A truly audiophile CD, in our views, should.
a) posses the very best performance of the music of its kind;
b) be manufactured by the most meticulous and advanced process so that the integrity of the original recording is maintained. The Fonè compact discs in the “Reference Gold 24K” series, have been produced following in the strictest way the below standards: the titles in the range have been selected from the Fonè catalogue for their artistical and musical value and for the superior recording quality. And trying “to perfect the best”, are now issued on a 24K Gold support. These are more in details some of the distinctive features of the “Reference Gold”: Gold metallization
Research has revealed that among all types of metallization (e.g. aluminium, super aluminium, anodized gold-colour aluminium) 24 Karat Gold bears the most impressive specifications in terms of uniformity of metal deposition, reflectivity and the least number of visible pin holes.
The word “Bler” is the short form of “Block Error Rate”. According to the “Red Book” specifications of Philips on the standard quality of production of a compact disc, a stamper that contains not more than 200 “Blers” is still within tolerance. In a ideal situation, zero Bler is the ultimate quality and can, in principle, be achievable by today’s technology. In the Fonè, “Reference Gold” range we reject any stamper that has Blers higher than 50!