XDSD Gryphon
XDSD Gryphon
XDSD Gryphon
XDSD Gryphon
XDSD Gryphon
XDSD Gryphon
XDSD Gryphon
XDSD Gryphon
XDSD Gryphon

iFi Audio

XDSD Gryphon

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iFi xDSD Gryphon

Characteristics

PORTABLE AND COMPACT HEADPHONE AMPLIFIER
1000MW OUTPUT AT 32Ω
INTEGRATED USB PCM/DSD D/A CONVERTER
WITH RECHARGEABLE BATTERY VIA USB
MINI-JACK 3.5 MM AND S/PDIF INPUT
INTERNAL BLUETOOTH RECEIVER FOR WIRELESS COMMUNICATION WITH PORTABLE PLAYER, SMARTPHONE OR CAR

USB CONNECTION SPECIFICATIONS
· PCM: UP TO 768 KHZ
· DSD OVER USB: UP TO DSD512

 

Ultra-resolution portable DAC and high-power headphone amplifier

The iFi xDSD Gryphon is for serious music lovers and headphone users who want its unique combination of versatility and performance.

It combines the functionality and technology of not only the renowned xDSD but also xCAN, improved and redesigned across the board to create the most complete portable DAC/headphone equipped amplifier on the planet.

 

A hi-fi system in your pocket:

  • State-of-the-art Ultra-Res digital technology
  • Three dedicated stages: Bluetooth, DAC and amplifier, optimized for maximum performance
  • PureWave analog technology

 

Ultra-Resolution DAC and Amplifier:

  • Ultra-resolution PCM up to 32-bit/768kHz via USB (192kHz via optical/coaxial)
  • Native playback up to DSD512
  • Full MQA decoding (up to 384 kHz)

 

With latest generation Bluetooth receiver:

  • Advanced 96kHz Bluetooth 5.1+ Module with QCCS100 Chipset
  • Supports Bluetooth HD formats including aptX HD, aptX Adaptive, LDAC and HWA/LHDC

 

Audio format reflected in the device's LED color:

  • White LED: PCM 768/705.6/384/352.8/192/176.4/96/88.2 kHz
  • Red LED: PCM DSD 512/256
  • Purple LED: Original Sample Rate (MQB)
  • Yellow LED: PCM 48/44.1 kHz
  • Green LED: MQA
  • Light blue LED: DSD 128/64
  • Dark blue LED: MQA Studio

 

Input LED:

  • Yellow LED: Line (Balanced 4.4mm/S-E 3.5mm)
  • Purple LED: USB
  • Green LED: Optical digital S/PDIF
  • Blue LED: Bluetooth

 

Multifunction control knob:

  • Long press (3s): On/off
  • Analog volume control
  • Short press: mute

 

Purewave Balanced Circuit Design:

PureWave is the name we've given to the advanced, symmetrical dual-mono circuit topologies found in our latest premium-tier devices, such as the iFi NEO and the iFi Diablo DAC and headphone amplifier.

The name refers to the sonic purity achieved from these designs, thanks to exceptional linearity and infinitesimally low levels of noise and distortion.

The xDSD Gryphon is the smallest, most affordable device featuring the PureWave design.


OptimaLoop

"Negative feedback" is used in amplifier circuits to compare the output signal with the input signal and correct errors, in order to control gain and reduce distortion.

For sound quality, this is positive but a one-size-fits-all approach to "global negative feedback" can highlight different problems while solving others: error signal corruption, phase shifts, group delay. These have a negative impact on sound quality.

Different parts of a circuit benefit from specific feedback loop optimization, so we have developed a negative feedback system that is much more precise than the usual approach.

This incorporates multiple feedback paths rather than one global loop, each path optimized for a particular function and working synergistically with the others to deliver optimal overall performance. We call this new configuration OptimaLoop.

 

Unique Adjustable Sound

Tailor the sound to suit your headphones and your personal sound taste.

 

XBass II: Analog Bass Boost

Improves low frequencies without muddying the midrange. Lost bass response is “added” for more accurate reproduction of the original music.

 

XSpace: Analog Headphone Spacer

Open up your music to give you the breadth of a live concert. Recreates a holographic sound field, the purely analog signal processing circuitry is designed to listen to headphones as if you were listening to speakers.

 

Digital filtering

The xDSD Gryphon has three filters:

  • BP: Bit Perfect, no digital filtering
  • GTO: Sampled at 384/352 kHz, minimal filtering, no pre-ring and ring set to minimum
  • STD: modest filtering, pre-modest and adjusted timbre

 

With iEMatch integrated

  • The iFi xDSD Gryphon also has an integrated iEMatch
  • With iEMatch, even the most sensitive in-ear monitor (IEM) headphones can be paired with the iFi xDSD Gryphon

 

Specifications

USB PORT USB-C port
BLUETOOTH Bluetooth 5.1 (aptX, aptX HD, aptX Adaptive, aptX LL, LDAC, HWA, AAC and SBC Codec)
DIGITAL INPUT S-PDIF Coaxial
SUPPORTED FORMATS DSD 512/256/128/64, Octa/Quad/Double/Single-Speed
PCM 768/705.6/384/352.8/192/176.4/ 96/88.2/48/44.1kHz
DXD 768/705.6/384/352.8kHz, Double/Single-Speed ​​DXD
MQA 384/352.8 kHz
Bluetooth up to 96 kHz
DAC Bit-Perfect DSD & DXD DAC by Burr Brown
HEADPHONES OUTPUT 4.4mm (Balanced)
3.5mm (Single-Ended)
LINE SECTION
OUTPUT VOLTAGE 6.7 V max (variable)
3.5V max (variable)
OUTPUT IMPEDANCE ≤200Ω (Balanced)
≤100Ω (Single ended)
SIGNAL/NOISE RATIO <110dB(A) @ 0dBFS
TOTAL HARMONIC DISTORTION (THD+N) <0.007% @ 0dBFS
<0.015% @ 0dBFS
HEADPHONES OUTPUT
OUTPUT VOLTAGE 6.7 V max (variable) at 600Ω
3.5V max (variable) at 600Ω
BALANCED OUTPUT POWER >1000mW at 32Ω
>74mW at 600Ω
UNBALANCED OUTPUT POWER >320mW at 32Ω
>40mW at 300Ω
OUTPUT IMPEDANCE <1Ω (Balanced)
<1Ω (Single Ended)
SIGNAL/NOISE RATIO <116 dB (A) at 0 dBFS (Balanced)
<115 dB (A) at 0 dBFS (Single Ended)
TOTAL HARMONIC DISTORTION (THD+N) <0.005% (1V at 16Ω)
LOADING PORT USB-C
CHARGING SYSTEM 1.2V DC up to 1900 mA
DIMENSIONS 123mm (Length) x 75mm (Width) x 19mm (Height)
WEIGHT 215 grams

 

SKU: xDSD Gry