Gold Note PSU-1250 Power Supply - Dreamedia AV
Gold Note PSU-1250 Power Supply - Dreamedia AV
Gold Note PSU-1250 Power Supply - Dreamedia AV
Gold Note PSU-1250 Power Supply - Dreamedia AV
Gold Note PSU-1250 Power Supply - Dreamedia AV
Gold Note PSU-1250 Power Supply - Dreamedia AV
Gold Note PSU-1250 Power Supply - Dreamedia AV
Vendor: Gold Note

Gold Note PSU-1250 Power Supply

Precision Engineered Power Supply for Audio Clarity
$6,599.00
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Gold Note PSU-1250 Power Supply

Unveiling the Pinnacle of Power Purity: The Gold Note PSU-1250

In the quest for audio perfection, every detail matters. The power that breathes life into your high-fidelity components is the very foundation of sound quality. Enter the Gold Note PSU-1250 External Inductive Power Supply—a beacon of pristine power for the discerning audiophile. Engineered with unmatched precision, the PSU-1250 is not merely an accessory; it is the cornerstone of a transcendent auditory experience.

Precision Engineered for Supreme Audio Clarity

The Gold Note PSU-1250 stands as a testament to Italian craftsmanship, with a construction that celebrates both form and function. Encased in anodized aluminum, it boasts a robust 7-transformer design, ensuring that your Gold Note 1000 Series devices receive nothing but the cleanest power. Let's delve deeper into the features that set the PSU-1250 apart:

  • Voltage Regulators: Seven low-noise voltage regulators maintain a constant flow of energy, with a maximum output voltage variation of just 0.05%. This level of stability is paramount for audio components, minimizing distortion and preserving the integrity of the sound.

  • Line and Common Mode Noise Rejection: With greater than 80dB noise rejection, the PSU-1250 filters out the cacophony of electrical noise, allowing your music to emerge in its purest form.

  • Dynamic Power: Beyond a steady 100W power absorption, the dynamic power exceeds 300W, ensuring that even the most demanding passages in music are delivered with explosive energy and finesse.

  • Galvanic Insulation and Dual Choke Inductive Filter: Galvanic insulation for the audio stage and a dual choke inductive filter work in concert to eradicate interference, offering a serene electrical environment for your audio signals to flourish.

  • EMI/RFI Prevention: The PSU-1250 is a fortress that shields your sound from the siege of electromagnetic and radio-frequency interference, preserving the delicate nuances of high-resolution audio.

A Design That Speaks Volumes

The PSU-1250 is not just about what's on the inside. Its exterior is a work of art, available in sophisticated black, silver, and gold finishes. The brushed aluminum lends an air of elegance that complements any high-end audio setup. With dimensions of 425mm W x 135mm H x 360mm D and weighing a substantial 21 kg, it serves as a statement piece that signifies your commitment to audio excellence.

Unwavering Commitment to Performance

The PSU-1250's dedication to enhance your audio experience is unwavering. Here's how it elevates the performance of your electronics:

  • Ultra-Clean Power: The meticulously designed transformers and filters provide a power source so clean, it's akin to giving your audio components a blank canvas on which to paint their sonic picture.

  • Enhanced Dynamics and Realism: The dynamic power capabilities inject life into every beat, allowing your music to breathe with a realism that can be felt as much as heard.

  • Precise Details: By eliminating noise and interference, the PSU-1250 allows every detail in your music to surface, from the subtlest breaths of a vocalist to the gentlest pluck of a guitar string.

  • Selectable Absolute Phase Control: Tailor your listening experience with the front panel selectable absolute phase control, ensuring that the music reaches your ears the way the artist intended.

Effortless Compatibility and Use

The PSU-1250 is designed to seamlessly integrate with your Gold Note 1000 Series components, including the CD-1000, DS-1000, PH-1000, and P-1000. The connection is effortless, with a 1m PSU connection cable that embodies the same quality as the power supply itself.

Environmental Responsibility

In an era where energy consumption is under scrutiny, the PSU-1250 stands out with its eco-friendly standby power of less than 1W, ensuring that your quest for audio perfection also respects the planet.

A Testament to Excellence

The Gold Note PSU-1250 is a component that speaks directly to the heart of an audiophile. It is an investment in the purity of sound and the emotion that music can evoke. When paired with Gold Note's 1000 Series, the PSU-1250 is the key to unlocking their full potential, allowing these components to perform at their zenith.

At Dreamedia, we understand the pursuit of the perfect home theater system. The Gold Note PSU-1250 represents the kind of meticulous attention to detail that we value and recommend. Allow us to design a home theater system that integrates the PSU-1250, ensuring that your listening environment is powered by nothing short of excellence.

In conclusion, the Gold Note PSU-1250 is more than just a power supply; it is the heartbeat of your audio system, providing a steady pulse of clean energy that allows your music to thrive. It's an essential component for anyone who refuses to compromise on the quality of their audio experience. Experience the power of purity with the Gold Note PSU-1250.

Our Review

Gold Note PSU-1250 Power Supply Review

I. Introduction

In the quest for audiophile-grade sound, every component in the signal chain plays a crucial role, with the power supply being a fundamental piece of the puzzle. Clean and stable power is the bedrock upon which high-fidelity audio systems are built, and the Gold Note PSU-1250 Power Supply has been designed with this philosophy in mind. It promises to deliver an uncompromised electricity supply to your electronics, ensuring that they perform to their utmost potential.

