The PH-1000 is Gold Note’s brand new flagship phono stage and is one of the most advanced, state of the art phono stages ever conceived.
It is a high configurable unit designed to give you almost every conceivable option you can think of for matching your cartridge and also the record you are playing.
From a loading perspective we have a huge choice of options with impedance, capacitance and gain. Impedance is adjustable through 12 steps from 10 ohms to 100k ohms, there is also an option to add a loading resistor if required as well.
There are 6 capacitance options for high end MM users along with 14 gain and load options for MC users, most likely at this level of preamp.
Where the PH-1000 rolls its sleeves up is with it sheer number of RIAA EQ curves, the preset curves essentially gives you a perfect way of controlling tone to match the curve of your record, Decca Lomdon (UK & USA), Deutsche Grammophon, HMV, RCA, Columbia and Mercury are all catered including plenty more. You even get 4 custom curves you can set an save yourself……..every option is adjustable on the fly from the front panel and the remote control. No fiddly dip switches either on the back or bottom of the case (or worse yet inside it!)
There are 3 pairs of RCA inputs and 2 pairs of XLR inputs, so you are very catered for if you have multiple decks!
There are both RCA and XLR outputs, plus a dedicated output for one of Gold Note’s Tube Output Stages along with a power supply option as well. All bases are covered. Build quality is exceptional and the performance is even better. One of the very finest phono preamps in the world.
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 an 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 customise 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.
The PH-1000 offers 3 independent inputs, two RCA and one XLR. There are also 2 other inputs, one RCA and one XLR, that can be used either for the external load plugs for even finer control of the Load or as line inputs on the PH-1000 with Preamp.
Add the other functionalities, such as the Headphone Output, the Stereo/Mono control with phase inversion, the L/R Channel Swap and the Rumble Subsonic Filter and here you have it, the most advanced phono stage on the market.
The level of quality meets the highest standard throughout the entire production: from the aluminium ultra-solid chassis machined with precision to the electronic components and circuitry that undergo strict QC computer-controlled tests.
40+ EQ CURVES
RIAA, Capitol, Columbia/CBS, Deutsche Grammophon, Decca London USA, Decca London UK and Decca Mono 78rpm,
Epic, HMW, Mercury, RCA Victor, Philips, Elektra, L’Oliseau-Lyre, Parlophone, and more. Each curve can be “enhanced” with our proprietary technology inspired by the Neumann Cutting Lathe for superior dynamic and musicality.
The PH-1000 shows every detail on the colour display powered by our proprietary firmware. With the SKC [Single Knob Control technology] and the display, you have an intuitive system to easily control the phono stage and quickly make fine-adjustments without even interrupting the playback.
You can now enjoy the shortest audio path ever with the PH-1000, your turntable and your headphones – that’s all you need for the audio signal to go from the vinyl directly into your headphones without the need of additional stages.
For the most demanding audiophiles, the PH-1000 can also be further enhanced with our external power supply PSU-1250 / PSU- 1000, or even the external tube output stage TUBE-1012 / TUBE-1006, to reach the highest level of musical realism in terms of dynamic, details, and imaging.
FREQUENCY RESPONSE 20Hz – 20KHz
EQ CURVES +20 EQ presets with 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
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 INPUTS 2x RCA (0.1mV MC up to 8.0mV MM), 1x XLR (0.1mV MC)
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)
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)
POWER CONSUMPTION 30W
PSU INPUT – For external power supply Gold Note PSU-1250 & PSU-1000
POWER SUPPLY- Dual-Mono linear power supply, 100-240V with automatic selection
FUSE 2A F
DIMENSIONS – 430mm wide x 135mm high x 375mm deep
WEIGHT – 12Kg unboxed