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.
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).
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.
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.
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!
Being Roon Ready means that Gold Note uses Roon streaming technology, for an incredible user interface, simple setup, rock-solid daily reliability, and the highest levels of audio performance, without compromise.
Inputs and outputs
Dimensions and weight
Black anodised aluminium with a traditional brushed finish
Silver anodised aluminium with a traditional brushed finish
Gold anodised aluminium with a traditional brushed finish
DS-10 and DS-10 PLUS
Minor fixes for gapless when connected via Wi-Fi.
The remote can be used to Play/Pause, Skip forward, Skip backward while streaming with Roon, AirPlay and Spotify.
The remote can be used to Play/Pause while streaming with Tidal and Qobuz.
Selection frame highlights the last changed function.