Gold Note DS-10 The new generation Streaming DAC
The DS-10 is a versatile state-of-the-art streaming DAC designed for the contemporary audiophile, it’s much more than just a DAC. The experience gained with our flagships models has inspired us to design this smaller all-in-one unit featuring DAC, Streamer, Line Preamplifier – with AES-EBU digital inputs typical of the professional market – Headphone Output, and advanced connectivity for a fresh new experience of digital music with High-End quality.
A COMPLETE DIGITAL AUDIO SOURCE: STREAMING D/A CONVERTER WITH HEADPHONE OUTPUT AND LINE PREAMPLIFIER
The DS-10 is a 4-in-1 digital source that features a UPnP-DLNA Streamer, High-End D/A Converter, Line Preamplifier and Headphone Amplifier. Inspired by our 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.
Part of the Series 10, the DS-10 is the perfect connection between the PH-10 phono stage and the PA-10 power amplifier, and the core of a smart stereo system.
The DS-10 is a Roon Ready device with a quick plug&play 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 our easy to use GN Control App on your smartphone or tablet (available for free on iOS and Android).
The DS-10 has a unique feature that sets it apart from any other DAC – its behaviour can be changed to adapt to the music played without modifying the audio signal and maintaining the highest audio quality, acting on the PCM Equalisation curve (Low-Pass filter), the High-Frequency De-emphasis, and the internal power profile. 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.
|DAC||D/A Converter AKM AK4493 PCM up to 32bit/768kHz & DSD512 native|
|Streamer||Roon Ready, MQA, Airplay, vTuner, Tidal, Qobuz, Deezer, Spotify|
Bluetooth 5.0 (44/16)
|Digital Inputs||1 RCA Coax (PCM 24/192)
2 Optical Tos-Link (PCM 24/192)
1 AES/EBU XLR (PCM 24/192)
1 USB-B (PCM 32/768, DSD512)
1 USB-A (PCM 24/192, DSD64)
|Audio Outputs DAC||stereo RCA @ 1Volt and balanced XLR @ 2Volt|
|Audio Outputs Preamp||Stereo RCA, balanced XLR;
1 Headphone 6,3mm jack
|Frequency Response||20Hz-20kHz +/-0.1dB|
|THD – Total Harmonic Distortion||0.001% max|
|Signal to Noise Ratio||-125dB|
|Preamp Stage Volume Control||enabled/disabled by remote|
|Supported Audio Formats (Network)||PCM 24bit/192kHz
DSD64: DSF, DFF
AIFF (.aif, .aiff, .aifc)
WAV (.wav) packed/unpacked
IMPORTANT: UPnP server must support DSD streaming in order to stream DSD files.
|Supported Media Servers||all UPnP / DLNA / Roon|
|Control App||available for free on iOS and Android
Search for “GN Control” on the Apple App Store or Google Play Store
|Power Supply||100-240V, 50/60Hz
Multiple Transformer proprietary power supply
Power consumption: 30W
|Dimensions||200mm W, 80mm H, 260mm D|
|Finishes||Brushed Aluminium in Black, Silver or Gold colour|