Gold Note PH-1000 Lite Phono Stage - Dreamedia AV
Gold Note PH-1000 Lite Phono Stage - Dreamedia AV
Gold Note PH-1000 Lite Phono Stage - Dreamedia AV
Gold Note PH-1000 Lite Phono Stage - Dreamedia AV
Gold Note PH-1000 Lite Phono Stage - Dreamedia AV
Gold Note PH-1000 Lite Phono Stage - Dreamedia AV
Gold Note PH-1000 Lite Phono Stage - Dreamedia AV
Gold Note PH-1000 Lite Phono Stage - Dreamedia AV
Vendor: Gold Note

Gold Note PH-1000 Lite Phono Stage

Precision vinyl playback with audio customization
$7,499.00
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Gold Note PH-1000 Lite Phono Stage

Unveiling the Pinnacle of Analog Precision: The Gold Note PH-1000 Lite Phono Stage

Imagine a listening experience so pristine and so true to the original recording that it transports you to the very heart of music—where every note is a brushstroke on an auditory canvas, every harmony a thread in a rich tapestry of sound. This is the promise of the Gold Note PH-1000 Lite Phono Stage, a masterpiece of audio engineering designed for the discerning audiophile who seeks nothing less than perfection from their vinyl collection.

A Symphony of Features

Crafted with the Connoisseur in Mind

  • Type: Phono Preamplifier
  • Channels: 2 (Stereo)
  • Frequency Response: 20Hz – 20kHz
  • Dynamic Range: 110dB
  • Power Consumption: 30W
  • Dimensions: 430mm W | 135mm H | 375mm D
  • Weight: 12 kg (net), 17 kg (boxed)
  • Available Finishes: Black, Silver, Gold anodised aluminum

The Gold Note PH-1000 Lite Phono Stage is not just a component; it is an invitation to rediscover your vinyl in a way that is both transformative and intimate. Encased in a sleek chassis of anodised aluminum with a traditional brushed finish, it stands as a testament to Italian industrial design—where form and function are in perfect harmony.

Audio Performance That Speaks Volumes

  • THD: <0.01% max
  • Signal to Noise Ratio: 100dB
  • Infrasonic Filter: 10Hz/36dB octave
  • Mono/Stereo Control: Multiple modes
  • Channel Swapping: R/L, L/R

Each note is rendered with such clarity that the music feels alive, as if each musician were performing just for you. The dynamic range of 110dB ensures that from the softest whisper to the most thunderous crescendo, every detail is captured with precision.

Connectivity and Control at Your Fingertips

  • Remote Control: Included
  • Headphone Output: Yes
  • PSU Input: Compatible with Gold Note PSU-1250 & PSU-1000

The multifunctional remote control and convenient headphone output extend the functionality of this phono stage, making it a versatile hub for all your audio needs. The user-friendly interface is complemented by a large 3.5’’ color TFT monitor and a Single Knob Control (SKC), simplifying the process of fine-tuning your listening experience.

Equalization and Gain Settings: The Audiophile's Toolkit

  • EQ Curves: 18, with Enhanced option
  • Infinite EQ Curves: 4 manually adjustable presets
  • Gain Range: 40dB MM to 60dB MC
  • Gain Adjustments: 7 options

The PH-1000 Lite provides an extensive range of gain and filter options, ensuring that no matter the cartridge, you can achieve the perfect match. The 18 EQ curves, with the option for enhanced precision, allow for an unparalleled level of customization, bringing out the very best in your vinyl collection.

The Heart of Your High-Fidelity System

Designed for the Ultimate Audio Experience

  • Display: Large 3.5’’ color TFT monitor
  • Single Knob Control: For easy adjustment
  • Design: Dual-Mono 'Discrete Components Design'
  • Firmware: Custom Gold Note firmware

The PH-1000 Lite is at the forefront of audio technology, featuring a dual-mono linear power supply and a discrete components design that ensures a pure and uncolored signal path. The firmware, loaded on a micro SD card, is upgradable, meaning that your phono stage can evolve with the latest enhancements from Gold Note.

