Mediterraneo

Our top-of-the-range turntable hits the eye thanks to its strong Italian design inspired by the Tuscan territory. With its impeccable look it will immediately become the center of attention in your living room. Precious materials handcrafted by the most capable cabinetmakers, modeled with shapes that recall the Chianti hills and the Renaissance bridges over the Arno river in Florence created by masters like Michelangelo will take you to the most beautiful places in the world when you listen to your favorite music. By purchasing this turntable you will bring home a piece of Tuscany. Immerse yourself in the Italian sound and enjoy your music collection through this unique and fascinating source.

THE ITALIAN TURNTABLE

Our journey started 25 years ago designing our very first turntable because we love analogue and have a real passion for vinyl. Such passion defines all our creations and particularly turntables, driving us to design with great care and attention every single detail to create the most fascinating source of music.

Mediterraneo is the pinnacle of Gold Note: a creation that redefines the traditional design of turntables through innovative shapes, technical solutions and quality materials to merge tradition and technology and achieve the best musical experience.

Mediterraneo shows Italian flair and distinction in its strong Tuscan origins, combining beauty with the greatest attention to technical perfection.

Manufactured by our local craftsmen, the Mediterraneo is fully hand-made: designed with a 60mm curved plinth made of aged Italian Walnut chosen for its exceptional elasticity, strength and high-density, then coupled with a 20mm board made of polished acrylic and finally reinforced with a 3mm stainless steel board to lower the frequency resonance.

Every detail of Mediterraneo enhance the turntable’s ultra-rigid structure, the result is a refined technical innovation achieved through elegant, smooth lines.

BEAUTY AND INNOVATION MERGED IN ONE CREATION

The Power Supply of the 12 Volt Swiss made synchronous motor of Mediterraneo guarantees the best audio performances. Electronic 33/45rpm controls and fine speed adjustments are automatically stored in the controller memory even when the turntable is unplugged from the AC.

Thanks to our proprietary power control generator based on a Quadral-Core micro-controller, Mediterraneo is able to reshape the AC wave and minimise all vibrations while improving torque power for the greatest dynamic and resolution.

The new hourglass-shaped pulley made of polished aluminium allows the belt to spin as smoothly as possible, reducing Wow&Flutter and Rumble to extract and enjoy the finest details from the groove.

The 60mm platter spindle/bearing system is made with superior materials: the best-hardened chromed steel, polished bronze housing and ceramic ball bearings, all to guarantee a fantastic audio performance and ultra-low noise. The recessed platter bearing, housed in the acrylic board, keeps the platter as close as possible to the structure increasing rotational stability and speed precision.

With a 45mm high-mass platter made of black Sustarin – a special material based on POM polymer, rigid but highly dampening at the same time – Mediterraneo is extraordinarily efficient in reducing vibrations and preserving great rotational stability.

ADVANCED FEATURES
DAMPENING STRUCTURE WITH TRIPLE PLINTHS

Mediterraneo has a multiple plinth design that features a 60mm wooden base in Italian Walnut hardwood slats and a 20mm board in polished Acrylic. The structure is reinforced by a 3mm stainless steel board to improve its exceptional dampening quality and stability. The plinth is available in three classic Italian finishes: Walnut hardwood, Black Lacquered MDF and Real Gold Foil.

INNOVATIVE POWER CONTROL

Mediterraneo is powered by our best proprietary control system developed on a Quadral-Core micro-controller and enhanced with an audio converter: this power control reshapes the AC wave to perfectly drive the 12V synchronous motor and cancel all vibrations while improving motor torque to deliver the greatest dynamic and the finest detail.

HIGH MASS & DEAD DESIGN PLATTER

The high precision 45mm platter made of Sustarin and the bearing/spindle system are perfectly matched with ultra-strict tolerances. The spindle is made of rectified hardened and chromed steel, the 4,3mm bearing is made of ceramic. These materials guarantee the best and smoothest rotation lowering the noise even more.

HIGH PRECISION SYSTEM

Featuring 60mm long platter bearing/spindle with the best coupling tolerance available on the market: the spindle is made of the hardest carbon rectified steel hardened to achieve perfect working fluidity.

The bearing system is made of polished bronze with a 1/100 mm tolerance to guarantee the smoothest platter rotation.

SMART BUNDLE

Ready to play out of the box, the bundle includes a dedicated Gold Note B-5.1 tonearm and a transparent custom made acrylic Dust Cover (easy to remove with our proprietary hinges system). Also included in the package is the high quality external power supply PST-1, with grounded IEC plug that allows using the favorite AC power cord in order to ideally tune the audio performance.

Dimensions

470mm W, 210mm H, 360mm D

Weight

20kg

Finishes

Lower Plinth: Italian Walnut Hardwood, Black Lacquered MDF, Real Gold Foil, all 60mm thick
Upper Plinth: Black polished acrylic and S/Steel, 23mm thick
Metal Parts: Black anodised aluminium or optionally all Silver
Platter: Black Sustarin, 45mm thick

Wow & Flutter

0,1%

Rumble

-80dB

Speed

33,3 and 45 rpm +/-0,1%

Speed Changing

electronic with fine pitch control

Transmission

70 shore rectified polyvinyl belt

Motor

12 Volt High Torque synchronous externally powered

Platter

Ultra Dead Design Sustarin® 45mm

Platter Spindle

special Split-Spindle™

Platter Bearing

Tungsten 5mm ball bearing with adjustable brass seat in finely polished bronze case

Tonearm

included
Gold Note B-5.1

Dust Cover

methacrylate, included

Power

Power supply: 18V output
Power consumption: max 27W
100-240V, 50/60Hz

Upgrade

PST-10 external inductive power supply for turntables
B-7 Ceramic high precision tonearm

User Manual

Go to https://www.goldnote.it/user-manuals/

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