“We think the PH-10 should be on anyone’s shortlist when considering a (new) phono stage. The addition of the PSU-10 lifts the PH-10 into another league instantly. All in all, we loved what we heard and are convinced that anyone who experiences the PH-10/PSU-10 will fall in love too.” - Marja&Henk
“I found nothing but pleasure listening through the Gold Note PH10. I really could find no vices – just music delivered as I love to hear it. And then I added the PSU via the dedicated umbilical. Now all the noisy power stuff was handled away from the delicate audio circuits and we were in a completely different league of music making. The same selection of albums was played and sounded even more engaging and indeed compelling.“ - Chris Kelly
Very positive review of the phono stage and external power supply combo!
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A very positive review with many great pictures of the dream team PH-10 and PSU-10 by Marcin Olszewski from Soundrebels, text in polish.
"I can't say enough good things about this phono stage and power supply. They really compliment each other and for the price to feature ratio—there just isn't anything else out there on the market that comes close." - Pete Davey
“… in this price range, Gold Note’s $2,600 USD flagship phono preamp combo is the best of the best. Nothing — repeat… nothing — at this price point exists that comes equipped with so many different impedance and gain settings, EQ curves, and future-proof upgrade paths. With the PH-10, Gold Note has knocked it out of the park.” - Douglas Brown
“An excellent phono amplifier that not only sounds good but also offers a genuinely useful feature set. Well designed and built, easy to use and with a great price point, this phono amplifier offers value for money.” - Paul Rigby
“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
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
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
"This is a very special audio component that will fit the contexts and priorities of many system owners.
Gold Note with the PH-10 effectively manages its own attempt to please as many of the people for as long as possible. This phono pre-amplifier punches above its crowded price point. On top of that it adapts to whatever cartridge the listener is using this month, so it's future proofed against cartridge upgrades. The promise of upgrade accessories implies it's future proofed against being upgraded from purchaser's systems.
At this price point the Gold Note PH-10 is unique in its achievements." - Mark Wheeler
PH-10 is Highly Recommended on Positive Feedback!
"We have had the PH-10 here for a decent enough time for me to say that, at $1390, it is a no-brainer. The unit is elegant throughout, works as advertised, and serves the music as any phono stage should. Not sure how they are doing this for so little compared to the stages above it price-wise, but damn. Highly recommended!" - Dave Clark
PH-10 is awarded by a real vinyl Guru on TONE Audio:
"It’s tough to believe that this is such a reasonably priced phonostage; it reveals a level of musical information I would expect from a much more expensive component.
We’ve used $60,000 phonostages that didn’t have this level of adjustment […] Gold Note’s PH-10 phonostage comes right out of the box with top in class performance, yet it offers the ability to expand it considerably further. What else could you ask for?
I am happy to give the PH-10 one of our last Exceptional Value Awards 2017. It is well deserving." - Jeff Dorgay
PH-10 won the OUTSTANDING PRODUCT award!
"With 6 EQ patterns, 4 choices of gain and 9 impedance settings, this new baby from Gold Note is quite an amazing product even without any of the module upgrades, meaning for a very reasonable £1315.20 you can get serious vinyl speed, depth, detail and transparency, a sound that far belies its modest price.
This machine is very highly recommended and I suggest you take a listen if you are in the process of purchasing a phono-stage, whatever the price." - Janine Smith
Audio Review prova il nuovo stadio phono PH-10 nel numero 390 di Agosto 2017:
"L'alfiere dei pre phono di Gold Note è un'unità compatta, ben realizzata, che propone numerose funzioni e alcune soluzioni operative fuori dal comune. Sotto questo punto di vista ogni pre fono di alto livello dovrebbe prendere esempio da questa realizzazione. L'intrigante opportunità di upgrade futuri e la valida resa sonora unite alla costruzione di ottimo livello contribuiscono positivamente all'elevato rapporto qualità prezzo" - Andrea Allegri
Angelo Jasparro mette alla prova PH-10 in una fantastica recensione:
"Abbiamo parlato di una macchina dal costo più che abbordabile ma dalle prestazioni impeccabili. Timbricamente ineccepibile (ed è la cosa più importante, checché se ne dica), cede qualcosa in dinamica e ricostruzione del soundstage rispetto al mio riferimento, che però costa oltre 4 volte tanto.
Non cede nulla invece se paragonato alla concorrenza diretta ed anzi, in tutta franchezza, non ho mai ascoltato nulla suonare in questo modo a questi livelli di costo.
Una macchina ben concepita, flessibile e configurabile quasi senza limiti, ben costruita e, scusate se è poco, italiana." - Angelo Jasparro
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