Gold Note TUBE 1012 Tube Output Stage - Dreamedia AV
Gold Note TUBE 1012 Tube Output Stage - Dreamedia AV
Gold Note TUBE 1012 Tube Output Stage - Dreamedia AV
Gold Note TUBE 1012 Tube Output Stage - Dreamedia AV
Gold Note TUBE 1012 Tube Output Stage - Dreamedia AV
Gold Note TUBE 1012 Tube Output Stage - Dreamedia AV
Gold Note TUBE 1012 Tube Output Stage - Dreamedia AV
Gold Note TUBE 1012 Tube Output Stage - Dreamedia AV
Gold Note TUBE 1012 Tube Output Stage - Dreamedia AV
Gold Note TUBE 1012 Tube Output Stage - Dreamedia AV
Gold Note TUBE 1012 Tube Output Stage - Dreamedia AV
Vendor: Gold Note

Gold Note TUBE 1012 Tube Output Stage

Class A 12 Valve Output Stage for Audio Fidelity
$7,099.00
$7,099.00

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Gold Note TUBE 1012 Tube Output Stage

Experience the Pinnacle of Audio Fidelity

Imagine a world where every note of your favorite song, every chord, and every nuance is delivered with exquisite clarity and warmth. The Gold Note TUBE 1012 Tube Output Stage is the key to unlocking that world, offering an unparalleled listening experience that transcends the ordinary. It's not just about hearing music; it's about living it, feeling it, and being part of every performance.

Uncompromising Quality in Every Detail

The Gold Note TUBE 1012 isn't just another component in your audio setup; it's the heart of your home theater system. It enhances Gold Note electronics to reach new performance heights, providing a sound so realistic and musical that it can recreate the ambiance of a live musical event in your own living space. Let's delve into the features that make this possible:

  • Class A Valve Output Stages: Revel in the pure, uninterrupted sound of Class A amplification, delivering a level of audio purity that has to be heard to be believed.
  • Simultaneous Source Connections: Connect up to two sources at the same time, ensuring seamless switching and integration with your existing setup.
  • Proprietary Design: The Totem-Pole Output Stage with six independent stages per single tube ensures a unique and powerful audio experience.
  • Ultra-Wide Bandwidth Response: Experience every frequency from the deepest bass to the highest treble with crystal-clear precision.
  • Ultra-Low Distortion: With distortion levels so low, the music you love is presented with the utmost fidelity and natural sound.

Tailored to Your Aesthetic and Performance Desires

The Gold Note TUBE 1012 is as much a visual statement as it is an audio revelation. Choose from finishes in Brushed Aluminum Black, Silver, or Gold to complement your home's decor and personal style. The elegant and robust construction is not just for show; it's a testament to the dedication to quality and craftsmanship that Gold Note is renowned for.

Specifications at a Glance

  • Dimensions: 430mm W x 135mm H x 370mm D
  • Weight: 35lbs net – 46lbs boxed
  • Power Supply: 100-120V / 220-240V, 50/60Hz
  • Power Absorption: 80W
  • Finish: Brushed Aluminum Black, Silver, Gold

Audio Excellence Engineered for Perfection

At the core of the TUBE 1012's exceptional audio performance are the meticulously selected and arranged vacuum tubes - the 6n1p x 12. These tubes, in conjunction with the totem-pole output stage, create an output stage type that is nothing short of revolutionary.

Audio Specifications:

  • Max Input Level: 8Vrms linear
  • Max Output Level:
    • XLR: 20Vrms
    • RCA: 10Vrms
  • Output Impedance: <600Ω
  • Input Sensitivity: 4Vrms
  • Recommended Load: >5KΩ
  • Gain: +3.5 dB
  • THD+N: 0.0028% @ 1kHz – 1.736V
  • Signal-to-Noise Ratio (S/N): >100dB @ 1kHz – 1.736V

A Symphony of Technology and Artistry

The TUBE 1012 is not just about its impressive specifications; it's about the experience it delivers. By combining the best of solid-state and tube technologies, it offers a truly natural and musical performance that captivates the listener. The Super Linear Vacuum Tube Regulator, with its four inductive choke filters, ensures that the power supply is clean and stable, enhancing the sound quality of the valves.

Tube and Circuitry Specifications:

  • Tubes: 6n1p x 12
  • Totem-Pole Output Stage: Yes
  • No Coupling Transformers: Yes
  • Super Linear Vacuum Tube Regulator: Yes
  • Inductive Choke Filters: 4

Intuitive Connectivity and Control

The TUBE 1012 is designed to be user-friendly and easy to integrate into your existing audio system. With inputs specifically tailored for Gold Note sources (TUBE INPUT) and a LINE INPUT for components from other manufacturers, connectivity is versatile and accommodating. The rear panel is intuitively laid out, making connections a breeze, and the dedicated mute button allows for quick and easy volume control.

