Kronos AV
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About
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 XS-85 Floorstanders
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The unique design of our flagship speaker is based on ultra-rigid, curved and modular panels. These panel are exclusively hand crafted in Italy by the most skilled wood-maker.

The high-dampened cabinet is reinforced with a double internal structure and with external wooden multilayer panels to control resonances and improve the audio performance. The cabinets conveniently separate the basses and the mid/highs for a perfect tuning and are coupled with a 3mm aluminium board to increase even further the rigidity of the entire structure.

The woofers are installed in a vented cabinet while the mid/highs are housed in sealed chambers in the upper cabinet.
The upper cabinet also features a second open chamber with a massive grille made of solid aluminium to maximise rigidity and reduce internal reflections at the same time.

The loudspeaker features an integrated heavy-duty stand made of steel with our innovative hidden adjustable spikes.

TWEETER

For this loudspeaker we developed a 28 mm ultra-linear tweeter with and extra-thin and soft silk dome powered by a neodymium magnet featuring an aluminium dampening elliptical rear chamber.

MIDRANGES

The upper cabinet houses two 150mm ultra-linear drivers that feature high mass phase plugs and Nextel treated paper cones to reach high rigidity and fast natural audio response.

Adaptive rubber surround provides an ideal match to the cone over the total frequency range.

The extra large magnet system with long and lightweight CCAW voice coil allows perfect coil excursion and low distortion due to excellent transient response.

Solid copper rings are mounted above and below the T-shaped pole piece to reduce non-linear and modulation distortions and to increase the overload margin.

The driver is completed by an extremely stiff and stable skeleton in aluminium/magnesium to avoid airflow noises and to increase rigidity and lightness.

WOOFERS

Two 220mm ultra-linear slightly horn loaded, light drivers with 18gm mass with Nextel treated paper producing a fast natural audio response in low frequencies

Bass drivers feature large magnet design with bumped back-plate: the large and dampened platform at the back improves stiffness while the extra-long and light weight CCAW voice coil, allows extreme coil excursion, low distortion and excellent transient response

Giant copper rings mounted above and below the T-shaped pole piece reduce distortion for better overload margin

High mass phase plug reduces compression due to temperature variations in the voice coil

Long-term power handling is increased to eliminate resonances from cavity inside the voice coil former.

The passive Crossover Low-High Dual-Slop with cuts at 200Hz & 2200Hz is a resistive design that enables ultra-linear load to handle any sort of amplification without stressing the power supply, even at a nominal impedance of 4Ω.

The sophisticated triple crossover network, with summing midrange multi-slope design, integrates perfectly the drivers of the array and with anti-resonance thick glass-fibre boards rewards the listener with a close field natural audio experience.

Air winding, hand-made coils and selected audio grade capacitors and exclusive graphite custom GN resistors complete one of the best crossover available today.

Frequency response: 30 Hz – 30.000 Hz, Dual Slope QB3 N°4
Sensitivity: 89dB SPL (2.83V/1 m)
Nominal impedence: 4 ohm semi-resistive
Power handling: 30W – 300W
Suggested min. listening distance: 1.5/2.0m
Dimensions: 1280 H | 357 W | 665 D
Weight: net 180 Kg, shipping 200 Kg (pair)

FINISHES

CABINET & STAND

Black Laquer

SIDE PANELS

Black Glossy Grand Piano
or White
or Italian Walnut

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