$8,000.00 – $9,000.00
Turntable with 9” B5.1 Tonearm
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 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.
The Power Supply of the 12 Volt Swiss Made synchronous motor of Mediterraneo guarantees the best audio performances. Electronic 33/45rpm controls and fine speed adjustments are automatically stored in the controller memory even when the turntable is unplugged from the AC. Thanks to proprietary power control generator based on Quadral-Core micro-controller, Mediterraneo is able to reshape the AC wave and minimize 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 spin 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 45mm 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.