Replaced by CD-1000 MKII

User manual:


CD-1000 is a state-of-the-art CD-player that integrates digital stage and analogue stage in one, elegant source.

In addition to being a CD-player, CD-1000 integrates also the DAC function featuring S/PDIF Coaxial and TOS-Optical digital inputs. The high-resolution D/A stage is entrusted to the top of the range converter from Burr Brown. It’s possible to choose between PCM1796 and PCM1792. The S/PDIF coaxial and TOS optical digital inputs are managed by the AKM receiver up to the frequency of 192kHz. Moreover, an USB port with a customised processor is available on demand. All these components confer a complete versatility which permits various uses of the cd-player: in addition to listening to CDs, it can be connected to the TV/DVD-Player via the coaxial and optical connections and it can be used for audio streaming from the computer via the optional USB port.

The Aluminium transport mechanism custom made in Austria drawer type based, JPL2580 is one of the best worldwide, provides a guaranteed maximum stability of rotation supplying a digital signal with extremely low jitter levels.

CD-1000 optionally features a digital volume control stage to drive power amplifiers or active speakers directly. All the information of the CD-player like track numbers and time passed is always shown on the big O-Led 3D display. The output stage is solid state, fully balanced and uses operational circuits with very low noise and distortion from Burr Brown in Dual-Mono configuration.

Powered by the GN Dual-Mono power supply with two incapsulated toroidal transformers custom made in Italy, the absolute quality of these components guarantees ultra low dispersion and optimal energetic performance. All of this is perceivable as natural clean, detailed and accurate sound.

All of this is perceivable during the audition as absolute cleanness, accurate focus and details. 
The air vents are an example of the integration of design and functionality which take form from our multi awarded PH-10 phono stage and feature all the Gold Note electronics, turning them immediately recognisable.


The unique modular design of the 1000 series allows external/internal upgrades to push CD-1000 beyond the limits of a regular CD-player, including an external Class-A tube output stage (TUBE-1006 or 1012) and the external Super Power Supply PSU-1000 or 1250.


“CD-Player” doesn’t even begin to describe its advanced functionality like the Coax, and TOS Optical (high-res 24/192 USB otional) digital inputs.


The aesthetics of the CD-1000 combine absolute elegance with an efficient vibration damping and a total shielding from the electromagnetic interferences and is constructed with a sandwich structure in thick steel and aluminium.


CD Player with integrated DAC

Audio Inputs

Digital input: 1 RCA S/PDIF coaxial, 1 TOS-optical asynchronous 24/192
USB port (optional): Stereo balanced XLR

Audio Outputs

Analogue output: stereo RCA and balanced XLR
Line output level (fixed): 2V RMS RCA and 4V RMS XLR
Digital output: S/PDIF, 75ohm RCA 24bit

Output Impedance

50 Ohm

Frequency Response

20Hz-20kHz +/-0.3dB

THD – Total Harmonic Distortion

0.001% max

Signal to Noise Ratio


Dynamic Response


Digital Filter

proprietary Zero-Clock™ circuit


aluminium JPL-2580 Stream-Unlimited

Speed Fluctuation


Volume Control

switchable On/Off digital partializer


CD formats: Red Book
Disc compatibility: CD, CD-R, CD-RW, MP3

Power Supply

100-120V / 220-240V, 50/60Hz, depending on market destination (not convertible)
Dual-Mono power supply
Power consumption: 30W
Standby consumption: <0,5W


430mm L 135mm H 375mm D


12Kg net weight
16Kg boxed


Case: Brushed Aluminium in Black, Silver or Gold color
Inserts: Aluminium in Black, Silver or Gold color