GOLD NOTE XS85 SPEAKERS

Gold None updated info and added photos of their XS-85 speakers in beautiful Italian wood finish, that was shown at this year's Munich High End Audio Show...

XS DESIGN

Gold Note unique design of the new flagship speaker is based on ultra-rigid, curved and modular panels. The super-dampened cabinet is reinforced with internal double structures and external wooden multilayer panels to control resonances and improve sound performance.

The cabinets conveniently separate bass and mid/highs to enhance perfect tuning, and they are matched through a 3mm thick laser-shaped plinth of aluminium increases rigidity.

The bass drivers cabinet is vented while the mid/highs is sealed with a second open chamber featuring a solid aluminium grille to further improve rigidity and reduce internal reflections at the same time.

The loudspeaker features an integrated massive wooden & steel stand with 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

CROSSOVER

Passive Crossover Low-High Dual-Slop with cut at 200Hz & 2200Hz and resistive design enables ultra-linear load to manage amplification without stress on the power supply, even at a nominal impedance of 4Ω.

A sophisticated triple crossover network, featuring summing midrange multi-slope design, integrates perfectly drivers of the Array and with anti-resonance thick glass-fibre board, rewards the listener through a close field smooth audio experience.

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

SPECIFICATIONS

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 weight 180 Kg, shipping weight 200 Kg (intended per pair)

FINISHES

Cabinet & Stand


Black Laquer


Side Panels


Black Glossy Grand Piano
or White lacquer
or Italian Walnut

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