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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-1000 DAC & Streamer (Optional Pre Amp Upgrade)
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DIGITAL AUDIO DAC & STREAMING

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 that features Network Player functions to help you enjoy your favourite music always with the greatest audio quality.

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. 

MORE TIME FOR MUSIC, LESS TIME TO MAKE IT WORK

A large 3,5” TFT monitor shows all unit information in a clear menu that's easy to browse, showing all options: digital inputs 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.

TOTAL CONTROL OVER YOUR SYSTEM

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.

The Analogue Balanced Stereo Input is also available as optional and allows DS-1000 to become a really complete Preamp as well.

HI-END DAC FEATURING, NETWORK PLAYER & STREAMER VIA PCM AND DSD

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.

IOS & ANDROID APP

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.

GOLD NOTE TFT DISPLAY & SKC

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.

PREAMP AND ANALOG INPUT STAGE

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 High End audio system.

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.

ULTRA VERSATILE DESIGN

DS-1000 converts D/A audio via S/PDIF coaxial and TOS-optical asynchronous PCM24bit/192kHz inputs, one USB Host asynchronous for native and DoP DSD64/128/256 and PCM up to 24bit/192kHz.

It also reads from HardDisk and USB sticks (FAT32) via USB without the need of any built-in storage memory.

GOLD NOTE MODULAR DESIGN

Innovative unique modular design allows a variety of external upgrades, including Class-A Tube Stages, External Inductive PSU, Preamp Card and Analogue Stereo Input.

TANK MECHANICAL STRUCTURE

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.

MAIN FEATURES

D/A Converter native PCM up to 24bit/192kHz & DSD 64/128/256  native and via DoP
Network Player and Streamer PCM and DSD64
Frequency response: 5Hz-200kHz +/-0.3dB
THD – Total Harmonic Distortion: 0.001% max
Signal to Noise ratio: -125dB
Dynamic response: 129dB
Output impedance: 50ohm
Digital filter: Gold Note Zero-Clock™ circuit enabling three different Master Clock
Digital Volume Control: enabled/disabled by remote
Dimensions: 430mm W | 135mm H | 375mm D
Weight: 11 kg

AUDIO INPUTS

Digital input: one RCA S/PDIF coaxial and one TOS-optical asynchronous 24bit/192kHz
USB: asynchronous native and DoP DSD64/128/256 and PCM up to 24bit/192kHz
USB: two USB-A front ports to feed USB flash memories and HDD only FAT32 formatted playing native and DoP DSD64/128/256 and PCM up to 24bit/192kHz.
Analogue input (optional): Stereo balanced XLR

AUDIO OUTPUTS

Line output level (fixed): stereo RCA @ 2Volt and balanced XLR @ 4Volt
Digital output: S/PDIF, 75ohm RCA 24bit

POWER

Mains supply: 100V to 245V, 50/60Hz
Dual-Mono power supply
Power consumption: 30W

CONNECTIVITY

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
Infrared remote: RC5 proprietary code

Supported audio formats:

  • AIFF (.aif, .aiff, .aifc)

  • ALAC

  • WAV (.wav) packed/unpacked

  • FLAC

  • WmA Windows media Audio 9

  • WAX Windows media audio metafiles

  • ASX Advanced Stream Redirector (.asx)

  • MP3

Supported media servers:

  • Minim

  • Bubble UPnP

  • all UPnP certified media servers

We have several deomonstation areas in both of our branches. Please give us a call on 03435236169 or email support@kronosav.com to enquire about hearing products at your local branch. 

Please always contact us before to make sure the product(s) are available

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