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PH-1000 Phono Stage

Gold Note Phono
$14,500.00

PH-10 Phono Stage

Gold Note PH10 Phono Amp
$2,200.00
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PH-1000 Phono Stage $14,500.00

THE MOST ADVANCED PHONO STAGE
The PH-1000 is simply the best Phono Stage we have ever created, a unique piece of audio engineering designed to be innovative in every possible way and 100% made in Italy. Featuring Class-A exclusive discrete components, a Class-A headphone output, +40 EQ curves preset, 4 custom EQ curves manually adjustable, and the high-quality Class-A line preamp which comes as optional.

For the first time ever, you will be able to play virtually any record the way it’s meant to be thanks to more than 40 EQ curves available, or even customize the EQ curves manually by adjusting three main parameters – that’s why the PH-1000 is a complete game-changer, opening a new era in vinyl reproduction.

PERFECT CARTRIDGE MATCHING
With 14 Gain and 14 Load levels, as well as 6 Capacitance options dedicated to MM cartridges, it is the ideal phono stage for high-performance analogue systems, capable of driving even the most exotic of cartridges with perfect synergy, making the PH-1000 a professional instrument for high- end studio recording.

On top of that, you can change settings and make ultra-fine adjustments, including the EQ curve, on the go by simply using the SKC and the display as you are playing music. Our innovative technology allows the best ease of use while preserving entirely the sound quality as it works in the analogue domain: the interface is digital and independent from the audio path, which is completely analogue. The result is an ultra-low noise phono stage with high gain and no audio filters.

All the functionalities are in fact managed through discrete audio-grade components and sealed single switches, always shortening the signal path to deliver superior audio quality and extract even the finest details from the vinyl record. Powered by our custom firmware, the PH-1000 can be easily updated via computer when necessary.

Gold Note PH-1000 Phono Stage Specifications

FREQUENCY RESPONSE

20Hz – 20KHz

EQ CURVES

+20 EQ presets
4 custom setups (infinite variable curves)
all with “Enhanced” option @ +/- 0.3dB max.

THD (TOTAL HARMONIC DISTORTION)

<0.01% max.

SIGNAL TO NOISE RATIO

-100dB

DYNAMIC RANGE

110dB

LOAD

12 options for RCA[100KΩ, 75KΩ, 47KΩ, 33KΩ, 22KΩ, 1KΩ, 470Ω, 220Ω, 100Ω, 47Ω, 22Ω,10Ω + external load]

8 options for XLR[4K7Ω, 1KΩ, 470Ω, 220Ω, 100Ω, 47Ω, 22Ω,10Ω + external load]

CAPACITANCE MM

100pF, 150pF, 220pF, 330pF, 470pF, 1000pF

GAIN

65dB MC, 40dB MM with 7 options [-9dB, -6dB, -3dB, 0dB, +3dB, +6dB, +9dB]

LINE INPUTS LEVEL

2Vrms (standard) up to 2,5Vrms (max)

INFRASONIC FILTER

10Hz/36dB octave (ON/ OFF)

MONO/STEREO

Stereo, Stereo 180°, Mono, Mono 180°, Mono L

CHANNEL SWAPPING

R/L, L/R

IR RECEIVER

For multifunctional remote control

AUDIO OUTPUTS

1x RCA (@1Volt)

1x XLR (@4Volt)

1x Output Stereo for Tube (balanced GN) for optional TUBE-1012 & TUBE-1006

OUTPUT IMPEDANCE

Unbalanced 100Ω

Balanced 300Ω

OUTPUT LEVEL

2Vrms (standard) up to 2,5Vrms (max)

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PH-10 Phono Stage $2,200.00

THE EXTRAORDINARY PHONO STAGE

The 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 the best components to recreate the musical event in the most natural way possible. Being the first amplification stage of the audio chain, the phono stage assumes great importance and this is why the PH-10 offers the very best sound and versatility using the latest technology.

To control the PH-10 we developed the user-friendly Single Knob Control (SKG). Combined with the color display this rotary joggle allows quick adjustments of any function in real-time during music playback.

The PH-10 lets you select the most appropriate EQ curve for every record: the RIAA, the DECCA LONDON or the AMERICAN COLUMBIA. All selection appears clearly as a graph on the large display. Each curve is enhanced by a modern Gold Note proprietary design that derived from the Neumann master cut machine project for a superior dynamic and high-frequency extension.

CONNECT TWO SEPARATE TONEARMS

The perfect cartridge matching is guaranteed with up to 9 different LOAD options [10Ω, 22Ω, 47Ω, 100Ω, 220Ω, 470Ω, 1000Ω, 22KΩ, 47KΩ] and 4 different selectable GAIN levels [-3dB, 0dB, +3dB, +6dB] that will let you adjust the preamplifier accurately to achieve the best sound experience with any kind of MM and MC cartridges.

With his two separate RCA inputs, the PH-10 can be connected to two different tonearms, each with independently adjustable settings stored into memory, even when the unit is switched off. This guarantees to the audiophile unique flexibility and impressive user-friendliness.

To maximize the performance of the PH-10, we also developed the PSU-10, a dedicated external super inductive power supply that allows the PH-10 to achieve its fullest potential, reaching an even higher degree of musical realism, better dynamics and greater three-dimensionality sound.

Gold Note PH-10 Phono Stage Specifications

EQUALISATION CURVE CONTROL

3 selectable curves [RIAA – Decca London – American Columbia + enhanced]

INFRASONIC FILTER

10Hz/36dB octave

FREQUENCY RESPONSE

20Hz /20KHz

[Enhanced 20Hz-50KHz] @ +/-0.3dB

ANALOGUE INPUTS

MM/MC two independent stereo RCA

INPUT SENSITIVITY

0.1mV MC up to 10.0mV MM

INPUT IMPEDANCE

9 options [10Ω, 22Ω, 47Ω, 100Ω, 220Ω, 470Ω, 1000Ω, 22KΩ, 47KΩ]

GAIN

45/65dB (+6dB/-3dB)

CAPACITANCE (MM ONLY)

220pF

THD (Total Harmonic Distortion)

<0.05%

SIGNAL TO NOISE RATIO

-89dB

DYNAMIC RESPONSE

105dB

AUDIO OUTPUTS

Stereo unbalanced RCA and balanced XLR

LINE OUTPUT LEVELS (fixed)

Stereo RCA @ 2V and balanced XLR @4V

OUTPUT IMPEDANCE

50Ω