Gold Note Mediterraneo Turntable

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

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

TRIPLE TUNED PLINTHS FOR THE BEST AUDIO PURITY

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.

INNOVATIVE POWER 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 DESIGN PLATTER

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

HIGH PRECISION PLATTER BEARING/SPINDLE

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

SMART BUNDLE

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.

 

Specifications

 

 

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

MAIN DETAILS

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

Power

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

Upgrades

External AC filter: Lucca Power Distributor

Italian Walnut $10,650.00

Black/White Lacquer $8,950.00

All Black Aluminium Parts extra $380.00

AU$10,100.00Price
Different Finish

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224 MCKINNON RD
MCKINNON VIC 3204
AUSTRALIA

INFO@SOUNDGALLERY.COM.AU

03 9578 8658

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Sound Gallery is a hifi specialist store located in Melbourne servicing Australian and International customers. With 20 years of experience in R&D, studio remastering and psycho-acoustics showcasing premium hi-fi systems. When you are passionate about music, let us help you find the perfect system tailored to your needs and lifestyle. 

 

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