Triangulate the CD circle – With the new Gryphon Ethos, you can. Both a dedicated CD-only player (no DVD, no Bluray, no SACD) and a 384PCM/DSD512 DAC with USB, BNC and AES/EBU inputs (the latter is duplicated also as a digital output), this is a fully balanced no-feedback machine built around the Sabre ESS 9038Pro 8-channel DAC. As such, the transport is followed by selectable asynchronous upsampling to allow a very simple 1st-order filter executed with a silver mica capacitor even on CD playback. Naturally the output stage is a heavily regulated fully discrete class A affair on 23V rails.