The PH-5 is the latest addition to Gold Note’s line of phono preamps, designed to offer the same high quality and excellent performance that made the PH-10 and PH-1000 famous, with an affordable price and all the features avant-garde that highlights our products. With a single RCA input, it can be connected to either MM or MC cartridges and offers a choice of equalization curves (RIAA, Decca London and American Columbia, with Enhanced option), as well as LOAD’s and GAIN’s settings to ensure maximum flexibility and versatility. making it perfect for all kinds of analog systems.
Analog heart, digital interface
The PH-5 is the first Gold Note product designed with a touchscreen interface: all settings are easily accessible and changeable thanks to its innovative and unrivaled user-friendly display that allows you to select and manage all options in real time while playing its music. The phono stage is based on a completely new design to integrate all the electronics on a single board.
The digital interface meets a fully analog heart: in fact, the signal path is via discrete audiophile-grade components and unique sealed switches and is optimized to shorten distance and minimize potential interference. Each setting selected via the touch screen is applied to the audio signal by changing its path through the use of relays. The PH-5 boasts “analog purity” capable of delivering superior audio quality and extracting even the finest details from vinyl records.
To each disk its own EQ curve
The PH-5 allows you to select the most suitable equalization curve for each vinyl record, directly on the touch screen: RIAA, DECCA LONDON and AMERICAN COLUMBIA. Thanks to our proprietary technology inspired by Georg Neumann (the producer of the famous Neumann disc cutting lathe), each curve can be “enhanced” to extend the frequency response up to 50kHz, further improving scene, dynamics and resolution. when necessary.
Dedicated external power supply
To maximize the performance of the PH-5, we also developed the dedicated external super-inductive power supply that allows the phono stage to reach its full potential, achieving an even higher degree of musical realism, better dynamics, and greater three-dimensionality of sound.