POSITIVE FEEDBACK

REVIEW OF MEDITERRANEO WITH B-5.1 TONEARM, DONATELLO MC CARTRIDGE AND PH-10 PHONO STAGE BY DEAN SEISLOVE

EDITOR’S CHOICE AWARD

“Right from the start, I liked the look of the Gold Note turntable. The exceptionally stylish Walnut plinth, hefty black platter, and relatively compact size make it an eye-catching addition to any decor. Dave Clark’s article discusses how easily he had the turntable up and running in about an hour. In turn, I appreciate the Mediterraneo’s ability to change speeds at a push of button, as well as its easily accessible and smooth-action cueing lever. There have been times when I’ve tried to make a last second cueing adjustment, only to see the cartridge bounce off my thumb and skip across a record because the tone arm lowered unpredictably. No such mishaps occurred with the Mediterraneo. Speaking of unvarying performance, I am also inordinately pleased to report that the Mediterraneo runs at the correct speed. My little iPhone app said that the Gold Note turntable was running ideally, and my ears concurred. Could be, both the app and I were a little off, but I never caught the Mediterraneo falling asleep or running ahead, and that’s good enough for me. I’m sensitive to the acceleration and drag of turntables when I hear it, so the Mediterraneo’s speed stability is most welcome. As for the sound? Dave’s review sums it up for me, as well: “The combo had no issues tracking anything I tossed on the platter… all my music sounded simply wonderful.””

Read the full review here: https://positive-feedback.com/reviews/hardware-reviews/the-gold-note-ph-10-phono-stage-and-mediterraneo-turntable/