 1-3 on Diablo 120 DAC).
(Input 2-3 on Ethos DAC)
22kHz to 192kH
PCM via USB input, Fs min./max 32kHz to 384kHz
DSD via USB input (DSD256 and DSD 512 only on
Windows systems)
DSD64, DSD128,
DSD256, DSD512
Output level balanced, max 4,3Vrms
Output level single ended, max 2,15Vrms
S/N Unweighted, 20-20000hz < -117dB
S/N Weighted, A-weighted < -120dB
Distortion (THD+N) <0,0070% @ 0dB
Channel separation Infinite
Input impedance, balanced (AES/EBU) 110Ohm
Input impedance, single ended (SPDIF) 75Ohm
Balanced digital (AES/EBU) input 1
Single ended digital (SPDIF) inputs 1
Digital balanced output (AES/EBU) 1 x XLR (110Ohm)
Analog output impedance (20-20000Hz) 30Ohm
Balanced analog outputs, pr. channel 1 x XLR
Single ended analog outputs, pr. channel 1 x RCA
Bandwidth (-3dB), max. 0 – 192kHz
Size (W x H x D) cm, netto 48 x17.6 x 45.3
Weight, netto 13.7 kg

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