„The particular lesson to take away is that God Note’s all-out player/DAC is one beast of a performer. At €11’240 all in, it’s big time stuff both physically, fysically and the other way around. (…) This multi-tier upgrade path can be applied across the range except for their power amplifier. That really is a unique selling proposition. It’s also a rather forward-thinking strategy. Way to go, Golden Squad of Florence!“ - Srajan Ebaen
“In Italian hands, the CD audibly outperforms the file… The bottom line is clear: for audiophiles, there’s real life in the CD yet… If you’re in the market for a CD player put the Gold Note on your shortlist.” - Phil Wright
CD-1000 is available in China for the first time and here's a great review by SUPER AV!
Text in Chinese only.
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
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
VUmètre enjoys the magic combination of great sound and great beauty of CD 1000 - text in french
"I have nothing but unconstrained praise for the sound quality it produced, which was absolutely outstanding!"