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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 PA-10 & DS-10 Combo
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Creating the ultimate combo, the DS-10 & PA-10 are the perfect setup for any aspiring audiophile. Compact only in appearance, this combo offers a stunning soundstage coupled with blissful dynamics. 


The DS-10 offers everything you need from a pre/source, including full WiFi streaming capabilities, Pre amplifier and a simply stunning DAC. Adding to that you benefit from an exceptional headphone amplifier, should you wish to add headphones, and if you decide that you want to add a turntable, you can add the Gold Note PH-10 which is also supplied in a matching chassis, giving you a compact system that can rival even some of the finest systems on the market. 


The compact size allows for future upgrades, and does now require a lot of room for setup. The 

The DS-10 is a versatile state-of-the-art streaming DAC designed for the contemporary audiophile, it’s much more than just a DAC. The experience gained with our flagships models has inspired us to design this smaller all-in-one unit featuring DAC, Streamer, Line Preamplifier – with AES-EBU digital inputs typical of the professional market – Headphone Output, and advanced connectivity for a fresh new experience of digital music with High-End quality.

The DS-10 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.

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 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.

PA-10 is the new power amplifier of the Gold Note Series 10 that can play either in stereo or in mono (bridged) mode. Characterized by great built quality and an impressive variety of functions, PA-10 is an incredibly versatile power amplifier suitable for any modern High-End system. The aesthetic of the chassis is derived from the other Series 10 products integrating the PA-10 seamlessly into a coherent concept that is inspired by the world-famous Italian style and Gold Note modular design.

The amplifier is composed of a high-quality chassis based of heavy aluminum panels and selected audio components. The idea behind the PA-10 was to design a compact size power amplifier (less than half-width compared to standard Hifi electronics) that would nonetheless be capable of astounding power to drive any kind of loudspeakers. The new great proprietary technology developed for the PA-10 allows the amplifier to act like a Class A amplifier doubling its power while lowering the speaker impedance and thus featuring 75Watt in stereo @ 8 Ω, 150Watt @ 4Ω and 300Watt @ 2Ω, and amazing 300Watt @ 8Ω, 600Watt @ 4Ω in mono mode.

PA-10 distinguishes itself also because of its great versatility applying a lot of the innovations Gold Note has become known for: starting from the adjustable Damping Factor lets you perfectly pairing different kinds of speakers from the most difficult to drive models to high sensitivity and mini monitor providing always the best energy matching.

The Bridge-Tied-Load technology (mono mode) allows PA-10 being a super high power amplifier to virtually drive any speaker of the market, while the XLR stereo output enables the PA-10 to be configured in series for convenient high quality multi room solutions helped by the automatic stand-by mode based on the audio signal received.

The PA-10 comes with both RCA and XLR Inputs. It optionally offers the possibility to be simultaneously connected to two different sources like the Gold Note PH-1000 phono stage with volume control and the DS-10 4-in-1 DAC.

More user friendliness is given with the in-house In/Out GN Link technology which allows putting the amplifier in master-slave-mode with other units with the same feature.


The PA-10 is a fully balanced amplifier featuring a BTL design (Bridge-Tied-Load) which allows the unit to be easily bridged and work as a mono amplifier doubling its power rate from 75Watt per channel @ 8Ω to a considerable 600Watt @ 4Ω load. Using two PA-10 will increase the performance of your stereo system noticeably. The existing flexibility of the stereo power amplifier could even be largely extended with the mono application for all kind of speakers that require really high power and great energy.


Like the flagship model PA-1175 MKII, PA-10 features a unique adjustable Damping Factor design allowing for an ideal matching with any kind of loudspeakers: PA-10 can drive either large and difficult speakers or high sensitivity and mini-monitor speakers.


The proprietary GN LINK technology allows putting the PA-10 into Master-Slave-Mode with other sources like the DS-10 or a second PA-10. When connected via the GN Link cable, the unit will go in standby mode and will re-activate itself only when receiving a signal from the master unit. The GN Link-Function guarantees major user-friendliness since you will be switching ON/OFF the entire audio chain from one source only.


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


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


Bluetooth 5.0 (44/16)


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)


stereo RCA @ 1Volt and balanced XLR @ 2Volt


Stereo RCA, balanced XLR;
1 Headphone 6,3mm jack




20Hz-20kHz +/-0.1dB


0.001% max




enabled/disabled by remote




PCM 24bit/192kHz
AIFF (.aif, .aiff, .aifc)
WAV (.wav) packed/unpacked
Apple Lossless
IMPORTANT: UPnP server must support DSD streaming in order to stream DSD files.


all UPnP / DLNA / Roon




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


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


200mm W, 80mm H, 260mm D


4kg net
5Kg boxed


Brushed Aluminium in Black, Silver or Gold colour


200mm W x 80mm H x 260mm D


3,8Kg net weight
5Kg boxed


Brushed Aluminium in Black, Silver or Gold color


Stereo RCA unbalanced
Stereo XLR balanced


Speaker terminals: Gold Plated Binding Posts


2 x 75W @ 8Ω Stereo load

2 x 150W @ 4Ω Stereo load

2 x 300W @ 2Ω Stereo load

1 x 300W @ 8Ω Mono (BTL) load

1 x 600W @ 4Ω Mono (BTL) load


10Hz-30kHz at +/-1dB






adjustable on the rear


1,4V RMS on RCA
1,4V RMS on XLR




100-240V, 50/60Hz
Power consumption: 1400W max / 10W idle / <1W Standby

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.

There has been no changes to deliveries with Brexit. All deliveries to the UK mainland, Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland are operating as normal. No VAT or charges are applicable. 

We have several deomonstation areas in both of our branches. Please give us a call on 03435236169 or email 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!


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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