Gold Note PH-5 Power Supply - Dreamedia AV
Gold Note PH-5 Power Supply - Dreamedia AV
Gold Note PH-5 Power Supply - Dreamedia AV
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Gold Note PH-5 Power Supply

Phono preamp with EQ and touchscreen

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Gold Note PH-5 Power Supply

poweUnveiling the Pinnacle of Audio Purity: The Gold Note PH-5 Power Supply

In the quest for audio perfection, every component in your sound system plays a pivotal role, and the power supply is no exception. Dreamedia introduces the Gold Note PH-5 Power Supply, a dedicated external power supply designed to elevate the performance of your Gold Note PH-5 phono stage to unprecedented heights. With a design philosophy that resonates with the meticulous engineering behind Gold Note's renowned PSU series, the PSU-5 is not just an accessory; it's the heart that pumps life into your music with an unwavering beat of clean power.

A Symphony of Technical Excellence

The Gold Note PH-5 Power Supply stands as a testament to the unwavering commitment to audio excellence. Let's delve into the symphony of its technical features:
  • Transformers: A 7-transformer design with 4 dedicated to the power supply stage, ensuring an ample and stabilized power flow.
  • Inductive Filter: Features an inductive filter to prevent noise and interference, preserving the purity of your music.
  • Noise Prevention: Dual-choke inductive filter paired with dedicated transformer shielding to minimize any possibility of interference.
  • Power Generation: Capable of generating large and ultra-clean power, it establishes a solid foundation for dynamic and detailed sound reproduction.
  • Voltage Regulators: Equipped with 3 ultra-low noise voltage regulators, maintaining a consistent audio performance.
  • Power Supply Voltage: Auto-sensing 100-120V/220-240V capability, compatible with a global range of power sources.

The Physical Embodiment of Durability and Elegance

Crafted with a keen eye for durability and aesthetics, the PSU-5 is housed in black varnished steel and aluminum, presenting a sleek design that complements any high-end audio setup. With compact dimensions of 200mm W x 80mm H x 260mm D and a net weight of 2kg, it's built to integrate seamlessly with your system without imposing on your space.

The Heartbeat of Your Audio Experience

The Gold Note PH-5 Power Supply is more than just a device; it's the heartbeat of your audio experience. It ensures that every note, every breath of the artist's performance is delivered with the intended emotion and precision. Here's how it enhances your listening experience:
  • Touchscreen Control: A modern interface offering ease of use, making adjustments a breeze.
  • Selectable RIAA Curves: Customize your listening experience with selectable RIAA curves, ensuring compatibility with your cherished vinyl collection.
  • Cartridge Compatibility: Switchable between MM and MC cartridges, offering versatility for audiophiles with diverse preferences.
  • Adjustable Impedance and Capacitance: Tailor the sound to your system's needs and your personal taste with adjustable impedance and capacitance.

The Sound of Silence

Imagine the sound of silence - the absence of noise, the foundation upon which music can truly shine. The Gold Note PH-5 Power Supply is engineered to provide just that. Its low noise floor is the canvas on which your music paints its story, unmarred by the common disturbances that plague lesser systems.

Warmth Meets Dynamics

Your search for a sound that combines a slightly warm touch with exhilarating dynamics ends here. The PSU-5 brings forth a sonic character that's both inviting and lively, capturing the essence of each recording with fidelity and grace.

Immerse Yourself in the Music

With the Gold Note PH-5 Power Supply, immerse yourself in the full spectrum of sound. From the deep rumble of a bass guitar to the delicate shimmer of cymbals, experience audio reproduction that's as close to the original performance as possible.

Why Choose the Gold Note PH-5 Power Supply?

  • Performance Enhancement: Designed exclusively for the Gold Note PH-5 phono stage, the PSU-5 is the key to unlocking its full potential.
  • Consistent Power Quality: With its high-quality linear power supply, you get consistent, reliable power that translates into consistent, reliable sound.
  • Dynamic Power: More than just a number, the dynamic power capability of >50W means that your music's crescendos and diminuendos are rendered with all the drama and subtlety the artist intended.

For the Love of Music

At Dreamedia, we understand the love of music and the pursuit of the perfect home audio experience. The Gold Note PH-5 Power Supply is an essential component in that journey, offering an unmatched level of clarity and detail. Allow us to be part of your quest for sonic perfection by designing a home theater system that truly resonates with your passion for music.

Embrace the Gold Note Difference

The Gold Note PH-5 Power Supply is not just another component; it's a statement of dedication to the art of listening. It's a commitment to experiencing music in its purest form. Embrace the difference that comes with integrating this exceptional power supply into your audio system.

Your Music Deserves the Best

We believe that your music deserves the best, and the Gold Note PH-5 Power Supply delivers just that. It's not merely an upgrade; it's a transformation of your audio system into a conduit for the purest sound imaginable.

Ready to Experience the Unheard?

The Gold Note PH-5 Power Supply is waiting to reveal the nuances in your music that you've yet to hear. Connect with Dreamedia, and let us guide you to a world where your favorite tracks are reborn, infused with a vitality that only pristine power can provide.

The Gold Note PH-5 Power Supply: Your Audio System's New Best Friend

Embark on an auditory journey with the Gold Note PH-5 Power Supply at the helm. It's not just a purchase; it's an investment in your passion for music. Your audio system's new best friend is here, and it's ready to redefine what you thought was possible in sound reproduction.

