Gryphon Audio Designs’s New PowerZone

As last year, Gryphon devoted the large Schaumburg E space to static displays. Most notable was the new Gryphon PowerZone PZ3.10 power purifier ($14,000) which has eight Furutech AC sockets and 20-amp current capacity and utilizes Quantum Resonance Technology.

Also arousing interest were the Diablo 333 integrated ($24,800), first unveiled at last year’s Munich High End; the Eos 5 loudspeaker system ($52,500/pair); the superb Ethos CD player and DAC ($39,800), which I reviewed at the end of 2019; the Kodo Carbon speaker system ($439,000/pair); a Commander preamplifier ($67,000); an Apex stereo power amplifier ($104,000); and Gryphon cabling. Bargain-basement Gryphon equipment is not. For a report of an active Gryphon system, see the forthcoming report on room 1445.

Now about that PowerZone: The PZ3.10 and the larger PowerZone PZ3.20, which offers two independent banks of four outlets each and up to 40 amps total current capability, treat all three legs of the AC signal (positive, negative, and ground) equally. Each leg benefits from "conductive environments specifically adapted to their unique needs." All internal wiring is 12 AWG silver-plated OFC copper with Teflon insulation.

According to Anthony Chiarella, Gryphon’s North American Director of Sales and Marketing, Paul Hafner of Romania developed Quantum Acoustics. As best I could scribble down, passing a power signal through a conductor randomizes the flow of electrons. By using specific conductive substances for positive, negative, and ground, Quantum Acoustics de-randomizes and optimizes electron flow, thereby reducing heat and noise. For more on the technology, see the Gryphon website.