08 Jan 6 MOONS
REVIEW OF MEDITERRANEO WITH B-7 CERAMIC TONEARM AND DONATELLO CARTRIDGE BY MARJA&HENK
“We were delighted to take a spin with the suave Italian Gold Note Mediterraneo. At a few shows we’d admired its unique cosmetics and on occasion had a listen to a system which included one. What we remembered were the very original looks and top finishing. How would those hold up at our place? During the arrangements we made, we asked the Italians for a complete system: a combined turntable, arm and cartridge so we could assess their total approach to vinyl.
The package arrived in a large box on a mini pallet. Upon opening the box, we encountered a partly assembled turntable. All parts were nicely wrapped in plastic foil or sealed in plastic bags. We unpacked the plinth with already mounted arm, cartridge and dust cover, the separate platter, the power supply and some smaller items. Those were the drive belt, turntable clamp, spindle tip, three washers, some Allen keys, a stylus gauge, felt mat and the anti-skate weight. To complete package, there were the turntable and tone arm manuals, a protractor cartridge alignment tool and a stroboscope card. In short, everything to get going.”
Read the full review here: https://6moons.com/audioreview_articles/goldnote8/