Gryphon Commander (Email or Call For Availability)

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Gryphon Commander

Commander stands as Gryphon's pinnacle achievement, embodying four decades of relentless pursuit of sonic perfection without compromise. Born from the brilliance of Pandora, one of the world's finest preamplifiers, Commander shares its predecessor's dual-mono layout with four separate chassis, single-ended Class A input buffer, and zero global negative feedback. These features result in a sound that is exceptionally transparent, fast, natural, and open, reaching its highest expression in Commander.

Engineered with major advancements, Commander features a high-precision voltage reference that delivers approximately 50 times lower noise than Pandora. Its dual-mono power supply chassis, weighing over 50 kilos, includes four custom-made toroidal transformers engineered for minimal noise. Extensive use of aluminum chassis components and a constrained-layer-damped bottom plate minimize mechanical and electrical degradation, providing optimal conditions for Commander's finely-tuned amplifier circuits. Every part of Commander, from ultra-precision resistors to oversized capacitors, has been carefully selected for performance and build quality that defines the state-of-the-art.

Designed with Gryphon's "Nordic Noir" ethos, Commander's finish and large triangular display convey authority and vitality. Its 4.3" TFT touch-sensitive display, presented in an extra-thick, 4mm glass window, ensures an intuitive user interface. The hard-anodized aluminum chassis reinforces the impression of power and authority, making Commander as beautiful to the eye as it is to the ear.

In Commander, you are in control of the world's finest audio system, crafted with uncompromising dedication by Gryphon.

Features

Exterior design by Flemming E. Rasmussen
Electronics design by Tom Møller
True Dual Mono configuration
Zero global negative feedback
Microprocessor-controlled 85-step relay, volume attenuator featuring Charcroft Z-Foil Audio ultra-precision resistors and ultra-low capacitance relays for best sonic performance
Super-fast discrete Class A input buffer developed for best possible sonic performance
Fully discrete balanced dual differential Class A line stage circuitry followed by a very fast symmetrical current amplifying Class A stage
DC servo coupling
Fixed-level AV throughput bypasses volume circuit for seamless integration with surround systems
Premium massive Mundorf MCap® ZN capacitors used for local power supply decoupling. MCap® ZN’s loss factor is ten-times lower than of metallized polypropylene-film capacitors. Additionally, the mass inertia of the tin foil prevents oscillations in the benefit of transparency and spatial recreation
4-layer printed circuit boards with pure copper traces up to 70my thickness
Minimal internal wiring
Four separate custom made 36VA toroidal transformers, two for each channel
Massive power supply capacitor bank for each channel; total of 2 x 90.000uF
Separate linear power supply for both digital and individual left/right channel analogue circuits
Fully regulated extremely low noise power supply for all voltage amplifying stages
Local shunt regulators which ensure low noise over a large frequency bandwidth
Commander Power Supply chassis with additional DC voltage outputs for future external Gryphon sources
Gold-plated Neutrik XLR sockets for four balanced (Source) inputs and two (Main) outputs
Gold-plated Gryphon RCA phono sockets with Teflon insulation for 2 (Source) inputs, one Tape Output and one single-ended preamplifier (Main) output
Standby current consumption ≤ 0,5W
Adjustable channel balance, source level matching, start-up volume and maximum volume level
12V Link In/Out for remote power On/Off control
Green Bias control for Gryphon power amplifiers
Large 4.3” TFT capacitive touch information screen for intuitive control, presented in 4mm glass
Firmware upgrades easily via USB stick through rear panel
Separate mechanical chassis for Power Supply and Amplifier circuits
Decoupled Kerrock™, bitumen and steel sandwich “Constrained Layer” chassis bottom isolates and damps sensitive amplifier and power supply printed circuit boards. Prevents smearing of the fine audio details
Designed and built in Denmark

Weight & Dimensions

Input Impedance, balanced: 18kΩ
Input Impedance, single-ended: 12kΩ
Output impedance: 7Ω
Bandwidth (-3dB): 0.1Hz to 1.5MH
Gain: +18dB
THD + N: 0,003% @ 1kHz and BW 10Hz-30kHz, balanced output
Max output level, balanced: 19Vrms
Max output level, single-ended: 9,5Vrms
Max input level, balanced: 20Vrms
Max input level, single-ended: 10Vrms
Power consumption: ≤ 0,5W (standby), 90W (idle)
AC voltage range 110-120V or 220-240V
MENU-controlled functions:
Volume Max Level
Voume Start Level
Balance, Left/Right. (6dB in 1dB steps)
Output level: “Normal” or “-6dB”
Display Intensity: (100%-75%-50%-25%, Auto Dim and Auto OFF)
Green Bias setup
Infra-Red source (Front or Rear Panel)
PSU option out enable
Input Level Match
Input Naming
Dedicate Input 4 (XLR) or input 5 (RCA) to Volume-Bypass AV-input
Restore Settings
Dimensions:
Dimensions Preamplifier unit, WxHxD: 48 x 23,6 x 45,5 cm, net unit weight: 30,5kg
Dimensions PSU unit, WxHxD: 48 x 23,6 x 44 cm, net unit weight: 38,2kg
Shipping dimensions: Two crates; each 59 x 57 x 38 cm, respectively 45kg and 52kg