The Italian hi-fi brand has just announced their latest addition to the PH-100 line of phono preamps. And although it has the name “Lite”, the performance of the Gold Note PH-1000 LITE is truly amazing.
Gold Note designed the PH-1000 LITE for those looking for great flexibility without sacrificing one iota of quality.
There are a total of three inputs, including one balanced XLR and two unbalanced RCA. As a user of the PH-1000 LITE, you will need to select one of 36 different equalization curves…
There’s even an option on the Gold Note PH-1000 LITE to stream mono and stereo LPs. Although there are no infinite EQ curves, you will find four manually adjustable presets. That should be enough to make the output sound exactly how you want it to.
Other than that, the main features of the Gold Note PH-1000 LITE include a gain range of 31 dB to 74 dB. On the other hand, the load range is from 10 ohms to 100 kOhms.
There is also a class A output stage, which will make sure you get the purest quality sound from the phono stage.
Also, the overall build quality of the PH-1000 LITE is pretty impressive. The body is made of high quality aluminum.
And for the internal parts, the Gold Note PH-1000 LITE uses high-precision electronic circuits and components.
In fact, to ensure that the user experience remains top-notch, Gold Note put all components through strict quality control tests. All of them are computer controlled, which takes testing accuracy to the next level.
There is a single control knob on the PH-1000 LITE, which is the same as the normal version. It even comes with a display on the front, allowing you to monitor all the crucial playback parameters.
Now, you might be wondering how different the Gold Note PH-1000 LITE is from the regular version. The main difference is that the standard version allows users to adjust infinite equalization curves.
On top of that, there are 36 different EQ curves with four manually adjustable. Endless EQ curves are the only thing missing from the LITE.
On top of that, there are 14 gain levels and 12 charge levels on the normal PH-1000. Charge levels are not specified on the Gold Note PH-1000 LITE. However, we know the range.
The main thing though is that the Gold Note PH-1000 LITE is a great choice if you want to have great overall flexibility without compromising on quality.
But if you want to have something a bit more advanced, you should check out the regular PH-1000 or the PH-1000 TRIO.