Gryphon Audio Kalliope DAC

LL21

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Hmm interesting, I was led to believe that a stern could bot be converted to a mono later. I will have to ask for clarification from the distributor.
I did not think a Stereo could be converted either...in fact, i recall now being told they could NOT be converted. Please check to make sure we get the story straight.
 

isquirrel

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A stereo amp can technically be converted into a Mono, however to do so would not make sense financially, it would require sending the amp back to Gryphon, incurring freight both ways, you need to replace a lot of the internals, for instance, a new back plate, a new single transformer (perhaps), the internals are most likely arranged differently as well. The cost of doing it would be high and would not make practical sense.

Given that every amp Gryphon have produced sound better as Mono's (as you would expect) then if you want the ultimate sound quality you buy the Solo's up front. Or buy a stereo and trade or sec that if you want to go Mono later. For me I have to consider the falling Aus dollar and think about long term use of these amps. Gryphon does not upgrade or produce new amps very often so they are likely at least a 5 year purchase. I am going to have a careful look at the budget and see if I can manage the Solo's now.

(Edit - I incorrectly quoted Flemming directly - for that I apologise)
 
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LL21

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Do you know if is possible convert the Colosseum of 220V to 120V?
Yes, I have done it the other way (120V to 240V), and it must be done by Gryphon. It is not simply 'moving the taps' as it is in some amps...new parts, new computer-related setup...and in my case, they told me they set it slightly differently for UK 240V as opposed to EU.
 

LL21

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Thank you!!!!

I thought it was easier, but I see it is not. :)
Good luck. Are you buying one from overseas? Have it shipped to Gryphon before being shipped to you?
 
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Good luck. Are you buying one from overseas? Have it shipped to Gryphon before being shipped to you?
Hi LL21,

No, I didn't bought from overseas, my Colosseum I bought here in Brazil with 120V. In Brazil there are two voltage standards, 120V and 220V and there is a possibility I buy in the near future a Colosseum of my friend here, but this second Colosseum is 220V.


Nice regards,
Ricardo.
 

LL21

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Hi LL21,

No, I didn't bought from overseas, my Colosseum I bought here in Brazil with 120V. In Brazil there are two voltage standards, 120V and 220V and there is a possibility I buy in the near future a Colosseum of my friend here, but this second Colosseum is 220V.


Nice regards,
Ricardo.
I see...makes sense. Good luck with that. You might need to ship?
 
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Kalliope asio driver not play in JRiver

Kalliope asio driver not play in JRiver

High all
Can kalliope dac / Jriver users let me know if they are successfully using the Gryphon ASIO driver (or KS driver) in JRiver?

I have installed the driver and can select it in JRiver but get the error message "Playback could not be started..."

I have checked the device settings, even fiddled with channel offset, and obviously the dac is capable of playing all files it is fed.Fiddled with different settings in windows playback devices too, no luck.

At first I thought this was due to using WS2012R2 and no compatible driver. I then experimented with a W7 laptop and same error for the asio driver in JRiver.

I did manage to get WS2012R2 playing the kalliope using "Kalliope USB Driver 1.0.56 [WASAPI]" which I think got installed using a "windows XP" driver downloaded from gryphon. This is okay but of course wont work in WS core mode.

Any thoughts, kalliope driver experiences, or workarounds greatly appreciated.

Cheers
David