DS-1000 - DAC

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PREMIUM DAC designed for extreme performance and DSD playback


DS-1000 is the best Gold Note High-End audio DAC ever also enable Streaming connectivity and Network Player functions that will let you enjoy your favourite music with the greatest audio quality.

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2 880,00 €

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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 inputs to convert PCM audio files and DSD 64/128/256.

Besides DS-1000 works as Media Player and Stream high-resolution music from online music services (like TIDAL and QOBUZ) and even browse digital radio stations playing via LAN and WifFi as well as it guarantees playback from USB keys, Hard Disk through two front USB 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.

Upgrade when you want to

For ultimate performance and audio pleasure, DS-1000 can be equipped with the external balanced Class A Tube Output stages:

TUBE-1012 - featuring 12 double triode tubes, a special unit employing 6 transformers, inductive and tube power supply, ultra-low distortion, noise-less and low impedance output.

TUBE-1006 - a 6 tubes unit that will significantly improve performances and enrich your audio experience.

The voltage of the Tube Output Stages will always be extremely stable on every audio signal path due to two proprietary Dual-Mono transformers PSU, achieving high-quality audio performances, annulling digital interferences.

To step up the configuration DS-1000 modular design offers also an External Inductive PSU:

PSU-1250 - Super external inductive power supply unit with 9 transfomer able to deliver pure power to DS-1000 and provide a full galvanic insulation from the AC system, shielding perfectly the unit from RFI and EMI.

altyernatively the PSU is available evene in a 5 transfomers model PSU-1000 replying the characteristics of PSU-1250 

HI-END DAC featuring, NETwork PLAYER & streamer via PCM and DSD

DAC converting up to native DSD 64/128/256/352,8 and PCM up to 24bit/192kHz audio from USB and via web LAN/WiFi through a cutting edge Burr-Brown PCM1792A D/A Converter chip featuring Coax and Optical for best PCM native converter up to 24/192kHz resolution.


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.


The Gold Note proprietary SKC - Single Knob Control - and TFT display allow intuitive conveniently controlled with a single knob joggle. The unit is also fully controlled via WiFi.


One optional integrated preamplifier stage and balanced input to perform an all-in-one unit able to conveniently drive any audio system.

DS-1000 DAC converts audio files from digital sources having optical, coaxial and also converts computer audio files via USB port. It also plays audio files from the local NET Media Player connected to internet, Internet radio stations via V-Tuner and File Streaming via Tidal.


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 plays HardDisk and USB sticks (FAT32) via two USB A without any built-in storage.


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


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
Phase response: linear phase, absolute phase inverted
Digital filter: Gold Note Zero-Clock™ circuit enabling three different Master Clock
Volume control: switchable On/Off Digital partializer


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


TUBE-1012 external inductive powered 12 tubes Class-A Output Stage Unit
TUBE-1006 external 6 tubes Class-A Output Stage unit

PSU-1250 external ultra inductive analogue power supply Unit withn 9 transfomer 

PSU-1000 external ultra inductive analogue power supply Unit withn 5 transfomer 


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)
  • WAV (.wav) packed/unpacked
  • FLAC
  • WmA Windows media Audio 9
  • WAX Windows media audio metafiles
  • ASX Advanced Stream Redirector (.asx)
  • MPEG-4 Advanced Audio coding File, .aac, .m4a including Apple lossless
  • MP3

Supported media servers:

  • Minim
  • Bubble UPnP
  • all UPnP certified media servers

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

Dimensions: 430mm L x 135mm H x 375mm H
Weight: 12Kg

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