Gryphon Audio Designs was founded in 1985 by Flemming E. Rasmussen. Designed and manufactured in Denmark, with a no-frills, minimalist approach, with a industrial brutalist design
Gryphon Audio components certainly stand out whilst the large Black box may not appeal to all we love it. Gryphon Audio's reference is their master tape recordings which represent the closest approximation to a live performance. to the Gryphon engineers this is the only reliable reference and a valuable tool that forces Gryphon engineers to work to a higher standard than designers who only have access to ordinary commercial releases.
It has always been Gryphon’s mission to achieve the highest possible audio performance. in terms of sheer musicality, transparency and realism. With Apex Mono and Apex Stereo, Gryphon Audio Designs elevates pure Class A power amplification a titanic leap above what was previously considered possible. Gryphon Apex takes us several crucial steps closer in the never-ending quest for a more natural and convincing musical illusion.
This is the simple explanation of why the Gryphon Antileon Signature (Stereo and Monoblock) Pure Class A reference power amplifiers, introduced in 2000, remained available for nearly a decade and a half. Because cynical planned obsolescence is never part of the Gryphon design concept, the Antileon Signature, like every Gryphon model, was engineered and built to remain at the forefront of audio performance for many years until we were able to offer a significant step forward.