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Gold Note XS-85

Passive Loudspeakers

Condition: Ex-Demonstration
Warranty: 2 Years
Colour: Black Gloss
HTFH Cat. No.: EB183
  • Gold Note's flagship speaker
  • Power handling: 30W - 300W
  • Frequency response: 30 Hz - 30.000 Hz, Dual Slope QB3 N4
  • One of the best crossover available today
  • In excellent condition, hardly used, RRP £36000
£19,950.00 Pair

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Gold Note XS-85
Gold Note XS-85


Gold Note's Unique Flagship Speaker Based On Ultra-Rigid, Curved And Modular Panels.



The unique design of our flagship speaker is based on ultra-rigid, curved and modular panels. These panel are exclusively hand crafted in Italy by the most skilled wood-maker. The high-dampened cabinet is reinforced with a double internal structure and with external wooden multilayer panels to control resonances and improve the audio performance. The cabinets conveniently separate the basses and the mid/highs for a perfect tuning and are coupled with a 3mm aluminium board to increase even further the rigidity of the entire structure. The woofers are installed in a vented cabinet while the mid/highs are housed in sealed chambers in the upper cabinet. The upper cabinet also features a second open chamber with a massive grille made of solid aluminium to maximise rigidity and reduce internal reflections at the same time. The loudspeaker features an integrated heavy-duty stand made of steel with our innovative hidden adjustable spikes.


For this loudspeaker we developed a 28 mm ultra-linear tweeter with and extra-thin and soft silk dome powered by a neodymium magnet featuring an aluminium dampening elliptical rear chamber. The upper cabinet houses two 150mm ultra-linear drivers that feature high mass phase plugs and Nextel treated paper cones to reach high rigidity and fast natural audio response. Adaptive rubber surround provides an ideal match to the cone over the total frequency range. The extra large magnet system with long and lightweight CCAW voice coil allows perfect coil excursion and low distortion due to excellent transient response. Solid copper rings are mounted above and below the T-shaped pole piece to reduce non-linear and modulation distortions and to increase the overload margin. The driver is completed by an extremely stiff and stable skeleton in aluminium/magnesium to avoid airflow noises and to increase rigidity and lightness. Two 220mm ultra-linear slightly horn loaded, light drivers with 18gm mass with Nextel treated paper producing a fast natural audio response in low frequencies Bass drivers feature large magnet design with bumped back-plate: the large and dampened platform at the back improves stiffness while the extra-long and light weight CCAW voice coil, allows extreme coil excursion, low distortion and excellent transient response Giant copper rings mounted above and below the T-shaped pole piece reduce distortion for better overload margin High mass phase plug reduces compression due to temperature variations in the voice coil Long-term power handling is increased to eliminate resonances from cavity inside the voice coil former.


The passive Crossover Low-High Dual-Slop with cuts at 200Hz & 2200Hz is a resistive design that enables ultra-linear load to handle any sort of amplification without stressing the power supply, even at a nominal impedance of 4Ω. The sophisticated triple crossover network, with summing midrange multi-slope design, integrates perfectly the drivers of the array and with anti-resonance thick glass-fibre boards rewards the listener with a close field natural audio experience. Air winding, hand-made coils and selected audio grade capacitors and exclusive graphite custom GN resistors complete one of the best crossover available today.

Technical Specification

Gold Note XS-85

Frequency response: 30 Hz - 30.000 Hz, Dual Slope QB3 N4
Sensitivity: 89dB SPL (2.83V/1 m)
Nominal impedence: 4 ohm semi-resistive
Power handling: 30W - 300W
Suggested min. listening distance: 1.5/2.0m

2 Years
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