Gold Note PH-10 Turntable Phono Stage MM/MC Pre-Amp - Award Winner
Gold Note PH-10 Phono Stage MM/MC Pre-Amp - Award Winner
WOW! That is the simplest way to describe the sound of this gorgeous Italian hand made Gold Note phono stage... the music just flows out of a massive soundstage full of natural, detailed sound. There is a reason that the Gold Note has got nearly every reviewer lucky enough to hear one gushing its praises... and then there is the tremendous feature set : 2 independent inputs, 6 EQ patterns, 4 choices of gain (41db - 71db) and 9 impedance settings, RCA and BALANCED XLR outputs... this new baby from Gold Note is a stunning product.AN AUDIOPHILE CLASSIC IN EVERY POSSIBLE WAY
PH-10 shows every detail on its 2.8” colour display powered by Gold Note proprietary SKC - Single Knob Control technology – an intuitive control system developed to easily browse and select all the unit's functions.
The unit can also be externally powered by a dedicated inductive Dual-Mono PSU to enhance even more the performance.
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 high quality coils, capacitors and resistors.
PH-10 is controlled via knob and display using a sophisticated micro-controller to select the functions through our custom firmware that is loaded on a micro SD dedicated flash memory and can be updated easily via PC. The micro-controller is separated and independent from the audio signal path to guarantee always clear and pure sound.
Once the tonearms are connected, PH-10 can be set with 4 different GAIN levels [-3dB, 0dB, +3dB, 6dB] to match precisely the output level of any MM or MC cartridge.
The perfect setup is guaranteed with 9 different LOAD options [10Ω, 22Ω, 47Ω, 100Ω, 220Ω, 470Ω, 1000Ω, 22KΩ, 47KΩ] that will let you adjust the preamp to match it with a large number of cartridges in a quick, easy way.
You will also finally be able to switch from the internationally recognized RIAA curve, to the DECCA-LONDON or the AMERICAN-CBS-COLUMBIA curve, always graphically shown on the front display. And there's more, because you will also be able to “enhance” each curve with a modern Gold Note proprietary design for superior dynamic and powerful results.
HANDCRAFTED IN ITALY WITH PASSION AND TECHNOLOGY
The secret behind PH-10?
We design, craft and assemble every single part!
Every PH-10 is handmade in Italy with the best audio grade components to ensure flawless music playback.
The level of quality meets the highest standard throughout the entire production: from the CNC machining to the assembly and finally to the electronic tests at the PC.
Advanced Gold Note Phono Stage Features
2 SEPARATE INPUTS
With two separate RCA inputs you can connect two different tonearms and adjust settings independently for each single cartridge
4 GAIN OPTIONS
PH-10 offers 4 different selectable GAIN levels -3dB, 0dB, +3dB, +6dB to precisely match any kind of output level for MM and MC cartridges
9 LOAD OPTIONS
Perfect matching is easy and quick to achieve with 9 different load options 10Ω, 22Ω, 47Ω, 100Ω, 220Ω, 470Ω, 1000Ω, 22KΩ, 47KΩ
6 EQ CURVES
To achieve the best vinyl experience select the correct EQ curve: RIAA, DECCA-LONDON or AMERICAN-CBS-COLUMBIA
DISPLAY & KNOB
SKC is a unique technology that combined with a TFT display allows quick control of the functions through the single knob joggle
ELEGANT & FUNCTIONAL
Made of solid machined aluminium, the shell body guarantees low frequency resonance, feedback vibrational control and low magnetic inertial field.
2 independent stereo RCA Inputs
Dimensions: 220mm W | 80mm H | 260mm D
Subsonic filter: 10Hz/36dB octave
Frequency response: 20Hz – 20KHz
[Enhanced 20Hz – 50KHz] @ +/- 0.3dB
THD (Total Harmonic Distortion): <0.05% MAX
Signal to noise ratio: -89dB
Dynamic response: 105dB
Output impedance: 50Ω
Input capacitance MM: 220pF
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
Main supply: 100V to 245V, 50/60Hz
(depending on market destination, not convertible)
Power consumption: 30W super linear power supply