DS-10

THE NEW FRONTIERS OF DIGITAL MUSIC

A DIGITAL AUDIO SOURCE HAS NEVER BEEN SO CONTEMPORARY

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

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.

 

Technical specifications

D/A CONVERTER CHIP

AKM PCM up to 32bit/768kHz and DSD512

FREQUENCY RESPONSE

20Hz-20kHz +/-0.1dB

THD (Total Harmonic Distortion)

0.001% max

SIGNAL TO NOISE RATIO

125dB

DYNAMIC RANGE

120dB

PREAMP STAGE VOLUME CONTROL

Enabled/Disabled

NETWORK CONNECTIVITY

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)
ALAC
WAV (.wav) packed/unpacked
FLAC
MP3
Apple Lossless
OGG
Monkey’s

IMPORTANT: UPnP server must support DSD streaming in order to stream DSD files.

SUPPORTED MEDIA SERVERS

All UPnP
DLNA
Roon

DIGITAL INPUTS

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)

ANALOGUE INPUT

1x 3.5mm mini-jack (input impedance 10kΩ)

AUDIO OUTPUTS

DAC:

1x unbalanced RCA @ 2Vrms
1x balanced XLR @ 2Vrms

PREAMP:

1x unbalanced RCA
1x balanced XLR
1x headphone 6,3mm jack on front panel (double gain)

OUTPUT IMPEDANCE

50Ω

POWER CONSUMPTION

35W

FUSE

2A F

POWER SUPPLY

DIMENSIONS

200mm W | 80mm H | 260mm D

WEIGHT

Kg. 4 – net
Kg. 5 – boxed

BLACK


Black anodised aluminium with a traditional brushed finish

SILVER


Silver anodised aluminium with a traditional brushed finish

GOLD


Gold anodised aluminium with a traditional brushed finish

REMOTE CONTROL

Multifunctional remote control included

EXTERNAL POWER SUPPLY

PSU-10 EVO External Inductive Power Supply

DS-10 EVO

• Streaming resolution: up to PCM 32/384kHz and DSD512
• Firmware update OTA (Over The Air)
• Wi-Fi Dual Band (10/433Mbps)
• Compatible with Tidal Connect

DS-10 EVO LINE

• Streaming resolution: up to PCM 32/384kHz and DSD512
• Analogue input (3.5mm mini-jack)
• Firmware update OTA (Over The Air)
• Wi-Fi Dual Band (10/433Mbps)
• Compatible with Tidal Connect

DS-10

• Streaming resolution: up to PCM 24bit/192kHz and DSD64
• Wi-Fi 10/100Mbps
Manual: download >

DS-10 PLUS

• Streaming resolution: up to PCM 24bit/192kHz and DSD64
• Analogue input (3.5mm mini-jack)
• Wi-Fi 10/100Mbps
Manual: download >

 

DS-10 Plus rear

GN CONTROL APP 

AppStore             GooglePlayStore

If you are using Windows, please download and install the dedicated driver to use the DS-10 with your PC

DS-10 EVO and DS-10 EVO LINE

VERSION 2.0.7
• Improved OTA updates
• Improved mute /un-mute management
• Fixed minor bugs when streaming from Spotify / Tidal

Download and install the latest firmware version from the SETTINGS menu on your DS-10 EVO.

DS-10 and DS-10 PLUS

VERSION 1.82
• 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.

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