After an extraordinary lifespan for the mono and stereo versions of the Antileon (1995-2000), Antileon Signature, (2000-2015) and Antileon EVO (2015-2020) power amplifiers, Gryphon Audio Designs concludes this exceptional run with a strictly limited edition release of the Gryphon Antileon Anniversary, the ultimate refinement of concepts, technologies and components originally developed for the Gryphon Mephisto, the brand’s ultimate power amplification statement.
The original Antileon replaced the Gryphon DM100 (1991-1995), in its day one of the world’s most powerful, true dual mono, pure Class A power amplifiers. The technology and topology that are at the heart of Antileon, now 2 x 150 Watts and 670,000 microFarad power capacity, have undergone many modifications and refinements over the years, but the fundamental philosophical foundation remains extreme wide bandwidth, outstanding channel separation and exceptional peak-to-peak current capability to ensure compatibility with even the most viciously reactive loudspeaker loads.
In celebration of the Antileon’ 25th anniversary, Gryphon offers a special numbered series consisting of 25 stereo versions and 25 Monoblock pairs. Each set will include a reproduction of the original Antileon EVO artwork and a special owner’s manual with a historical introduction to every Antileon generation written by Gryphon founder Flemming E. Rasmussen.
An aluminium frame surrounds the display, engraved with “Antileon Anniversary” and the series number, for instance, Serial No. 1/25. Where the top of the Antileon EVO was graced by a silkscreen print of the Gryphon logo, the Antileon Anniversary will proudly feature a milled slot for a golden Gryphon figure.
The Antileon Anniversary Edition is not only a tribute to the amplifier’s 25 years, but also to the choices made from the beginning and a homage to the worldwide community of Gryphon owners, who made it possible for us to come so far.
Like every Gryphon product, Gryphon Antileon Anniversary is designed by Gryphon founder Flemming E. Rasmussen and manufactured in Denmark.