Gold Note PH-5

Gold Note
Gold Note’s High-Quality Phono Stages are Now Affordable

The PH-5 is the latest addition to Gold Note’s lineup of phono stages, designed to deliver the same high quality and exceptional performance that made the PH-10 and PH-1000 famous, but at a more accessible price. It includes all the cutting-edge features that distinguish our products. With a single RCA input, it can connect to both MM and MC cartridges and offers a selection of EQ curves (RIAA, Decca London, and American Columbia, with an Enhanced option), as well as LOAD and GAIN adjustments to ensure maximum flexibility and versatility, making it perfect for any analogue system.

The PH-5 is the first Gold Note product with a touchscreen interface, making all settings easily accessible and changeable through an innovative, user-friendly display. This allows you to select and manage all options in real-time while playing your music. The phono stage is built on a completely new design that integrates all the electronics onto a single board.

The digital interface is combined with a fully analogue core: the signal path is made with discrete audio-grade components and sealed single switches, optimized to shorten distances and minimize possible interference. Every setting selected through the touchscreen is applied to the audio signal, switching its path through the use of relays. The PH-5 features “analogue purity” capable of delivering superior audio quality and extracting even the finest details from vinyl records.

The PH-5 allows you to select the most appropriate equalization curve for each vinyl record directly on the touch display: RIAA, DECCA LONDON, and AMERICAN COLUMBIA. Thanks to our proprietary technology inspired by Georg Neumann (the producer of the famous Neumann Disc Cutting Lathe), each curve can be “Enhanced” to extend the frequency response up to 50kHz, further improving the stage, dynamics, and resolution when needed.

To maximize the performance of the PH-5, we also developed a dedicated external super inductive power supply, enabling the phono stage to achieve its fullest potential, reaching an even higher degree of musical realism, better dynamics, and greater three-dimensionality of sound.
Inputs and Outputs

Inputs and Outputs

1x RCA stereo MM/MC

0.1mV MC up to 10.0mV MM

9 options [10Ω, 22Ω, 47Ω, 100Ω, 220Ω, 470Ω, 1000Ω, 22kΩ, 47kΩ]

MM= 40dB
MC= 60dB
with 4 options [0dB, + 3dB, ± 6dB]


1x unbalanced RCA
1x balanced XLR



Equalisation curve control: 3 EQ curves (RIAA, Decca London, American Columbia) all with Enhanced option

Infrasonic filter: 10Hz/36dB octave

Frequency response: 20Hz -20kHz ± 0.3dB

THD: <0.05% @ 1kHz

Signal to noise ratio: 89dB

Dynamic range: 105dB

Product Type: Phono Stage

Finishes: Black varnished steel and aluminium

lwh: 200x80x260

Weight: 1200g

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