The Gryphon Apex Stereo

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Gryphon Apex: Toppen af ydeevne

Siden introduktionen i 2022 er Apex blevet hyldet som den fineste effektforstærker, der nogensinde er skabt. Kritikere og kendere har rost dens kombination af knusende magt og sublim delikatesse; dens evne til at drive enhver højttaler afbalanceret med perfekt tonal neutralitet.

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Gryphon Apex: Toppen af ydeevne

Siden introduktionen i 2022 er Apex blevet hyldet som den fineste effektforstærker, der nogensinde er skabt. Kritikere og kendere har rost dens kombination af knusende magt og sublim delikatesse; dens evne til at drive enhver højttaler afbalanceret med perfekt tonal neutralitet.

The Gryphon Apex Stereo


Exterior design by Flemming E. Rasmussen
Electronics design by Tom Møller
Pure Dual Mono configuration
Zero global negative feedback
64 very high current bipolar output transistors
1.040.000μF (>1 Farad) capacitor bank
Extremely low capacitance Class A J-FET input buffer
Balanced dual differential class A input circuitry followed by a very fast symmetrical voltage amplifying Class A stage
Fully regulated low noise power supply for all voltage amplifying stages
DC servo coupling
Frequency-independent damping factor
Gryphon silver internal signal and power wiring
Premium massive Zn foil capacitors used for local power supply decoupling, with a loss factor ten-times lower than of metallized PP-film capacitors.


It has always been Gryphon’s mission to achieve the highest possible audio performance. in terms of sheer musicality, transparency and realism. With the Gryphon Apex Mono and Apex Stereo Power Amplifiers, Gryphon Audio Designs elevates pure Class A power amplification a titanic leap above what was previously considered possible. The Gryphon Apex takes us several crucial steps closer in the never-ending quest for a more natural and convincing musical illusion.

Years of experience developing the Antileon EVO and Mephisto power amplifiers, as well as ongoing research in the fields of circuit topology, component quality and reliability have culminated in the Gryphon Apex: the new flagship amplifier of the Gryphon Audio Designs brand.

The drive

As with the engine of an exotic sports car, Apex was designed to deliver nearly limitless power coupled with breathtaking finesse. Like Gioacchino Columbo, author of Ferrari’s iconic V12 engines, Apex designer Tom Moeller was charged with no less a task than creating a legend: an amplifier with virtually no limitations regarding performance, size or cost.

Apex’ material specifications illustrate its state-of-the-art design: Each Apex chassis features a complement of 64 very high-current bipolar output transistors (128 per Mono pair), 1,040,000 μF capacitor banks (>Farad/pair), two bespoke 2,000 VA toroidal transformers (four/pair), all housed in a magnificently wrought, constrained-layer-damped chassis. Apex Stereo tips the scales at 450 pounds, while a pair of Apex Mono weigh-in at 900 pounds!

Pure Class A operation has, since we introduced the DM100 in 1991, always been a Gryphon hallmark, because no other circuit topology can match its sonic perfection; however, TRUE, PURE CLASS A means heavy transformers, very large heatsinks, large quantities of expensive parts and costly assembly. Apex Stereo takes Class A to new heights with an unprecedented 210 Class A Watts per channel (RMS into 8 Ohms, up to 1800 WRMS into one Ohm) giving Apex owners mastery of any speaker load and volume level.

Given the massive power reserves available at all times, Gryphon Apex amplifiers simply do not “see” the loudspeaker; in other words, Apex’ virtually limitless reservoir of power and current renders it immune to loudspeaker characteristics. No speaker load, no matter how reactive, can affect Apex’ performance. This means that Apex always delivers its ultimate sound quality, regardless of loudspeaker choice. What’s more, unlike other high-power amplifiers, Gryphon’s no-compromise, pure Class A topology offers this prodigious power combined with ultimate refinement and delicacy in musical presentation.

It is Gryphon’s fundamental philosophy that all electronics in the playback chain should strive for neutrality, neither adding nor subtracting anything from the recording, no matter how “pleasing” such distortions may be. The Gryphon Apex is by nature a product for the fortunate few who can afford such a statement: a product for the connoisseurs who seek absolute purity in the reproduction of music. In short, Apex has been created for music lovers whose respect for the musicians, producers and mastering engineers inspires them to seek the truth lurking in the original recording.

Eternal beauty

Founded by a fashion designer, Gryphon has always believed that components built to convey the beauty of music should themselves be beautiful, designed to stand as visual as well as sonic artworks in the most luxurious surroundings. Exquisitely wrought from the finest materials available, Apex’ deep black, “Nordic Noir” aluminum chassis incorporates advanced constrained-layer-damping technologies to optimize resonance, while the specification of non-magnetic materials virtually eliminates electrical interference. At once both gorgeous and highly efficient, Apex utilizes over-specified heat sinks to ensure stable operating temperatures and long, trouble-free lifespan. New and proprietary Gryphon speaker terminals—which debuted on Apex—accept bare wire, spade lugs, banana connectors and combine aesthetic beauty with extreme functionality.

2 x 210W @ 8ohm, 2 x 420W @ 4ohm, 2 x 800W @ 2ohm and 2 x 1490W @ 1ohm at 115V/230Vac
Output impedance: 0.015ohm
Bandwidth (-3dB): 0.3Hz to 330KHz
Gain: +31,0dB
Max. input level: 1,16Vrms
Input Impedance, balanced (20-20000Hz): 20Kohm
Dimensions, WxHxD:59,3x37,1x88,6 cm, 202kg net.
Shipping dimensions:104 x 80 x 67 cm, 265kg 

4-layer up to 105 um copper printed circuit boards
Two separate custom made 2000VA toroidal transformers
Individual decoupled left/right transformer castings
True balanced inputs with gold-plated Neutrik XLR input sockets
Separate linear power supply for both digital and analog circuits
Soft start turn-on prevents triggering of fuses or circuit breakers in the home electrical system
Gryphon gold-plated custom-built binding posts
AC polarity indicator
12V Link for remote power on and off
Automatic Green Bias setting via Green Bias control link or manual Low/Mid/High bias
Firmware upgradeable via USB stick
Non-intrusive protection system
Standby current consumption < 0,5W
Designed and manufactured in Denmark