Gold Note DS-10 EVO Streaming DAC - Headphone Amplifier
THE NEW FRONTIERS OF DIGITAL MUSIC
The DS-10 is a versatile state-of-the-art streaming DAC, featuring a D/A converter with a cutting-edge streamer, a line preamplifier and a headphone amplifier. In addition to the already complete connectivity, it also features high-definition Bluetooth and audiophile headphone output. The DS-10 supports high-resolution files, such as MQA and DSD (up to DSD512), providing the best audio quality to enjoy your favorite songs. The technology of the DS-10 is enclosed in a compact-sized ultra-rigid aluminium chassis, which makes it the perfect addition to a modern High-End audio system.
HIGH-END DAC AND NETWORK STREAMER
With the DS-10, you can stream through Roon, Airplay, Tidal, MQA, Qobuz, Spotify, vTuner, and Deezer or access your collection of digital music stored locally on a NAS or a USB flash drive, controlling the device with our easy-to-use GN Control App on your smartphone or tablet (available for free on iOS and Android). In addition the DS-10 EVO, thanks to the implementation of Tidal Connect, you will be also able to stream directly from Tidal. A fully Roon Ready streamer, the DS-10 is also compatible with all UPnP/DLNA services, and Airplay 2.0. 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.
LINE PREAMPLIFIER AND HEADPHONES AMP
The DS-10 is equipped with an on/off switchable High-End Analogue Preamp stage to enable the control of the analogue volume using the remote, the SKC or the app GN Control, ensuring 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 get the best out of your headphones. With the additional analogue input, the LINE model 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 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. 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 DSD filter. 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!
A CUTTING-EDGE AND SUPER INTUITIVE UI
You can quickly check all the functions available on the DS-10 on its large 2.8” TFT display and fully control it through the SKC (Single Knob Control) located on the front panel, the Gold Note remote control, or the dedicated App GN Control, which in addition displays on your smartphone or tablet all information registered on the track as well as the real resolution format. On top of that, the user experience of the DS-10 EVO, compared to the previous DS-10, has been further improved with a renewed interface, evolving toward greater user-friendliness and allowing for firmware updates over the air.
Roon Ready network devices have Roon’s streaming technology built in, and are certified by Roon Labs to provide the highest level of quality and performance in network streaming.
D/A CONVERTER CHIP
AKM AK4493 PCM up to 32bit/768kHz and DSD512
THD (Total Harmonic Distortion)
SIGNAL TO NOISE RATIO
PREAMP STAGE VOLUME CONTROL
LAN/WLAN (WiFi) 802.11a/b/g/n/ac Dual Band (10/433Mbps)
Bluetooth: High Definition 5.0 (44/16)
HIGH QUALITY STREAMING
Roon Ready, Airplay, MQA, Qobuz, Deezer, Spotify Connect, Tidal, Tidal Connect, vTuner
SUPPORTED AUDIO FORMATS (NETWORK)
Up to PCM 32bit/384kHz
DSD256 (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
1x RCA coaxial PCM asynchronous up to 24bit/192kHz
1x AES/EBU balanced PCM asynchronous up to 24bit/192kHz
2x TOS-Link PCM asynchronous up to 24bit/192kHz
1x USB-B up to DSD512 and PCM up to 32bit/384kHz
1x USB-A port DSD256 and PCM up to 32bit/384kHz, formatted in FAT32/NTFS (32Gb max for pen drives)
1x 3.5mm mini-jack (input impedance 10kΩ)
1x unbalanced RCA @ 2Vrms
1x balanced XLR @ 2Vrms
1x unbalanced RCA
1x balanced XLR
1x headphone 6,3mm jack on front panel (double gain)