Tradition Reinvented

    Beauty and technical innovation merged in one creation: Mediterraneo shows Italian flair and distinction in its legacy of strong Tuscan origins, where beauty combines with the greatest attention to technical perfection

    Designed with a 60mm curved plinth in aged Italian Walnut: such unique woods offer exceptional elasticity, strength and high density, creating a strong union between places (Tuscan sea's waves), people (local skilful craftsmen) and technology
    • Features

      All curved plinths are precisely cut to find the perfect tuning of wood when interfaced with a 3mm stainless steel board

      The two elements are coupled toghether in 18 strategic points and the whole structure is completed with a 20mm thick black polished acrylic board that handles the electronic system of the turntable thus lowering total frequency resonance

      Years of research at Gold Note's engineering labs went into the curved wooden plinth elaboration: our goal was to replace the traditional rectangular-shaped bigger plinth structure - and we did it

      Unparalleled curves results in extra rigidity allowing us to combine sophisticated technical design and elegant lines

      Mediterraneo benefits from the 12 volt synchronous motor developed for Bellagio Series: PWM – Pulse Width Modulator – transforms the power voltage in AC-DC-AC mode, enabling the best coupling of the two AC semi-waves literally annulling vibrations and allowing the highest motor torque possible

      Power Supply Unit electronically control 33rpm and 45rpm mode; speed fine adjustment stores settings in memory, even without AC power

      New polished hourglass-shaped pulley allows the turntable's belt to spin smoothly, reducing even more wow&flutter and noise

      60mm long platter Spindle/Bearing made with the best-hardened steel and bronze avaible grants superior audio performances

      Recessed platter bearing, placed into the acrylic top plinth, keeps platter as close as possible to the structure, reducing rotation generated turbulences

      The platter's design takes care of turbolences and features the greatest noiseless functionality thanks to low platter/plinth interference due to its 3mm minimum gap

      The 45mm platter in black Sustarin - a special material based on PTE polymer, rigid and dead at the same time - features an extraordinary ability to reduce vibration's feedbacks while high mass helps rotational stability

      Giglio and Mediterraneo set a new standard for turntables redefining the traditional skill of shaping into an audio creation the very essence of “air” and “ground”, from which its insipred design comes

      In our researches we designed Mediterraneo's shape to achieve a new solution, one that was not simply improving sound performances but also reminding of the elegance and impetuous power of our sea waves

      Choosing this materials shows a dedication to our native tradition that goes far beyond musical dimension: this is our passion


      Exotic Design

      60 mm Tuscan Walnut wood:
      grew for 500 years in Tuscany - aged for 8 - handcrafted for perfection


      massive plinth made of 3 tuned plinths composed by one 60mm curved wood* platform exclsuively hand made from ultra centenarian old Italian Walnut trees** aged in hardwood slats for 8 years and stabilised in a thermal control autoclave to get 7% humidity obtaining a perfect structural stability. The curved wooden platform is clamped by a 3mm stainless steel in 18 different points then blocked on a 20mm black polished acrylic platform, interfacing each other to have the best vibrational control.


      Mediterraneo features a power control generator based on PWM technology – Pulse Width Modulation:
      PWM power drive generates AC-DC-AC enabling the best coupling of the two AC semi-wave annulling motor resistance and vibrations and still maintaining the highest torque


      High Mass Dead Platter is made of thick Sustarin, a special PTE polymer to guarantee stable rotational stability even against the vibration feedbacks and to deliver the best audio performances


      featuring 80mm long platter bearing/spindle with the best coupling tolerance available on the market: spindle made of the hardest carbon rectified steel hardened, it guarantees perfect working fluidity; bearing made of polished bronze with 1/100 mm tolerance guarantees the smoothest platter rotation.  With only 3mm platter/plinth gap, turbulences are minimum and noiseless functionality is possible


      includes the acclaimed Gold Note B5.1 tone arm and an ultra-transparent handcrafted acrylic Dust Cover already set up

      * The Mediterraneo is available on demand even with the wooden platform made of MDF lacquered White or Black.

      ** Please Note: In a world where ecology is a key factor we reassure people that in Italy cutting ultra-centenarian trees is strictly forbidden if not for necessary reasons and is to be decided exclusively by field specialisist.  Such rare woods would be lost forever if not converted in high quality products such as the Gold Note turntables.





      Dimensions: 470mm L | 210mm H | 360mm D
      Weight: 25kg


      Wow & Flutter: 0,02%
      Rumble: -82dB
      Speed: 33-1/3 and 45 rpm +/-0,1%
      Speed changing: electronic with fine pitch control
      Transmission: 70 shores elasticity rectified black polyvinyl 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: Ultra Dead Design Sustarin® 45mm height
      Platter spindle: special Split-Spindle™ clamping the platter
      Platter bearing: finely Polished bronze
      Cartridge: refer to the specific model in the correct market area