DS-10

The new generation Streaming DAC

THE AUDIO SOURCE FOR THE CONTEMPORARY AUDIOPHILE

The DS-10 is a versatile state-of-the-art streaming DAC, designed for the contemporary audiophile: it features a new generation D/A Converter, UPnP-DLNA Streamer, Line Preamplifier and Headphone Amplifier. 

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 headphone double power GAIN output. The DS-10 is also equipped with 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.

The technology of the DS-10 is enclosed in a compact-sized aluminium chassis, which makes it the perfect addition to a modern High-End audio system.

HIGH-END DAC AND NETWORK STREAMER

The DS-10 is a Roon Ready device with a quick 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, vTuner and Deezer or access your collection of digital music stored locally on a NAS or a USB flash drive and control the DS-10 with our easy to use GN Control App on your smartphone or tablet (available for free on iOS and Android).

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 even through web players (when the Preamp stage is activated) and guarantee 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 help get the best out of your headphones. With the additional analogue input (available on the PLUS model only) the DS-10 can be matched to 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, which adapts to the music it’s playing as a chameleon. For the first time ever, the DAC behavior 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 amount of power applied to the circuits. Thanks to the ease of use and the clear menu on the display such profiles can be selected in real-time during music playback.

EASY TO INSTALL, EASY TO SET UP

The DS-10 is a plug & play DAC that is easy and quick to set up in your system. Once it’s connected to your network, it only needs a power amplifier or some active speakers and you are ready to start listening.

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. Our easy-to-use GN Control App (available for free on iOS and Android) displays on your smartphone or tablet all information registered on the track as well as the real resolution format.

DESIGN MADE IN ITALY

The DS-10 features a state-of-the-art mechanical structure made of solid machined steel and thick aluminium. The high-quality materials used guarantee low-frequency resonance, vibrational control, and a low magnetic inertial field.

 

Technical specifications

D/A CONVERTER CHIP

AKM AK4493 PCM (32bit/768kHz, 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 by remote

NETWORK CONNECTIVITY

LAN/WLAN (WiFi) 10/100Mbps (DSD64, PCM 24bit/192kHz)

Bluetooth: High Definition 5.0 (44/16)

HIGH QUALITY STREAMING

Tidal, Qobuz, MQA, vTuner, Deezer, Spotify, Airplay, Roon Ready

SUPPORTED AUDIO FORMATS (NETWORK)

PCM 24bit/192kHz:

AIFF (.aif, .aiff, .aifc)

ALAC

WAV (.wav) packed/unpacked

FLAC

MP3

DSD64: DSF, DFF

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

2x TOS-optical PCM asynchronous up to 24bit/192kHz

1x AES/EBU XLR PCM asynchronous up to 24bit/192kHz

1x USB-B asynchronous up to DSD512 and PCM up to 32bit/384kHz

1x USB-A port DSD64 and PCM up to 24bit/192kHz, formatted in FAT32/NTFS (32Gb max for pen drives)

ANALOGUE INPUT (DS-10 PLUS ONLY)

1x 3.5mm mini jack

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

30W

FUSE

2A F

POWER SUPPLY

Multiple Transformer proprietary 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

2490,00€

 

DS-10 PLUS

2890,00€

DS-10

 

DS-10 PLUS

With LINE-IN

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

VERSION 1.81

• gapless selection saved into memory (does not default to OFF when cycling the power)

• correction of minor bugs

To download and install the latest firmware version, click on the firmware update button below.

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