Key Details at a Glance

  • Gain: 31dB to 74dB
  • Load: 10Ω to 100kΩ
  • Capacitance: 100pF to 1,000pF
  • Inputs: 2 RCA IN, 1 XLR IN
  • Outputs: TUBE output, RCA output, XLR output
  • Additional: Headphone output, Mono/Stereo option

The PH-1000 Lite is not just a phono stage; it is the cornerstone of your home audio system. With its wide range of input and output options, it integrates seamlessly with your existing setup, enhancing every component to deliver a sound that is both dynamic and detailed.

A Harmony of Form and Function

  • Wide Range of Load, Gain, and Filter Options
  • Single Knob Control (SKC) for Easy Adjustment
  • Multiple Phono and Line-Level Inputs

The PH-1000 Lite offers extensive flexibility and configurability, allowing you to shape your sound to your exact preferences. Whether you are fine-tuning loading and gain for different types of cartridges or switching between mono and stereo modes, the intuitive controls make the process effortless.

Elevate Your Listening Experience

  • Class A Output Stage
  • High-End Audio Analog Preamplifier Stage
  • Built-In Headphone Amplifier

The Class A output stage is renowned for its purity and clarity, providing an engaging and open sound that is sure to delight. The high-end audio analog preamplifier stage ensures that the signal is as close to the original recording as possible, while the built-in headphone amplifier offers a private sanctuary for your music enjoyment.

A Seamless Integration with Your Vinyl Collection

  • Compatible with the Gold Note Machiavelli Gold Mk II Cartridge
  • Fine-Tune Loading and Gain for Different Cartridges
  • Fixed Output or Preamp Mode with Volume Control

The PH-1000 Lite is designed to work in harmony with the finest cartridges, including the Gold Note Machiavelli Gold Mk II. The ability to fine-tune loading and gain means that whatever your choice of cartridge, the sound will be optimized for your listening pleasure.

An Investment in Audio Excellence

With a price that reflects its unparalleled quality and performance, the Gold Note PH-1000 Lite Phono Stage is an investment in your musical journey—an opportunity to experience your vinyl as it was meant to be heard. At Dreamedia, we understand the value of this investment and are here to help design your home theater system to incorporate this exceptional piece of equipment seamlessly.

The Gold Note PH-1000 Lite Phono Stage is a testament to the power of high-fidelity audio, a celebration of the vinyl medium, and a bridge to a world where music is not just heard but truly experienced. Embrace the pinnacle of analog precision and let the Gold Note PH-1000 Lite transform your home into a concert hall of dreams.

Our Review

Gold Note PH-1000 Lite Phono Stage Review

Introduction

The Gold Note PH-1000 Lite Phono Stage emerges as a distinguished contender in the high-fidelity audio market, targeting audiophiles and vinyl connoisseurs with a penchant for meticulous sound customization. With its premium price point and a suite of advanced features, it promises to deliver an unparalleled analog experience.

Design and Build Quality

The PH-1000 Lite boasts an impeccable build, exuding elegance with its clean lines and sophisticated Italian design. The chassis, which combines robustness and aesthetic appeal, speaks to the luxury segment it aims to captivate. The layout is thoughtfully arranged, with a front panel that offers intuitive access to controls and a rear that houses a variety of connectivity options, including RCA and XLR inputs and outputs, catering to a seamless integration into existing setups.

Features and Functionality

Gold Note's PH-1000 Lite is a treasure trove of features tailored for audiophiles. The Single Knob Control (SKC) simplifies the adjustment of settings, while the array of inputs and outputs, including a TUBE output stage, ensures compatibility with diverse audio systems. The Class A output stage and the built-in headphone amplifier underscore its versatility, doubling as a preamplifier for those who seek an all-encompassing audio solution. The extensive equalization curves cater to those who wish to fine-tune their listening experience to the minutest detail.

Performance

When it comes to performance, the PH-1000 Lite shines with its ability to extract the quintessence of vinyl records. Paired with the Gold Note Machiavelli Gold Mk II cartridge or similar high-caliber options, it delivers a sound that is both dynamic and rich in detail, with a midband presentation that captivates the listener. The device's synergy with other high-end audio components is commendable, allowing for a cohesive sound that is both engaging and true to the source material.

Usability

The user experience of the PH-1000 Lite is generally intuitive, thanks to the Single Knob Control and a remote that, despite some design incongruences, offers convenient adjustment from a distance. However, the learning curve is steepened by the less-than-perfect manual, and some users may find the menu navigation to be somewhat cumbersome. The provision for firmware and hardware upgrades is a welcome feature, ensuring the device remains at the cutting edge.

