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DS-10 D/A Converter, Streamer & Headphone Amp

DS-10 D/A Converter, Streamer & Headphone Amp

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A Complete Digital Audio Source

DS-10 is designed to cover the needs of the contemporary audiophile completing any audio system offering almost all kind of Internet and Digital connectivity with the purity of the premium Gold Note High-End audio sound performance in a convenient elegant shape. DS-10 is an innovative D/A Converter inspired from the acclaimed top mode DS-1000l merging the extended features of IS-1000 All-In-One unit adding even something more. Most importantly, it’s quick to install and easy to use every day making DS-10 a complete unit to be integrated into any High-End audio system.

Digital Audio DAC & Full Function Streamer

DS-10 is a new generation D/A Converter & UPnP, DLNA Streamer created to revolution any audio system being able to browse Web Streaming Players and Digital Sources. 

DS-10 can be matched with traditional CD players, TV or Media Servers as well as it is compatible with almost all internet services including Roon, Tidal, Qobuz, Airplay, Spotify, Deezer, V-Tuner, from which it can play DSD, PCM & MQA formats all to enjoy real "High-End Audio" as a new refreshing experience, hassle and cable free. You can connect your devices via Wifi/LAN but also via the last generation high definition digital Bluetooth 5.0 to guarantee best performance and easy connectivity with any device matched.

Thanks to its versatile design DS-10 converts D/A audio via S/PDIF coaxial, TOS-optical, AES asynchronous PCM 24 bit / 192 kHz inputs, one USB-B Host asynchronous for native and DoP DSD64/128 and PCM up to 32 bit/ 384 kHz. It also plays directly from HardDisk and USB sticks ( FAT32 / NTFS ) via USB-A directly.

DS-10 is a true High-End Audio DAC capable of audiophile sound from digital files featuring Streamer & Network Player functions to help enjoying your favorite music always with the greatest audio quality, fully controlled via App, remote and front knob to make it works super easily.

Preamplifier & Headphone Amplifier

DS-10 features an On/Off switchable High-End audio analogue preamp stage synchronized with all the remote control including a computer App which let the unit always play via the analogue stage, even with web players, guaranteeing the best performance ever.

DS-10 features a professional 6.3 mm headphone output with a proprietary design that allows selecting the sensitivity to drive almost any kind of headphone of the market. It will always be playing pure audio without compromise. No digital, no poor quality volume controls. 

Durable Design 100% Made in Italy

DS-10 features a great mechanical structure made of solid machined aluminum which guarantees low-frequency resonance and magnetic inertial field. The compact and iconic air vent design derives straight from the acclaimed PH-10 Phono Stage

Gold Note Modular Design

Thanks to its innovative and unique modular design DS-10 will optionally be able to perform a very special external power supply to effectively enhance the native performance of the unit.

New Total Control Over Your Audio System

The nice-looking 2.8” TFT monitor shows the unit information and the App allows to fully control the unit’s functions. While the unit is also equipped with a handset remote control our proprietary SKC technology - Single Knob Control - makes it easy and quick to control DS-10 using a single joggle.

IOS & Android App

DS-10 DAC features easy set up Apple iOS and Android proprietary software for full control via iPhones and iPads as well as smartphones and tablets. The App makes it easy to fully control DS-10 synchronizing the unit to all functions and lets even the Web Player play analogue volume when the preamp stage is activated.

GoldNote DS-10 D/A Converter, Streamer, & Headphone Amp User's Manual

Technical Specifications

D/A Converter AKM AK4493 PCM up to 32 bit / 768 kHz & DSD512 native and DoP
Streamer Network Player PCM & DSD
Frequency response: 20 Hz-20 kHz +/-0.1dB
THD – Total Harmonic Distortion: 0.001% max
Signal to Noise ratio: -125 dB
Dynamic range: 120 dB
Output impedance: 50 ohm
Preamp Stage Volume Control: enabled/disabled by remote


Mains supply: 100V to 240V, 50/60Hz
Multiple Transformer proprietary power supply
Power consumption: 30 watt

Digital Inputs

1 Ethernet LAN & Wi-Fi DSD64 (DoP) Resolution: PCM up to 24 bit /192 kHz
1 x RCA S/PDIF coaxial PCM asynchronous up to 24 bit / 192 kHz
2 x TOS-optical PCM asynchronous up to 24 bit / 192 kHz
1 x COAX asynchronous up to 24 bit / 192 kHz
1 x AES/EBU balanced PCM asynchronous up to 24 bit/192 kHz
1  x USB-B asynchronous native and up to DSD512 & PCM up to 32 bit/384 kHz
1 x USB-A port to feed USB flash memories, FAT32/NTFS formatted playing DSD64 & PCM up to 24 bit/192 kHz
1 x USB-B asynchronous native up to DSD512 & PCM up to 32 bit / 384 kHz

Audio Outputs

Line output level (fixed): stereo RCA @ 1Volt and balanced XLR @ 4Volt


LAN/WLAN ( WiFi ): 802.11b/g via RJ45 10/100Mbps socket
Bluetooth 5.0

Supported Audio Formats (Network)

AIFF (.aif, .aiff, .aifc)
WAV (.wav) packed/unpacked
Apple Lossless
IMPORTANT: UPnP server must support DSD streaming in order to stream DSD files.

Supported Media Servers

all UPnP / DLNA / Roon

Dimensions & Weight

220 mm wide | 80 mm high | 260 mm deep
4 Kg

Shipping dimensions: 11" ( W ) x 15.5" ( L ) x 7" ( H )