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Mediterraneo

Italian flair and Tuscan legacy are clearly evident in the beauty and technical innovation of the Mediterraneo turntable where the traditional emphasis on design combines with the greatest attention to technical perfection. Gold Note B5.1 tonearm and ultra transparent handcrafted acrylic dust cover are included.
Sales price €5850,00

     

     

    The Mediterraneo design features a 60 mm/2.36 inch thick curved plinth of aged original Italian olive or walnut wood. The use of such unique woods, well known for their exceptional elasticity, strength, and high density, and strongly evocative of Tuscany, create a strong link between the finished product and the skillful local artisans that craft each plinth by hand.

    The inner side of the plinth is skilfully curved to perfectly interface with a 3 mm/ 0.11 inch stainless steel shaped board which is threaded to the massive wooden curved plinth in 18 strategic points. The structure is then completed with a 20 mm/ 0.78 inch thick black polished acrylic that holds the recessed electronic board in the inner side while lowering the total turntable frequency resonance.
    The wonderful olive and walnut woods come exclusively from 50 years old Italian trees, that can yield a single piece of wood with dimensions of 80 mm x 400 mm x  500 mm (3.14" x 15.74 " x 19.68"). The wood is aged 8 years before machining to preserve the best structural stability.

    The curved wood plinth is the result of years of research by Gold Note engineering labs and it replaces a five times bigger mass plinth with the more traditional rectangular shape structure; the extra rigidity of the non-parallel curves of the plinth results in a sophisticated technically tuned design and a great exclusive look.

    The turntable rests on three massive aluminium adjustable spikes specifically designed for the Mediterraneo turntable and that keep a solid coupling to the shelf.
    The Mediterraneo features a new 12 Volt synchronous motor electronically controlled by the PWM design by Gold Note derived from the exotic Bellagio turntables.
    The PWM – Pulse-Width Modulator – transforms the power voltage in AC-DC-AC mode, enhancing the best coupling of the two AC semi-waves for a perfect performance, eliminating virtually any motor resistance and vibration, and allowing at the same time the highest motor torque. The Power Supply of the motor electronically controls the 33 rpm, the 45 rpm, and the fine speed adjustment, thus keeping the selection permanently in the turntable memory even without AC power.
    The new perfectly polished hourglass shaped motor pulley also allows the turntable belt to spin very smoothly reducing the wow&flutter and noise as never before.

    The 80 mm/ 3.14 inch long platter spindle/bearing comes directly from the top quality design of the Bellagio Reference; it is fully recessed into the acrylic top plinth in order to keep the thick platter as close as possible to the turntable structure. The 80 mm long platter spindle/bearing reduces the turbulence generated by the rotation having a virtual zero vibration and noise.
    The platter is 45 mm/ 1.77 inch  thick and made of black Sustarin, a special material based on a PTE polymer; rigid but dead at the same time, it features an extraordinary ability to reduce vibration feedback while the high mass helps a regular rotational stability.
    The platter is designed to stay only 3 mm closed to the turntable plinth. Such small platter/plinth interference allows reducing turbulence featuring the greatest noiseless functionality.

    The Mediterraneo redefines the traditional skill of transferring into an audio item the essence of the “air” and “ground” from which the main inspiration of its design comes. From the outset, a special shape not only influences sound performance, but also reminds one of the elegance and impetuous power of sea waves. The choice of materials shows a dedication to the native ground going beyond the musical dimension of the product.

    Wooden Curved Plinth Exotic Design
    The main plinth is made of special 60 mm/ 2.36 inch Tuscan olive or aged walnut handcrafted curved wood to enable extra rigidity and vibration control. Only 50 years old trees can yield the large single piece of wood used to make the Mediterraneo plinth. The wood is aged 8 years before machining to preserve the best structural stability.

    Triple tuned plinths for the best audio purity
    The Mediterraneo plinth is made of 3 tuned plinths made of one 60mm curved wood layer, one 3mm stainless steel layer and one 20mm black acrylic layer, interfaced with each other to have the best vibrational control.

    Redefinition of Turntable Motor Power Control
    The Mediterraneo features a power control generator based on PWM technology – Pulse-Width Modulation. The PWM power drive generates the power AC-DC-AC enabling the best coupling of the two AC semi-wave for a perfect coupling literally eliminating any motor resistance and vibration, allowing the highest motor torque at the same time.

    High Precision Platter Bearing/Spindle
    The Mediterraneo features a 80 mm long platter bearing/spindle with one of the best coupling tolerance available on the market. The spindle is made of the hardest carbon steel hardened with a boiling oil process. After the boiling process, the spindle is rectified and polished to guarantee a perfect working fluidity. The bearing is made of polished bronze featuring a 1/100 mm tolerance to guarantee the smoothest platter rotation.


    Gold Note B-5.1 Tonearm (included)

    High Mass & Dead design Platter
    The High Mass Platter of the Mediterraneo is made of a special PTE polymer material that guarantees rotational stability even against the vibration feedback for the best audio performance.
    The platter is designed to be set at  just 3 mm from the turntable plinth. Such small platter/plinth interference reduces turbulence and features the greatest noiseless functionality.

    Gold Note B-5.1 tonearm and ultra transparent handcrafted acrylic dust cover are included.
    Cartridge not included.

    SPECIFICATIONS

    Wow & Flutter 0.02%
    Rumble -82 dB
    Speed 33-1/3 and 45 rpm +/-0.1%
    Speed changing Electronic with fine pitch control
    Transmission 70 shores elasticity rectified black polyvinyl belt
    Motor 12V High Torque synchronous, externally powered
    Platter Ultra Dead Design Sustarin, 45 mm height
    Platter spindle Special Split-Spindle clamping the platter
    Platter bearing Finely polished bronze
    Tonearm Gold Note B5.1 tonearm
    Cartridge Not included
    Dust cover Included
    Power supply 100/115/230V, 50/60Hz, depending on market destination and not convertible
    Power consumption 20W max
    Length 470 mm (18.504 in)
    Height 210 mm (8.268 in)
    Depth 360 mm (14.173 in)
    Weight 25 kg (55.116 lbs)