Gold Note XS-85

$43,999.00 USD

A full range, 3 way speaker with anti-turbulence rear bass reflex – the best speaker we have ever made.

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The unique design of our flagship speaker is based on ultra-rigid, curved, and modular panels. These panels are exclusively handcrafted in Italy by the most skilled wood-maker.


The high-dampened cabinet is reinforced with a double internal structure and with external wooden multilayer panels to control resonances and improve the audio performance. The cabinets conveniently separate the basses and the mid/highs for perfect tuning and are coupled with a 3mm aluminum board to increase even further the rigidity of the entire structure.


The woofers are installed in a vented cabinet while the mid/highs are housed in sealed chambers in the upper cabinet.
The upper cabinet also features a second open chamber with a massive grille made of solid aluminum to maximize rigidity and reduce internal reflections at the same time. The loudspeaker features an integrated heavy-duty stand made of steel with our innovative hidden adjustable spikes.
For this loudspeaker, we developed a 28 mm ultra-linear tweeter with an extra-thin and soft silk dome powered by a neodymium magnet featuring an aluminum dampening elliptical rear chamber. This tweeter provides low-frequency resonance, minimal harmonic distortion, and an exceptional musicality making it a really high-quality and High-End acoustic transducer.
The upper cabinet houses two 150mm ultra-linear drivers that feature high mass phase plugs and Nextel treated paper cones to reach high rigidity and fast natural audio response.Adaptive rubber surround provides an ideal match to the cone over the total frequency range. The extra large magnet system with long and lightweight CCAW voice coil allows perfect coil excursion and low distortion due to excellent transient response.Solid copper rings are mounted above and below the T-shaped pole piece to reduce non-linear and modulation distortions and to increase the overload margin. The driver is completed by an extremely stiff and stable skeleton in aluminum/magnesium to avoid airflow noises and to increase rigidity and lightness.


Two 220mm ultra-linear slightly horn-loaded, light drivers with 18gm mass with Nextel treated paper producing a fast natural audio response in low frequencies. Bass drivers feature large magnet design with bumped back-plate: the large and dampened platform at the back improves stiffness while the extra-long and lightweight CCAW voice coil, allows extreme coil excursion, low distortion, and excellent transient response.


Giant copper rings mounted above and below the T-shaped pole piece reduce distortion for a better overload margin. The high mass phase plug reduces compression due to temperature variations in the voice coil.
Long-term power handling is increased to eliminate resonances from the cavity inside the voice coil former.


The passive Crossover Low-High Dual-Slop with cuts at 200Hz & 2200Hz is a resistive design that enables the ultra-linear load to handle any sort of amplification without stressing the power supply, even at a nominal impedance of 4Ω. The sophisticated triple crossover network, with summing midrange multi-slope design, integrates perfectly the drivers of the array, and with anti-resonance thick glass-fiber boards reward the listener with a close field natural audio experience. Air winding, hand-made coils, and selected audio grade capacitors and exclusive graphite custom GN resistors complete one of the best crossover available today.

Technical Specs

Technical Specs

Frequency response: 30 Hz – 30.000 Hz
Sensitivity: 89 dB/SPL (2.83V/1 m)
Nominal impedence: 4 ohm semi-resistive
Power handling: 50W – 300W
Suggested min. listening distance: 2.3m
Dimensions in mm: 1280 H | 357 W | 665 D
Weight: net 180 Kg, shipping 200 Kg (pair)