Donatello

by Gold Note

Inspired by a challenge

The main design behind the new Donatello MC cartridge was to engineer the best sounding cartridge of its category enabling a solid machined aluminium body, light enough to be handled by every tone-arms.

The results exceeded expectations! After two years of continuous research, here is Donatello: a sophisticated, computer designed body made of machined aluminium. Weighing only 7gram, it's perfectly damped to help the cantilever achieve the best tracking ability.

Donatello's ultra rigid cantilever handles a high precision Micro Elliptical diamond exclusively developed in collaboration with Adamant-Namiki and designed for top audio performance.

Empowered by technology

As our flagship cartridges, Donatello's diamond tip is mechanically inserted and blocked into a long, stiffened aluminium cantilever, handled in a special titanium telescopic seat to increase structural rigidity.

Like GN top class models, Donatello features long gold-plated pin connectors designed to connect perfectly with arm cinches, reducing energy dispersion and improving grounding for an ideal music background that will let you enjoy even the smaller details of your music.

Donatello Red features high internal impedance & gain levels, so that it can be easily matched with MM phono preamp while the Donatello Gold can be driven correctly by MC preamps, without the need of any Step-Up transformers.

* all Donatello cartridges come with serial number indelibly printed in the engraved area at the top of the body

Donatello Gold

Specifications

Typology: MC low Output Phono Cartridge

Output level: 0.5mV

Frequency response: 10-40000Hz

Impedance: 40Ω

Suggested load: 470Ω

Compliance: 12×10-6cm/dyne

Channel separation: > 25dB

Channel balance: < 1db

Suggested tracking weight: 1.8 to 2.1g

Cantilever: Aluminum

Diamond: Micro Elliptical

Coil Wire: Copper

Magnet: Samarium-Cobalt

Mounting hole diamond distance: 9mm

Finishes

Body

Duraluminium alloy

Colour

Gold with Black Logo

Donatello Red

Specifications

Typology: MC High Output Phono Cartridge

Output level: 1.8mV

Frequency response: 10-35000Hz

Impedance: 140Ω

Suggested load: 47KΩ

Compliance: 12×10-6cm/dyne

Channel separation: > 24dB

Channel balance: < 1dB

Suggested tracking weight: 1.8 to 2.1g

Cantilever: Aluminum

Diamond: Micro Elliptical

Coil Wire: Copper

Magnet: Samarium-Cobalt

Mounting hole diamond distance: 9mm

Finishes

Body

Duraluminium

Colour

Red with White Logo

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£940.00

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