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Phono - PH-5 - Phono Stage

Original price $1,650.00 - Original price $1,650.00
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Revolutionize your vinyl listening experience with the Gold Note PH-5 Phono Stage, the latest auditory masterpiece from Italy's supreme craftsmen—now accessible to audiophiles on a budget. Melding timeless Italian design with futuristic digital interface innovation, the PH-5 is the quintessential bridge between traditional analog warmth and contemporary functional elegance. With a distinctive touchscreen display, you can contour the soundscape of your cherished vinyl collection through customizable EQ curves, including the RIAA, Decca London, and American Columbia, each with an "Enhanced" option to enrich frequencies up to 50kHz. Venerated for its intricate, pure analog signal path and discrete, audio-grade components, this phono stage distills absolute acoustic clarity, revealing the finest details and textures of each record spun. Engineered for unparalleled flexibility, integrate the PH-5 effortlessly into your analog setup, attune the gain and impedance to your cartridge's whisper, and stand back as it unveils the passage to auditory nirvana. Delve into boundless dynamic range and a sonic depth that transcends the ordinary, amplified by a dedicated external power supply designed to elevate the PH-5's performance to celestial heights. Indulge in sonic perfection and witness the Gold Note PH-5 Phono Stage transform your analog listening at The Audio Tailor—Australia's premier destination for audio excellence.

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ℹ Product Information

Gold Note PH-5 Phono Stage

Embark on an unparalleled auditory journey with the PH-5 Phono Stage, Gold Note's testament to high-fidelity vinyl playback, now within reach for enthusiasts and audiophiles alike. Capturing the soul of its distinguished predecessors, the PH-5 emerges as a beacon of affordability without a hint of compromise on quality or performance. Its meticulous design flourishes through an RCA input that welcomes both MM and MC cartridges, and it ventures beyond standard listening experiences by offering an array of custom EQ curves, including RIAA, Decca London, and American Columbia, supplemented by an Enhanced option for those in pursuit of aural perfection.

With the PH-5, the past and future converge through an elegant, digital interface—pioneering the use of touchscreen technology in Gold Note's lineup, granting swift and intuitive access to a suite of refinements that allow real-time adjustments while you bask in the glow of your favorite melodies.

This is not just another component in your audio setup; this is a revolution in how you interact with sound—designed to bridge discrete audio-grade components into a symphony of clarity and purity that lays bare every nuance of your vinyl collection. Every tap on the display sends your music through a new path, switched by relé, minimizing signal degradation and inviting an untouched 'analogue purity' to the fore—ensuring that what reaches your ears is nothing short of vinyl essence. To truly tailor your listening experience, the PH-5 boasts an exclusive selection of EQ curves, complete with an 'Enhanced' mode for each to elevate your records by extending the frequency response, thereby enriching the soundstage, dynamics, and resolution. Moreover, the proprietary technology inspired by cutting-edge advancements offers you the privilege of a bespoke auditory encounter with every spin.

Raising the bar even further is the dedicated, external super inductive power supply—it's not just an accessory, but a key to unlocking the unadulterated potential of the PH-5. It ensures your sonic landscape is rendered with an authenticity and dimensionality that will stir the hearts of even the most discerning listeners. As a testament to its exceptional engineering, the PH-5 is imbued with technical prowess that blazes new trails: an infrasonic filter, a broad frequency response that challenges the limits of human hearing, imperceptible harmonic distortion, and a dynamic response that captures the peaks and valleys of your music with absolute precision. The comprehensive array of input and output settings, all housed exquisitely in a chassis designed for optimal performance, make this phono stage not just a component, but a cornerstone of musicality. With the Gold Note PH-5, each record is an invitation to rediscover your music, breath anew, and indulge in the heritage of vinyl that has been refined for the contemporary connoisseur.

Features / Benefits of the Gold Note PH-5 Phono Stage


  1. Versatile Input Options:
  • Single RCA input compatible with both MM and MC cartridges, providing a straightforward connection for any analogue system.
  1. Digital Interface with Touchscreen Technology:
  • First in Gold Note’s lineup to host a touchscreen interface, offering an innovative and user-friendly selection and real-time adjustment of settings.
  1. Sophisticated Sound Customization:
  • An array of EQ curves (RIAA, Decca London, and American Columbia with Enhanced option) ensures the precise calibration to the individual characteristics of every record.
  1. Discrete Component Signal Path:
  • Ensures the purest analogue sound quality by employing sealed single switches and premium audio-grade components.
  1. Exclusive Enhanced EQ Settings:
  • Inspired by Georg Neumann's technology, the Enhanced option extends frequency response to 50kHz to refine stage, dynamics, and resolution.
  1. Dedicated High-Performance Power Supply:
  • External super inductive power supply augments the PH-5 with superior dynamic range and three-dimensionality in audio reproduction.
  1. Fully Optimized Electronics:
  • A seamless integration of the phono stage into a single board to minimize path length and potential interference.
  1. Comprehensive Control over Audio Output:
  • Adjustable LOAD and GAIN settings provide flexibility to accommodate various cartridges and listening preferences.
  1. Low Harmonic Distortion and High Dynamics:
  • Extreme fidelity with Total Harmonic Distortion under 0.05% at 1kHz and a dynamic response of 105dB.
  1. Wide Frequency Response and Infrasonic Filtration:
    • Frequency response ranging from 20Hz to 50kHz and a specialized infrasonic filter to eliminate undesired sub-bass effects.


