Scorpio S CD Player
CD 聖經 2019
Scorpio S vs. Scorpio
The Scorpio has never been out of our program, but there were some small changes in year 2017.
The AKM DAC-chip (AK4397EQ) we used in the Scorpio was unfortunately discontinued.
The Scorpio S uses therefore a new AKM DAC-chip (AK4490EQ).
We do not offer an update from Scorpio to Scorpio S. We needed to add the “S” since the units aren’t 100% identical.
Dedication and Devotion
Gryphon Scorpio plays compact disc. Period. Full stop. It does not play video discs of any kind whatsoever, nor does it play any of the so-called “high resolution” audio formats long since given the cold shoulder by music lover, audiophile and mainstream consumer alike.
Gryphon Scorpio is designed unapologetically with single-minded dedication to the compact disc, because this focused approach enables Gryphon Audio Designs to devote all our resources and expertise to releasing the full, unfettered musical potential of CD playback.
Gryphon Scorpio will reveal more of the hidden treasures in your CD collection than any other player, “universal” or otherwise, up to and well beyond its price point. That is its sole mission.
Based on comprehensive listening sessions in the quest for the best available digital-to-analog conversion technology without regard to cost or other extraneous considerations, Gryphon Scorpio employs an Asahi Kasei Microsystems Delta-Sigma DAC from the acclaimed designers of the world’s finest professional A-to-D and D-to-A converters.
The advanced DAC at the heart of the Gryphon Scorpio makes a major contribution to the player’s effortlessly natural rendering of a three-dimensional soundscape with exceptional timing and razor-shape detail.
In the interest of extracting the purest, most unadulterated sound possible, timing issues are addressed with two independent, specially designed, temperature-compensated crystal oscillators accurate to better than five parts per million.
Gryphon’s pioneering upsampling technology significantly reduces filter demands on the analogue side of the D/A converter by shifting the spectrum of quantization noise (aliasing) up and away from the range in which it is most detrimental, so that the upper corner frequency of the digital anti-aliasing filter is more than four times that of the standard 44.1 kHz sample rate..