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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 PH-10 MM/MC Phono Stage
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THE FIRST PHONO STAGE WITH 2 INPUTS AND 6 EQ CURVES

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.

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.

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.

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.

6 EQ CURVES TO DELIVER OUTSTANDING PERFORMANCES

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.

AUDIOPHILE IN EVERY POSSIBLE WAY

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.

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

2 independent stereo RCA Inputs
Weight: 3Kg
Dimensions: 220mm W | 80mm H | 260mm D
Subsonic filter: 10Hz/36dB octave
Frequency response: 20Hz – 20KHz
[Enhanced 20Hz – 50KHz] @ +/- 0.3dB
THD (Total Harmonic Distortion): <0.05% MAX
Signal to noise ratio: -89dB
Dynamic response: 105dB
Output impedance: 50Ω

POWER

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

AUDIO INPUTS

Input capacitance MM: 220pF
Input sensitivity: 0.1mV MC up to 7.0mV MM
Input impedance: 9 selectable options [10Ω, 22Ω, 47Ω, 100Ω, 220Ω, 470Ω, 1000Ω, 22KΩ, 47KΩ]
Gain: 65dB MC - 45dB MM with 4 options [-3dB, 0dB, +3dB, +6dB]

AUDIO OUTPUTS

Line output level (fixed): stereo RCA @ 2Volt and balanced XLR @ 4Volt

The PSU-10 is a super inductive & chokes power supply designed exclusively for the PH-10 phono stage.

PSU-10 has been engineered with the best quality audio-grade components to enhance the performance of PH-10 and improve even further your system: with the dedicated external power supply you will get the  very best music experience out of your LPs.

For PSU-10 we have chosen a dual choke design powered by a double inductor driving the negative and positive high current stages and featuring and inductive filter on the analogue stage.

The Gold Note proprietary Dual Chokes Design perfectly filters the signal voltages in order to eliminate all the possible electrical pollution coming from the AC power system.

The PSU-10 uses its massive power supply to shield the PH-10 phono stage from electro-magnetic interferences thus insulating it effectively from the AC power system.

The large, ultra-clean power enhances super low noise, greater dynamic, better resolution and finer details for a more realistic high-end audio performance and pure audio pleasure.

The PSU-10 can deliver high quality power using 4 transformers 3 of which are dedicated exclusively to the pure power supply and with 1 separated transformer dedicated to the inductive filter.

Four rail audio grade power supply
Four ultra low noise voltage regulator
+12V, +5V for logic
+/- 14V for analog with inductive noise remover
Line regulation for all output 0,05 %/V
Load regulation for all output 0,05 %Vu
Line noise rejection >80dB
Common mode noise rejection >80dB
220mm L | 80mm A | 260mm
3 Kg

POWER

Mains supply: 100/120V & 220/240V (50/60Hzautomatic selection)
Nominal power: 25W
Dynamic power: >50W
Stand by power: <1W
Full power response time <2,5usec

PH-10 | The Audiophile Man PH-10 | THE AUDIOPHILE MAN

“An excellent phono amplifier that not only sounds good but also offers a genuinely useful feature set. Well designed and built, easy to use and with a great price point, this phono amplifier offers value for money.” - Paul Rigby 

  PH-10 | Stereoplay (in German) PH-10 | STEREOPLAY (IN GERMAN)

“Gold Note’s PH-10 is a real gem for the money, it sounds exceptionally good…A real highlight of modern analogue technology, which deserves a penetrating recommendation.” - Roland Kraft

  PH-10 | Positive Feedback PH-10 | POSITIVE FEEDBACK

A new, great review on Positive Feedback signed by Larry Cox!

"If tubes are so "last century" then the added functionality of Gold Note's features is the new millenia's tube rolling. Whereas some beauties require big sacrifices and are high maintenance, this Italian beauty is anything but. Recommended!" - Larry Cox

  PH-10 | Positive Feedback - Writer's Choice Award 2017 PH-10 | POSITIVE FEEDBACK - WRITER'S CHOICE AWARD 2017

PH-10 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

We have several deomonstation areas in both of our branches. Please give us a call on 03435236169 or email support@kronosav.com to enquire about hearing products at your local branch. 

Please always contact us before to make sure the product(s) are available

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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