Gold Note DS-10 Streaming DAC / Preamplifier
The DS-10 Streaming DAC / Preamplifier is a versatile state-of-the-art streaming DAC, designed for the contemporary audiophile: it features a new generation D/A Converter, UPnP-DLNA Streamer, Line Preamplifier and Headphone Amplifier.
Inspired by our 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 headphone double power GAIN output. The DS-10 is also equipped with 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.
The technology of the DS-10 is enclosed in a compact-sized aluminum chassis, which makes it the perfect addition to a modern High-End audio system.
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HIGH-END DAC AND NETWORK STREAMER
The DS-10 Streaming DAC / Preamplifier 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 our easy to use GN Control App on your smartphone or tablet (available for free on iOS and Android).
LINE PREAMPLIFIER AND HEADPHONES AMP
The DS-10 Streaming DAC / Preamplifier 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 DS-10 also features a professional 6.3mm headphones output with two sensitivity levels (High/Low), a proprietary technology we 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.
DIGITAL CHAMELEON AUDIOPHILE DAC
The DS-10 Streaming DAC / Preamplifier 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.
EASY TO INSTALL, EASY TO SET UP
The DS-10 Streaming DAC / Preamplifier is a plug & play DAC that is easy and quick to set up in your system. Once it’s connected to your network, it only needs a power amplifier or some active speakers and you are ready to start listening. All the functions available on the DS-10 are fully controlled through the SKC (Single Knob Control) and the dedicated App GN Control. With its large 2.8” TFT display you can quickly check all the functions of the DS-10 and control it using the dedicated App and our SKC (Single Knob Control) located on the front panel, or the Gold Note remote control. Our easy to use GN Control App displays all metadata, cover and other information registered on the track as well as the real resolution format on your smartphone or tablet (available for free on iOS and Android).
DURABLE DESIGN 100% MADE IN ITALY
Our products are designed to ensure the best experience of use and theDS-10 Streaming DAC / Preamplifier features a state-of-the- art mechanical structure made of solid machined steel and thick aluminum. The high-quality materials used guarantee low-frequency resonance, feedback vibrational control and low magnetic inertial field.
Thanks to the unique and innovative Gold Note modular design, the DS-10 can drive PSU-10 EVO, the dedicated external inductive power supply, to enhance its performance even more. If you are after uncompromising quality, check with your local dealer the availability of PSU-10 EVO and arrange a listening session.
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)
- WAV (.wav) packed/unpacked
- DSD64: DSF, DFF
- Apple Lossless
- IMPORTANT: UpnP server must support DSD streaming in order to stream DSD files.
SUPPORTED MEDIA SERVERS: All UPnP // DLNA // Roon
INPUTS AND OUTPUTS
- 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
POWER CONSUMPTION: 30W
FUSE: 2A F
POWER SUPPLY: 100-240V, 50/60Hz // Multiple Transformer proprietary power supply
DIMENSIONS AND WEIGHT
DIMENSIONS: 200mm W | 80mm H | 260mm D
WEIGHT: Kg. 4 – net // Kg. 5 – boxed
- BLACK: Black anodised aluminum with a traditional brushed finish
- SILVER: Silver anodised aluminum with a traditional brushed finish
- GOLD: Gold anodised aluminum with a traditional brushed finish