Gryphon Pandora (Email or Call For Availability)

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Introducing the Gryphon Pandora, a preamplifier that embodies the essence of its mythological namesake. Just as Pandora was gifted with various talents by the gods, the Gryphon Pandora is endowed with extraordinary capabilities that elevate your audio experience to new heights.

Designed with total isolation of left and right channels across four separate chassis, the Gryphon Pandora ensures that the audio signal remains pristine and untouched by interference. Each channel has its dedicated dual-mono power supply, guaranteeing optimal performance and signal purity.

The Gryphon Pandora features a newly developed single-ended Class A input buffer stage, consisting of only two transistors and a single resistor, which maintains transparency, speed, and openness in the audio signal. This innovative design allows the Gryphon Pandora to reveal more of the recorded source than ever before.

In terms of control, the Gryphon Pandora is equipped with a microprocessor-controlled 85-step attenuator for extreme precision in volume adjustment. The front panel features a heavy wheel with double ball-bearings for smooth operation. Additionally, the preamplifier offers a range of customizable settings, including input naming, left/right channel balance, input level matching, and more, all accessible through an intuitive menu system.

Furthermore, the Gryphon Pandora's power supply is designed to deliver rock-solid control, headroom, and signal purity under any conditions. With twin 90,000 microFarad capacitor banks, the Pandora can even generate enough power to drive many integrated amps or power amplifiers, making it a versatile and powerful addition to any audio system.

With the Gryphon Pandora, you can experience your music with a level of clarity, detail, and purity that is truly exceptional. It is a preamplifier that not only lives up to its mythological namesake but also sets a new standard for performance and excellence in audio reproduction.

Features

Exterior design by Flemming E. Rasmussen
Electronics design by Tom Møller
True Dual Mono configuration
Fully discrete pure Class A with ultra-short signal path
2 x 90,000 microFarad capacity banks
Ultra-wideband 3 MHz frequency response
Zero negative feedback
DC-coupling with servo-control
Isolated power supply for non-audio circuits
Extensive mechanical decoupling
Extensive local voltage regulation
Big-wheel, ball-bearing, microprocessor-controlled 85-step relay volume attenuator featuring Charcroft Z-Foil Audio ultra precision resistors and ultra low capacitance relays for best sonic performance
New, high-speed, discrete single-ended Class A input buffer developed for best possible sonic performance
Select premium-grade components, including Takman Audio resistors
Minimal internal wiring
Military spec. double-sided up to 70µm copper printed circuit boards
Two separate custom-made C-core transformers, one for each channel
Gold-plated input-isolating relays
PCB-mounted sockets eliminate wiring and shorten signal path
Gold-plated Swiss Neutric XLR sockets for three balanced sources and two outputs
Gold-plated phono sockets with Teflon insulation for two inputs and one Tape output
Optional integrated, Gryphon Phono Stage or Legato Heritage RIAA module
Fixed-level AV throughput for uncompromising integration with surround systems
Microprocessor-controlled menu functions
Adjustable channel balance, source level matching, start-up and maximum level
Green Bias control for Gryphon power amplifiers
Graphical Vacuum Fluorescent Display
Backlit touch-sensitive front panel controls
Adjustable display illumination (High, Medium, Low, Off)
Non-magnetic, non-resonant aluminium cabinets
12 V DC link input and output
Flash memory upgrades via PC or key-fob
Infrared remote control
Standby power consumption <1W
EU CE approval
Designed and built in Denmark
Specifications
Input Impedance: 50 kΩ, balanced
Input Impedance: 25 kΩ, single ended
Output impedance: 7Ω
Gain: +18dB
THD + N: 0.005% @ 1 kHz and 10 Hz – 30 kHz bandwidth
Bandwidth (-3dB): 0.1 Hz – 3 MHz
Power Supply Capacity: 2 x 90,000uF
Power consumption: <1W (standby), 50W (idle)
Dimensions
WxHxD: 48 x40 x 13 cm, each unit
Weight: 17.5 kg

Weight & Dimensions

Output level balanced, max 23Vrms
Noise, Unweighted, 20-20000hz < -90dBu
Noise, A-weighted < -94dBu
Distortion (THD+N) < 0,005%
Gain +18dB
Bandwich (-3dB) 0 – 3MHz
Channel separation Infinite
Input impedance,balanced (20-20000Hz) 50KOhm
Input impedance, single ended (20-20000Hz) 25KOhm
Output impedance (20-20000Hz) 7Ohm
Balanced inputs, pr. channel 3 x XLR
Single ended inputs, pr. channel 2 x RCA
Balanced output, pr. channel 2 x XLR
Single ended outputs, pr. channel 1 x RCA (tape)
Size (W x H x D) cm, netto 2 pcs 48×13.5×40
Weight, netto (without optional modules) 7.5 kg, 10 kg
Shipping weight and dimensions (L x W x H) 23,6 kg
56x51x45cm