Giglio Turntable. An Over Achiever from Gold Note
At True Audiophile
Gold Note is extremely well-known amongst the turntable purists. We've been eyeing the line for quite a while. Once in our hands Gold Note lived up to its reputation and beyond. Every product is built with an Italian eye and passion for detail. Everything Gold Note makes is just levels above most TT gear out there. Their perfectionism makes our lives easier. Their value will make your ears and body feel the true essence of the music. - TA
Right out of the box, the Giglio, B-5.1, and Donatello Red package is an elegant looking and sounding replay system. But it’s also one that bears up to some careful attention to its surroundings, suggesting a well-designed concept that is more than just surface attractiveness. You get out of this turntable every bit as much as you want to put in, from an unassuming but attractive sounding deck to a potential powerhouse with only a few tweaks along the way. Just make sure you use a good phono stage to bring out the best in the Donatello Red cartridge! READ FULL REVIEW
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REFINED LISTENING EXPERIENCE
Gold Note believes that every handmade turntable they make has something special and shows their dedication to traditions, history and passion. Giglio is one of their best creations: it redefines the classic shape of a turntable using quality materials and technical solutions that merge tradition with technology.
The Catenary curved plinth design derives from one of the most important discovery of the Renaissance era, resulting in extra rigidity and allowing the Giglio to reproduce the musical events with astonishing precision. The lower plinth is made of refined, locally sourced materials such as walnut hardwood, chosen for its exceptional elasticity, strength and great density. The wooden base is firmly positioned on three elegantly shaped and adjustable spikes made of anodised aluminium.
The Giglio features a 33mm thick platter and a high-precision bearing/spindle system engineered for ultra-low tolerance. The polished pulley presents an hourglass shape design that allows the belt to spin steadily reducing drastically Wow & Flutter as well as rumble effect.
The Power Supply of the 12 Volt synchronous motor has been specifically developed to ensure perfect music reproduction.
Thanks to our proprietary power control system based on a Quadral-Core micro-controller, the Giglio efficiently reduces vibrations and develops the high torque needed to obtain the greatest musical dynamic and resolution.
The Power Supply Unit electronically controls the 33⅓rpm and 45rpm as well as the fine speed adjustment, storing all the settings into memory.
WOW & FLUTTER
33⅓rpm and 45rpm ±0,1%
Electronic with fine pitch control
70 shores rectified EPDM belt
High torque 12V synchronous
33mm thick high-density POM
Split-Spindle™ clamping design
Tungsten 5mm ball bearing
Gold Note B-5.1 (or B-7 Ceramic)
Transparent acrylic with hinges
100-240V / 50-60Hz
425mm W | 200mm H | 360mm D
Kg. 14.5 net
EXTERNAL POWER SUPPLY
PST-10 external inductive power supply for turntables