Goldnote S-3 Signature II
The Goldnote S-3 Signature II is a single ended Dual-Mono solid state stereo integrated amplifier features the proprietary Mirror-Amp™ electronic design producing a super-linear signal, thus virtually eliminating distortion.
The power supply is handled by three E.I. custom made transformers, of which two dedicated to the audio signal path, while a smaller galvanically isolated powering all the accessory functions such as the motorized volume control, the checking relays, the power ON led light and even the micro-chip used for electro-mechanical functions. The S-3 SIGNATURE II does not have active or passive filters on the audio signal path. Four thermal switches strategically positioned shut off temporarily the amplifier reaches a too high internal temperature till cooling down. To ensure large power capability the S-3 SIGNATURE II features two precision low noise fans separately powered to keep the unit cooler and more stable. The fan's bearings are low noise kind increasing the speed proportionally to limit the unnecessary noise. The amplifier chassis is made of Steel to minimize RFI and EMI interference.
The S.3 Signature II features a high quality built in headphone amplifier having a 6,3mm jack input.
POWER OUTPUT 100w + 100w @ 20-20000Hz
FREQUENCY RESPONSE 20Hz – 20KHz @ +/- 3dB
THD (Total Harmonic Distortion)
RATIO SIGNAL TO NOISE -90dB
DAMPING FACTOR >150
SLEW RATE 13Volt/µs
VOLUME CONTROL Motorised ALPS potentiometer
ANALOGUE INPUTS 4 per Line RCA + 1 XLR & 1 RCA Phono stereo (optional)
INPUT SENSITIVITY 550mV
INPUT IMPEDANCE 47kΩ
PHONO INPUT IMPEDANCE (optional) 470Ω MC - 47kΩ MM
PHONO INPUT GAIN (optional) 62dB MC – 48dB MM
HEADPHONE 6.3mm input jack
SPEAKER Gold Plated Binding Posts
FIXED OUTPUT One stereo RCA
REMOTE INFRA-RED RC5 proprietary code variable on Volume only
MAINS SUPPLY 100V ▪ 115V ▪ 230V ▪ 50 or 60Hz (depending on market destination not convertible)
POWER TRANSFOMERS 2 audio E core customised + 1 service unit
POWER CONSUMPTION 290watt Max – 55watt Min.
SPECIAL Goldenote Lucca Power Chord
DIMENSIONS 425mm L x 90mm H x 350mm D
TOTAL WEIGHT 12Kilos (26Lbs.)
FRONT PANEL Brushed Black or Silver anodised aluminium
CASE Black powder coated