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March 13, 2011

Goldmund Eidos Reference Blue Limited Edition

Goldmund Eidos Reference Blue limited editionGoldmund Eidos Reference Blue Limited edition

Goldmund, the iconic makers of high end audio equipment roll out their latest piece of equipment, the Limited Edition Goldmund Eidos Reference Blue. The Goldmund Eidos Reference Blue is equipped with the Oppo transport sounds both with CDs and Blu Rays. If you want to get your hands on one of these masterpieces then you need to be quick. The Reference Blue limited edition will be available from April 2011 and only five of these will be built!

The Technology within the Goldmund Eidos Reference Blue.

Improved Mechanical Grounding construction with sturdier table support.
Heavily damped brass and aluminum heavy-duty mechanism enclosure (30kg) suspended on 4 spring loaded suspension pods. External aluminum transport rigidifying structure for spurious vibration cancellation.

Extraordinary mechanical assembly that prevents all vibration to affect the sound and image produced. The built-in stabilized power supply uses the Goldmund AC-Curator circuitry. It is totally separated from the mechanism by the top of the table support.

Goldmund “Magnetic Damping” technology, considerably improving the image stability and sound transparency.
- another hit from the Iconic Audio Brand
 

More about the Goldmund Eidos Reference Blue

The Goldmund Reference line offers mythical products that have become collectors’ items of extreme rarity and value. The legend started with the Goldmund Reference turntable in 1982 and then, in the digital domain, with the Goldmund Eidos Reference CD and DVD player in 2007.

Today, we have the Goldmund Eidos Reference Blue Limited Edition, a version providing the playback of BluRay discs in addition to the DVD and CD playback of extreme quality already present in its famous predecessor. Designed on a similar base as the Eidos Reference, this player is available as a limited series of 50 units, all hand-built, at the Goldmund Geneva factory.

The Goldmund Eidos Reference Blue limited editionThere is a reason why the goldmund eidos reference Blue pushes technology above any existing levels. It is because our specialists made absolutely no compromise between the quality and refinement of the finish, the exceptional mechanical construction and the cost.

The Goldmund Eidos Reference brings all the attributes of a phenomenal sonic masterpiece.Its mechanical grounding construction is enhanced by a sturdier table support.

Heavily damped brass and aluminum mechanism enclosure (30kg) suspended on 4 spring-loaded suspension pods have been added to its structure to cancel negative effects of vibrations. Its external aluminum transport rigidifying structure cancels spurious vibrations.

The built-in stabilized power supply uses the Goldmund AC-Curator circuitry. It is totally separated from the mechanism by the top of the table support. The Eidos Reference Blue also includes the Goldmund “Magnetic Damping” technology that considerably improves the image stability and sound transparency.

In a spirit of continuity, and to satisfy the demand of the most faithful customers, the Goldmund Eidos Reference Blue has been designed to allow an easy upgrade from the Eidos Reference.

The goldmund eidos reference blue is multi-zone.

Technical Specifications of the goldmund eidos reference blue Limited Edition

COMPATIBILITY

•BD-video: zone free

•BD-ROM: version 2

•BD-RE: version 3 (single layer, dual layer), JPEG

•BD-R: Version 2 (single layer, dual layer)

•DVD-RAM: DVD video recording format, AVCHD format, JPEG

•DVD-R/DVD-RW/DVD-R DL: DVD-video format, DVD-video recording format, AVCHD format

•+R/+RW/+R DL: video, AVCHD format

•DVD-Video: DVD-video format – zone free

•CD-Audio: SACD, CD-DA, HDCD, Picture Kodak CD

•CD-R/RW: CD-DA, JPEG, MP3

 

VIDEO OUTPUTS

•S-video output:

•Y output level: 1.0 Vp-p (75 Ω)

•C output level: 0.286 Vp-p (75 Ω) at burst

•Component video output: (1080i/720p/480p/480i)

•Y output level: 1.0 Vp-p (75 Ω)

•PB output level: 0.7 Vp-p (75 Ω)

•PR output level: 0.7 Vp-p (75 Ω)

 

AUDIO OUTPUTS

ANALOG AUDIO OUTPUT:

•RCA connector 2 channels

•RCA connectors 5.1 channels

•Output level: 2Vrms (1 kHz, 0 dB)

 

DIGITAL AUDIO OUTPUT:

•Coaxial RCA connector 5.1 or 7.1 channels

•Toslink optical output 5.1 or 7.1 channels

•HDMI output (audio) 5.1 or 7.1 channels

 

HDMI AV OUTPUT

•Output format:

•480p (525p)

•1080i (1125i)

•720p (750p)

•1080p (1125p)

•Output connector: Type A (19 pins)

•Audio output: 5.1 or 7.1 channelS

•HDMI (deep color, high bit rate audio)

•This unit supports “HDAVI control 2” functions

 

DIMENSIONS & WEIGHT

•590 W x 550 H x 750 D (mm)

•82 kg, table included

 

WARRANTY

•3 years

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