Mediterraneo | The Audiophile Man

Mediterraneo | The Audiophile Man

“Able to provide crisp detail without sounding bright and an attention-demanding focus without sounding compressed, the Mediterraneo sounds mature in its sonic approach. It also successfully promotes confidence because this turntable always sounds in control of the sonic situation. The Mediterraneo is both stylish but also a little quirky in its design focus. I see this point as a positive slant to the deck because it helps to remove the turntable from the ‘me too’ pack in terms of design direction.” - Paul Rigby

P-1000 | NOVO

P-1000 | NOVO

“With its new flagship preamp, Gold Note has effectively silenced the critics. Built like a brick autopsy, the P-1000 is an aesthetically gorgeous, intuitively user friendly, and articulate solid-state preamplifier. Although its $6,250 USD asking price firmly places it in the luxury class of audio components, its connectivity, 4 different sound modes, and numerous upgrade paths make it worth every cent of its asking price.” - Suave Kajko

IS-1000 | HiFi Choice

IS-1000 | HiFi Choice

“One of the most important and overarching aspects of the IS-1000’s performance is that it feels like a single cohesive unit rather than a collection of elements partnered together in a nice-looking box. This isn’t a traditional integrated amplifier, but one that reflects the requirements of audio enthusiasts in 2018, and if you are looking for an amp with a built-in network music streaming source, it makes a great deal of sense.“ - Ed Sulley

PSU-10 | HiFi Alex

PSU-10 | HiFi Alex

“If you own the Gold Note PH-10 phono stage, this upgrade is A MUST, as it will immensely improve the already amazing sound you get from the phono stage. And if you are considering a new phono stage, and Gold Note PH-10 is on your short list of candidates, I urge you try and audition it together with the PSU-10 power supply. I am confident it will blow away the competition, which may cost thousands more. It is that good of a combination and I cannot praise it highly enough.” - Alex Gorouvein

Pianosa & Donatello Red | Stereoplay (in German)

Pianosa & Donatello Red | Stereoplay (in German)

“This pretty, well-built guy plays a lot, much better than you'd expect. The clever power supply gives the belt drive sound almost a direct drive characteristic with spur strength, lots of dynamism and emphasis. The medium-weight tonearm will work well with many pickups, but will certainly play well with the Gold Note pickup. Highly recommended!”

“Donatello Red is a sonically highly interesting, lightweight, yet robustly built high-output moving coil with clever technology and light-footed, powerful and homogeneous sound!” - Roland Kraft

PH-10 | Stereoplay (in German)

PH-10 | Stereoplay (in German)

“Gold Note’s PH-10 is a real gem for the money, it sounds exceptionally good…A real highlight of modern analogue technology, which deserves a penetrating recommendation.” - Roland Kraft

CD-1000 | SUPER AV (in Chinese)

CD-1000 | SUPER AV (in Chinese)

CD-1000 is available in China for the first time and here's a great review by SUPER AV!

Text in Chinese only.

DS-1000 | NOVO

DS-1000 | NOVO

“At $5,000 US, the DS-1000 is simply the best sounding and best equipped high-end DAC / streamer that I’ve had the pleasure of auditioning.  It also offers one of the best graphic interfaces on its front panel and in the Gold Note app, both very important factors in a streamer. Very well done Gold Note.” - Suave Kajko

IS-1000 | DARKO AUDIO

IS-1000 | DARKO AUDIO

“The few will stick with separates, enjoying the thrill of the chase – the sport of hifi. The majority just want to plug and play. A single-box solution that pushes performance above the 90th percentile offered by separates but without the hassle and the tyranny of choice. Out of the window goes the hifi rack, a mess of wires and the clutter. A streamlined hifi solution for modern homes.“ - Phil Wright

IS-1000 | Stereoplay (in German)

IS-1000 | Stereoplay (in German)

“Competence from Florence: If you suspect jewellery or fashion cloths behind the label Gold Note from Italy, you’d be wrong: with the IS-1000, the High-End luxury manufacturer from Florence presents an all-rounder of superlatives” - Roland Kraft

IS-1000 | TONEAudio

IS-1000 | TONEAudio

“We’ve just started to audition the IS-1000 and it’s amore from the start.

