Gold Note B5.1
B-5.1 is an elegant tone arm designed for efficiency and completely hand made in Italy with great care to achieve maximum precision. Behind its ease of use, a refined engineering is hidden to get the best sonic results.
Inside B-5.1 you'll find four high precision micro ball-bearings manufactured by GRW in Germany and then singularly sealed and packed to preserve their integrity and purity at the best: extreme precision is a crucial factor and it allows B-5.1 to function in ideal noiseless condition to reproduce without effort every musical detail.
B-5.1 effective length of 242mm with 19mm overhang makes it easy to install on any turntable.
The tone arm features a double counterweight system to set up most phono cartridge (up to 15 gram mass) - optionally, other extra weights are available to handle even phono cartridges with higher mass.
Quality materials, like finely machined Aluminium 6000, and italian flair make this tone arm the perfect choice for demanding audiophiles.
The vertical ball-bearings are pivoted through stainless steel bolts manually adjusted, the horizontal movement is driven by two micro ball-bearings directly inserted in the main rectified pivot.
With a 23mm diameter arm shaft, B-5.1 can be secured on every turntable, improving performances and every day pleasure.
- 9” Ball Bearing Tonearm
- Total length: 315mm
- Total weight: 200g
- Effective length: 242mm
- Overhang: 19mm
- Offset: 24°
- Arm wand: Aluminium 6000
- Shaft: 23mm
- Dynamic effective mass: 10g
- VTF: 0.176N (18g)
- VTA: adjustable on collar
- Lift: hydraulic
- Anti skating: wire
- Azimuth: adjustable on the headshell
- Internal cables: AWG36 Hyper Litz shielded 99,9999% OFC
- External cables: 1,5m custom 4 pole DIN/RCA
From a very young age the passion for music and its instruments of reproduction have marked my life so much to condition every choice I made. I desired to be able to offer the greater audience ideas and technical potentials with an all-Italian brand specialized in Hi-Fi created by a team with years of experience in the field.
In 2012, with my wife Elena, my partner Alessio and a team of specialized technicians and engineers I founded GOLD NOTE, profiting from previous work experiences in the same industry. Together we created a High-End audio brand which since the start wanted to speak a simple but evocative language in order to bring the best of “Made in Italy” to the whole world.
In my opinion, one of the greatest peculiarities of this brand is its “double glance”, our business vision which in some ways is directed to the past, but at the same time to the future. On the outside, this approach is expressed by forms we give to our creations which prove a strong references to the artistic history of Tuscany though representing our point of view on the future of quality listening. The same thing is true on the inside of our products which are designed based on the cornerstone elements of the audiofile tradition but introducing new features and using components of information technology unknown to these kind of products until recently. The spirit of our audio equipment stems from the fusion of past and future. This means that we don’t see a contradiction in combining avant-garde technological innovations with a design that seeks ties with tradition.
The Renaissance of our city Florence is a role model to be inspired by every day, a period of great technological innovation and new ideas, and this is the tradition we are interested in - it is our mission to reread it with deference and respect to obtain a direct connection with that innovative spirit of six centuries ago.
Today Gold Note presents a line of unique, perfectly coherent and elegant products that allow you to set up an entire quality stereo system with turntables, electronics and loudspeakers. A philosophy that has allowed us to represent Italy, the most beautiful country in the world, as I have always dreamed of doing.