More is more – Gold Note launch their new PA-1175 Mk2 [€5'500/ea.], a 200wpc stereo or 520w mono amplifier which runs 4 matched pairs of bipolar output transistors in a bridge-tied-load configuration for easy bridging. The power supply builds around a big 640VA custom toroidal line transformer. A small 6VA transformer handles house keeping duties outside the signal path. A front-panel switch selects between a damping factor of 250 or 25. The business end features RCA and true balanced XLR inputs plus Gold Note's BP-02 Rhodium-plated speaker terminals. The output stage is calibrated with an optical bias controller and exhibits a slew rate of 20V/μs. Input impedance is 47kΩ, S/N ratio -110dB. The black, silver or champagne chassis measures 43 x 13.5 x 36cm WxHxD and weighs 22kg.