„With their PA-1175 MKII and particularly so when bridged, Gold Note have introduced a new voicing to slightly compensate their usual warmer more generous cursive signature. Now in an all-Gold Note system of separates, there should be a very adroit balance of elegance, resolution and control.“ - Srajan Ebaen
“A solid-state amp and a tube amp in one chassis is a great idea, and practically speaking Gold Note has done it with panache by incorporating the Damping Factor feature. A double dose of recommendation is granted!” - Doug Schroeder
“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
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
"Gold Note PA1175 power amplifier has the courage to follow different directions and it does that well and showing at the same time its own character" - text in german