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Gryphon Audio Designs Sonett Phonostage

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Ry, Denmark, May, 2017,

While an ever-increasing number of audio manufacturers are struggling to go “back to black” with the introduction of components for LP playback, Gryphon Audio Designs of Denmark have never adandoned the LP format, maintaining a consistent commitment to vinyl reproduction from the creation of the company in 1985, right up to the launch of the Gryphon Sonett Phonostage.

In the words of founder Flemming E. Rasmussen, “The LP holds a very special place in our hearts here at Gryphon, having been the inspiration for our very first product, the now legendary Gryphon Head Amp. For many people, the LP remains the finest high fidelity medium ever offered for home use with a catalogue of titles that will never be rivaled by the compact disc, let alone download music.

In a concerted effort to bring the performance of the reference level Gryphon Legato Legacy phonostage to more affordable price points, Gryphon designed the Phonostage Module for straightforward installation in the Gryphon Diablo 300 and Diablo 120 integrated amplifiers. Haute Fidelité (France) praised the module for “some of the most well defined vinyl playback that we have ever experienced in our listening room.” This proven phono module is significantly improved with its own cabinet and dedicated dual mono power supply.

Vinyl connoisseurs with other system configurations generated immediate demand for a stand-alone version of the phonostage that would make the fruits of Gryphon’s explorations into the latest circuit topologies, low-noise component breakthroughs and power supply innovations more widely accessible.

The Sonett Phonostage is the perfect companion for the Gryphon Diablo 300 or Diablo 120 integrated amplifier, when the amp already has the Gryphon DAC module installed and will provide a significant upgrade for any system assembled to extract the very best from black vinyl grooves to enlighten the lives of dedicated music lovers for years to come.

Like every Gryphon product, Gryphon Sonett is designed by Gryphon founder and CEO Flemming E. Rasmussen and manufactured in Denmark.

Price: 5.990 Euros, plus all applicable local duties and taxes.

Additional information and a list of distributors/dealers can be found at

Gryphon Sonett Phono Stage Features and Specifications:

Zero negative feedback
• True Dual Mono Class A topology
• Moving Coil and Moving Magnet cartridge compatible
• Moving Coil load impedance can be set externally with left/right switches on the back panel
• Internal switching between MC and MM
• Polypropylene capacitors used in RIAA correction stages
• Discrete components in analogue stages
• DC-coupled topology from input to output
• Low noise +/- 21VDC regulated voltage supplies for excellent analogue THD and noise suppression
• Ultra-short signal path
• Minimal internal wiring
• Two-layer printed circuit board with 70mμ copper on both sides
• PCB-mounted sockets eliminate wiring and shorten signal path
• Gold-plated phono sockets with Teflon insulation for left/right input and output
• Designed and built in Denmark

Gain: Moving coil (MC): 64dB
Moving magnet (MM): 42dB
Moving Coil (MC): 10, 20, 80.6, 100, 200 or 402 Ω (or parallel combinations)
Moving Magnet (MM): 47kΩ / 200pF
Signal/Noise Ratio:
MC: > 72dB, input 2.5mV
MM: >84dB, 1kHz Input 250mV, 1kHz
Specifications are subject to change without notice.

About Gryphon Audio Designs

Since its inception in 1985, Gryphon Audio Designs of Denmark has earned a worldwide reputation for state of the art performance, intuitive ergonomics and stunning aesthetic design. Now celebrating its 30th anniversary, the Gryphon is among the select few High End brands to offer complete system solutions incorporating digital sources, amplification and loudspeakers.

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2 Responses to Gryphon Audio Designs Sonett Phonostage

  1. Brian says:

    The Sonett Phonostage: Please clarify, what type of input/output cable connections it has (RCA, LEMA, XLR).” Also, I assume it is “the perfect companion for the Gryphon Diablo 300 integrated amplifier”, with or without the Gryphon DAC module installed”? Whilst the DAC appears to be another great product, you will understand that my priorities are with my vinyl & CD playback.
    Eqt. Brinkmann Balance/Lyra, audience, Gryphon Mikado Signature CD, Diablo 300 Amp incl. phono bd. & VIP reference cables.

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