The Dreamedia Advantage

At Dreamedia, we understand the importance of a perfectly designed home theater system, and we are here to help you achieve it. The Gold Note TUBE 1012 Tube Output Stage is a component that can elevate your system to new heights. Our team of experts is available to design and integrate this exceptional piece into your audio setup, ensuring that you get the most out of its remarkable capabilities.

The Sound of Perfection

The Gold Note TUBE 1012 isn't just a piece of technology; it's an investment in your passion for music. It's the difference between listening and experiencing, between sound and emotion. It is the embodiment of aural perfection, waiting to take its place at the center of your audio universe.

Embrace the Gold Note TUBE 1012 Tube Output Stage

Are you ready to transform your listening experience and embrace the full potential of your music collection? The Gold Note TUBE 1012 Tube Output Stage awaits. Contact Dreamedia today, and let us help you take the first step into a world where audio perfection is not just a dream, but a reality.

Our Review

Introduction

The Gold Note TUBE 1012 Tube Output Stage is a testament to the Italian brand's commitment to high-fidelity audio. Designed for the discerning audiophile, this device promises to elevate the listening experience by combining the warmth of tube amplification with the precision of solid-state technology. As the market for high-end audio components becomes increasingly competitive, the TUBE 1012 stands out as a component aimed at those who seek an uncompromised sonic performance.

Design and Build Quality

Upon first glance, the TUBE 1012 exudes a sense of premium craftsmanship. Its dimensions and heft underscore a robust design ethos, with a weight that conveys substance and durability. The three finishes - Brushed Aluminum Black, Silver, and Gold - offer an appealing choice to match personal tastes and complement existing setups. The attention to detail in the build quality not only ensures longevity but also reflects the product's high-end positioning within the market.

Technical Specifications and Features

Diving into the technical realm, the TUBE 1012's Class A 12 valve output stage is a highlight, offering a pure and uncolored amplification path. The totem-pole output stage design is noteworthy for its ability to deliver a seamless and dynamic audio performance. With a max input of 8Vrms and a substantial max output of 20Vrms via XLR and 10Vrms via RCA, the device caters to a range of audio sources with varying output levels. The <600Ω output impedance and recommended load of >5KΩ are well within the acceptable range for high-end audio devices.

The ultra-wide bandwidth and ultra-low distortion features are significant, ensuring that the audio signal is reproduced with utmost fidelity. These specifications promise a listening experience that is as close to the original recording as possible.

Performance

The TUBE 1012's performance is where it truly shines. The tube output stage imbues the audio with an organic warmth that is often lost in purely solid-state systems. The synergy between solid state and tube technology here is not just a marketing claim; it's a palpable fusion that enhances the soundstage and depth of the music. The super linear vacuum tube regulator, complemented by the four inductive choke filters, ensures a clean and stable power supply, which is crucial for maintaining the integrity of the audio signal.

Usability

Gold Note has designed the TUBE 1012 with user-friendliness in mind. The rear panel's new audio inputs make connecting the device straightforward, whether integrating with Gold Note sources or other manufacturers. The ability to connect up to two sources simultaneously adds a layer of versatility that is appreciated in complex audio setups.

Pros and Cons

The TUBE 1012 is undeniably a device that enhances the performance of Gold Note electronics, offering a sound quality that is both natural and musically engaging. The choice of finishes and the ease of use are significant pluses for the user. However, the 80W power absorption is on the higher side, which could be a concern for energy-conscious consumers. Additionally, the unit's weight, though indicative of its solid construction, may be a drawback for those with space or mobility constraints.

Comparison with Predecessors and Competitors

When pitted against its predecessor, the TUBE-1006, the TUBE 1012 shows a marked improvement in power and performance. However, these enhancements come with increased power consumption and weight. In comparison to other products in the market, the TUBE 1012 holds its ground with its unique combination of tube and solid-state technologies, offering a sound that is difficult to replicate.

Value and Target Audience

The TUBE 1012 is not a casual investment. Its price point places it firmly in the high-end audio component category. The target audience is clearly audiophiles and music lovers who are willing to invest in a superior audio experience. The value proposition is justified by the device's exceptional performance and the palpable improvement it brings to audio systems.

Final Thoughts

The Gold Note TUBE 1012 Tube Output Stage is a remarkable piece of audio equipment. It's built for those who can appreciate and discern the subtleties of a high-quality sound. While the power consumption and weight are considerations to keep in mind, they are overshadowed by the device's ability to deliver an exquisite auditory experience. For those in pursuit of audio perfection, the TUBE 1012 is a compelling choice that merits serious consideration.

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