Featuring an integral phono stage, based on the circuitry of the PH-10 that we already love, a built in DAC and streamer and a 125 watt per channel power amplifier, this $5,000 beauty is a perfect solution for those wanting high quality, maximum versatility (did we tell you it has six digital inputs) and a convenient form factor. The only question left is: black or silver?” - Jeff Dorgay

PA-1175 | 6MOONS

PA-1175 | 6MOONS

“I had spent a long summer in Tuscany around Montalcino and subsequently seen Venice and Sicily. For hifi hardware, I'd now have this company's first new stereo amp in two decades. It's called PA-1175 where 'PA' is short for power amp. For the complete experience, one would obviously want an entire Gold Note system. It's something this company actually offer. Today we extricate from such an exclusive engagement their 175wpc/8Ω stereo amp. It scales to twice that power when bridged.” - Srajan Ebaen

IS-1000 | Lite (in German)

IS-1000 | Lite (in German)

“All for one, one for all - this slightly modified Musketeers motto fits well with the Gold Note IS-1000. Under his hood it combines the exquisite technology of four different top-class devices, resulting in an all-in-one solution on a high-end level: the IS-1000 acts as streamer, digital-to-analogue converter and integrated amplifier scores with digital interface diversity, turntable input and access to the online music services. Is there more? Yes! We discovered further delicacies in the test.” - Volker Frech

P-1000 | 6MOONS

P-1000 | 6MOONS

Srajan Ebaen is a true expert of digital audio and his unfailing ears has once again spotted the true nature of our preamp: detail and transparency!

"Gold Note's fully balanced preamplifier showed itself as a very high-resolution essentially neutral performer whose key strengths were tremendous depth of field, masterful untanglement of complex interludes and, directly related, very high magnification powers of subtle detail. I enjoyed keen audibility of space as the domain of fine recorded reverb trails behind and around tones which cast very brief virtual auras around their performers. Likewise, I enjoyed keen awareness of tone modulations as the domain of harmonics and how performers manipulate their instruments or voices to shift timbre as though, in the most masterful instances, they actually played different instruments or exchanged their vocal cords." - Srajan Ebaen

PH-10 | Positive Feedback

PH-10 | Positive Feedback

A new, great review on Positive Feedback signed by Larry Cox!

"If tubes are so "last century" then the added functionality of Gold Note's features is the new millenia's tube rolling. Whereas some beauties require big sacrifices and are high maintenance, this Italian beauty is anything but. Recommended!" - Larry Cox

IS-1000 | The Absolute Sound

IS-1000 | The Absolute Sound

The announcement of the IS-1000 is on The Absolute Sound:

"Gold Note IS-1000 is a Roon Ready device, fully compatible with multi-room systems and with a quick plug & play installation: simply connect IS-1000 to the network (Wi-Fi or Ethernet) and to the speakers, then explore the endless possibilities of music, streaming from Tidal & MQA via Tidal, Qobuz, Spotify & Spotify Connect and Deezer with Roon or the Gold Note dedicated App [available for iOS and Android] or browsing your collection of digital music stored on NAS, HDD and USB sticks - including DSD64 format." - TAS STAFF

P-1000 | Audio Activity (In Italian)

P-1000 | Audio Activity (In Italian)

Angelo Jasparro testa P-1000 per Audio Activity ed evidenzia come il nostro preamplificatore sia davvero un pre "trasparente":

"Questo apparecchio, per quanto ci si sforzi di sentirlo, non si sente. Sparisce, si imbosca. Apre un’autostrada tra sorgenti e finali, senza effetti collaterali. Questa caratteristica, la scomparsa all’ascolto, comporta dei costi che spesso sono molto elevati. Insomma, la trasparenza, quella vera, richiede abilità progettuale, componentistica di livello, assemblaggio impeccabile" - Angelo Jasparro

CD-1000 | HiFi NL (IN DUTCH)

CD-1000 | HiFi NL (IN DUTCH)

The CD-1000 is tested with PA-1175 on HiFi NL, here a brief abstract in English:

"Now I realize how fast I became friends with the beautiful sound of the Gold Note CD-1000 and the PA-1175. Subtle but powerful, detailed but also silky soft, very spacious and stable. And full of character. A subtle but clear 'sound' has been developed for the good listener.
Add to that the very solid build quality and the fine Italian design and you have a set where you can enjoy music at a very high level"
- Max Delissen

PA-1175 | HiFi NL (IN DUTCH)

PA-1175 | HiFi NL (IN DUTCH)

The PA-1175 is tested with CD-1000 on HiFi NL, here a brief abstract in English:

"Now I realize how fast I became friends with the beautiful sound of the Gold Note CD-1000 and the PA-1175. Subtle but powerful, detailed but also silky soft, very spacious and stable. And full of character. A subtle but clear 'sound' has been developed for the good listener.
Add to that the very solid build quality and the fine Italian design and you have a set where you can enjoy music at a very high level"
- Max Delissen

PH-10 | Positive Feedback - Writer's Choice Award 2017

PH-10 | Positive Feedback - Writer's Choice Award 2017

PH-10 wins the Writer's Choice Award 2017 on Positive Feedback!

"Truly, the Gold Note PH-10 Phono Stage is a stunning bargain, and the partnering Gold Note Mediterraneo turntable is an absolute delight.
I'm fully confident that anyone hearing the Gold Note PH-10 phono stage and Mediterraneo turntable will agree that both deliver sweet, sterling sound and exceptional value. Decidedly worthy of my highest recommendation and Writer's Choice Award!”
- Dean Seislove

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