Gold Note DS-10 EVO DAC/Preamp


  • DAC / Pre-Amp / Network Streamer
  • Roon Ready Endpoint
  • Headphone Amp
  • Superb Performance


Gold Note DS-10 EVO DAC/Preamp

This is the very latest version of the Gold Note DS-10 – released in November 2022, this new version of the DS-10 offers Tidal Connect streaming (the previous version of the DS-10 Tidal streaming was via the Gold Note App), a brand new display and improved performance over the outgoing model with refined digital and analogue stages.

The Gold Note EVO Ds-10 is an incredibly sophisticated and versatile box of tricks!

It is a very high performing DAC, connect your Melco, Aurender, Innous or computer to its USB input or connect your CD transport to one of the Optical, Coaxial or AES digital inputs.

There is also an ethernet input (as well as Wi-Fi) so if you connect to DS-10 EVO to your network you can also stream Spotify (Connect), Tidal, Qobuz, Deezer, all controlled via the Gold Note iOS or Android app. With the new EVO version of the DS10 Tidal streaming is via Tidal Connect

The DS-10 EVO is also a Roon Ready Endpoint and it also supports Apple Airplay, vTuner Internet Radio and Bluetooth.

The DS-10 EVO can also be easily configured to use as a Pre-amp as well as as both RCA and XLR analogue outputs – connect it to one of their PA-10 Power Amplifiers and just add speakers! There is also a high performance headphone output on the front panel as well.

For the money performance is outstanding, connect a Melco N100 via USB and a PA-10 and the sound is engaging, refined yet communicative, it is never forward, aggressive or strident in the way it presents itself.

If you subscribe to a streaming service the DS-10 on it can act as a fully fledged one box source component, although the performance can be further enhanced with the addition of the EVO-10 Power Supply, priced at £1200 this PSU is a really effective upgrade.

The standard DS-10 EVO only offers digital inputs, if you require an analogue input there is a version called the DS-10 EVO Line, this model has a single analogue input in the form of a 3.5m socket, the DS-10 EVO Line is £3000.

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From Gold Note…..

The DS-10 EVO 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 EVO Line 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 EVO is 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 Tidal, 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 EVO 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 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)
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
AIFF (.aif, .aiff, .aifc)
WAV (.wav) packed/unpacked
Apple Lossless
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




Additional information


Black, Silver, Gold

Free UK P&P


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