“There’s no doubt that the Gold Note Mediterraneo turntable/B7 tonearm combo make an impressive analog playback rig. The listener is offered solid, smart engineering and design, coupled with precision manufacturing to give a highly musical and satisfying package.” - John Richardson
Very positive review of the Mediterraneo turntable with B-7 Ceramic tonearm and Machiavelli Gold cartridge (text only in German).
“Fit and finish are exemplary and set up is a doddle. There are lots of turntables available on the market and I can quite honestly say that this is up there with the best-looking turntables I have come across.” - Stuart Smith
“If you want a turntable with great looks, easy handling, practicality and great sound, you really must consider this stunning Italian. All the technical stuff tucks neatly out of sight and all the necessary anti-vibration measures were applied in the most elegant way possible. Looks and brains combine to offer a great musical experience.” - Marja&Henk
“While we’ve been impressed by everything they’ve sent us, the Mediterraneo is truly something special. If you want a turntable that does more than just play records, that is truly a work of analog art, this is the one for you. It deserves to be put on a pedestal and enjoyed while listening.” - Jeff Dorgay
“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
“The Mediterraneo offers a mature sonic approach, promoting confidence and always sounding controlled. A stylish and slightly quirky design, Gold Note have taken an aesthetic approach that will appeal to many traditionalists in terms of its style and form, but the Mediterraneo also impresses in terms of sound quality.” - Paul Rigby
Mediterraneo 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
Mediterraneo is Highly Recommended on Positive Feedback!
"All my music sounded simply wonderful. Clean and ever so there with a lively presence that was fast on its feet… pace and rhythm. Details were in evidence and aplenty, though they were not forced or in the least bit analytical. Bass was deep, solid, and propulsive…I could find nothing to criticize.
Stable. Articulate. Fun. Resolving. Engaging. Style. Beautiful.
Highest recommendation as a system… as a whole. Combined with the PH-10 phono and you are set for years of musical bliss." - Dave Clark
As a true Analogue expert, Geoff Husband has seen and used many turntables so we are particularly happy to know that he found mediterraneo to be a balanced, all-around performer!
"More general comparisons spring to mind, it has great pace without being frenetic (for example an Orbe lacks pace and a Xerxes lives for it), it keeps vocalists centre stage rather than pushing them slightly back like the Pro-Ject and has a nice way with imaging, not the biggest or widest soundstage, but something realistic and more important utterly stable – no doubt helped by the speed accuracy. I enjoyed all kinds of music with it – Jazz, Metal, Stravinsky, Gershwin you name it and at no time could I pin it down as a 'rockers' turntable, or something for chamber orchestra, it just handled it all with aplomb." - Geoff Husband
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."
"Mediterraneo looks, sounds and makes one feel like a wonderful, high quality Italian product should. Chic and style plus many years of experience."
"Beauty and engineering are combined to make the kind of turntable that can answer to the desire of enthusiats"
"Gold Note manufactures the Mediterraneo turntable that features a plinth that greatly remind Tuscany's smooth hills and sea"