Golden Gate, our former flagship, was the most successful of all our products. It reigned for 3 years as the top choice of critical audiophiles around the world. Since it was superceded by the Pacific, it still has cult following. And tens of great reviews. We decided not to discontinue it, nut instead – tricle down as much technology as is feasible from the Pacific and make Golden Gate a very solid performer for less money than the Pacific. And that’s how Golden Gate 2 was born. Since late 2018 we ship GG with following improvements versus the old GG1: New, completely redesigned heater circuit, more stable, precise and colder than previously, and that allows us 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 we 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. We 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 we kept – is the gorgeous copper chassis, new but old looking Lampi front, and a flight case to protect this babe during travel.

All in all – Golden Gate 2 has obvious Lampizator pedigree, while being much better DAC than its predecessor – in every area we can name.


What sets the Golden Gate apart from it’s sibling Big 7 is the fact that we used unique parts for this version and namely:

• Pure copper chassis of stunning beauty
• Double size 2,2 uF silver/gold Mundorf output capacitors
• WBT gold plated output and input RCA for analog signals
• WBT 750hm digital S/PDIF input sockets NEXTGEN
• ,,Ogonowski” choke in the PSU of tube supply
• Lampizator PCM Engine or R2R discrete resistor ladder PCM DAC with FPGA
• Gold-content WBT salder throughout (except the SMD part of course)
• Hyperfast Mundorf Audiophiler or “Clarity CAP” Audiophile foil cap (200 uF) in place of electrolytic in PSU
• Power reservoir section of PSU based on Mundorf M-Lytic HV caps
• Roller ball footers for the smoothest and clearest highs
• Flight case for sh ipping
• Premium DHT tubes – the best known to us (a mix of Psvane Western Electric Replica, l<R-Audio and Emission Labs)
• tubes, selected, matched, measured, and finally picked per each DAC unit in extensive listening sessions
• Teflon premium CMC type tube sockets with gold plated pins
• Mundorf Supreme Silver/Oil caps in digital input signal path S/PDIF
• Gold plated quadruple copper traces and 3 mm thick laminate PCB

Lampizatür The Golden Gate – our “flagship” model.
The phenomenally musical result is a combination of eight factors that rarely meet in one product:
• DSD native filter technique
• Use of DHT tubes in one stage, zero feedback fashion
• MUNDORF silver/gold capacitors
• Hand made with silver wiring in teflon insulation
• Tube “diode and choke” power supply
• Use of metal foi l power supply capacitors instead of cheap electrolytics
• Use of the best FPGA asynchronous and custom powered USB with two own clocks and customized firmware
• Use of resistor ladder discrete conversion

Îhe tubes we use are 1010, 300B, 6A3, 245 or 45’s, 242 and PX4 (interchangeable). Yes – you CAN roll them all
in every DAC, which is an ultra rare solution. We are proud in being the pioneer of this technology. We also
use DHD – directly heated diodes as rectifiers (274B is the standard), but one can roll 5c3s, 5U4, 5R4, GZ34, 5Y3.


Shipping weight: 31 kg (70 lb)


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