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We have in stock and ready to ship a GOLD NOTE DS-10 in BLACK. It’s new in a factory sealed box and comes with full warranty.
Gold Note DS-10 DAC Streamer
The most complete D/A converter.
DS-10 represents the state of the art among our digital signal decoding electronics, but it is much more than a DAC. The experience gained with the top of the line model DS-1000 and the addition of innovative features of the IS-1000 integrated amp and streamer have led us to designing this smaller all-in-one unit: a DAC, Streamer and line preamplifier with AES-EBU digital inputs typical of the professional market, a headphone output and advanced connectivity to use all available streaming services and much more for a fresh and new experience of digital music at an accessible High-End level.
The DS-10 is our new 4-in-1 unit designed to cover the needs of the contemporary audiophile. It perfectly completes any audio system offering internet and digital connectivity with the purity of the premium Gold Note High-End audio sound performance. All this high-technology is brilliantly enclosed in a convenient compact sized and eye-catching chassis. The DS-10 is a new generation D/A Converter and UPnP-DLNA Streamer, created to revolutionise any audio system with its ability to browse web streaming players and digital sources. Inspired by Gold Note’s acclaimed top models, it merges the extended connectivity features of the IS-1000 All-In-One unit adding an impressive headphones double power GAIN output to drive the most demanding models. It also features, for the first time on a High-End audio product, the exceptional high-resolution Bluetooth 5.0.
The DS-10 is a Roon Ready device, fully multi-room system compatible with a quick plug&play installation. You simply need to connect it to your network (Wi-Fi or Ethernet) and then to the power amplifier or active speakers to be ready to start exploring the limitless possibilities of online music. You can stream through Roon, Airplay, Tidal, MQA , Qobuz, Spotify and Deezer, controlling everything with our easy to use App on your phone or tablet (available for iOS and Android for free). You can also access all your collections of digital music stored locally on a NAS or USB flash drive (DSD64 on USB and LAN, PCM up to 24/192).
By letting you access the factory settings, the DS-10 becomes one of the most versatile D/A converters on the market. The sound behaviour can be changed to adapt the music played to the taste of the listener without modifying the audio signal but only adjusting the electrical profiles, acting on the deemphasis, the low- pass digital filters and the power applied to the digital chip. Such profiles can be managed and stored in real time during music playback for maximum convenience and a unique listening experience.
The DS-10 is a magical musical box that brings digital music to an unprecedented High-End audiophile pleasure, giving you access to all the music in the world without any concession on sound quality.
- Features the excellent new generation AKM AK9943 DAC converter, ideal for a high-resolution audio source.
- Developed to convert even files from USB flash memories and network connections thanks to 2 Optical TOS-Link inputs and 1 USB-A port.
- The Gold Note “GN Control” app enables accessing every function of DS-10 via smartphone and tablet, always playing fully analogue volume.
- Thanks to the great variety of compatible streaming services DS-10 is the ideal doorstep to the limitless world of High-Resolution music.
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 and WiFi, Bluetooth High Definition 5.0
AUDIO OUTPUTS DAC: Stereo RCA @ 1Volt and balanced XLR @ 2Volt
AUDIO OUTPUTS PRE : Stereo RCA, balanced XLR; 1 headphone 6,3mm Jack on the front panel double gain
DIGITAL INPUTS: 1 RCA Coax, 2 Optical Tos-Link, 1 AES/EBU XLR, 1 USB-B DAC Input DSD512, 1 USB-A host (for flash memories)
OUTPUT IMPEDANCE: 50Ω
FREQUENCY RESPONSE: 20Hz-20kHz +/-0.1dB
THD: 0.001% max
SIGNAL TO NOISE RATIO: -125dB
PREAMP STAGE VOLUME CONTROL: enabled/disabled by remote
DYNAMIC RANGE: 120dB
SUPPORTED AUDIO FORMATS (NETWORK): up to PCM 24bit/192kHz: AIFF, ALAC, WAV, FLAC, MP3, DSD64, Apple Lossless, OGG
SUPPORTED MEDIA SERVERS: all UPnP / DLNA / Roon
REMOTE CONTROL: included
CONTROL APP: available for iOS and Android
POWER SUPPLY: 100-240V, 50/60Hz - Multiple Transformer proprietary power supply
POWER CONSUMPTION: 30W
OPTIONAL: DS-10 Plus featuring 3,5mm mini jack analogue input
DIMENSIONS: 200mm W, 80mm H, 260mm D
WEIGHT: 4kg net, 5Kg boxed
FINISH: Brushed Aluminium in Black