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Gold Note DS-10 Streaming DAC


  • DAC / Streamer with Tidal, Spotify, Qobuz and Deezer
  • Pre-Amp
  • Headphone Amp
  • vTuner
  • Great performance & flexibility


The Gold Note Ds-10 is an incredibly sophisticated and versatile box of tricks! First all of 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 it to your network the DS-10 can also stream Spotify, Tidal, Qobuz, Deezer, all controlled via the Gold Note iOS or Android app.  It also supports Apple Airplay, vTuner Internet Radio, Bluetooth.

The DS-10 can also be 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.

From Gold Note…..

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 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 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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