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Compatibility for every cartridge and maximum versatility: the phono stage without limits

The PH-1000 is simply the best phono stage ever created by Gold Note: a unique piece of audio engineering, innovative in every aspect and completely made in Italy.
It features exclusive Class A components such as a headphone output, infinite EQ curves including 4 customisable presets, plus 36 EQ curves and a Class A line preamplifier (optional). For the first time, it will be possible to play any vinyl exactly as it should be heard, thanks to the infinite EQ curves available. That’s why the PH-1000 changes the rules of the game, opening the door to a new era of vinyl reproduction.
With 14 gain levels, 12 load levels and 7 capacity options for MM cartridges, it is the ideal phono preamplifier for a high-performance analogue system, capable of reproducing even the most exotic cartridges with perfect synergy, the PH-1000 is a perfect professional tool for high-end recording studios. It also allows users to change settings and make ultra-precise adjustments, e.g. on EQ curves, via the SKC knob and display, even during playback. Its innovative technology simplifies the user experience without affecting audio quality, as everything is done in the analogue domain: the PH-1000’s digital interface is completely independent of the audio path, which remains totally analogue. The result is an ultra-low noise, high-gain phono stage with no audio filters. All functions are handled through discrete audio components, minimising the audio signal path to give extreme audio quality and extract the smallest detail from every vinyl. Powered by our firmware, the PH-1000 can be easily updated from your computer when needed.
The PH-1000 offers three independent inputs: two RCA and one XLR.
There are also two additional inputs, one RCA and one XLR, which can be used either for external load, for more control or as line inputs on the PH-1000 LINE. Other features such as headphone output, Mono/Stereo control with phase inversion, L/R channel switching and Subsonic Rumble Filter can also be added, and here is the most advanced phono stage preamplifier on the market.

The PH-1000 LITE is designed for those looking for the highest quality thanks to 3 independent inputs (2 unbalanced RCA, 1 balanced XLR), the possibility to select EQ curves, and the ability to play your own vinyl in Stereo and Mono versions.
The level of quality meets the highest standards throughout production: from the precision-machined aluminium chassis to the electronic components and circuits that undergo stringent computer-controlled QC tests.
RIAA, Capitol, Columbia/CBS, Deutsche Grammophon, Decca London USA, Decca London UK and Decca Mono 78rpm, Epic, HMW, Mercury, RCA Victor, Philips, Elektra, L’Oliseau-Lyre, Parlophone, and many others: thanks to Gold Note technology, inspired by the Neumann Cutting Lathe, each curve can be customised using the “enhanced” function, for superior dynamics and musicality.
The PH-1000 puts you in control of every detail at all times thanks to its colour display powered by our proprietary firmware.
With the SKC (Single Knob Control) knob and display, you have an easy and intuitive way to control the phono preamp and quickly make any adjustments without interrupting audio playback.
The headphone output allows the audio signal to be carried directly from the vinyl to the headphones, taking the shortest possible route: the record, the turntable, the PH-1000 and the headphones.
The modular design offers discerning audiophiles the possibility of equipping the PH-1000 with the Gold Note PSU-1250 or PSU-1000 external power supply, and the TUBE-1012 or TUBE-1006 valve stages, to achieve the highest level of musical realism in terms of dynamics, detail and imaging.

MAIN FEATURES

FREQUENCY RESPONSE 20Hz – 20kHz EQ CURVES 18 EQ curves all with Enhanced option (+/- 0.3dB) Infinite EQ curves with 4 manually adjustable presets (only on PH-1000 / PH-1000 LINE) THD (TOTAL HARMONIC DISTORTION) <0.01% max. SIGNAL TO NOISE RATIO 100dB DYNAMIC RANGE 110dB
INFRASONIC FILTER 10Hz/36dB octave (ON/ OFF) MONO/STEREO Stereo, Stereo 180°, Mono, Mono 180°, Mono L CHANNEL SWAPPING R/L, L/R IR RECEIVER For multifunctional remote control

