Gold Note DS-10 streaming DAC, gold
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 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
- CONNECTIVITY: LAN/WLAN, 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) (32Gb max for pen drives)
- AUDIO OUTPUTS DAC: stereo RCA @ 1Volt and balanced XLR @ 2Volt
- AUDIO OUTPUTS PREAMP: Stereo RCA, balanced XLR; 1 Headphone 6,3mm jack
- OUTPUT IMPEDANCE: 50Ω
- 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
- DYNAMIC RANGE: 120dB
- SUPPORTED AUDIO FORMATS (NETWORK): PCM 24bit/192kHz, DSD64: DSF, DFF, AIFF (.aif, .aiff, .aifc), ALAC, WAV (.wav) packed/unpacked, FLAC, MP3, 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
- REMOTE CONTROL: included
- 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
- WEIGHT: 4kg net, 5Kg boxed
- FINISHES: Brushed Aluminium in Black, Silver or Gold colour