The Gold Note DS-10 is a versatile state-of-the-art streaming DAC designed for the contemporary audiophile and featuring a new generation D/A Converter, UPnP-DLNA Streamer, Line Preamplifier and Headphone Amplifier. The technology of the DS-10 is brilliantly enclosed in a compact-sized aluminium chassis and it’s the perfect addition to a modern High-End audio system. Inspired by the acclaimed IS-1000 All-In-One unit, it combines its extended connectivity features with the exceptional high-resolution of the Bluetooth 5.0 – for the first time ever on a High-End audio product – and the impressive headphone double power GAIN output.
The DS-10 PLUS is also equipped with an analogue input to become a complete preamplifier for analogue and digital sources, both the analogue line input and the preamp stage operate in a fully analogue way to preserve the purest audio quality (available on DS-10 PLUS only).
The Gold Note DS-10 has a unique feature that sets it apart from any other DAC, making it the most versatile DAC available today – three different profiles can be selected to fine-tune the performance of the DAC, which adapts to the music it’s playing as a chameleon. For the first time ever, the DAC behaviour can be changed to adapt to the music played without modifying the audio signal and thus maintaining the highest audio quality, acting on the deemphasis, the low-pass digital filters and the amount of power applied to the circuits. Such profiles can be selected in real-time during music playback delivering a unique listening experience and ease of use thanks to the clear menu on the TFT display. It’s time to enjoy the unprecedented listening pleasure that only the DS-10 can offer you.
The Gold Note DS-10 is a Roon Ready device with a quick set-up and multi-room capabilities. Simply connect it to your network using the Wi-Fi or the Ethernet port and to your power amplifier or active speakers, and get ready to explore the limitless possibilities of high-resolution music. Stream through Roon, Airplay, Tidal, MQA, Qobuz, Spotify and Deezer or access your collection of digital music stored locally on a NAS or a USB flash drive (DSD64 and PCM 24/192 on USB-A/LAN/WLAN, DSD512 and PCM 32/768 on USB-B), controlling the DS-10 with the easy to use GN Control App on your smartphone or tablet (available for free on iOS and Android).
The DS-10 is equipped with an on/off switchable High-End Analogue Preamp stage to enable the control of the analogue volume even through web players (when the Preamp stage is activated) and guarantee the best performance ever. The Gold Note DS-10 also features a professional 6.3mm headphones output with two sensitivity levels (High/Low), a proprietary technology Gold Note developed to help get the best out of your headphones. With the additional analogue input (available on the PLUS model only) the DS-10 PLUS becomes the perfect integration between the Gold Note PH-10 phono stage and the PA-10 power amplifier.
D/A CONVERTER CHIP:AKM AK4493 PCM (32bit/768kHz, DSD512)
FREQUENCY RESPONSE: 20Hz-20kHz +/-0.1dB
THD (Total Harmonic Distortion): 0.001% max
SIGNAL TO NOISE RATIO: -125dB
DYNAMIC RANGE: 120dB
PREAMP STAGE VOLUME CONTROL: Enabled/Disabled by remote
NETWORK CONNECTIVITY: LAN/WLAN (WiFi): 802.11b/g via RJ45 10/100Mbps socket
Bluetooth: High Definition 5.0 (44/16)
HIGH QUALITY STREAMING: Tidal, Qobuz, MQA, vTuner, Deezer, Spotify, Airplay, Roon Ready
SUPPORTED AUDIO FORMATS (NETWORK): PCM 24bit/192kHz, AIFF (.aif, .aiff, .aifc), ALAC, WAV (.wav) packed/unpacked, FLAC, MP3, DSD64: DSF, DFF, Apple Lossless, OGG. Monkey’s
IMPORTANT: UpnP server must support DSD streaming in order to stream DSD files.
SUPPORTED MEDIA SERVERS: All UPnP, DLNA, Roon
1x RCA coaxial PCM asynchronous up to 24bit/192kHz
2x TOS-optical PCM asynchronous up to 24bit/192kHz
1x AES/EBU XLR PCM asynchronous up to 24bit/192kHz
1x USB-B asynchronous up to DSD512 and PCM up to 32bit/768kHz
1x USB-A port DSD64 and PCM up to 24bit/192kHz, formatted in FAT32/NTFS (32Gb max for pen drives)
ANALOGUE INPUT (DS-10 PLUS ONLY): 1x 3.5mm mini jack
DAC: Stereo RCA @1Volt and balanced XLR @2Volt
PREAMP: stereo RCA, balanced XLR
1x headphone 6,3mm jack on front panel (double gain)
OUTPUT IMPEDANCE: 50Ω
DIMENSIONS: 200mm W | 80mm H | 260mm D
WEIGHT: Kg. 4 – net, Kg. 5 – boxed