Golden Gate 2 is the upgraded version of Golden Gate, Lampizator’s former flagship and one of the most successful of all their products.It has as much technology as is feasible from the Pacific DAC and is a very solid performer for less money than the Pacific.
So what’s new in Golden Gate 2 as compared to its predecessor?
New, completely redesigned heater circuit, more stable, precise and colder than previously, and that allows to add a 5 position heater switch, and that in turn allows for using circa 7 DHT tube types, like 300B, PX-4, PX-25, 101D, 45, 242 and the like. Also with mechanical adapter of the socket Lampizator can use KR-T-100 gigantic triodes. The digital section is a direct streamline of the new Pacific engine, with code name “engine53”. Triode operating scheme has been radically redesigned, making the same triodes sound more open, dynamic and detailed. They also use new USB firmware, better DSD engine, 512 DSD as standard, all new volume control resistor ladder, new remote control, new footers, and new, good looking rear panel. It looks actually better from behind than from the front.
What Lampizator kept – is the gorgeous copper chassis, new but old looking Lampi front, and a flight case to protect this babe during travel.