Gold Note Donatello phono cart. Price/Performance Leader

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Gold Note Donatello Phono Cartridges. MC or MM. Best seller and a Price/Performance Leader

Now at True Audiophile

We listened to a lot of cartridges as you may have read. Too many make claims their prices cannot support. Then, every once in a while a line of cartridges comes along that impresses and even astonishes. That's our reaction to the Gold Note line of phono cartridge. Soulful, detailed, great bandwidth. The Italians are really pushing boundaries... TA"

"Gold Note’s Donatello Gold moving coil offers an enormous level of performance and competence for the price. In my system it was always lively, supremely musical, and capable of forging a deep connection with whatever album I was listening to. It also checked a lot of hi-fi boxes: good detail, resolution, dynamic punch, and sonic weight, all the qualities people should be looking for in a good moving coil phono cartridge. Most importantly, the voicing of this cartridge – leaning towards musical satisfaction over analytics – did justice to almost every record I played. This is one well turned out phono cartridge. If you’re shopping in this price range, or even a little higher, do yourself a favor and seek out the Donatello Gold for an audition. It’s an excellent cartridge." .... Stereo Times, Greg Simmons READ THE COMPLETE REVIEW HERE.

"This is killer stuff! Nor am I alone at Positive Feedback in my growing enthusiasm for Gold Note." -- David W. Robinson Read Full Comments here.

To create Donatello Gold Note engineered the best sounding cartridge of its category in a machined Aluminium body so light that itcan perform at its best on every tonearm: weighing only 7 grams and with a beautiful, perfectly damped body, this cartridge is an ideal companion for any tonearm and turntable matching. 

THE NEW ITALIAN MC PHONO CARTRIDGES

The main idea pursued by designing the Donatello MC cartridge was simply to engineer the best sounding cartridge of its category, enabled by a solid machined duraluminium body and light enough to be handled by any tonearm.

After two years of continuous research, the results exceeded our highest expectations. With its sophisticated computer modeling design, the body made of machined duraluminium weighs only 7 grams.

The Donatello is perfectly damped to help the cantilever achieve the best tracking ability. Its high-precision micro elliptical diamond stylus-tip, designed for top audio performances, will let you enjoy even the smallest musical details.

TWO MODELS

The Donatello cartridge is available in two models: Gold with a low output level and Red with a high output level to be easily driven by MM phono stages as well.

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Product Specifications:

DONATELLO GOLD

TYPE MC Low Output Phono Cartridge
OUTPUT LEVEL 0.5V
FREQUENCY RESPONSE 10-40000Hz
CHANNEL SEPARATION 24dB
SUGGESTED LOAD 470Ω
COMPLIANCE 12×10-6cm/dyne
CHANNEL BALANCE < 1dB
SUGGESTED TRACKING WEIGHT 1.8g to 2.1g
CANTILEVER Aluminum
IMPEDANCE 40Ω
COMPLIANCE 10×10-6cm/dyne
DIAMOND Micro Elliptical
COIL WIRE Copper
MAGNET Samarium-Cobalt
MOUNTING HOLE DIAMOND DISTANCE 9mm
WEIGHT 7g
BODY Duraluminium alloy gold with black logo

DONATELLO RED

TYPE MC High Output Phono Cartridge
OUTPUT LEVEL 1.8mV
FREQUENCY RESPONSE 10-35000Hz
IMPEDANCE 140Ω
CHANNEL SEPARATION 24dB
SUGGESTED LOAD 47KΩ
COMPLIANCE 12×10-6cm/dyne
CHANNEL SEPARATION 24dB
CHANNEL BALANCE < 1dB
SUGGESTED TRACKING WEIGHT 1.8g to 2.1g
CANTILEVER Aluminum
COMPLIANCE 10×10-6cm/dyne
DIAMOND Micro Elliptical
COIL WIRE Copper
MAGNET Samarium-Cobalt
MOUNTING HOLE DIAMOND DISTANCE 9mm
WEIGHT 7g
BODY Duraluminium red with white logo

 

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Gold Note Donatello Gold. Best selling Gold Note MC cartridge. Now at True Audiophile.

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Width: 6.00
Height: 6.00
Depth: 7.00
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