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Gold Note PA-10 & DS-10 EVO Combo

Gold Note PA-10 & DS-10 EVO 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 

DS-10 Description

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 Description

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.

ADVANCED FEATURES

BRIDGE-TIED-LOAD

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.

SELECTABLE DAMPING FACTOR

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.

GN LINK

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.

DS-10 Specs
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)

AUDIO OUTPUTS DAC

stereo RCA @ 1Volt and balanced XLR @ 2Volt

AUDIO OUTPUTS PREAMP

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

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 colour

PA-10 Specs
DIMENSIONS

200mm W x 80mm H x 260mm D


WEIGHT

3,8Kg net weight
5Kg boxed

FINISHES

Brushed Aluminium in Black, Silver or Gold color

AUDIO INPUTS

Stereo RCA unbalanced
Stereo XLR balanced

AUDIO OUTPUTS

Speaker terminals: Gold Plated Binding Posts


POWER OUTPUT

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

FREQUENCY RESPONSE

10Hz-30kHz at +/-1dB

TOTAL HARMONIC DISTORTION (THD+N)

0,05%


NOISE FLOOR

-80dBV

DAMPING FACTOR

adjustable on the rear

INPUT SENSITIVITY

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

INPUT IMPEDANCE

13KΩ RCA
13KΩ XLR


POWER SUPPLY

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

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