INPUTS AND OUTPUTS

AUDIO INPUTS 2x unbalanced RCA (0.1mV MC up to 8.0mV MM) 1x balanced XLR (0.1mV up to 1.0mV MC) LOAD 12 options for RCA [100kΩ, 75kΩ, 47kΩ, 33kΩ, 22kΩ, 1kΩ, 470Ω, 220Ω, 100Ω, 47Ω, 22Ω,10Ω] 8 options for XLR [4k7Ω, 1kΩ, 470Ω, 220Ω, 100Ω, 47Ω, 22Ω,10Ω] External Load supports RCA and XLR plugs (only on PH-1000 / PH-1000 LINE) CAPACITANCE OFF, 100pF, 150pF, 220pF, 330pF, 470pF, 1000pF GAIN PH-1000 / PH-1000 LINE 40dB MM to 65dB MC with 7 options [0dB, ± 3dB, ± 6dB, ± 9dB] GAIN PH-1000 LITE 40dB MM to 60dB MC with 7 options [0dB, ± 3dB, ± 6dB, ± 9dB] LINE INPUT LEVEL 2Vrms (standard) up to 2,5Vrms (max)
AUDIO OUTPUTS 1x unbalanced RCA @1V 1x balanced XLR @4V 1x Output Stereo for Tube (balanced GN) for optional TUBE-1012 & TUBE-1006 OUTPUT IMPEDANCE Unbalanced 100Ω Balanced 300Ω

POWER

POWER CONSUMPTION 430W PSU INPUT For external power supply Gold Note PSU-1250 & PSU-1000
POWER SUPPLY Dual-Mono linear power supply 100-240V with auto sense, 50-60Hz FUSE 2A T

DIMENSIONS AND WEIGHT

DIMENSIONS 430mm W | 135mm H | 375mm D 630mm W | 350mm H | 600mm D – boxed
WEIGHT Kg. 12 – net Kg. 17 – boxed

FINISHES

BLACK
Black anodised aluminium with a traditional brushed finish

SILVER
Silver anodised aluminium with a traditional brushed finish

GOLD
Gold anodised aluminium with a traditional brushed finish

REAR PANEL

PH-1000 e PH-1000 LINE

PH-1000 LITE

MODELS

PH-1000 LITE

Infrasonic filter

Mono/Stereo control

2 RCA and 1 XLR phono inputs

RCA and XLR outputs (class A)

Headphone output

Capacitance, and Load fine adjustments

Gain 40dB (MM) to 60dB (MC) with fine adjustments

18 EQ curves with Enhanced option

PH-1000 / PH-1000 LINE

Infrasonic filter

Mono/Stereo control

2 RCA and 1 XLR phono inputs

RCA and XLR outputs (class A)

Headphone output

Capacitance, and Load fine adjustments

Gain 40dB (MM) to 65dB (MC) with fine adjustments

18 EQ curves with Enhanced option

Infinite EQ curves (4 manually adjustable presets)

External load (RCA and XLR plugs)

L/R swap

Class A preamp stage (1 RCA, 1 XLR, only on PH-1000 LINE)

REMOTE CONTROL

REMOTE CONTROL Multifunctional remote control included
MODE KEY Press SHIFT + PRE on the remote to control the PH-1000 (you can select a different mode key from the SETTINGS menu).

UPGRADES

VALVE OUTPUT STAGE

TUBE-1006: Class-A 6 Tubes output stages with Dual Mono/inductive tube power supply

TUBE-1012: Class-A 12 Tubes output stages with Dual Mono/inductive tube power supply

EXTERNAL POWER SUPPLY

PSU-1250: external inductive Dual-Mono power supply capable of delivering 300W

PSU-1000: external inductive Dual-Mono power supply capable of delivering 200W

FIRMWARE UPDATES

VERSION 140

  • Improved to the MONO setting
  • To download and install the latest firmware version, click here

    VERSION 139

  • Improved muting for headphones and line output
  • Minor bugs fixed