Gold Note DS-10 Plus DAC/Preamp
A COMPLETE AUDIO SOURCE: D/A CONVERTER, STREAMER, LINE PREAMPLIFIER AND HEADPHONE AMPLIFIER WITH ADDITIONAL ANALOG 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).
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 Equalization 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.
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 Equalization 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.
The Chameleon Mode is available on firmware version V.130 and higher.
Powered by the excellent new generation AKM AK4493 DAC to guarantee high-resolution digital audio.
Featuring a 3.5 mm mini-jack analogue input and a completely analogue stage, DS-10 PLUS is a complete preamplifier.
With our app GN Control you can access all the functions of DS-10 PLUS using your smartphone and tablet, even the analogue controls.
The Bluetooth 5.0 and the Headphone Output make the DS-10 PLUS an extremely versatile and modern digital source.
For a full list of specifications, refer to this Gold Note webpage: