Monthly Newsletter, Issue No.152, September 2011

Worldwide Events

Opening of a New Goldmund Luxury Store in Seoul, South Korea

This will be the second new Goldmund store opening in Korea this year. As luxurious as the previous one, the new store is located in the prestigious Chungdam-dong neighborhood where Cartier, Louis Vuitton, Coach and many other international luxury brands have their boutiques. Mr. Sang Jun Na CEO of Audio Gallery (the official Goldmund representative in Korea) collaborated on this project with Mr. Cho Woo Hyung, owner of the new Goldmund Chungdam-dong shop.

The concept of the new Goldmund stores is very far away from the usual High End audio and video retail shops that focus on presenting as many systems as possible in an environment crowded with equipment. Instead, they offer a true experience of selected products integrated in several beautifully decorated rooms that will give customers a very precise idea of how a system can look in their own living room.

Customers are received by appointment for private listening sessions so they can get all the care and attention of completely dedicated personnel who answers all their questions on Goldmund products and explain customization possibilities that will suit their needs and allow them to integrate their system in their interior.

For an appointment or more information on the new Goldmund shop, please contact Mr. Cho Woo Hyung:

Goldmund Shop 4F, Han-young building 78-18, Chungdam-dong Gangnam-gu, Seoul , South Korea Tel: +82 2 540 7901 Fax: +82 2 540 7989

Product News

The New Metis D/A is Available for Order

Goldmund Metis D/A Converter

Many of you requested a USB converter to complete the Metis line. It is now available for order.

Delivery is planned at the end of October. Here are more technical specifications about this product:

Digital Inputs Dig In 1: S/PDIF coaxial and toslink Dig In 2: USB AUDIO (up to 96kHz/24 bit)

Analog Outputs 2 x Analog RCA outputs (left and right)

D/A Converter Circuit

2 x Goldmund ultra-linear phase proprietary circuitry enhanced Alize 6 with enhanced dynamics

Bandwidth: 20Hz-20kHz -0.2dB typical

Typical non-linearity : below 1dB at -100dB

Typical phase error between channels: < 0.5degrees

Output voltage: 2Vrms unbalanced, 4Vrms balanced THD < 0,001% (0dBFS, 80KHz bandwidth measurement)

Front Panel Controls

2 Leds (Lock and Power)


2 Separate power transformers

Nominal AC line voltage: 115V or 230V

Input voltage range: +/- 15%


Overall dimensions: 300 mm W x 305 mm D x 60 mm H


3 years, parts and labor.

NEW! The Metis 8 2-channel Processor

A new Metis unit, the Metis 8, has been created by our R&D team for customers who are only interested by a stereo system. Like the Metis 10, it will offer the possibility to use Proteus configurations with the Goldmund Universal Configurator allowing a much better sound and the use of high volume levels without distortion.

The Metis 8 will be available in October. Technical specifications will be available soon.

Metis Foot Available

Metis foot

The Metis speakers are easily placed on bookshelves but some of you might prefer using the Goldmund Metis feet. Two Metis feet are now available for order in different heights: the Metis foot (Height 590mm) and Metis foot long (Height 740mm). They elegantly hide the wires within the foot itself. Contact your nearest distributor for any additional information.

Marketing News

A New Web Page on Goldmund Technologies

A new page is available on our website for those of you who are High Tech enthusiasts. It explains in detail all the technologies Goldmund developed and is presently using in its products. White papers can also be downloaded for the most science versed visitors.

Click here to visit it.