Gryphon Zena DAC Module (Email or Call For Availability)

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Gryphon Zena DAC Module

Introducing the Gryphon Zena, where high performance meets unparalleled convenience in the world of High-End audio. This innovative device combines Gryphon's top-tier digital-to-analogue conversion and preamplification in one sleek chassis, revolutionizing your audio experience.

The Zena's design eliminates the need for external interconnects and multiple plugs, maintaining the integrity and purity of your audio signal. With an optional internal DAC module inspired by the acclaimed Gryphon Kalliope, the Zena ensures exceptional sound quality that critics around the world have praised.

Featuring the ESS Sabre ES9018 DAC chip and ultra-low noise voltage supplies, the Zena is ready for current and future digital audio formats. The DAC module draws no power from USB sources, ensuring maximum isolation from the PC for a pristine audio experience.

The Zena offers five high-quality digital inputs, including XLR, TOSLink, BNC, and USB, providing versatility and compatibility with a range of devices. The DAC module is fully isolated in its housing, eliminating any risk of interference with the preamplifier stages.

With the Gryphon Zena, experience the future of audio technology with uncompromising performance and convenience. Choose between factory installation or fitting at a later date, and elevate your audio experience with Gryphon Zena.


True Dual Mono Class A Analogue configuration
Zero negative feedback
Sabre ES9018 High-End D/A converter
User-selectable PCM and DSD digital roll-off filters
USB input compatible with following audio formats via PC/MAC/Linux: PCM: 44.1, 48, 88.2, 96, 176.4, 192, 352.8 and 384 kHz, up to 32 bits, DSD via USB: DSD64 (2.822MHz), DSD128 (3.072MHz), DSD256* (5.644MHz) and DSD512* (6.144MHz). At the moment, DSD256 and DSD512 only on Windows systems.
XLR and BNC inputs compatible with PCM: 22.05, 24, 32, 44.1, 48, 88.2, 96, 176.4 and 192 kHz, up to 32 bits
TOSLINK input compatible with PCM: 22.05, 24, 32, 44.1, 48, 88.2 and 96 kHz, up to 32 bits
Temperature-compensated, ultra-low jitter crystal oscillator with better than 5 parts per million accuracy
Super-Capacitor (12.5 Farad!) power supply for USB module – acts like a true battery supply
First-order PCM analogue filters and second-order DSD analogue filters with silvered Mica and Polypropylene capacitors
Analogue output stages with discrete, ultra-low noise +/- 22VDC regulated voltage supplies for best analogue THD and noise suppression
Multiple Local Voltage regulators for best digital noise suppression
Discrete, separate left/right channel ultra-low noise power supply for analogue section of ES9018 DAC
Ultra-short signal path
Minimal internal wiring
Two four-layer printed circuit boards up to 70my copper
PCB-mounted sockets eliminate wiring and shorten signal path
Gold-plated Neutric XLR socket for one balanced 110 ohm AES source
Gold-plated 75 ohm BNC sockets with Teflon insulation for 2 S/PDIF sources
One TOSLINK optical fibre input
Designed and built in Denmark
Specifications can be changed by Gryphon Audio Designs without further notice.