Founded in Firenze in 2012 by Maurizio Aterini, who is currently the CEO and driving force behind the brand, Gold Note is the leading Italian manufacturer in the High-End audio industry. Our products are a statement of Italian craftsmanship sold in more than 40 countries worldwide.
We are based in the countryside surrounding Firenze, where every product is designed with locally sourced high-quality materials. Today, we are one of the few brands worldwide to offer a complete line of digital and analogue equipment and let audiophiles enjoy a full Gold Note system for the best experience with our signature sound.
Our story is one of tradition and innovation, a seemingly contradictory concept that drives our brand. We are lucky enough to come from a place full of history, architecture and art, which is also a leading country in technology and engineering – an endless source of inspiration. Above all, we value creativity, technical know-how and sense of beauty, and we like to think that it shows with every product we have ever created.
And it’s the story of Maurizio, an audiophile journey that began from vinyl. His passion for music turned into an obsession for the art of audio reproduction, especially vinyl, which led him to build a collection of thousands of records by the age of twenty.
Music is the highest expression of human nature, the most universal – our ultimate desire is to deliver to you the full experience of music, the emotion of listening.
Gold Note aims to deliver the emotion of music through innovative technology, beautiful material and Italian design. We strive to find the perfect musicality with every product we make, with impeccable imaging and dynamics. The result is a full-bodied sound where every instrument and voice is defined and precisely placed in space.
Gold Note stems from Maurizio’s audiophilia. His passion for Hi-Fi has always been deeply rooted in a love for music, pushing him on a journey to create the audio system that would best capture the nature of music. That’s where the idea behind Gold Note comes from.
Maurizio’s vision is greatly influenced by the Florentine Renaissance “a time of great technological innovation and ideas, revolutionary but tied to traditions. Our mission is to renew that innovative spirit of six centuries ago to find our way into the future.”
Our sound is unique; we call it the Italian Sound (il Suono Italiano) and if you’ve ever listened to one of our systems, you’ll know exactly what we mean. The sound flows from our loudspeakers effortlessly, delivering a fulfilling sense of musical enjoyment that’s dangerously addictive.
Vivid realism, precise imaging, accurate separation of instruments, speed, clarity of detail – these are the qualities we focus on. Our aim is to present a perfect reproduction of the musical event that sounds as natural as possible. Musicality comes from balance, a sound that’s neither wholly analytical nor sentimental. The result of this tasteful combination is what we call the Italian Sound.
The philosophy we follow is best represented by the concept of systems thinking; a holistic approach that focuses on the sum of the parts rather than the individual constituents. Such philosophy can be applied to the designing of single products, where the emphasis is on the synergy developed by components used, as well as the entire audio chain, as the final performance is a product of all stages involved.
This is especially true in High-End audio and our unique background allows us to think in terms of the whole system. We experiment with new solutions to find the perfect harmony, crafting a complete audio chain that’s capable of delivering the true Italian Sound.
We create modern audio solutions for the current zeitgeist, considering the needs of the contemporary audiophile. The world is changing quickly and we are committed to building the High-End audio of the future. Today we face stimulating challenges in engineering, functional design and manufacturing – every aspect is decisive and contributes to sound performance.
Our philosophy is about merging innovation and tradition to overcome these challenges. We start with the cornerstone elements of the tradition and then push the boundaries, introducing new features and elements of information technology formerly unknown in the industry.
We seek the excellence of our heritage and are determined to represent the definition of “Made in Italy”. Despite the trend of globalization, our suppliers are carefully chosen for their extraordinary quality and are often located in Tuscany just a stone’s throw away from our headquarters. That’s why all our products are so distinctive and evocative of the Italian tradition.
Thorough quality control is equally important. We test all our products individually, not in batches or random samples. Each product is entirely assembled from start to finish by one technician to ensure the highest level of quality following the mantra of the lean production system.