The Gold Note IS-1000 Integrated Amplifier is an advanced amplifier that redefines the way music playback is experienced to achieve a new pinnacle in High-End audio. It seamlessly merges a powerful Class A/B Integrated Amplifier, a MM/MC Phono Preamplifier, a High-End DAC and a high-resolution Streamer in one single unique source.
The new Class A/B amplifier with 125Watt per channel @ 8Ω guarantees pure sound, vivid dynamics and the finest detail. It also offers a wide range of digital and analogue inputs to assure total control and freedom to upgrade, expand or connect more devices to the IS-1000. You don’t need anything else to experience the real pleasure of high-definition audio at home, nothing more than the IS-1000 and your speakers. It’s really that simple.
The IS-1000 is a Roon Ready device, fully compatible with multi-room systems. With a quick plug & play installation you simply plug the IS-1000 to the main AC, connect it to your network (Wi-Fi or Ethernet) then to the speakers and you are ready to start exploring the endless possibilities of music. You can stream through Roon, Airplay, Tidal, MQA , Qobuz, Spotify and Deezer, controlling the IS-1000 with our easy to use GN Control App on your smartphone or tablet (available for iOS and Android for free), browse your collection of digital music stored locally on a NAS or USB flash drives and enjoy your favourite vinyl records of course.
You don’t need anything else to experience the pleasure of high-definition audio at home, just the IS-1000 and your speakers. If you love vinyl records, connect your turntable directly into the IS-1000 to use the integrated Phono Preamp derived from the multi-award PH-10, it’s really that simple. The IS-1000 is a radical, innovative solution dedicated to audio enthusiasts looking for a real high-quality All-In-One source.
The Gold Note IS-1000 features a Booster, which is designed to reproduce the lower range of frequencies with power and control. It works as a custom equalisation, increasing the gain around 50Hz to provide a richer and more full-bodied sound. The 50Hz frequency has been chosen since lower frequencies are more difficult to obtain with small speakers.
The Booster provides a richer and more full-bodied sound, for better realism and dynamic. It’s particularly useful in case of speakers that require more energy in the bass frequencies, for night-time listening at lower volumes, or even to achieve a more realistic headroom. The Booster is completely by-passed when set to OFF, applied to 50% when set to 1, applied to 100% when set to 2.
Class A/B High-Current Mosfet
125Watt @ 8Ω per channel
PHONO STAGE: MM & MC developed from the multi-awarded PH-10
DAC: BurrBrown PCM1796 (optional. on DELUXE model PCM1792A)
THD (Total Harmonic Distortion): 0,005% @5W, 0,1% @ 0,1 to 50W (20Hz-20 kHz)
DAMPING FACTOR: >100
SIGNAL TO NOISE RATIO: >100dB Line and Digital Inputs, >80 dB Phono (MM)
BOOSTER: 3 adjustable levels (by-passable/off)
NETWORK CONNECTIVITY: LAN & Wi-Fi
HIGH QUALITY STREAMING: Roon Ready, MQA, Airplay, vTuner, Tidal, Qobuz, Deezer, Spotify
SUPPORTED MEDIA SERVERS: Minim Server, Bubble UPnP, All certified UPnP media servers, Roon
SUPPORTED AUDIO FORMATS: AIFF (aif, aiff, aifc), WAV (wav) packed/unpacked FLAC, WmA Windows media Audio 9, WAX Windows media audio metafiles, ASX Advanced Stream Redirector (asx), MPEG-4 (aac, m4a , Apple lossless), MP3, DSD64 files converted to high-resolution PCM over UPnP protocol
DIGITAL INPUTS: 1x RCA Coax, 3x Optical Tos-Link, 1x USB-A port DSD64 and PCM up to 24bit/192kHz, formatted in FAT32/NTFS (32Gb max for pen drives)
ANALOGUE INPUTS: 1x XLR, 2x RCA (convertible 1x Line & Phono MM/MC, 1x Line & AV-In)
ANALOGUE OUTPUTS: 1x RCA fixed, 1x RCA variable
OUTPUT IMPEDANCE: 50Ω
DIMENSIONS: 430mm W | 135mm H | 375mm D
WEIGHT: Kg. 18 – net, Kg. 23 – boxed
Black, Gold, Silver
IS-1000, IS-1000 Deluxe