“We would like to show what it takes for a CD player to survive on the market even under the conditions just outlined, using a solution from the renowned Italian high-end hi-fi forge Gold Note as a prime example of how an audio CD player has to be designed today to be of great interest not only now but also in the future.

To put it bluntly, a CD player today must no longer be designed for the masses, but must be aimed at truly demanding hi-fi enthusiasts. Quality in all respects is therefore required.

In addition, a CD player must be open to further sources, and this is not really a big deal, since almost everything it needs is already available anyway, namely the D/A converter. If you don’t just use it for the drive, but also make other sources available to it, it will suddenly become a highly versatile, central component. This is exactly what the Gold Note CD-1000 MKII is designed to do.”

Read the full review here: https://www.hifi.blog/gold-note-cd-1000-mkii-review-the-italien-style-of-cd/