GOLD NOTE DS-10 PLUS
Streaming Dac with headphone output and line preamplifier
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The most complete Streaming DAC
The new generation streaming DAC featuring a headphone output and a line preamplifier, representing our vision of the future of Hi-Fi.
With the Chameleon Mode you can adjust the sonic profile of the DS-10 fine-tuning the performance of the DAC to adapt it to the music you’re playing, just as a chameleon, acting on the PCM Equalisation curve (Low Pass filter), the High-Frequency De-emphasis, and the internal power profile. The Chameleon technology allows you to adapt the DS-10 perfectly to the music you love while preserving the highest quality of the audio signal.
A COMPLETE AUDIO SOURCE: STREAMING D/A CONVERTER WITH HEADPHONE OUTPUT, LINE PREAMPLIFIER AND ANALOGUE INPUT
The DS-10 PLUS 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. The DS-10 PLUS is also equipped with an analogue input to become a complete preamplifier for analogue and digital sources, both the analogue line input and the preamp stage operate in a fully analogue way to preserve the purest audio quality (available on DS-10 PLUS only).
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 PLUS 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)
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)
Analogue Input: 3,5mm mini jack
Audio Outputs DAC: stereo RCA @ 1Volt and balanced XLR @ 2Volt
Audio Outputs Preamp: Stereo RCA, balanced XLR; 1 headphone 6,3mm Jack on the front panel double gain
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):
DSD64: 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: 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