NEW GOLD NOTE PIANOSA - A NEW ITALIAN TURNTABLE

 
Pianosa is the direct heir of the technical features and design developed for Mediterraneo and Giglio and offers a unique combination of sound, quality, materials and elegance to audiophiles. The curves of Pianosa are necessary to achieve extra rigidity, allowing technical design to be merged with elegant, smooth lines. The PSU and the motor are inspired by Giglio and fine tuned to optimise the sound reproduction with the new materials chosen, like the new MDF top plinth. Our journey started almost 25 years ago and we’ve been focusing on analog ever since because we are in love with vinyls. Such passion defines all our creations, especially turntables, that we always design with great care and attention to make sure that every single detail can become part of a wonderful source of music.

With Mediterraneo we introduced a new category of turntables and then we applied the same principles to Giglio and eventually to Pianosa, the new addition to the family.

This creations redefine the classic idea of turntable through innovative shapes and quality materials to merge tradition and technology in order to provide the best musical experience for all the senses.

Pianosa features a curved plinth in Italian hardwood Walnut that reminds of the Tuscan landscape and the way its rounded hills, warm sea and gentle waves are one thing with the skill of local craftsmen who hand-made every single plinth from precious woods, a material chosen for its exceptional strength and high density.


The curves of Pianosa are necessary to achieve extra rigidity, allowing us to combine a refined technical design with elegant, smooth lines. The Walnut plinth is also coupled with a 20mm thick MDF plinth and reinforced with a 3mm stainless steel plate.

The Power Supply unit is crucial to guarantee the best performances and Pianosa features electronic controls for 33/45rpm mode and for speed fine adjustments, any adjustment is saved and stored in memory even when unplugged from the AC.

Thanks to our proprietary 12Volt synchronous motor based on PWM technology [Pulse Width Modulation], that transforms the voltage from AC to DC and back to AC, the two AC semi-waves are perfectly coupled to minimise vibrations while providing high torque.


The platter Spindle/Bearing system is made of the best hardened steel and bronze to grant superior precision, the platter is made of Sustarin (23mm thick) - a special PTE rigid but dead at the same time - and the new polished hourglass pulley is shaped to improve the transmission: every detail is designed to reduce vibrations, noise and wow&flutter with improved rotational stability.

EXTRA RIGIDITY AND DAMPENING

Pianosa is built with a multiple plinth structure, with a 50mm curved plinth in Italian Walnut hardwood slats and a lacquered MDF plinth for optimal structural stability. The curved wooden plinth is reinforced with a stainless steel board and the black lacquered MDF plinth to achieve the best vibrational control.

PWM MOTOR TECHNOLOGY

Pianosa features a power control generator based on PWM [Pulse Width Modulation] that transforms the voltage from AC to DC and back to AC, the two AC semi-waves are perfectly coupled to minimise vibrations while providing high torque.

EASY SET UP

Ready to play out of the box, the set up includes a dedicated Gold Note B5.1 tone arm and a custom moulded transparent ultra resistant removable polycarbonate Dust Cover.

HIGH PRECISION SYSTEM

Pianosa features our high precision platter bearing/spindle design with the best coupling tolerance available today: the spindle is made of the hardest carbon rectified and hardened steel to guarantee perfect rotational stability and the bearing is made of polished bronze with a 2/100 mm tolerance.

SILENT PLATTER

The Ultra Dampened platter is made in Sustarin, a special PTE polymer for great rotational stability to deliver the best audio performances.

Specifications

Dimensions: 425mm W | 200mm H | 360mm D
Weight: 15Kg

MAIN DETAILS

Wow & Flutter: 0,1%
Rumble: -77dB
Speed: 33-1/3 and 45 rpm +/-0,1%
Speed changing: electronic with fine pitch control
Transmission: 70 shores elasticity rectified black NBR rounded belt

Power

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

Motor: 12 Volt High Torque synchronous externally powered
Platter: acrylic Ultra Dead Design Sustarin® 23mm height
Platter spindle: special Split-Spindle™ clamping the platter
Platter bearing: Chromed steel 5mm ball bearing with adjustable brass seat finely Polished bronze case.

Cartridge: refer to the specific model in the correct market area

Upgrades

External AC filter: Arno Power Distributor

FINISHES

Lower Plinth

Italian Walnut, Black or White Lacquered MDF

Upper Plinth

Black Lacquered MDF
Metal

Black anodised aluminium or optionally all Silver

Platter

Black Sustarin