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Gold Note
MAURIZIO ATERINI - FOUNDER - From a very young age the passion for music and its instruments of reproduction have marked my life so much to condition every choice I made. I desired to be able to offer the greater audience ideas and technical potentials with an all-Italian brand specialized in Hi-Fi created by a team with years of experience in the field. In 2012, with my wife Elena, my partner Alessio and a team of specialized technicians and engineers I founded GOLD NOTE, profiting from previous work experiences in the same industry. Together we created a High-End audio brand which since the start wanted to speak a simple but evocative language in order to bring the best of “Made in Italy” to the whole world. In my opinion, one of the greatest peculiarities of this brand is its “double glance”, our business vision which in some ways directed to the past, but at the same time to the future. On the outside, this approach is expressed by forms we give to our creations which prove a strong references to the artistic history of Tuscany though representing our point of view on the future of quality listening. The same thing is true on the inside of our products which are designed based on the cornerstone elements of the audiofile tradition but introducing new features and using components of information technology unknown to these kind of products until recently. The spirit of our audio equipment stems from the fusion of past and future. This means that we don’t see a contradiction in combining avant-garde technological innovations with a design that seeks ties with tradition. The Renaissance of our city Florence is a role model to be inspired by every day, a period of great technological innovation and new ideas, and this is the tradition we are interested in - it is our mission to reread it with deference and respect to obtain a direct connection with that innovative spirit of six centuries ago. Today Gold Note presents a line of unique, perfectly coherent and elegant products that allow you to set up an entire quality stereo system with turntables, electronics and loudspeakers. A philosophy that has allowed us to represent Italy, the most beautiful country in the world, as I have always dreamed of doing.

Gold Note Mediterraneo Turntable - Gold Leaf
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Gold Note's 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.

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 black 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.

The Power 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.

DAMPENING STRUCTURE WITH TRIPLE PLINTHS

Mediterraneo has a multiple plinth design that features a 60mm wooden base in Italian Walnut slats and a 20mm board in black 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: Italian Walnut, Black Lacquered MDF and Real Gold Leaf.

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 45mm thick high-precision platter made of Sustarin is belt-driven and powered by our best proprietary control system developed on a Quadral-Core micro-controller enhanced with an audio converter: the power control reshapes the AC wave to perfectly drive the 12V synchronous motor removing vibrations while improving motor torque to deliver the greatest dynamic and the finest detail. The Power Supply Unit electronically controls the 33rpm and 45rpm mode as well as the speed fine adjustment, storing the settings in memory.

HIGH PRECISION SYSTEM

Mediterraneo features a 60mm long bearing/spindle design with the best coupling tolerance. The spindle is made of the hardest rectified carbon steel to achieve perfect working fluidity. The bearing system is made of polished bronze guaranteeing 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
Wow & Flutter: 0,1%
Rumble: -80dB
Speed: 33-1/3 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
Acrylic Dust Cover included

Power

Mains supply: 100/115/230V, 50/60Hz, depending on market destination and not convertible
Power consumption: 20W max

Mediterraneo | Tone Audio MEDITERRANEO | TONE AUDIO

“While we’ve been impressed by everything they’ve sent us, the Mediterraneo is truly something special. If you want a turntable that does more than just play records, that is truly a work of analog art, this is the one for you. It deserves to be put on a pedestal and enjoyed while listening.” - Jeff Dorgay

 

 

  Mediterraneo | The Audiophile Man MEDITERRANEO | THE AUDIOPHILE MAN

“Able to provide crisp detail without sounding bright and an attention-demanding focus without sounding compressed, the Mediterraneo sounds mature in its sonic approach. It also successfully promotes confidence because this turntable always sounds in control of the sonic situation. The Mediterraneo is both stylish but also a little quirky in its design focus. I see this point as a positive slant to the deck because it helps to remove the turntable from the ‘me too’ pack in terms of design direction.” - Paul Rigby

 

 

  Mediterraneo | Long Live Vinyl MEDITERRANEO | LONG LIVE VINYL

“The Mediterraneo offers a mature sonic approach, promoting confidence and always sounding controlled. A stylish and slightly quirky design, Gold Note have taken an aesthetic approach that will appeal to many traditionalists in terms of its style and form, but the Mediterraneo also impresses in terms of sound quality.” - Paul Rigby

 

 

  Mediterraneo | Positive Feedback - Writer's Choice Award 2017 MEDITERRANEO | POSITIVE FEEDBACK - WRITER'S CHOICE AWARD 2017

Mediterraneo wins the Writer's Choice Award 2017 on Positive Feedback!

"Truly, the Gold Note PH-10 Phono Stage is a stunning bargain, and the partnering Gold Note Mediterraneo turntable is an absolute delight.
I'm fully confident that anyone hearing the Gold Note PH-10 phono stage and Mediterraneo turntable will agree that both deliver sweet, sterling sound and exceptional value. Decidedly worthy of my highest recommendation and Writer's Choice Award!”
 - Dean Seislove

 

 

  Mediterraneo | Positive Feedback - Highly Recommended Product MEDITERRANEO | POSITIVE FEEDBACK - HIGHLY RECOMMENDED PRODUCT

Mediterraneo is Highly Recommended on Positive Feedback!

"All my music sounded simply wonderful. Clean and ever so there with a lively presence that was fast on its feet… pace and rhythm.  Details were in evidence and aplenty, though they were not forced or in the least bit analytical. Bass was deep, solid, and propulsive…I could find nothing to criticize.

Stable. Articulate. Fun. Resolving. Engaging. Style. Beautiful.

 

We are still delivering orders as normal. When your order ships you will still receive tracking details. For UK shipments, Our couriers have procedures in place to ensure deliveries are arriving as quickly & safely as possible. Drivers can now sign for your parcels, however will notify you that they have arrived, in order to ensure you receive your parcel. Signing for the parcel has now been stopped temporally for hygiene reasons. Drivers are also working with customer instructions, so you can ask them to leave the parcel in a safe place (doorstep etc...) if you prefer not to come into direct contact with the driver.

Express Deliveries

Express Delivery is FREE on all orders over £50. Express Delivery offers delivery in 24-72 hours from time of purchase. We use premium couriers for this service, mainly DPD & Royal Mail. DPD will offer you a one hour window for delivery to make sure someone is at home, or you can reschedule the delivery if no one is around. 

Standard Deliveries

Here at Kronos AV, we have vast experience with e-commerce sales. Making sure that your parcel arrives undamaged is a huge priority for us. That’s why at Kronos AV, we only use premium couriers for all our orders. All our parcels are shipped with DPD or Royal Mail and are always sent Signed For to make sure it gets to the right person. 

If for any reason your parcel does arrived damaged, please get in touch, and we will be happy to get everything resolved for you. We are always on hand to help!

Details

Delivery is FREE on all orders over £50. In order to offer FREE delivery to UK customers, we use several premium couriers to ensure your delivery arrives safe.

Most large orders (over 2kg) ship using DPD or DHL courier and smaller orders (under 2kg) by Royal Mail signed for services.

The most appropriate courier will be chosen for the items ordered to ensure the quickest possible delivery.

We can offer very generous trade in offers across the majority of our product range. 

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If you have any question, please feel free to call us on 03435236169 or email support@kronosav.com