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Belt driven Turntable made of triple isolated 20 mm black acrylic plinth, 3mm Stainless steel board & machined curved Italian hardwood walnut enables the best rigidity & frequency control
The Italian Turntable
Our journey started 25 years ago designing our very first turntable because we love analogue and have a real passion for vinyl. Such passion defines all our creations and particularly turntables, driving us to design with great care and attention every single detail to create the most fascinating source of music.
Mediterraneo is the pinnacle of Gold Note: a creation that redefines the traditional design of turntables through innovative shapes, technical solutions and quality materials to merge tradition and technology and achieve the best musical experience.
Mediterraneo shows Italian flair and distinction in its strong Tuscan origins, combining beauty with the greatest attention to technical perfection.
Manufactured by our local craftsmen, the Mediterraneo is fully hand-made: designed with a 60mm curved plinth made of aged Italian Walnut chosen for its exceptional elasticity, strength and high-density, then coupled with a 20mm board made of polished acrylic and finally reinforced with a 3mm stainless steel board to lower the frequency resonance.
Every detail of Mediterraneo enhance the turntable's ultra-rigid structure, the result is a refined technical innovation achieved through elegant, smooth lines.
Beauty and Innovation merged in one creation
The Power Supply of the 12 Volt Swiss Made synchronous motor of Mediterraneo guarantees the best audio performances. Electronic 33/45 rpm controls and fine speed adjustments are automatically stored in the controller memory even when the turntable is unplugged from the AC.
Thanks to our proprietary power control generator based on Quadral-Core micro-controller, mediterraneo is able to reshape the AC wave and minimise all vibrations while improving torque power for the greatest dynamic and resolution.
The new hourglass-shaped pulley made of polished aluminum allows the belt to spinning as smoothly as possible, reducing the Wow & Flutter and the Rumble to extract and enjoy the finest details from the groove.
The 60mm platter Spindle/Bearing system is made with superior materials: the best-hardened chromed steel, polished bronze housing and ceramic ball bearings, all to guarantee a fantastic audio performance and ultra-low noise.
The recessed platter bearing, housed into the acrylic board, keeps the platter as close as possible to the structure increasing rotational stability and speed precision.
With a 45 mm high - mass-platter made of black Sustarin - a special material based on POM polymer, rigid but highly dampening at the same time - Mediterraneo is an extraordinary efficient in reducing vibrations and preserving great rotational stability.
Dampening structure with triple plinths
Mediterraneo has a multiple plinth design that features a 60mm wooden base in Italian Walnut hardwood slats and a 20 mm board in polished Acrylic. The structure is reinforced by a 3mm thick stainless steel board to improve its exceptional dampening quality and stability.
Innovative power control
Mediterraneo is powered by our best proprietary control system developed on Quadral-Core micro-controller and enhanced with an audio converter: this power control reshapes the AC wave to perfectly drive the 12V synchronous motor and cancel all vibrations while improving motor torque to deliver the greatest dynamic and the finest detail.
High mass & dead design platter
The high precision 45 mm platter made of Sustarin and the bearing / spindle system are perfectly matched with ultra-strict tolerances. The spindle is made of rectified hardened and chromed Steel, the 4,3mm bearing is made of ceramic. These materials guarantee the best and smoothest rotation lowering even more the noise.
Featuring 60 mm long platter bearing/spindle with the best coupling tolerance available on the market: the spindle is made of the hardest carbon rectified steel hardened to achieve perfect working fluidity.
The bearing system is made of polished bronze with a 1/100 mm tolerance to guarantee the smoothest platter rotation.
Ready to play out of the box, the bundle includes a dedicated Gold Note B-5.1 tonearm and a transparent custom hand made acrylic Dust Cover ( easy to remove with our proprietary hinges ). Also included in the package the high quality external power supply PST-1, with grounded IEC plug allows using the favorite AC power cord in order to ideally tune the audio performance.
Dimensions: 470 mm x 210 mm x 360 mm
Wow & Flutter: 0,1%
Rumble: -80 dB
Speed: 33-1/3 and 45 rpm +/-0,1%
Speed changing: electronic with fine pitch control
Transmission: 70 shore rectified polyvinyl belt
Motor: 12 Volt High Torque synchronous externally powered
Platter: Ultra Dead Design Sustarin® 45mm
Platter spindle: special Split-Spindle™
Platter bearing: Tungsten 5mm ball bearing with adjustable brass seat in finely Polished bronze case
Acrylic Dust Cover included
PST-1 mains supply: 100/115/230V, 50/60Hz auto selection
Power consumption: 27 Watt - 1500 mA
Lower plinth: Italian Walnut Hardwood | Black Lacquered MDF | all 60mm thick
Upper plinth: black polished acrylic and S/Steel 23mm thick
Metal parts: Black anodized aluminum or optionally all Silver
“Fit and finish are exemplary and set up is a doddle. There are lots of turntables available on the market and I can quite honestly say that this is up there with the best-looking turntables I have come across.”
- Stuart Smith
“If you want a turntable with great looks, easy handling, practicality and great sound, you really must consider this stunning Italian. All the technical stuff tucks neatly out of sight and all the necessary anti-vibration measures were applied in the most elegant way possible. Looks and brains combine to offer a great musical experience.”
- Marja & Henk
“While we’ve been impressed by everything they’ve sent us, the Mediterraneo is truly something special. If you want a turntable that does more than just play records, that is truly a work of analog art, this is the one for you. It deserves to be put on a pedestal and enjoyed while listening.”
- Jeff Dorgay
“Able to provide crisp detail without sounding bright and an attention-demanding focus without sounding compressed, the Mediterraneo sounds mature in its sonic approach. It also successfully promotes confidence because this turntable always sounds in control of the sonic situation. The Mediterraneo is both stylish but also a little quirky in its design focus. I see this point as a positive slant to the deck because it helps to remove the turntable from the ‘me too’ pack in terms of design direction.”
- Paul Rigby