Gold Note Giglio Turntable
The Italian turntable: shaped into elegance and beauty
GIGLIO SETS A NEW STANDARD
redefining the very concept of tradition: shapes, materials and the very essence of air and ground are the ingredients of such unique audio creation.
Crafted with a 50mm curved plinth in solid Italian Walnut, Giglio is our way to offer you all our experience and heritage, to deliver the taste of our landscape with a strong union between gentle Tuscan hills, Mediterranean sea waves and the skill of local craftsmen who hand-made every single plinth from precious woods, chosen for its exceptional elasticity, strength and high density.
Years of research at Gold Note's engineering labs went into designing the curved wooden plinth: our goal was to evolve the traditional rectangular plinth structure - and we did it! Every curved plinth is precisely cut to find the perfect tuning between wood and steel.
The Walnut plinth is in fact coupled with a 3mm stainless steel plate with 16 joints and then the whole structure is completed with a 20mm thick black polished acrylic board that integrates the electronic system thus lowering frequency resonance.
This particular curves result in extra rigidity and allow us to combine a refined technical design with elegant lines.
new polished hourglass-shaped pulley allows the turntable's belt to spin smoothly, reducing even more wow&flutter and noise.
Even the platter is designed to take care of turbulence with noiseless functionality and low platter/plinth interference.
The Power Supply unit electronically controls the 33/45rpm mode and the speed fine adjustments, storing in memory the selections even without AC power.
Giglio features the same 12Volt synchronous motor developed for Mediterraneo based on PWM [Pulse Width Modulator] technology: the power voltage is transformed in AC-DC-AC mode coupling perfectly the two AC semi-waves to cancel any motor resistance and vibrations and to reach the highest torque possible.
The 80mm long platter Spindle/Bearing made of the best hardened steel and bronze grants superior performances while the recessed platter bearing - placed into the acrylic plinth - holds the platter suspended at 3mm from the plinth to reduce turbulence.
The 23mm platter in black Sustarin - a special material based on PTE that's rigid and dead at the same time - reduce vibrations and improve rotational stability.
Dimensions: 425mm W | 200mm H | 360mm D
Wow & Flutter: 0,1%
Speed: 33-1/3 and 45 rpm +/-0,1%
Speed changing: electronic with fine pitch control
Transmission: 70 shores elasticity rectified black NBR rounded belt
Mains supply: 100/115/230V, 50/60Hz, depending on market destination and not convertible
Power consumption: 20W max
Motor: 12 Volt High Torque synchronous externally powered
Platter: acrylic Ultra Dead Design Sustarin® 23mm height
Platter spindle: special Split-Spindle™ clamping the platter
Platter bearing: Chromed steel 5mm ball bearing with adjustable brass seat finely Polished bronze case.
Cartridge: refer to the specific model in the correct market area
External AC filter: Lucca Power Distributor