Thanks To Philip O'Hanlon Gryphon Audio Designs Returns to the USA and Canada

Steve Williams

Site Founder, Site Owner, Administrator
It is wonderful news that I have the privilege of announcing that my good friend Philip O'Hanlon has picked up the Gryphon line and after a long absence Gryphon Audio Design will be returning to the USA and Canada. We wish Philip all the best in this new endeavor

Steve Williams

Site Founder, Site Owner, Administrator
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: JUNE 5th 2017 (LOS ANGELES, CA) GRYPHON AUDIO DESIGNS RETURNS TO NORTH AMERICAN HOMES WITH ON A HIGHER NOTE, LLC AS ITS EXCLUSIVE DISTRIBUTOR AFTER A TEN YEAR SABBATICAL. Gryphon Audio Designs, an internationally acclaimed Danish high end audio manufacturer, known for their award-winning sonic performance and luxurious finish, has selected On A Higher Note, LLC as its exclusive distributor for North America. A California based premier promoter of musical integrity and distributor of synergistic components handpicked to preserve and recreate the purest essence of the live music experience in the home environment, On A Higher Note with its deep dealer network of audio advisors serving the same aim is distinctly poised to reintroduce The Gryphon’s extensive line of premium electronics and loudspeaker series to music lovers in the United States and Canada.

“We are very*excited*to be able to bring The Gryphon back to North American homes. Having known and admired Flemming Rasmussen and his team for many years, we are delighted to be presented with this true gem of an opportunity to be able to share our passion for music through Gryphon’s unapologetically uncompromising*high-end audio systems,” exclaimed Philip O’Hanlon, President of On A Higher Note. “Whether it is in the selection of music to demonstrate the musical essence, the dedication in the setup of individual audio systems to showcase its highest performance, or the depth of knowledge in extracting synergy from every product On A Higher Note distributes, Philip and his team has demonstrated their commitment to musical integrity, best matching Gryphon’s design philosophy and manufacturing fortitude,” commended Flemming E. Rasmussen, Founder and CEO of Gryphon Audio Designs. 

About Gryphon Audio Designs

Gryphon Audio Designs is the brainchild of Flemming E. Rasmussen and the*fulfilment of a lifelong dream to allow the purest essence and the excitement of life music experience to be reproduced in the luxury of a home environment, preserving the integrity of the original music with no subtractive or additive colorations. Gryphon Audio Designs was founded in 1985 with its first product, the now legendary Gryphon*Head Amp which grew*from a one-off spare time project developed only for the designers’ own*home systems. Gryphon Audio Designs achieved immediate and on-going global acclaim for state of the art performance, intuitive ergonomics and the stunning beauty of the cost-no-object Gryphon preamplifiers and power amplifiers. The Gryphon offers stereo audio systems that start at US$60,000*and can exceed US$600,000.

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About On A Higher Note, LLC

On A Higher Note, LLC*is a premier distributor of synergistic high end audio components in the United States and Canada. Founded in 2001 by Philip O’Hanlon, a music evangelist and promoter of music integrity, On A Higher Note set out to connect the emotions of the live music performances with the listener and recreate the connection on demand in the comfort and luxury of the listeners’ homes. This pursuit is undeniably reliant on the dedication and a genuine love of music that is impossible to hire but found only in individual design and manufacturing dedication by a few individuals. On A Higher Note hand-picks like-minded high end reference-grade audio designers and manufacturers with the same dedication to work with in our pursuit, connecting our emotions with handcrafted music environment we create together with the listeners.

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Well-Known Member
Dec 26, 2010
Fantastic news to both A Higher Note and to Gryphon Audio. As a big fan of Gryphon for many, many years, I am glad the US is finally going to be able to have direct access to the tremendous heritage of such a long-standing reference in the community. And from what I know of A Higher Note, they are a true caretaker of such a tremendous brand. Best wishes to all.

Ron Resnick

Site Co-Owner, Administrator
Jan 25, 2015
Beverly Hills, CA
Congratulations, Philip! That is fantastic news!


Member Sponsor
Aug 31, 2010
Mexico City
Glad to hear Gryphon is back to the USA, I have had some of their older designs and I humbly think their designs are on the top of SS SOTA.


Jul 25, 2012
Congratulations on picking up a very fine line of equipment.


Member Sponsor & WBF Founding Member
May 15, 2010
Brilliant, Philip! :cool:


Member Sponsor
Feb 26, 2014
Congrats Philip. Vivid with Gryphon amps will rock


Super Moderator
Staff member
Sep 11, 2010
Greer South Carolina (USA)
This is amazing news....congratulations Phillip!

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