Ex Gryphon dealer, demo Kalliope D/A Converter. We originally purchased this DAC in March of 2019 and it has been in our top tier system for all demos. It is simply one of the finest DACs we have ever heard and used. We have the manual, remote, power cord and factory double box. Contact Scott at email@example.com or text/call (972)754-8359 with any questions.
KALLIOPE (a.k.a. Calliope, meaning “beautiful voice”) is the eldest of the Muses, goddesses of music, song and dance in Greek mythology. Kalliope is the goddess of epic poetry and eloquence.
In any audio system, there are certain points along the signal path that are more crucial than others. These are the intersections where the signal is converted from one form of energy into another. Such transformations occur when the needle of a phono cartridge traverses the micro-grooves of a vinyl record, converting kinetic energy into an electrical signal. At the opposite end of the signal path, loudspeakers must transform electrical input into acoustic output.
But perhaps the most critical transformation of all is the conversion of the output of digital sources into an analogue signal, ideally without loss or distortion of any kind. Despite the lofty claims of many manufacturers, what is lost or changed at this point can never be recovered or restored.
In acknowledgement of the on-going refinement of digital audio sources and the rapid evolution of high-resolution digital audio formats, Gryphon Audio Designs now presents the Gryphon Kalliope digital to analogue converter to stand as the gateway that conveys the musical signal from one domain to the next in utterly pristine condition.
2 x ES9018
PCM via USB; 32kHz to 384kHz
DSD via USB input (DSD256 and DSD 512 only on Windows systems); DSD64, DSD128, DSD256, DSD512