Pros and Cons

On the upside, the PH-1000 Lite's vast array of adjustment options and superior sound quality set it apart from the competition. The build quality and design are nothing short of luxurious, and its ability to evolve through upgrades adds to its longevity. However, the device is not without its shortcomings. The operational clarity could be improved, and the standby power consumption is a concern for the energy-conscious. The extensive equalization options may be overkill for the average user, and the price-performance ratio may invite scrutiny from discerning buyers.

Comparisons with Competitors

In the landscape of high-end phono stages, the PH-1000 Lite holds its ground with distinctive features and sound customization capabilities. While competitors may offer similar sound quality, the Gold Note's appeal lies in its exhaustive tweakability and Italian craftsmanship, positioning it as a product for the serious enthusiast rather than the casual listener.

Final Thoughts

The Gold Note PH-1000 Lite Phono Stage is an investment in auditory excellence, engineered for those who demand the utmost from their vinyl playback. Its strengths lie in its flexibility, superior construction, and the sonic details it reveals. While it commands a premium, its targeted audience will find that its performance justifies the expenditure. For those in search of the pinnacle of analog sound reproduction, the PH-1000 Lite is a worthy consideration.

Specifications

General Specifications

  • Type: Phono Preamplifier
  • Number of Channels: 2 (Stereo)
  • Frequency Response: 20Hz – 20kHz
  • Dynamic Range: 110dB
  • Power Consumption: 30W
  • Dimensions: 430mm W | 135mm H | 375mm D (boxed
  • Weight: 12 kg (net), 17 kg (boxed)
  • Available Finishes: Black, Silver, Gold anodised aluminum with a traditional brushed finish

Audio Performance

  • THD (Total Harmonic Distortion): <0.01% max
  • Signal to Noise Ratio: 100dB
  • Infrasonic Filter: 10Hz/36dB octave (ON/OFF)
  • Mono/Stereo Control: Stereo, Stereo 180°, Mono, Mono 180°, Mono L
  • Channel Swapping: R/L, L/R

Input Specifications

  • Phono Inputs: 2x unbalanced RCA (0.1mV MC up to 8.0mV MM), 1x balanced XLR (0.1mV up to 1.0mV MC)
  • Line Inputs Level: 2Vrms (standard) up to 2.5Vrms (max)
  • Load Options for RCA: [100kΩ, 75kΩ, 47kΩ, 33kΩ, 22kΩ, 1kΩ, 470Ω, 220Ω, 100Ω, 47Ω, 22Ω,10Ω]
  • Load Options for XLR: [4k7Ω, 1kΩ, 470Ω, 220Ω, 100Ω, 47Ω, 22Ω,10Ω]
  • External Load Support: RCA and XLR plugs

Output Specifications

  • Audio Outputs: 1x unbalanced RCA @1V, 1x balanced XLR @4V
  • Output for Tube: Stereo balanced GN for optional TUBE-1012 & TUBE-1006
  • Output Impedance: Unbalanced 100Ω, Balanced 300Ω
  • Output Level: 2Vrms standard up to 2.5Vrms max

Control and Connectivity

  • Remote Control: Multifunctional remote control included
  • Headphone Output: Yes
  • PSU Input: For external power supply Gold Note PSU-1250 & PSU-1000

Equalization

  • EQ Curves: 18 EQ curves all with Enhanced option (+/- 0.3dB)
  • Infinite EQ Curves: 4 manually adjustable presets
  • Capacitance: OFF, 100pF, 150pF, 220pF, 330pF, 470pF, 1000pF

Gain Settings

  • Gain Range: 40dB MM to 60dB MC
  • Gain Adjustments: 7 options [0dB, ± 3dB, ± 6dB, ± 9dB]

Power Supply

  • Type: Dual-Mono linear power supply
  • Voltage: 100-240V with auto sense
  • Frequency: 50-60Hz
  • Fuse: 2A F

Design and User Interface

  • Display: Large 3.5’’ color TFT monitor
  • Single Knob Control: Yes
  • Design: Dual-Mono 'Discrete Components Design'
  • Industrial Design: Italian
  • Firmware: Custom Gold Note firmware loaded on micro SD Card

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