Gold Note - the Italian High-End manufacturer based in Firenze – is introducing PH-10, a new phono stage dedicated to the most demanding audiophiles and enthusiasts looking to spend more time with music and less with manuals, available at a launch price of 1250,00€/1399,00$ (MSRP is 1499,00€/1649,00$).
Engineered to reach the best sound possible and total control over the listening experience, on PH-10 everything is right where it should be: on the front panel we find a large TFT monitor showing all the setup information with a clear layout that's easy to read at a glance. PH-10 features Single Knob Control [SKC], an elegant solution to browse, select and change settings instantly that will let you enjoy the best out of your system finding the perfect match between PH-10 and your MM and MC cartridges through simple, intuitive gestures, without the need of disconnecting cables or adjusting switches.
With PH-10 you can select the proper EQ curves to always achieve an accurate sound reproduction choosing between RIAA, Decca-London and American-CBS-Columbia as well as "enhanced" versions of each one to improve the natural sound crispness of the cartridge. Through the Single Knob Control you can quickly select between MM/MC cartridge type and then precisely adjust the settings with four GAIN options [-3dB, 0dB, +3dB, +6dB] and nine LOAD options [10Ω, 22Ω, 47Ω, 100Ω, 220Ω, 470Ω, 1KΩ, 22KΩ, 47KΩ] for a perfect match with virtually any phono cartridge available on the market.
But there's even more, because PH-10 features two separate, independent RCA inputs and lets you connect two different tonearms (or even turntables) and adjust the settings independently for each single cartridge!
Gold Note's Maurizio Aterini explained: "At Gold Note we are very passionate about vinyl - it's in our company's DNA as we have devoted many years to developing high-end solutions to play records at their best - so when we started the new phono stage project, we knew right away that we wanted to create an advanced and exciting machine, something we've never done before: and so PH-10 was born".
Every unit is built into a chassis machined from a solid block of aluminium, a choice that guarantees low vibrations and a beautiful brushed anodized finish.
Maurizio added: "Every time we design and create a new component, we start by asking ourselves two fundamental questions, first 'how can we achieve the best performance possible?' and then 'how can we empower audiophiles to use this new component at its best?' This process help us to always focus our attention toward what matters the most and I think that PH-10 is a great answer to both questions".
Ph-10 is available worldwide through Gold Note dealers.
Brushed anodized Aluminium chassis available in Black, Silver, Gold, Red
Equalization Curve control: 6 selectable curves [RIAA - Decca-London - American-CBS-Columbia] with enhanced options High-Pass Anti-Rumble filter 2 separate independent stereo RCA inputs
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] Line output level (fixed): stereo RCA @ 2Volt and balanced XLR @ 4Volt
Frequency response: 2Hz – 200KHz @ +/- 0.3dB
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Signal to noise ratio: -102dB
Dynamic response: 122dB
Output impedance: 500Ω
Phase response: linear phase, absolute phase inverted
Main supply: 100V to 245V ▪ 50/60Hz (depending on market destination, not convertible)
Power consumption: 30W super linear power supply
Dimensions: 220mm L | 80mm H | 260mm D