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REVIEW OF TUBE-1006 WITH CD-1000 MKII AND PSU-1000 BY SRAJAN EBAEN

“Against itself. As Gold Note’s German-born new marketing director Marie Greggers promised, it’d be a fun and unusual ride. “Something a bit different” as she put it. Because the Italian team around Maurizio Aterini devised an add-on inductive power supply upgrade for all their 1000 range models except power amps; and because they also finalized 6- and 12-tube external output stages which can enhance the transistor outputs of their DAC/streamer, phono stage, CD player and preamp… I could pick one of those plus one of the tubers, then compare the standalone machine against itself with two duet combos and one trio. I selected their new MkII CD-1000 as the only one we hadn’t reviewed already. And because with tubes I don’t subscribe to the more-is-merrier routine, I asked for the Tube-1006. Forget the French ménage à trois. This would be an Italian quattro: CDP solo (€4’800); duet with tubes (€8’050); duet with bigger power reservoir (€7’990); trio with tubes and bigger power reservoir (€11’240). While listing euros, just the player without USB but with a lower-spec BurrBrown converter is €3’800.”

Read the full review here: https://6moons.com/audioreview_articles/goldnote9/