Gold Note IS-1000 Integrated Amplifier
The Gold Note IS-1000 is an integrated amplifier with an on board DAC / Streamer and MM / MC Phono Stage
Simply add a pair of loudspeakers and a network connection and you good to go for a high performing yet simple system.
The IS-1000 offers 125 watts per channel into 8 ohms.
In terms of analogue connectivity there is 1 pair of XLR inputs and 2 pairs of RCA inputs.
The internal DAC offers 3 x optical inputs, 1 x coaxial input and a single USB type A connection (for flash memory only), there is also an Ethernet socket and Wi-Fi.
Once the IS-1000 has an internet connection you can stream Tidal, Qobuz, Deezer, Spotify, vTuner. It is Roon Ready as well and is compatible with MQA. If you have a Melco you can connect the IS-1000 to the Player port and you can also serve music to the IS-1000 from a conventional NAS drive as well so there are plenty of options for streaming music.
In performance terms the IS-1000 is a lot of amplifier for the money, it offers plenty of power and current and always goes down very well when demonstrated.
There are 2 different versions of the IS-1000 available.
IS-1000 with MM/MC Phono Stage £4400
IS-1000 Deluxe with MM/MC Phono Stage £5200
The difference between the 2 version is quite simply, the Deluxe version of the IS-1000 uses better quality DAC chips (Burr Brown PCM1792A), the amplification is identical across both models, as is the phono stage. The Deluxe is the most popular mode out of the 2.
Both versions of the IS-1000 offer adjustable damping as well so you have the ability to closely match your speakers to the IS-1000 to help get the very best from your system.
Home Loan Available and Part Exchange is welcome
We keep the IS-1000 Deluxe on demonstration.
From Gold Note.….
Imagine a complete High-End stereo system enclosed in a beautiful aluminium chassis carved in bold Italian style: this is the IS-1000.
With the knowledge and the experience developed in over 20 years of research, we are now able to offer an all-in-one solution powered by the most advanced technologies and components to achieve true audiophile quality sound.
The IS-1000 is an advanced, fully integrated amplifier that redefines the way music playback is experienced to achieve a new pinnacle in High-End audio. It seamlessly merges a powerful Class A/B Integrated Amplifier, a MM/MC Phono Preamplifier, a High-End DAC and a high-resolution Streamer in one single unique source.
The refined technical innovations of the IS-1000 derive directly from our flagship models which inspired us to create a new source that would integrate the analogue components of a Class A/B amplifier with the digital technologies of a Streamer and a DAC to deliver outstanding audio quality.
The IS-1000 is a Roon Ready device, fully compatible with multi- room systems. With a quick plug&play installation you simply plug the IS-1000 to the main AC, connect it to your network (Wi-Fi or Ethernet) then to the speakers and you are ready to start exploring the endless possibilities of music. You can stream through Roon, Airplay, Tidal, MQA , Qobuz, Spotify and Deezer, controlling the IS-1000 with our easy to use GN Control App on your smartphone or tablet (available for iOS and Android for free), browse your collection of digital music stored locally on a NAS or USB flash drives and enjoy your favorite vinyls of course.
The new Class A/B amplifier with 125Watt per channel @ 8Ω guarantees pure sound, vivid dynamics and the finest detail. It also offers a wide range of digital and analogue inputs to assure total control and freedom to upgrade, expand or connect more devices to the IS-1000. You don’t need anything else to experience the real pleasure of high-definition audio at home, nothing more than the IS-1000 and your speakers. It’s really that simple.
|IS-1000 Integrated Amplifier
|125watt @ 8Ω per channel Class A/B High-Current Mosfet
|MM & MC developed from the multi awarded PH-10
|BurrBrown PCM1796 (opt. on DELUXE model PCM1792A)
|1 RCA Coax, 3 Optical Tos-Link, 1 USB host (for flash memories)
|1 XLR, 2 RCA (convertible 1 Line&Phono MM/MC, 1 Line&AV-In)
|1 RCA fixed, 1 RCA variable
|LAN & Wi-Fi (Streamer Roon Ready, MQA, Airplay, vTuner, Tidal, Qobuz, Deezer, Spotify)
|Supported Media Servers
All certified UPnP media servers
|Supported Audio Formats
|AIFF (aif, aiff, aifc)
WAV (wav) packed/unpacked FLAC
WmA Windows media Audio 9
WAX Windows media audio metafiles
ASX Advanced Stream Redirector (asx)
MPEG-4 (aac, m4a , Apple lossless)
DSD64 [.dsf] files converted to high-resolution PCM over UPnP protocol
|available for free on iOS and Android
Search for “GN Control” on the Apple App Store or Google Play Store
|100-120V / 220-240V, 50/60Hz, depending on market destination, not convertible
Power consumption: 30W – 400W max
Standby: < 0,5W
|430mm W, 135mm H, 375mm D
|Kg. 18 net
Kg. 23 boxed
|Brushed Aluminium Black, Silver or Gold
*Please note – due to 2 different models being available in 3 different colours this model is ordered on request!