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Gold Note - PH-10 - Preamplifier

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Gold Note - PH-10 - Preamplifier

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Gold Note - PH-10 - Preamplifier

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Engineered to reach the best sound possible and total control over the listening experience, on PH-10 everything is right where it should be: the large TFT monitor on the front panel shows all the setup information with a clear layout that's easy to read at a glance.

You will never have to look on the rear panel again!

TWO SEPARATE RCA
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

3 EQUALIZATION CURVES
Select the record modulation between the internationally recognized RIAA, DECCA-LONDON or AMERICAN-COLUMBIA curves, and then “enhance” it with our cutting-edge proprietary technology to achieve the best vinyl experience

ELEGANTLY FUNCTIONAL
Made of solid aluminium and fully machined, the shell body guarantees low frequency resonance, feedback vibrational control and low magnetic inertial field

TFT DISPLAY & SKC - SINGLE KNOB CONTROL
SKC is a unique technology that paired with TFT display allows quick control of the unit's functions through the single knob
The display shows every information and lets you rapidly select and modify the settings

MODULAR DESIGN
Gold Note modular design allows upgrades with external units, including: External Inductive Power Supply, Curve Equalizer Extender unit, Class-A Tube Output Stage and Gain Stage Enhancer

SPECIFICATIONS

Frequency Response20 Hz – 200 KHz at +/- 0.3 dB
THD (Total Harmonic Distortion)<0.002% Max
Input Gain>62 dB MC, >48 dB MM
Ratio Signal to Noise-102 dB
Dynamic response122 dB
Output Impedance 500 ohm
Phase Response Linear Phase
Power supply100V to 245V 50/60Hz
Power consumption30W super linear power supply
Audio Output LevelStereo RCA at 2 Volt and balanced XLR at 4Volt
Analogue InputTwo Separate Independent Stereo RCA
Input SensitivityFrom 0.1 mV MC, up to 7 mV MM
Input Impedance 9 selectable options (10 ohm, 22 ohm, 47 ohm, 100 ohm, 220 ohm, 470 ohm, 1000 ohm, 22 kohm, 47 kohm )
Gain 65dB MC - 45dB MM with 4 options [-3dB 0dB +3dB +6dB]
Length220 mm (8.66 in)
Height85 mm (3.346 in)
Depth260 mm (10.236 in)
Weight4 kg (8.82 lbs)

REVIEWS

HIFI PIG

"The Gold Note PH-10 has a host of features including various equalisation curves, nine load impedances, facilities for MM and MC carts and a whole lot more to boot. " -- Janine Elliot

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TONEAudio

"It’s tough to believe that this is such a reasonably priced phonostage; it reveals a level of musical information I would expect from a much more expensive component.

So many of the $1,000 – $2,000 solid state phonostages available today have a sterile, flat sound, while equally priced phonostages sporting vacuum tubes paint a more sonically interesting, or perhaps engaging palette, yet suffer a high noise floor. The PH-10 is a perfect balance. It’s drop dead quiet, and sonically gorgeous.

We’ve used $60,000 phonostages that didn’t have this level of adjustment […] Gold Note’s PH-10 phonostage comes right out of the box with top in class performance, yet it offers the ability to expand it considerably further. What else could you ask for? The price puts it within reach of a wide range of analog lovers, and the performance (along with a clear, concise upgrade path) make it easy to grow with.

I am happy to give the PH-10 one of our last Exceptional Value Awards 2017. It is well deserving." -- Jeff Dorgay

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