Gryphon Audio Designs writes: "The Gryphon Zena Preamplifier fuses incisiveness, neutrality and utter transparency enabling it to reveal any change in ancillary equipment anywhere in the signal path. Instrumental and vocal placement in all three dimensions is stunning, with distinct illumination of even the most distant corners of the soundstage." 

"Polished harmonic brilliance and weight, sharp image focus, powerful ambient recovery and realistic transient attack are among the many exceptional benefits of the next level design efforts that Gryphon’s engineering team under the leadership of Chief Engineer Tom Møller have applied in the creation of the Gryphon Zena preamplifier."