Jeff Dorgay at TONEAudio is now a new fan of Machiavelli Gold, one of our best cartridges:
"The Machiavelli offers a perfect balance and always serves the music. It is dynamic enough to engage, resolving enough to reveal, yet ever so slightly forgiving, so that nearly all of your records sound great. A perfect host for your music collection; what could be better? Gold Note’s Machiavelli succeeds brilliantly at a price point where the competition is fierce. I am happy to award it one of our Exceptional Value Awards for 2017." - Jeff Dorgay
XT-7 represents a brand new line of speakers with great performances and unique Italian style.
"Based on this model, the company would be a success even if they made nothing but speakers. This is far from the norm for do-everything firms. It must be acknowledged upfront to bury any suspicions to the contrary. Now the slogan's 'renaissance' acquires new meaning.
At Gold Note, one really does deal with renaissance men who display a very solid grasp on various design disciplines. Salute." - Srajan Ebaen
PH-10 is awarded by Mono & Stereo as BEST BUY and HIGHLY RECOMMENDED phono stage!
"This is a mighty, emotionally engaging musical box, that even without all the expandable accessories brings more then expected. A thrill and a fill!" - Matej Isak
There's a new little star in the constellation of our cartridges: the name is Vasari, the sound is...well, just read TONE Audio review if you want to find out:
"With decent cartridges in the four-figure range, what's the new audio enthusiast to do? Four words: Gold Note Vasari Gold. And you can get one for $385." - Jeff Dorgay
DS-1000 is tested by 6moon, a great and thorough article!
"DS-1000 fears no competition. It is a very complete versatile machine with an unusually extensive upgrade path [...] From a sonic standpoint, what else can be said than mission accomplished? Elegance, vividness, resolution, transparency and great dynamics honor the essence of music." - Joël Chevassus
You know something is hot the minute you see it on Playboy, makes perfect sense that our Conquest it's on their pages then!
For big boys only
Giglio & Donatello on the pages of Hifi+, a great review straight from the UK!
"The Gold Note is a smooth performer, with an effortless style that makes it easy to forget the mechanics of the process and enjoy the music...there was a real vista of sound that revealed the quality of playing and drew me into the music in no uncertain terms.
The interplay of the violins was particularly engaging and this combined with the turntable’s inherent grasp of tone made for a real musical treat"
NOVO magazine (previously Canada Hi-Fi) has been having fun with Giglio:
"Gold Note’s Giglio turntable, with the B7 tonearm, and the Dynavector 10X5 cartridge delivered a deeply layered, immersive, and musical sound. It’s a breathtaking example of what happens when an established company that makes $100K+ vinyl rigs applies cutting-edge designs and advanced engineering knowledge to their more sensibly priced ‘tables."
Read the full review on NOVO
Tuscany Gold is on the cover of Stereophile #60 issue!
"Tuscany Gold had a fine, beautifully balanced sound free of gross colorations, and it's well designed and built...I thoroughly enjoyed the several months I spent listening to it." - Michael Fremer
Our jewels reviewed at Mono&Stereo: two analog jewels for a real cartridge junkie!
"Red and Gold are mature, refined products and share the enticing qualities of MC’s: great balance across the spectrum and absence of artificial bass bump and with airy, natural transparency.
They represent Gold Note’s focus on music.
From ground up they’ve been designed to offer a perpetual listening experience." - Matej Isak
CD-1000 reviewed by Srajan Ebaen on 6moons: a great review from a true digital expert!
"It's gratifying when, once in a blue moon, one's own convictions shaped by more than a decade of hands-on experiments carry the day. If you still wonder what day that is: the analog bits of digital are far more important than the converter origins.
If it's warm but dry, full-bodied earthy transistor sound you're after from a digital source - if you want chewy chunks in your soup rather than run it through the blender first - the Gold Note delivers it in spades." - Srajan Ebaen
Valore 425 Plus proves its value on Hifi Pig. Janine Elliot was definitely surprised and satisfied by the performance of this turntable:
"I was pleasantly surprised at how transparent this transparent turntable was. Detail was extremely quick and vivid [...] Indeed, it was the bass and midrange that really stuck out to me as being one of the best properties of the turntable, giving a musicality that was quite intoxicating!" - Janine Elliot
The French Hifi magazines On-Mag puts Valore 425 Plus to test. The results are great:
"Valore Plus 425 will snoop at both ends of the sound spectrum with the talent of a true detective. It offers a true range of colours that does justice to the instruments.
Clearly, this plate is only limited by the cartridge that's mounted on it."
VUmétre had a great time testing our Giglio, here's the conclusions:
"Summarize this article with something like 'It's beautiful, it plays well and it moved us' could sound as the last of clichés, but that's exactly what happened with Giglio. It is everything you might imagine and should expect from an High-End Italian product. Classy under every point of view and with solid performances, it's well positioned on the price tag for such quality. Giglio is a real seducer and its beautiful lines will guide you toward many refined listening sessions. It's so difficult to resist this analog miracle!"
Canda HiFi takes Valore 425 Plus for a spin. The set-up is completed with PH-7 Phono Stage and Babele MM plus Bobolino as cartridges:
"There’s a sonic synergy between Gold Note’s analog components that belies their lower ‘entry level’ asking prices. Give it a listen and I’m sure you’ll enjoy what you hear"
Mediterraneo lands on the pages of High Style, matched with our B7 Ceramic tonearm and Machiavelli Gold as cartridge - text in slovak with english abstract
"Mediterraneo combines aesthetic appeal, elegance and modern design with the future in mind, thinking shapes and great materials. This combination is able to offer a gentle, powerful but still detailed sound, very well balanced throughoutthe bandwidth."
"When I think of Italian high-end gear, I think style. Meditteraneo's looks are exquisite [...] sound quality is also excellent. I can't emphasize this enough. I highly recommend this turntable to anyone looking for a turntable in its price range, or above."
English abstract from the article:
"this amplifier has very low distortion and excellent dynamic range indeed. I consider PA-1175 something new in the field of amplification after showing granite stability in performance regardless the time of the day or the many hours of operation. PA-1175 in two words is A FEAST of resolution and power with finesse, and inherently musical DNA, which doesn`t chooses the loudspeaker like other products, but adapts itself to play everything in a very easy and effective way. Bellissimo!"
VUmètre enjoys the magic combination of great sound and great beauty of CD 1000 - text in french
"Mediterraneo looks, sounds and makes one feel like a wonderful, high quality Italian product should. Chic and style plus many years of experience."