Gold Note Vasari Red MM Phono Cartridges. Budget MM without the Budget Sound.
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"
Highly Recommended - Hifi Pig
"...an excellent musicality, especially in the low and mid frequencies, and an almost human sensitivity to the music making it very enjoyable. There is a definite improvement in detail and clarity from the Gold; an elliptical diamond is also a very important move in reducing any harmonic or intermodulation distortion, and the stricter matching of internal coils really does make a difference... Read the Full Review Here
"Two Great and Affordable Cartridges from Gold Note....both of these cartridges are squarely in the affordable end of the marketplace, but that is not betrayed as a compromise in the listening experience. The Vasari Gold and Donatello Red offer great performance at prices almost anyone can afford and that’s something everyone should applaud...Stereo Times. Read Full 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.
The Vasari Series combines style and technology. The innovative and beautiful design of this cartridge, realized through computer modelling, has been created to achieve the peak performance of the MM design.
Its high-dampening structure, made of superior quality materials, and its ultra-rigid aluminium naked cantilever make the Vasari a superb tracker to let the custom bolded diamond stylus, exclusively developed on Gold Note specifications, extract all the informations from the vinyl groove.
The Vasari cartridge is available in two models, the Gold made with a duraluminum body and the Red with a special ultra-dampening photopolymer resin body. Both feature an output level of 4mV.
|TYPE||MM Phono Cartridge|
|CHANNEL SEPARATION||> 20dB|
|SUGGESTED TRACKING WEIGHT||2g|
|MOUNTING HOLE DIAMOND DISTANCE||9mm|
|BODY||Photopolymer resin black with red logo|