Our Review


The heart of any analog audio setup is its phono preamplifier, a device that not only amplifies the low signal from a turntable's cartridge but also shapes the sound through equalization. A quality phono preamp can significantly elevate the vinyl listening experience. In this review, we delve into the Gold Note PH-5 Power Supply, a solid-state phono preamplifier that promises to bring precision and customization to the discerning audiophile's home audio system.

Product Overview

The Gold Note PH-5 Power Supply is an elegantly designed phono preamplifier that combines aesthetic simplicity with sophisticated technology. It boasts a compact and sturdy build, measuring 20 × 8 × 26 cm and weighing in at 1.2 kg. The key features include compatibility with both MM (Moving Magnet) and MC (Moving Coil) cartridges, a wide range of input sensitivity from 0.1mV to 10mV, and an input impedance that can be adjusted over nine steps from 10Ω to 47kΩ. The PH-5 also offers a gain setting of 40dB for MM cartridges and 60dB for MC cartridges, with additional fine-tuning options.

Compatibility and Customization

The Gold Note PH-5's compatibility with both MM and MC cartridges makes it a versatile choice for vinyl enthusiasts. The adjustable input sensitivity and impedance ensure that it can be paired with a wide range of cartridges, allowing users to find the perfect match for their turntable setup. The gain settings are particularly important for MC cartridges, which typically have a lower output than MM cartridges. The PH-5's options allow for precise amplification, catering to the nuanced needs of high-end audio reproduction. For MM cartridges, the fixed 220pF capacitance is a thoughtful touch, optimizing the interaction with the cartridge's inductance.

Sound Quality and Performance

Diving into the sound quality, the Gold Note PH-5 shines with its selectable equalization curves, including RIAA, Decca, and Columbia, each with an 'Enhanced' mode. These curves allow users to fine-tune the sound to the specific record being played, a feature that audiophiles will appreciate. The infrasonic filter at 10Hz with a steep 36dB/octave slope effectively mitigates rumble without impacting the audible bass, preserving the integrity of the music. The PH-5's frequency response is impressively flat within the audible range, and even extends beyond, ensuring that the full spectrum of the music is faithfully reproduced. The THD figure of less than 0.05% at 1kHz and a signal-to-noise ratio of 89dB speak to the unit's ability to deliver clean, undistorted sound.

User Experience and Interface

The modern touchscreen interface on the Gold Note PH-5 sets it apart from many competitors, offering an intuitive and responsive control system. This feature simplifies the user experience, making it accessible to both beginners and seasoned audiophiles. The ability to easily switch between MM and MC cartridges and adjust impedance and capacitance on the fly adds to the preamp's user-friendly appeal.

Noise Levels and Audio Clarity

A key attribute of the Gold Note PH-5 is its low noise floor, which is essential for a phono preamp, as it ensures that the music takes center stage without any unwanted background noise. The built-in power supply is specifically designed to minimize electrical interference, contributing to the unit's quiet operation. However, it's worth noting that the rumble filter, while useful, may affect the phase behavior in the low end, which could be a point of consideration for some users.

Strengths and Weaknesses

The Gold Note PH-5 stands out with its modern touchscreen control, compatibility with a wide range of cartridges, and customizable sound settings. Its quiet internal power supply and low noise floor set a high bar for audio clarity. On the flip side, the impact of the rumble filter on low-end phase behavior might be a drawback for some, though it is a nuanced aspect that may not affect every user's experience.

Comparison to Competitors

In comparison to other phono preamplifiers in its class, the Gold Note PH-5 holds a strong position, especially with its equalization curve options and touchscreen interface. The price point of 890 Euros is competitive, considering the level of customization and quality it offers.

Final Thoughts

The Gold Note PH-5 Power Supply is a compelling option for vinyl enthusiasts seeking a combination of high-quality sound, user-friendly features, and versatile cartridge compatibility. It is well-suited for those who value the ability to tailor their listening experience and appreciate the nuances of a well-engineered audio component. The PH-5's blend of features and performance embodies a solid value proposition in the realm of high-fidelity audio.


General Specifications

  • Product Name: PSU-5
  • Application: Dedicated external power supply for Gold Note PH-5 phono stage
  • Color: Black
  • Design Philosophy: Inspired by the same philosophy behind Gold Note's series of external PSUs, such as the PSU-10 and PSU-1000
  • Power Supply Type: Linear power supply
  • Performance Enhancement: Improves the performance of Gold Note PH-5 phono stage

Technical Features

  • Transformers: 7-Transformer design with 4 dedicated to power supply stage, 1 for galvanic insulation, 3 for Dual Choke Inductive Filter
  • Power Quality: High-quality power with consistency
  • Inductive Filter: Yes, features an inductive filter to prevent noise and interference
  • Transformer Circuit: 2-transformer circuit for the linear power supply stage
  • Noise Prevention: Dual-choke inductive filter and dedicated transformer shielding
  • Power Generation: Generates large and ultra-clean power
  • Power Rails: 3 rail audio grade
  • Voltage Regulators: 3 ultra-low noise voltage regulator
  • Maximum Variation of Output Voltage: 0.05%
  • Line Noise Rejection: >80dB
  • Common Mode Noise Rejection: >80dB
  • Full Power Response Time: <2.5µsec
  • Power Supply Voltage: 100-120V / 220-240V with auto sense, 50/60Hz
  • Power Consumption: 25W
  • Dynamic Power: >50W
  • Standby Power: <1W
  • Fuse: 0.5A T

Physical Specifications

  • Dimensions: 200mm W | 80mm H | 260mm D
  • Weight: Net Kg. 2 – Boxed Kg. 3
  • Finishes: Black varnished steel and aluminium

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