DS-1000 is the best D/A Converter we have ever made: a true High-End DAC capable of delivering audiophile sound from digital files and that features Network Player functions to let you enjoy your favourite music always with the greatest audio quality. You can easily stream music using the dedicated App and control all functions via the remote control as well as with the intuitive front joggle and TFT display which always displays all setups at a glance.
The DS-1000 offers high-resolution digital inputs to convert native PCM audio files up to 24bit/192kHz via S/Pdif coaxial and TOS-Optical inputs. It’s also equipped with one USB host input to convert PCM audio files and DSD 64/128/256.
Besides, DS-1000 also offers streaming features to use high-resolution online music servers (TIDAL, QOBUZ) and even browse digital radio stations playing via LAN and WiFi and reading audio files directly from USB keys and Hard Disks through the USB-A ports.
A large 3,5” TFT monitor shows all unit information in a clear menu that’s easy to browse, showing all options: digital USB inputs, Radio Stations, Media server. Thanks to the exclusive SKC – Single Knob Control the unit becomes a friendly plug-and-play source can be fully controlled even without a remote or the computer and mobile App.
DS-1000 offers a unique modular design exclusively engineered for Gold Note’s 1000 series that allows the system to expand and improve as it can feature an optional internal Preamp Stage Card and even an Analogue Stereo Input, turning the DS-1000 into a complete high-end audio Digital Player that can be connected straight to your power amp or active speakers.
Though DS-1000 comes with digital volume control as a standard, audio enthusiasts will appreciate the optional high quality Preamp Stage Card powered by a PGA single resistor dual-mono to achieve better performance and audio purity.
DS-1000 is a D/A Converter with native DSD 64/128/256 and PCM up to 24bit/192kHz compatibility via USB, LAN and Wi-Fi through a cutting edge Burr-Brown PCM1792A featuring Coax and Optical inputs to guarantee the best native resolution.
DS-1000 converts audio files from all digital sources with its optical and coaxial inputs and it can also convert computer audio files using the USB port.
With its streaming capabilities, DS-1000 can play from any NAS connected to the local network, browse Internet radios via V-Tuner and even play Hi-Res music via Tidal and Qobuz.
DS-1000 DAC features easy set up Apple iOS and Android proprietary software for full control via iPhones and iPads as well as smart phones and tablets. The App makes it easy to control all the digital inputs displaying all meta data, cover and information registered on the track as well as real resolution format.
Our proprietary SKC technology – Single Knob Control – combined with the TFT display makes it easy and quick to conveniently control the DS-1000 using a single knob joggle.
The unit is also fully controlled via App and a Gold Note remote is supplied.
The integrated preamplifier stage and balanced XLR input available on demand will turn DS-1000 into an All-In-One unit able to drive any kind of High End audio system. Using only the Analogue Balanced Stereo Input the DS-1000 will become a really complete Preamp as well.
Innovative unique modular design allows a variety of external upgrades, including Class-A Tube Stages, External Inductive PSU, Preamp Card and Analogue Stereo Input.
DS-1000 features a great mechanical structure made of solid machined steel and thick aluminium panels to guarantee low frequency resonance, and magnetic inertial field.
BurrBrown chipset PCM1796 – standard
|Network Player and Streamer||
PCM and DSD64
430mm W, 135mm H, 375mm D
Case: Brushed Aluminium in Black, Silver or Gold color
Digital input: 1 RCA S/PDIF coaxial and 1 TOS-optical asynchronous 24bit/192kHz
Line output level (fixed): stereo RCA @ 2Volt and balanced XLR @ 4Volt
|THD – Total Harmonic Distortion||
|Signal to Noise Ratio||
Gold Note Zero-Clock™ circuit enabling three different Master Clock
|Digital Volume Control||
enabled/disabled by remote
LAN/WLAN WiFi: 802.11b/g via RJ45 10/100Mbps socket and Antenna playing native and DoP DSD64/128/256 and PCM up to 24bit/192kHz
|Supported Audio Formats||
AIFF (.aif, .aiff, .aifc)
|Supported Media Servers||
DS-1000 mkII Deluxe compared to the Classic model features an Analogue Preamp Stage and one Stereo XLR analogue balanced input.
available for iOS and Android
100-120V / 220-240V, 50/60Hz, depending on market destination, not convertible
PSU-1250/1000 external inductive power supply