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Gold Note
MAURIZIO ATERINI - FOUNDER - From a very young age the passion for music and its instruments of reproduction have marked my life so much to condition every choice I made. I desired to be able to offer the greater audience ideas and technical potentials with an all-Italian brand specialized in Hi-Fi created by a team with years of experience in the field. In 2012, with my wife Elena, my partner Alessio and a team of specialized technicians and engineers I founded GOLD NOTE, profiting from previous work experiences in the same industry. Together we created a High-End audio brand which since the start wanted to speak a simple but evocative language in order to bring the best of “Made in Italy” to the whole world. In my opinion, one of the greatest peculiarities of this brand is its “double glance”, our business vision which in some ways directed to the past, but at the same time to the future. On the outside, this approach is expressed by forms we give to our creations which prove a strong references to the artistic history of Tuscany though representing our point of view on the future of quality listening. The same thing is true on the inside of our products which are designed based on the cornerstone elements of the audiofile tradition but introducing new features and using components of information technology unknown to these kind of products until recently. The spirit of our audio equipment stems from the fusion of past and future. This means that we don’t see a contradiction in combining avant-garde technological innovations with a design that seeks ties with tradition. The Renaissance of our city Florence is a role model to be inspired by every day, a period of great technological innovation and new ideas, and this is the tradition we are interested in - it is our mission to reread it with deference and respect to obtain a direct connection with that innovative spirit of six centuries ago. Today Gold Note presents a line of unique, perfectly coherent and elegant products that allow you to set up an entire quality stereo system with turntables, electronics and loudspeakers. A philosophy that has allowed us to represent Italy, the most beautiful country in the world, as I have always dreamed of doing.

Gold Note DS-10 Plus DAC
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The DS-10 is a versatile state-of-the-art streaming DAC designed for the contemporary audiophile. The technology of the DS-10 is brilliantly enclosed in a compact-sized aluminium chassis and it’s the perfect addition to a modern High-End audio system. The DS-10 PLUS is also equipped with a 3.5 mm jack analogue input and a completely analogue stage, a perfect preamplifier for analogue and digital sources.

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).

Part of the Series 10, the DS-10 is the perfect connection between the PH-10 phono stage and the PA-10 power amplifier, and the core of a smart stereo system.

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 Equalisation 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.

DAC

D/A Converter AKM AK4493 PCM up to 32bit/768kHz & DSD512 native

STREAMER

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

CONNECTIVITY

LAN/WLAN
Bluetooth 5.0 (44/16)

DIGITAL INPUTS

1 RCA Coax (PCM 24/192)
2 Optical Tos-Link (PCM 24/192)
1 AES/EBU XLR (PCM 24/192)
1 USB-B (PCM 32/768, DSD512)
1 USB-A (PCM 24/192, DSD64)

ANALOGUE INPUT

3,5mm mini jack

AUDIO OUTPUTS DAC

stereo RCA @ 1Volt and balanced XLR @ 2Volt

AUDIO OUTPUTS PREAMP

Stereo RCA, balanced XLR;
1 headphone 6,3mm Jack on the front panel double gain

OUTPUT IMPEDANCE

50Ω

FREQUENCY RESPONSE

20Hz-20kHz +/-0.1dB

THD - TOTAL HARMONIC DISTORTION

0.001% max

SIGNAL TO NOISE RATIO

-125dB

PREAMP STAGE VOLUME CONTROL

enabled/disabled by remote

DYNAMIC RANGE

120dB

SUPPORTED AUDIO FORMATS (NETWORK)

PCM 24bit/192kHz
DSD64: 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

REMOTE CONTROL

included

CONTROL APP

available for free on iOS and Android
Search for "GN Control" on the Apple App Store or Google Play Store

POWER SUPPLY

100-240V, 50/60Hz
Multiple Transformer proprietary power supply
Power consumption: 30W

DIMENSIONS

200mm W, 80mm H, 260mm D

WEIGHT

4kg net
5Kg boxed

FINISHES

Brushed Aluminium in Black, Silver or Gold color

We are still delivering orders as normal. When your order ships you will still receive tracking details. For UK shipments, Our couriers have procedures in place to ensure deliveries are arriving as quickly & safely as possible. Drivers can now sign for your parcels, however will notify you that they have arrived, in order to ensure you receive your parcel. Signing for the parcel has now been stopped temporally for hygiene reasons. Drivers are also working with customer instructions, so you can ask them to leave the parcel in a safe place (doorstep etc...) if you prefer not to come into direct contact with the driver.

Express Deliveries

Express Delivery is FREE on all orders over £50. Express Delivery offers delivery in 24-72 hours from time of purchase. We use premium couriers for this service, mainly DPD & Royal Mail. DPD will offer you a one hour window for delivery to make sure someone is at home, or you can reschedule the delivery if no one is around. 

Standard Deliveries

Here at Kronos AV, we have vast experience with e-commerce sales. Making sure that your parcel arrives undamaged is a huge priority for us. That’s why at Kronos AV, we only use premium couriers for all our orders. All our parcels are shipped with DPD or Royal Mail and are always sent Signed For to make sure it gets to the right person. 

If for any reason your parcel does arrived damaged, please get in touch, and we will be happy to get everything resolved for you. We are always on hand to help!

Details

Delivery is FREE on all orders over £50. In order to offer FREE delivery to UK customers, we use several premium couriers to ensure your delivery arrives safe.

Most large orders (over 2kg) ship using DPD or DHL courier and smaller orders (under 2kg) by Royal Mail signed for services.

The most appropriate courier will be chosen for the items ordered to ensure the quickest possible delivery.

We can offer very generous trade in offers across the majority of our product range. 

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If you have any question, please feel free to call us on 03435236169 or email support@kronosav.com