Ceramic bearing upgrade from top of range Betania arm.
Rega 23mm threadless collar type fit.
270mm spindle to bearing centre.
Gold Note PH-11 MM/MC 3 box phono stage – ex-dem.
Quadruple battery powered MM/MC state of the art phono stage with intelligent battery charging system. Amazing ‘inky black’ background silences.
Same circuit as the PH-10 but PH-11 adds higher quality componentry, superior outboard power supply and intelligent charging system.
Great insight into the musical performance – amazing piece of kit.
Retail is £3995.
White leather with piano black lacquered baffles.
Classic 3 way design with paper drivers.
Includes bespoke stands and spikes.
Rhodium plated terminals.
93db sensitivity, infinite baffle (sealed) , thin-wall construction.
Deep, fast bass, great detail.
Like a Spendor SP100R but faster, more responsive and suited to all music types.
A pretty-unique design combining the best practices of classic designs with modern technology.
More information gleaned from Gold Note’s website at the time in 2013 directly below the images…
The XS-93 is a real 93dB high sensitivity 3way sealed loudspeaker designed to achieve the best possible natural audio resolution in a beautiful convenient size and cosmetic match any modern classical environment. The XS-93 provide the new extra light plywood cabinet specifically tuned which features the whole frame treated with real leather that provides a rational frequency resonance control. The rear panel works as passive driver helping the bass response extension of the speaker, thus obtaining an exceptional lifelike sound quality. The 100 litres volume cabinet houses one 12.5″ paper custom cone woofer, the only available today on the market of this size can power a sealed design. This special driver has a soft foam suspension that ensures low bass response, astonishing speed and a very high efficiency. The 6.5″ midrange is the same XS-96 top quality hand made paper semi-flat cone capable of handling high power but real fine details and fast transients response enabling incredible dynamic response. The 1″ soft dome tweeter has a double split phaser enables great dispersion over the front baffle of the speaker, which provides ultra-fine details that guarantees a wide and deep soundstage with a very natural resolution. The hand made crossover is made with custom components such as large size film foil capacitors and precision MOX resistors wired with Goldenote solid core custom cables. The XS-93 features the Goldenote BP-01 binding posts exclusively treated with rhodium 100% nickel free to preserve perfect conductivity.
MAIN DETAILS Loudspeaker – 93dB high efficiency sealed speaker – 6ohm – 3way Floorstanding 105cm tall, 37cm large, 40cm deep – 40Hz-20000Hz – 12″ paper woofer – 6,5″ paper Midrange – 1″ soft dome Tweeter TYPE: 3 way sealed speaker FREQUENCY RESPONSE: 40-20000Hz ±3dB SENSITIVITY: 93dB spl (2,83Volts/1mt) TWEETER: 1″ soft dome driver MIDRANGE: 6,5″ paper cone driver WOOFER: 12,5″ paper cone custom driver SUGGESTED POWER AMPLIFIER: 5Watts – 100Watt MAX POWER HANDLING: 160Watts RMS IMPEDANCE: 4Ω nominal (8Ω on 500-20000Hz) quite resistive phase CROSSOVER: 350Hz@12dB/Octave – 4500Hz@12dB/Octave UPGRADES CROSSOVER components: PHYSICAL DIMENSIONS: (LxDxH): 360mm x 400mm x 1050mm with Integrated Stand VOLUME: 100 Litres each WEIGHT: 30.00 Kilos (88Lbs.) each packed FINISHES GENUINE LEATHER: Handcrafted real Italian leather with walnut front panel.
A superior quality dual transmission line loaded sound bar with full-range drivers (from the acclaimed Sampans) and built-in 100w amplifier. No need for a subwoofer or separate amplifier.
Can be used under a TV or with a laptop or PC. Fits neatly on a desk.
Retail price is £875
4 metre pair.
It features solid core silver conductors and the special Gold Note geometry.
A sealed Elastollan® air tube filled with a special mineral oil working as a dielectric enables an almost perfect impedance throughout the whole length of the cable while damping the electrical energy of the conductor.
Silver in oil-damped tubing.
The detail of silver without the sheen.
A really excellent cable – not really known in the UK
2 per box,
Really excellent, they do not overdamp the sound like many of the plastic types.
2 X Audionote 1uF Silver foils (light 10 hrs use – measure perfectly) £594 each retail ex VAT – £500 the pair
2 X Jensen 2 uF Copper foils 200 WVDC (new unused) are at least £90 each retail – £100 the pair
2 X Jensen 4.7 uF Aluminium foils 100 WVDC (lightly used only in speaker crossover) are at least £147 each retail – £90 the pair.
See Hi-Fi Collective for latest price guide.
Others not yet priced:
2 x Copper Foil Audio Note 0.47uF 630V
1 x Silver Foil Audio Note 0.33uF 600V
2 x Silver Foil Jensen 0.33uF 630V
1 x Silver Foil Jensen 0.22uF 630V
1 x Copper Foil Jensen 0.22uF 630V
1 x Copper Foil Audio Note 0.1uF 630V
1 x Silver Foil Jensen 0.1uF
8 x Silver Foil Jensen 0.01uF 630V (2 labelled Transcapacitor for Croft)
2 x Copper Foil Audio Note 0.22uF 630V
2 x Copper Foil Audio Note 0.18uF 630V
2 x Copper Foil Audio Note 0.015uF 630V
REASONABLE OFFERS CONSIDERED.
Superb valve dac ex-dem.
Excellent, dynamic sound with 3 dimensional valve tone.
Upgraded GE output valves.
Later called VAD.
6Moons reviewing TAD 1 6Moons TAD 1 pages
HiFi Choice about DAC 10 DSD (2014)
HiFi Critic reviewing DAC 12 Enjoy the Music DAC 12 pages
Sounds superb even with basic computer audio set-up due to its tonal richness and scale.
Retail price £6995
Beautiful 211 integrated 18w/ch minimum.
Ex-dem. latest spec. in solid American walnut
Transformers below deck.
7kg output transformers.
DC heaters on driver stage.
Massive power supply 2kV oil capacitor.
Takes on £30K 211 amps with ease.
45 kg – over-specced components run cooler and quieter than competitors.