XS 85

the Shape of Sound



XS 85

the Shape of Sound

XS-85 loudspeakers


Gold Note unique design of the new flagship speaker is based on ultra-rigid, curved and modular panels

The super-dampened case is reinforced with internal double cabinets and external wooden multilayers to control resonances and improve sound quality

The cabinets conveniently separate bass and mid/highs to enhance perfect tuning, and they are connected through a 3mm thick laser-shaped layer in aluminium to increase rigidity and to enable the module design

The bass drivers cabinet is vented while the mid/highs is sealed with a second open chamber featuring a solid aluminium grille to further improve rigidity and reduce internal reflections at the same time

The loudspeaker features an integrated massive wooden & steel 2° lean backward stand with innovative and hidden adjustable spikes

XS-85 at Munich High End 2016


28 mm custom, ultra-linear and extra-thin and soft dome neodymium magnet featuring aluminium dampened rear chamber and hexagon copper conductor coil
Custom cooling coil radiator with no-oil cotton damping design reduces resonances and increases extension linearity up to 45° off axis


Two 150 mm ultra-linear horn loaded, light drivers with aluminum elliptical phaser and Nextel treated paper to reach high rigidity and fast natural audio response

Adaptive rubber surround provides an ideal match to the cone over the total frequency range

Extra large magnet system plus long and light weight CCAW voice coil allows perfect coil excursion and low distortion due to excellent transient response

Solid copper rings mounted above and below the T-shaped pole piece reduce non-linear and modulation distortions and increase overload margin

Extremely stiff and stable skeleton in aluminium/magnesium avoids airflow noise preserving rigidity and lightness


Two 220 mm ultra-linear horn loaded, light drivers with 6 gm mass with Nextel treated paper and aluminum elliptical phaser produce 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 light weight 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 better overload margin

Chrome plated brass phase plug reduces compression due to temperature variations in the voice coil

Long-term power handling is increased to eliminate resonances from cavity inside the voice coil former


Passive Crossover Low-High Dual-Slop with cut at 200Hz & 2200Hz and resistive design enables ultra-linear load to manage amplification without stress on the power supply, even at a nominal impedance of 4Ω

A sophisticated triple crossover network, featuring summing midrange multi-slope design, integrates perfectly drivers of the Array and with anti-resonance thick glass-fibre board, rewards the listener through a close field smooth audio experience

Air winding, hand-made coils and selected audio grade capacitors and exclusive graphite custom GN resistors complete one of the greatest crossover available today

XS85 configurator

color configurator

where to buy


Absolute Hi-End | Melbourne | PO Box 370, Ormond, Vic 3204 | www.absolutehiend.com

Austria & Germany

World of High End | Lambach | Sand 46, A-4650 | www.highend-stereo-cinema.at


International Brazil | Belo Horizonte | Sala 307, São José | www.intlbrazil.com


Tri-Cell Enterprises | Vaughan | 391, Hanlan Rd, Unit 5 | www.tricellenterprises.com

Czech Republic

Audio Ranny | Praha | Újezd 25, Praha 1, Malá Strana, 118 00 | www.audioranny.cz


Avance Audio | Lyon | Rue Duhamel 5 | www.avanceaudio.fr


Nexus Audio | Paleo Faliro ( Athens ) | R. Ferreou str. 24 | www.nexusacoustics.com


Audio Selectief | Sneek | Grootzand 66 | www.audioselectief.nl


Alta Fedeltà Merate | Calco ( LC ) | Via Nazionale 5C | www.afmerate.com

Audiosonica | Chiuro ( SO ) | Via Casacce 43 | www.audiosonica.it

Dolfi Hi-Fi | Firenze | Viale Fratelli Rosselli 23 | www.dolfihifi.com

Gianfaldoni Hi-Fi | Bientina ( PI ) | Viale Vittorio Veneto 1 | www.gianfaldoni.com

Music & Video | Piangipane ( RA ) | Via Piangipane 311 | www.musicandvideo.it

Peter & Son | Padova | Via della Provvidenza 17 | www.peter-son.it


AudioEvolluto | Lisbon | Showroom - Av. 5 de Outubro, 29 1050-047 | www.audioevolluto.com


Gold Note Russia | Moscow | Leninskiy pr. 111, 126 | www.gold-note.ru


Classic Design | Karlshamn | Gröna vägen 5, 374 32 | www.classicdesignsweden.se



Frequency response: 30 Hz – 30.000 Hz, Dual Slope QB3 N°4

Sensitivity: 89dB SPL (2.83V/1 m)

Nominal impedence: 4 ohm semi-resistive

Power handling: 30W – 300W

Suggested min. listening distance: 1.5/2.0m


Dimensions: 1280 x 357 x 665 mm (HxWxD)

Weight: net weight 180 Kg (per pair), shipping weight 200 Kg (per pair)



Black Laquer


Black Glossy Grand Piano lacquer
or White lacquer
or Italian Walnut