PH-5

Analogue heart, digital interface, affordable High-End

THE HIGH-QUALITY OF GOLD NOTE’S PHONO STAGES HAS BECOME AFFORDABLE

The PH-5 is the latest born at Gold Note’s range of phono stages, designed to deliver the same high quality and excellent performance that made the PH-10 and PH-1000 famous, with an affordable price and all the cutting-edge features that stands out our products. With a single RCA input, it can be connected to either MM or MC cartridges and offers an EQ curves selection (RIAA, Decca London and American Columbia, with Enhanced option), as well as the LOAD’s and GAIN’s adjustments to guarantee the utmost flexibility and versatility, making it perfect for every kind of analogue system.

ANALOGUE HEART, DIGITAL INTERFACE

The PH-5 is the first Gold Note product designed with a touchscreen interface: all the settings are easily accessible and changeable thanks to the innovative and unparalleled user-friendly display that allows you to select and manage all the options in real time while playing your music. The phono stage is based on a completely new design to integrate the whole electronics into a single board.
The digital interface is combined with a full analogue heart: indeed, the signal path is made through discrete audio-grade components and sealed single switches and it’s optimized to shorten the distance and minimize possible interference. Every setting selected through the touchscreen is applied to the audio signal switching its path through the usage of relé. The PH-5 features an “analogue purity” able to deliver superior audio quality and extract even the finest details from the vinyl record.

TO EACH RECORD ITS OWN EQ CURVE

The PH-5 allows a selection of the most appropriate equalization curve for each vinyl record, directly on the touch display: RIAA, DECCA LONDON, and AMERICAN COLUMBIA. Thanks to our proprietary technology inspired by Georg Neumann (the producer of the famous Neumann Disc Cutting Lathe), each curve can be “Enhanced” to extend the frequency response up to 50kHz, improving even further the stage, dynamics, and resolution when required.

DEDICATED EXTERNAL POWER SUPPLY

To maximize the performance of the PH-5 we also developed the dedicated, external super inductive power supply that allows the phono stage to achieve its fullest potential, reaching an even higher degree of musical realism, better dynamics, and greater three-dimensionality sound.

Technical specifications

EQUALISATION CURVE CONTROL

3 EQ curves (RIAA, Decca London, American Columbia) all with Enhanced option

INFRASONIC FILTER

10Hz/36dB octave

FREQUENCY RESPONSE

20Hz -20kHz ± 0.3dB
Enhanced 20Hz-50kHz ± 0.3dB

THD (Total Harmonic Distortion)

<0.05% @ 1kHz

SIGNAL TO NOISE RATIO

89dB

DYNAMIC RESPONSE

105dB

ANALOGUE INPUT

1x RCA stereo MM/MC

INPUT SENSITIVITY

0.1mV MC up to 10.0mV MM

INPUT IMPEDANCE

9 options [10Ω, 22Ω, 47Ω, 100Ω, 220Ω, 470Ω, 1000Ω, 22kΩ, 47kΩ]

GAIN

MM= 40dB
MC= 60dB
with 4 options [0dB, + 3dB, ± 6dB]

CAPACITANCE (MM ONLY)

220pF

AUDIO OUTPUTS

1x unbalanced RCA
1x balanced XLR

OUTPUT IMPEDANCE

50Ω

POWER CONSUMPTION

10W

STANDBY CONSUMPTION 

< 0,5W

POWER SUPPLY

100-120V or 220-240V, 50/60Hz

FUSE

0,5A F/T

DIMENSIONS

200W | 80H | 260D mm
290W | 180H | 390D mm – boxed

WEIGHT

Kg. 1.2 – net
Kg. 2.2 – boxed

BLACK


Black varnished iron and aluminium

 

VERSION 1.62

Stable firmware release.

 

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