  1. Pure Vinyl Listening Experience:
  • Revel in a listening experience that captures the essence of vinyl, with unparalleled clarity and an untouched analogue purity.
  1. Adjust to Perfection in Real-Time:
  • Effortlessly tailor the sonic landscape while the music plays, leading to an immersive and immediate audio gratification.
  1. Ultimate Compatibility and Customization:
  • Suited for any turntable or record, the PH-5 becomes the heart of your audio setup, faithfully translating every groove detail.
  1. Full-bodied and Dimensional Sound:
  • The dedicated power supply ensures each note and harmony is filled with lifelike depth, presence, and warmth.
  1. User-Oriented Operation:
  • The touchscreen simplifies complex adjustments, inviting users of all technical levels to refine their sound with ease.
  1. Exceptional Build Quality:
  • Crafted with an eye for design and performance, its chassis is not only a delight to the eyes but also maximizes audio fidelity.
  1. Aural Preservation:
  • Minimizes noise and preserves the full dynamic range of your records, offering a pristine aural canvas for your music collection.
  1. Empower Your Music Collection:
  • Discover hidden nuances in your records as the Enhanced mode brings to light subtleties previously veiled.
  1. Consume Music Responsibly:
  • With low power and standby consumption, indulge in your audio passion while being mindful of energy efficiency.
  1. Enduring Investment:
    • The PH-5's state-of-the-art features, combined with a robust build, promise enduring satisfaction and long-term enjoyment of your vinyl collection.

Specifications: Phono - PH-5 - Phono Stage

Main Features

  • 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; Enhanced 20Hz-50kHz ± 0.3dB
  • THD (Total Harmonic Distortion): <0.05% @ 1kHz
  • Signal to Noise Ratio: 89dB
  • Dynamic Response: 105dB

Inputs and Outputs

  • Analogue Input: 1x RCA stereo MM/MC
  • Input Sensitivity: 0.1mV MC up to 10.0mV MM
  • Input Impedance: 9 options [10Ω, 22Ω, 47Ω, 100Ω, 220Ω, 470Ω, 1000Ω, 22kΩ, 47kΩ]
  • Gain: MM= 40dB; MC= 60dB with 4 options [0dB, + 3dB, ± 6dB]
  • Capacitance (MM Only): 220pF
  • Audio Outputs: 1x unbalanced RCA; 1x balanced XLR
  • Output Impedance: 50Ω


  • Power Consumption: 10W
  • Standby Consumption: < 0.5W
  • Power Supply: 100-120V or 220-240V, 50/60Hz
  • Fuse: 2A T

Dimensions and Weight

  • Dimensions: 200W x 80H x 260D mm; 290W x 180H x 390D mm – boxed
  • Weight: Kg. 1.2 – net; Kg. 2.2 – boxed

In conclusion, the PH-5 Phono Stage from Gold Note is more than just a product—it's a transformative influence on your sonic repertoire, an indispensable extension of your passion for vinyl, and a cornerstone for the audio purist's temple of sound. Whether you're reconnecting with beloved classics or exploring the depths of a new album, the PH-5 stands ready to redefine your listening experience with its unparalleled precision, customizability, and immersive fidelity. Seize the opportunity to pair your discerning ear with the resounding excellence of Australia's #1 Hi-Fi Store, The Audio Tailor. Indulge in the analog revolution with the PH-5 and let the journey begin anew with every record you play. To secure this exceptional centerpiece for your audio system, contact us at 1300 308 711, email, or visit us in person at our Brisbane Store in Murarrie. Your canvas of sound awaits to be painted with the richest of acoustic colors, courtesy of the PH-5 Phono Stage.

ℹ Specifications
Specifications: Phono - PH-5 - Phono Stage
Main Features
Equalisation Curve Control
Infrasonic Filter
Frequency Response
THD (Total Harmonic Distortion)
Signal to Noise Ratio
Dynamic Response

| Inputs and Outputs | | Analogue Input | 1x RCA stereo MM/MC | | Input Sensitivity | 0.1mV MC up to 10.0mV MM | | Input Impedance | 9 options [10Ω, 22Ω, 47Ω, 100Ω, 220Ω, 470Ω, 1000Ω, 22kΩ, 47kΩ] | | Gain | MM= 40dB; MC= 60dB with 4 options [0dB, + 3dB, ± 6dB] | | Capacitance (MM Only) | 220pF | | Audio Outputs | 1x unbalanced RCA; 1x balanced XLR | | Output Impedance | 50Ω |

| Power | | Power Consumption | 10W | | Standby Consumption | < 0.5W | | Power Supply | 100-120V or 220-240V, 50/60Hz | | Fuse | 2A T |

| Dimensions and Weight | | Dimensions | 200W x 80H x 260D mm; 290W x 180H x 390D mm – boxed | | Weight | Kg. 1.2 – net; Kg. 2.2 – boxed |

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