STEREOPHILE

REVIEW OF DONATELLO BY MICHAEL FREMER

“The first item up for bids today on “The Price is Right” is Gold Note’s Donatello Gold moving coil cartridge! Vacuous bimbette hostess, tell us all about it!

“Well, Michael, the Donatello Gold MC cartridge features a beautifully machined Duraluminum alloy (aluminum, copper, manganese, and magnesium) body and weighs in at 7 grams. It features an aluminum cantilever to which is attached a Micro-Elliptical stylus co-developed with Adamant-Namiki, outputs a generous 0.5mV, has a frequency response of 10-40,000Hz, and an internal impedance of 40 ohms. The coils are of copper, the magnet is Samarium-Cobalt. Compliance is rated at a usefully low 12×10-6cm/dyne, with suggested tracking force between 1.8 and 2.1 grams. Channel separation is realistically spec’d at 25dB with channel balance spec’d at <1dB.””

Read the full review here: https://www.analogplanet.com/content/donatello-gold-mc-cartridge-goldnote-plays-“-price-right”