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August 28, 2009
The Goldmund Eidos Reference Blue Universal Player



By Gary Reber


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 in 2007. Today, Goldmund presents the Eidos Reference Blue, 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.

 

Built on a similar base as the Eidos Reference, the new player will be available as a limited series of 50 units, all hand-built at the Goldmund Geneva factory.

 

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

The Goldmund Eidos Reference Blue is only sold on subscription.

 

The Goldmund Eidos Reference Blue Technology

Goldmund’s best and most famous technologies are used in the 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.

 

 

 

Technical Specifications

Compatibility:

 

The Goldmund Eidos Reference Blue is multi-zone and multi-region.

 

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: CD-DA

CD-R/RW: CD-DA, JPEG, MP3

 

Video output:

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 output:

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 7.1channels

Toslink Optical output 5.1 or 7.1channels

HDMI output (audio) 5.1 or 7.1channels

 

 

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 channel

HDMI (Deep color, High Bit rate Audio)

Note: This unit supports “HDAVI Control 2” functions.

 

Dimensions & weight

590Wx550Dx750H

82kg, table included

 

 

About Goldmund

Based in Geneva, Goldmund has set the standard for ultra-luxury audiophiles worldwide.  Founded in 1978, Goldmund’s exceptional product design is matched by its industry-leading commitment to fundamental audio performance research. Employing a team of electro-acoustic engineering experts, Goldmund has developed and introduced industry firsts including home wireless music distribution, DVI output, mechanical grounding and thermal grounding. At the forefront of the international luxury audio/video marketplace, Goldmund manufactures exceptional audio products in limited series and recently introduced the Media Room, a revolutionary Home-Theater solution made for the most demanding customers who want a perfect sound and a perfect image without altering the decoration of their homes or businesses.

For more information visit Goldmund online at www.goldmund.com

 




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