The first phono stage with 3 inputs and 24 eq curves
PH-1000 is a premium phono stage which offers exclusive and unique features including a large variety of Equalization Curves, Loads, Capacitance and Gain ultra-fine adjustments, designed to complete top quality turntable audio systems achieving the pinnacle of audio performance.
Being very easy to use, PH-1000 is an innovative phono stage where all possible options are selectable from the remote control and from the front panel SKC proprietary rotary knob. All functions can be adjusted while the music is playing to allow precisely setting-up any record listened to.
PH-1000 features 3 independent inputs one of which XLR balanced, 24 Equalization Curves, 6 Gain level set-ups, 12 pre-selected Loads to match the cartridge impedance, 6 Capacitance options dedicated to MM cartridges as well as Stereo/Mono and Swapping Channels options completing the most advanced phono stage operational on the market.
PH-1000 is a fully analogue unit designed to preserve the audio signal purity the best. Its “Discrete Components Design” also guarantees absolute superiority over digital solutions. All selectable options are managed via High-End audio-grade analogue sealed single switches to shorten the audio signal path taking the best sound out of any vinyl.
PH-1000 is controlled via the front knob and remote handset while all functions are displayed on a 3.5” front panel colour monitor powered by a custom Gold Note firmware loaded in a micro SD Card which can be easily updated via PC when necessary. The micro-controller is separated and independent from the audio signal path to avoid any interferences to the audio signal.
As per other Gold Note sources from the 1000 series PH-1000 features a modular design and allows matching a special external Power Supply and Tube output stages enhancing the audio performance to the pinnacle of the High-End audio world.
PH-1000 is truly 100% handmade in Italy with the best High-End audio grade components to ensure flawless music playback. The level of quality meets the highest standard throughout the entire production: from the precisely milling machined aluminium ultra-solid chassis to the assembly of the electronic parts as well as proprietary computer controlled QC tests. PH-1000 is a no compromise phono stage which can match the most valuable turntables on the market. PH-1000 gets the best out of any vinyl records collection. Exclusively designed for who believes the best is not enough.
With PH-1000 you will finally be able to switch across an incredible wide range of EQ Curves from the internationally recognized RIAA curve, to the Capitol, Columbia/CBS, Decca, Epic, EMI, London Decca, Mercury, RCA Victor, Deutsch and even in Mono 78 RPM for Columbia (English) and Brunswick/Parlophone, always graphically shown on the front 3.5” colour display. And there's more, because it will also be able to “enhance” each curve with a modern Gold Note proprietary design for superior dynamic and powerful results and therefore doubling the options. Every regulation setup will be stored in memory even in absence of power supply.
3 SEPARATE INPUTS
With two separate RCA inputs and one XLR input you can connect three different tonearms and adjust settings independently for each single cartridge.
6 GAIN options
PH-1000 offers 6 different selectable GAIN levels (-6dB, -3dB, 0dB, +3dB, +6dB, +9dB) to precisely match any kind of output level for MM and MC cartridges.
12 LOAD options
Perfect matching is easy and quick to achieve with 12 different load options (100KΩ, 75KΩ, 47KΩ, 33KΩ, 22KΩ, 1KΩ, 470Ω, 220Ω, 100Ω, 47Ω, 22Ω,10Ω) which can be finely adjusted manually as well.
6 capacitance options
Even MM cartridges can be finely matched in the best way with 6 different capacitance options (100pF, 150pF, 220pF, 330pF, 470pF, 1000pF).
An On/Off switchable Subsonic Filter out of the audio bandwidth avoids turbulences at low frequency, damping distortion and thus preventing uncontrolled movements of the speakers’ bass drivers.
24 EQ CURVES
10 selectable EQ curves STEREO (RIAA, Capitol, Columbia, Decca, Epic, EMI, London Decca, Mercury, RCA Victor, Deutsch)
2 selectable EQ curves MONO 78 RPM (Columbia/English, Brunswick/Parlophone)
Doubled by the Enhanced option that allows matching any vinyl record accordingly to label producers the best.
DISPLAY & FRONT KNOB CONTROL
SKC is a unique technology that combined with a TFT display allows quick control of the functions through the single knob joggle, allow adjutments while playing music without any interruption.
ELEGANT & FUNCTIONAL
Made of solid machined aluminium, the high mass aluminium/steel body guarantees low frequency resonance, feedback vibrational control and low magnetic inertial field.
PH-1000 modular design allows matching the special external Power Supply PSU-1250/1000 and Tube Output stages TUBE-1012/1006 enhancing the fullest potential and reaching the highest level of musical realism, dynamic level, power details and greater sound stage headroom.
6 Output stages design Phono Stage made with discrete components
3 independent stereo 2 RCA and 1 XLR Inputs
Frequency response: 20Hz – 20KHz
24 EQ Curves set-up [+ Enhanced Gold Note proprietary EQ curves] @ +/- 0.3dB max.
THD (Total Harmonic Distortion): <0.01% MAX
Signal to noise ratio: -93dB
Dynamic range: 110dB
Output impedance: 50Ω
Gain in MM 40dB adjustable 34 to 49dB (50 to 280 times) in 6 steps
Gain in MC 65dB adjustable 59 to 74dB (890 to 5000 times) in 6 steps
On/Off switchable subsonic filter: 10Hz/36dB oct.
Adjustable Mono/Stereo, Channel Swapping R/L, L/R
IR receiver for remote control
Dimensions: 430mm W | 135mm H | 375mm D
Dual Mono linear power supply 100-240V with automatic selection
Power consumption: 30W
PSU Input for special external power supply PSU-1000 & PSU-1250
2 Stereo RCA (unbalanced), 1 Stereo XLR (balanced)
Input capacity selectable MM: 100pF, 150pF, 220pF, 330pF, 470pF, 1000pF
Input sensitivity: 0.1mV MC up to 8.0mV MM
Input impedance: 12 selectable options [100KΩ, 75KΩ, 47KΩ, 33KΩ, 22KΩ, 1KΩ, 470Ω, 220Ω, 100Ω, 47Ω, 22Ω,10Ω]
Gain: 65dB MC - 40dB MM with 6 options (-6dB, -3dB, 0dB, +3dB, +6dB, +9dB]
1 Output Stereo RCA (unbalanced) @ 1Volt
1 Output Stereo XLR (balanced) @ 4Volt
1 Output Stereo for Tube (balanced GN) for optional TUBE-1006 & TUBE-1012