A MODERN AUDIO SOURCE FOR THE CONTEMPORARY AUDIOPHILE
The DS-10 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 aluminium chassis, which makes it the perfect addition to a modern High-End audio system.
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.
EASY TO INSTALL, EASY TO SET UP
The DS-10 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 the DS-10 features a state-of-the-art mechanical structure made of solid machined steel and thick aluminium. The high-quality materials used guarantee low-frequency resonance, feedback vibrational control and a 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)
THD (Total Harmonic Distortion)
SIGNAL TO NOISE RATIO
PREAMP STAGE VOLUME CONTROL
Enabled/Disabled by remote
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)
AIFF (.aif, .aiff, .aifc)
WAV (.wav) packed/unpacked
DSD64: DSF, DFF
IMPORTANT: UpnP server must support DSD streaming in order to stream DSD files.
SUPPORTED MEDIA SERVERS
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)
Multiple Transformer proprietary power supply
200mm W | 80mm H | 260mm D
Kg. 4 – net
Kg. 5 – boxed
Multifunctional remote control included