About Us

For more than twenty years Gold Note has been one of the world’s most active and proactive High-End audio manufacturer featuring a truly vertical integrated line of products. Since the introduction of the company’s first accessory in 1992, the still available Midas Ebony tube resonator, Gold Note has always invested a large amount of its energy and financial resources researching and developing the overall perfection of an audio quality without compromise and manufacturing 100% of its own products exclusively in Florence, Tuscany, Italy. 

Mauricio Aterini - Founder & CEO

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.

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History of Gold Note's Product Names

Mediterraneo (Turntable)

Origin:
The Mediterranean countries are those that surround the Mediterranean Sea. These are Spain, France, Monaco, Italy, Slovenia, Croatia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Montenegro, Albania, Greece, Turkey, Syria, Lebanon, Israel, Egypt, Libya, Tunisia, Algeria, and Morocco; Malta and Cyprus are island countries in the sea.

Giglio (Turntable)

Origin:
City coat of arms of Florence derived from the Lily. The arms of Florence show a fleur-de-lis, or Florentine lily. Until 1251 the coat of arm of Florence was a white lily on a red field. But that year the Guelph party drove the Ghibellins out of the city and they inverted the colours of the coat of arm: red lily on a white shield.

Pianosa (Turntable)

Origin:
Pianosa (Italian pronunciation: [pjaˈnoːza]) is an island in the Tuscan Archipelago in the Tyrrhenian Sea, Italy. It is about 10.25 km2 (3.96 sq mi) in area, with a coastal perimeter of 26 km (16 mi).

Valore (Turntable)

Origin: value/worth (play on words, e.g. you get a lot from this rather reasonably priced entry level TT)

Tuscany (Cartridge)

Origin:
Tuscany is a region in central Italy with an area of about 23,000 square kilometres (8,900 square miles) and a population of about 3.8 million inhabitants.

Machiavelli (Cartridge)

Origin:
Niccolò Machiavelli, important historical figure of the early Florentine Renaissance, famous writer and politician of the Medici era, author of the treatise The Prince dedicated to Lorenzo de Medici.

Donatello (Cartridge)

Origin:
One of the most famous sculptors of the Renaissance, many of his works are still on display in Florence and elsewhere in Italy.

Vasari (Cartridge)

Origin:
Giorgio Vasari, famous artist and author of the Renaissance and Mannerism, originally from Arezzo, many works in Florence, basically invented the history of art by writing a famous book about the lives of artists from Giotto to Michelangelo.

Photo credits: Wikipedia
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