25 Oct TNT AUDIO
REVIEW OF MEDITERRANEO WITH B-5.1 TONEARM AND TUSCANY CARTRIDGE BY GEOFF HUSBAND
“I’ve said before how surprised I am at the increasing availability of high quality turntables. There was a time – even 10 years ago, where you got the impression that these were chasing an increasingly small market but of late new vinyl sales have rocketed and it seems that every 20-year-old into music is looking to buy a turntable. This isn’t really the place to speculate about why this volte-face of the market has happened, but it has provoked ever more new manufacturers into the marketplace.
Some of those are literally one-man bands, or at best cottage industry with maybe a couple of models. Others, most notably Pro-Ject have a bewildering range of models to cover all but the most esoteric price points. Gold Note fall into the latter category with half a dozen turntables ranging from mid-price to ultra high-end and which are backed up by a range of arms, cartridges, phono stages, amplifiers and speakers. It appears to be a coherent range and for this review I was sent their Mediterraneo turntable complete with the B5.1 tonearm and Tuscany Red cartridge. Two points here for other manufacturers to note – Gold Note were a pleasure to deal with and didn’t mess me about (It was me that was a bit tardy producing this review!) and secondly, by supplying a complete package I was relieved of the problems of finding matching components – something that makes my job a lot easier.”
Read the full review here: http://www.tnt-audio.com/sorgenti/goldnote_mediterraneo_e.html