II. Design and Build Quality

The Gold Note PSU-1250 boasts a robust 7-transformer design that is as ambitious as it is effective. Each transformer is purposed to cater to specific requirements within the power supply, ensuring that energy delivery is both precise and isolated from unwanted electrical noise. This level of detail extends to the construction materials and available finishes, including Black, Silver, and Gold anodized aluminum, which exude a sense of premium quality.

However, with a net weight of 21Kg and a boxed weight of 27Kg, potential buyers must consider the practicalities of housing such a substantial unit. Not every equipment rack or shelf is designed to accommodate such heft, and the PSU-1250 demands a sturdy, dedicated space within your audio setup.

III. Technical Specifications and Features

Diving into the technicalities, the PSU-1250's transformers include four for the power supply stage, one for audio stage galvanic insulation, and three dedicated to the dual choke inductive filter. This separation of duties is key to its performance, minimizing interference between stages.

The device’s remarkable EMI/RFI rejection capabilities (>80dB) are a testament to its design, ensuring that electromagnetic and radio-frequency interference do not tarnish the audio signal. The PSU-1250's maximum output voltage variation is impressively low at 0.05%, a figure that speaks to the stability of the power it provides.

Furthermore, features such as Absolute Phase Control, which can be adjusted from the front panel, and an extremely fast Full Power Response Time of less than 2.5µsec, showcase Gold Note's commitment to delivering power that is not only clean but also responsive to the dynamic demands of audio playback.

IV. Performance

The true test of any power supply unit is its effect on the sound quality. The PSU-1250 is designed to enhance the performance of your electronics by providing ultra-clean power, which should translate to greater dynamics, better resolution, precise details, and a sense of maximum realism in audio reproduction.

Its dynamic power capacity of over 300W means it can comfortably handle power-hungry equipment, while a power absorption of 100W and standby power of less than 1W indicate a device that is both powerful and efficient.

V. User Experience

From a user perspective, the Gold Note PSU-1250 aims to be as user-friendly as it is high-performing. The front panel offers accessibility and ease of control with its Absolute Phase Control feature. Its automatic voltage selection (100-120V / 220-240V; 50/60Hz) simplifies setup, and the sub-1W standby power consumption is a welcome feature for the energy-conscious user.

VI. Comparison with Competitors

When positioned against its competitors, the PSU-1250 holds its ground with distinctive features like its multi-transformer design and exceptional noise rejection capabilities. While its price point may place it in the higher echelons of the market, for the discerning audiophile, the investment could well be justified by the audible improvement in their audio system's performance.

VII. Pros and Cons Recap

The Gold Note PSU-1250 Power Supply is a formidable contender in the realm of high-end audio power supplies. Its strengths lie in its ability to deliver ultra-clean power, enhancing the sonic performance of connected electronics and effectively eliminating EMI and RFI interference. The dedicated transformers and advanced noise rejection technology are standout features.

On the downside, its considerable weight might pose a challenge for some setups, and the limited availability of the black finish could be a minor inconvenience for those with specific aesthetic preferences. Additionally, while the PSU-1250's benefits are clear, some users may seek more explicit details regarding the specific performance improvements they can expect.

VIII. Final Thoughts

For the audiophile who values pristine power delivery, the Gold Note PSU-1250 is a compelling choice. It is engineered to elevate the performance of high-fidelity audio systems, and its meticulous design is a testament to Gold Note's commitment to audio excellence. While it demands a significant investment and consideration regarding its placement, for those who prioritize audio purity, the PSU-1250 could be the cornerstone of a transcendent listening experience.

Specifications

General Specifications

  • Product Type: External Inductive Power Supply
  • Compatibility: Gold Note 1000 Series (CD-1000, DS-1000, PH-1000, and P-1000)
  • Model: PSU-1250
  • Construction: 7-Transformer Design
  • Material: Anodized aluminum
  • Color Options: Black, Silver, Gold
  • Finish Options: Brushed Aluminium available in Black, Silver, or Gold

Technical Features

  • Voltage Regulators: 7 Low-Noise Voltage Regulators
  • Maximum Variation of Output Voltage: 0.05%
  • Line Noise Rejection: >80dB
  • Common Mode Noise Rejection: >80dB
  • Absolute Phase Control: Selectable from front panel
  • Full Power Response Time: <2.5µsec
  • Power Absorption: 100W
  • Dynamic Power: >300W
  • Standby Power: <1W
  • Power Supply Voltage: 100-120V / 220-240V with Automatic Selection
  • Power Supply Frequency: 50/60Hz
  • Galvanic Insulation: Yes, for the audio stage
  • Inductive Filter: Dual Choke Inductive Filter
  • Interference Reduction: Filters AC current, removes interference and electrical noise
  • EMI Prevention: Yes, ensures optimal power without generating EMI
  • RFI Prevention: Yes, ensures optimal power without generating RFI
  • Performance Improvement: Enhances dynamics, resolution, details, and realism of the audio signal

Physical Dimensions

  • Dimensions: 425mm W x 135mm H x 360mm D
  • Weight: 21 kg net, 27 kg boxed
  • PSU Connection Cable Length: 1m