GryphonMirageusedGryphon Mirage DualGryphon Mirage Dual Mono Solid State Preamp with Separate Power SupplyGryphon Mirage is a work of art that does not relegate function to a secondary position. Gryphon Mirage is also a high performa...10500.00

Gryphon Mirage Dual

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Gryphon Mirage Dual Mono Solid State Preamp with Separate Power Supply

Gryphon Mirage is a work of art that does not relegate function to a secondary position. Gryphon Mirage is also a high performance audio tool.
The unconventional design challenges pre-conceived notions on the appearance of audio components. Gryphon Mirage is high-tech sculpture, not a soulless machine.
The Gryphon Mirage is the perfect partner for the award-winning Gryphon Mikado compact disc player and the Gryphon range of power amplifiers.
The implementation of a fully balanced, fully discrete circuit with zero negative feedback and ultra-wide frequency bandwidth allows the Gryphon Mirage to create a credible illusion of live music. The over-damped, sterile sound quality associated with amplifiers that rely on copious amounts of negative feedback to suppress distortion has been eliminated by rejecting global feedback as an unacceptable solution in the war on distortion.
With infinite channel separation and no interchannel crosstalk, the strict dual mono configuration of the Gryphon Mirage makes irrelevant many of the problems which plague more conventional stereo units. Independent outboard power supplies for each channel with separate Holmgren transformers ensure that each channel is completely unaffected by the other channel.
Mirror-image symmetrical construction ensures high common mode noise rejection. Common mode noise in opposite phase simply cancels itself out, because the preamplifier stages are symmetrical.
Dual mono circuit design and isolated power supplies eliminate unwanted interaction between the power supply and delicate, low-level audio signals and confer vast audible benefits in terms of improved stereo focus, dimensional solidity and overall clarity.
Unlike more conventional designs which typically employ a small number of large capacitors, the regulated power supplies and active preamplifier circuits of the Gryphon Mirage are based on arrays of multiple small capacitors, as a result of extensive tests which confirm the superior objective electrical characteristics and subjective audio performance of these capacitor banks.
Unlike more conventional designs which typically employ a small number of large capacitors, the regulated power supplies and active preamplifier circuits of the Gryphon Mirage are based on arrays of multiple small capacitors, as a result of extensive tests which confirm the superior objective electrical characteristics and subjective audio performance of these capacitor banks.
Component selection is based on both strict technical criteria (residual noise, temperature coefficients, tolerances, distortion, reliability) and subjective sonic criteria, following extensive listening sessions.
While many manufacturers take a cost-cutting digital approach to remote volume control, Gryphon Mirage implements an uncompromising analog solution for the ultimate in convenience at no sacrifice in sonic performance.
The input selector is outside the audio signal path, acting as a trigger for the precision, loss-less relays placed near the input sockets to shorten the signal path. The gold-plated selector breaks the ground connection of components not currently being used, effectively isolating them from the signal path.
To eliminate any adverse interaction between the digital display circuitry and the audio circuitry, the display is physically isolated in the Control section outside the preamplifier chassis.


  • Soundstage product of the year 2011, Ultra Audio product of the year 2010

  • True Dual Mono configuration

  • Pure Class A operation

  • 63,000 microFarad capacity

  • 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

  • Microprocessor-controlled 50-step relay volume attenuator for best sonic performance featuring Vishay Bulk Metal Foil ultra-precision resistors and ultra low capacitance relays

  • Fully discrete circuitry using Ultra-short signal path

  • Select premium-grade components

  • Minimal internal wiring

  • Military spec. double-sided up to 70µm copper printed circuit boards

  • Two separate Holmgren toroidal transformers, one for each channel

  • Gold-plated input-isolating relays

  • PCB-mounted sockets eliminate wiring and shorten signal path

  • Gold-plated PCB-mounted Swiss Neutric XLR sockets for three balanced sources and two outputs

  • Gold-plated PCB-mounted phono sockets with Teflon insulation for 2 inputs and one Tape output

  • Wireless communication between Mirage Control unit and Mirage Preamplifier

  • 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

  • Vacuum Fluorescent Display with 2 lines and 50 characters

  • Adjustable display Lighting (High, Medium, Low or Off)

  • Non-magnetic, non-resonant aluminum cabinets

  • AMX or Crestron home automation System control software (sold separately)

  • 12VDC link input and output

  • Flash memory upgrades via PC or key-fob

  • Infrared remote control

  • EU CE approval

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