PH-10

Designed to achieve the best possible sound and total control over the listening experience, on PH-10 everything has found its rightful place: on the front panel the large TFT display shows all the settings information through an intuitive and easy to read graphic. PH-10 also features our Single Knob Control technology, an elegant solution to browse and change functions instantly that lets you enjoy the maximum of your audio system by finding the perfect match between PH-10 and your MM or MC cartridges through intuitive gestures, without the need to disconnect cables or adjust switches. It has never been easier to extract the most detail from your vinyls!

THE PHONO STAGE OF THE NEXT GENERATION

PH-10 is an ultra-versatile phono preamplifier that offers unique features, including EQ CURVES, LOAD and GAIN adjustments: a fully analogue design engineered exclusively with high quality coils, capacitors and resistors.

You will finally be able to switch from the internationally recognized RIAA curve, to the DECCA-LONDON or the AMERICAN-CBS-COLUMBIA curve, always graphically shown on the front display. And there’s more, because you will also be able to “enhance” each curve with a modern Gold Note proprietary design for superior dynamic and powerful results.

The EQ curves are implemented using analog circuitry realised with last generation integrated circuits and low noise components because we believe in the absolute superiority of a fully analog design over digital equalizers. Instead of the antiquated and inefficient electromechanical switches, we opted for electronic switches to select the curves: in this way PH-10 can preserve unaltered the audio signal and safeguard its purity without giving up on the use of digital technology. The use of electronic switches also helps shorten the paths of the audio signal to obtain greater efficiency and less dispersion. Digital technology is used only for real-time management of the display.

PH-10 is controlled via knob and display using a sophisticated micro-controller to select the functions through our custom firmware that is loaded on a micro SD dedicated flash memory and can be updated easily via PC. The micro-controller is separated and independent from the audio signal path to guarantee always clear and pure sound.

PH-10 shows every detail on its 2,8” colour display powered by Gold Note proprietary SKC – Single Knob Control technology – an intuitive control system developed to easily browse and select all the unit’s functions.

Once the tonearms are connected, PH-10 can be set with 4 different GAIN levels [-3dB, 0dB, +3dB, 6dB] to match precisely the output level of any MM or MC cartridge.

The perfect setup is guaranteed with 9 different LOAD options [10Ω, 22Ω, 47Ω, 100Ω, 220Ω, 470Ω, 1000Ω, 22KΩ, 47KΩ] that will let you adjust the preamp to match it with a large number of cartridges in a quick, easy way.

The unit can be externally powered by the dedicated external inductive power supply PSU-10 to enhance the performance even more .

HANDCRAFTED IN ITALY WITH PASSION AND TECHNOLOGY

The secret behind PH-10?
We design, craft and assemble every single part!

Every PH-10 is handmade in Italy with the best audio grade components to ensure flawless music playback.

The level of quality meets the highest standard throughout the entire production: from the CNC machining to the assembly and finally to the electronic tests at the PC.

To maximize the performance of the PH-10, we developed PSU-10, the dedicated external super power supply that allows PH-10 to achieve its fullest potential reaching an even higher degree of musical realism, better dynamics and deeper three-dimensionality.

ADVANCED FEATURES
2 SEPARATE INPUTS

With two separate RCA inputs you can connect two different tonearms and adjust settings independently for each single cartridge

4 GAIN OPTIONS

PH-10 offers 4 different selectable GAIN levels -3dB, 0dB, +3dB, +6dB to precisely match any kind of output level for MM and MC cartridges

9 LOAD OPTIONS

Perfect matching is easy and quick to achieve with 9 different load options 10Ω, 22Ω, 47Ω, 100Ω, 220Ω, 470Ω, 1000Ω, 22KΩ, 47KΩ

6 EQ CURVES

To achieve the best vinyl experience select the correct EQ curve:  RIAA, DECCA-LONDON or AMERICAN-CBS-COLUMBIA

DISPLAY & KNOB

SKC is a unique technology that combined with a TFT display allows quick control of the functions through the single knob joggle

ELEGANT & FUNCTIONAL

Made of solid machined aluminium, the shell body guarantees low frequency resonance, feedback vibrational control and low magnetic inertial field

Dimensions

200mm W, 80mm H, 260mm D

Weight

3kg

Finishes

Brushed Aluminium in Black, Silver or Gold

Subsonic Filter

10Hz/36dB octave

Frequency Response

20Hz – 20KHz
[Enhanced 20Hz – 50KHz] @ +/- 0.3dB

Total Harmonic Distortion THD

<0.05% MAX

Signal to noise ratio

-89dB

Dynamic Response

105dB

Output Impedance

50Ω

Audio Inputs

2 independent stereo RCA

Input Sensitivity

from 0.1mV MC to 7.0mV MM

Input Impedance

9 selectable options of LOAD [10Ω, 22Ω, 47Ω, 100Ω, 220Ω, 470Ω, 1000Ω, 22KΩ, 47KΩ]

Input capacitance MM

220pF

Gain

65dB MC – 45dB MM with 4 options [-3dB, 0dB, +3dB, +6dB]

Audio Outputs

Line output level (fixed): stereo RCA @ 1Volt and balanced XLR @ 4Volt

Power

Mains supply: 100V to 245V, 50/60Hz
(depending on market destination, not convertible)
Power consumption: 30W super linear power supply

User Manual

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