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iFi Audio XDSD Gryphon - Portable Ultra-Res Wireless Balanced Headphone Amplifier & USB DAC

Key Features:

  • USB-C and S/PDIF digital inputs. 4.4mm balanced and 3.5mm unbalanced analogue inputs
  • HD Bluetooth input
  • Balanced 4.4mm and unbalanced 3.5mm headphone outputs
  • 32-bit/768kHz PCM, DSD512, Bluetooth 96kHz, MQA decoding
  • Burr-Brown MultiBit D/A
  • Up to 8 hours constant use battery life
  • Manufacturer warranty: 12 months

Product Data:

MSRP KSD SKU Barcode MPN
£599.00 P003252 5060738786381 310003
MSRP £599.00
KSD SKU P003252
Barcode 5060738786381
MPN 310003

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iFi Audio XDSD Gryphon

Portable DAC/amps tend to be compromised because they focus on a great digital OR a great analogue section. But not both. iFi Audio's 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 xDSD Gryphon. With digital sources, users can choose between three bespoke digital filters via the on-screen menu: Bit-Perfect, Standard and GTO (Gibbs Transient Optimised), each having a fine-tuning effect on sound.

The OLED display and iFi’s CyberSync operating system combined, usher in a whole new world of user enjoyment – all information from format to battery life is there. Just as importantly, SilentLine technology means the display does not add noise into the system. It can even be set to off if preferred.

A Hi-Fi system in your pocket.

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Brilliant Bluetooth. Hi-Res Wireless.
Using the latest QCC 5100 series Bluetooth v5.1 as the starting point, for wireless connectivity, the xDSD Gryphon is at the bleeding-edge when it comes to the latest formats. 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 iFi's wireless gives wired a run for its money.

USB and 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 iFi's £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.

Balance of Power
The xDSD Gryphon uses PureWave amplification circuitry. It has 1,000mW at 32 Ohms. With a whopping max 6.7v output, bring on the high impedance headphones because the Gryphon will not break a sweat driving them. This is plenty to drive all manner of headphones. The 4.4mm Balanced is the best for balanced playback. The 3.5mm S-Balanced will max SE headphones. And your premium high-sensitivity IEMs have not been forgotten either – iEMatch will cut out the hiss.

Tailored to your ears
XBass II reinstates the missing bass from open-backed headphones or for recordings that you hanker for bass slam. Under XBass II you can select ‘Bass’ and/or ‘Presence’ so that the upper midrange frequencies are correctly added back into your favourite recording. iEMatch is iFi Audio's proprietary tech which reduces the annoying hiss from high-sensitivity headphones without losing any dynamic range.

Features

  • USB-C and S/PDIF digital inputs. 4.4mm balanced and 3.5mm unbalanced analogue inputs
  • HD Bluetooth input
  • Balanced 4.4mm and unbalanced 3.5mm headphone outputs
  • 32-bit/768kHz PCM, DSD512, Bluetooth 96kHz, MQA decoding
  • Burr-Brown MultiBit D/A
  • Up to 8 hours constant use battery life

Package Includes

  • iFi Audio xDSD Gryphon
  • Lightning to USB-C Cable
  • USB-A to USB-C Cable
  • USB-C to USB-C Cable
  • Protective bag
  • Instruction card
  • User Manual

Technical Specifications

  • Inputs Wireless: Bluetooth 5.1 (aptX, aptX HD, aptX Adaptive, aptX LL, LDAC, HWA, AAC and SBC Codec)
  • Inputs Wired (digital): USB-C; S/PDIF co-axial
  • Inputs Wired (analogue): Balanced 4.4mm; Single-Ended 3.5mm
  • Formats DSD: DSD512/256/128/64, Octa/Quad/Double/Single-Speed
  • Formats PCM: 768/705.6/384/352.8/192/176.4/ 96/88.2/48/44.1kHz
  • Formats DXD: 768/705.6/384/352.8kHz, Double/Single-Speed DXD
  • Formats MQA (Decoder): 384/352.8kHz
  • Bluetooth Format: Up to 96kHz
  • DAC: Burr-Brown
  • Battery: USB-C charging. BC1.2 compliant up to 1900mA charging current
  • Dimensions: 123x75x19 mm (4.8"x3.0"x0.7")
  • Weight: 215 grams (0.5 Ibs)

Line Section

  • Output Balanced: 6.7V max. (variable)
  • Output S-Bal (SE): 3.5V max. (variable)
  • Output Impedance Balanced: ≤200Ω
  • Output Impedance S-Bal (SE): ≤100Ω
  • Output SNR Balanced/S-Bal (SE): <110dB(A) @ 0dBFS
  • Output THD+N Balanced: <0.007% @ 0dBFS
  • Output THD+N S-Bal (SE): <0.015% @ 0dBFS

Headphone Section

  • Outputs Balanced: 4.4mm Pentaconn
  • Outputs S-Bal (SE): 3.5mm SE
  • Output Power Balanced: >1000mW @ 32Ω; >74mW @ 600Ω; >6.7V max. @ 600Ω
  • Output Power S-Bal (SE): >320mW @ 32Ω; >40mW @ 300Ω; >3.5V max. @ 600Ω
  • Output Impedance Balanced/S-Bal (SE): <1Ω
  • SNR Balanced: <116dB(A) @ 0dBFS
  • SNR S-Bal (SE): <115dB(A) @ 0dBFS
  • THD+N: <0.005% (1V @ 16Ω)
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