The Gold Note DS-1000 EVO DAC Streamer is the most advanced streaming DAC ever produced by Gold Note. The DS-1000 EVO combines advanced technology solutions applied to the digital-to-analogue domain and delivers compelling sound quality, or, as Gold Note call it, the Italian Sound.

Similarly to Gold Notes flagship phono stage, the DS-1000 EVO is available in two versions. The standard model has a fixed output with connection required to an integrated or pre amplifier. The LINE version features a Class A pre amplifier output stage with audio-grade discrete components. The LINE version enables direct connection to an active pair of loudspeakers, or power amplifier. Both the Standard and LINE versions feature a professional 6.3mm headphones output, with two sensitivity levels (High/Low), a proprietary technology developed by Gold Note to get the best out of your headphones.

The core of the DS-1000 EVO is the Dual-Mono D/A converter design, which is powered by two AKM AK4493 converters to ensure the highest fidelity is achieved during the conversion stage, with virtually no crosstalk. Streaming is as easy as pressing play on the Tidal streaming app thanks to Tidal Connect, or simply connecting your computer with a USB cable – no audio file will be a problem, supporting MQA, PCM (up to 32bit/384kHz) and DSD (up to DSD512).

The DS-1000 EVO enables you to stream through Roon, Airplay, Tidal, MQA, Qobuz, vTuner, and Deezer. With Tidal Connect and Spotify Connect, streaming is even easier directly from within their apps. Being Roon Ready means that Gold Note DS-1000 EVO uses Roon streaming technology, for an incredible user interface, simple setup, rock-solid daily reliability, and the highest levels of audio performance, without compromise. Please contact a member of our team for further information regarding how to integrate Roon with the DS-1000 EVO.

To access your collection of digitally stored music, you can use any UPnP/DLNA software from your smartphone or tablet. Or simply download our app GN Control (free for iOS and Android) to control all the features and functions of the DS-1000 EVO, as well as managing your music and streaming services.

The DS-1000 EVO features a fine tuning function for the DAC called ‘Chameleon Mode’. The Chameleon Mode is accessible via the menu, using the multi function wheel. Further information is available in the instruction manual.

There are two external power supply upgrade options available for the DS-1000 EVO. The PSU-1000 and PSU-1250 provide a further sonic improvement by removing interference and electrical noise from the power system. A choice of two upgrade options are also available for the audio signal path, with the use of the Gold Note TUBE-1006 and TUBE-1012 Class A output stages.

DAC Chip – 2x AKM AK4493 PCM up to 32bit/768kHz and DSD512
Frequency Response – 20Hz-20kHz +/-0.1dB
THD (Total Harmonic Distortion) – 0.001% max
Signal to Noise Ratio – 125dB
Dynamic Range – 120dB
Pre Amp Stage Volume Control (Line Version Only) – Enabled/Disabled
Network Connectivity – LAN/WLAN (WiFi) 802.11a/b/g/n/ac Dual Band (10/433Mbps) Bluetooth: High Definition 5.0 (44/16)
High Quality Streaming – Roon Ready, Airplay, MQA, Qobuz, Deezer, Spotify Connect, Tidal, Tidal Connect, vTuner
Supported Audio Formats (Network) – Up to PCM 32bit/384kHz, DSD256 (DSF, DFF), AIFF (.aif, .aiff, .aifc), ALAC, WAV (.wav) packed/unpacked, FLAC, WAV, MP3, Apple Lossless, OGG, Monkey’s (UPnP server must support DSD streaming in order to stream DSD files)
Supported Media Servers – All UPnP, DLNA, Roon

Digital Inputs – 1x RCA coaxial PCM asynchronous up to 24bit/192kHz, 1x AES/EBU balanced PCM asynchronous up to 24bit/192kHz, 2x TOS-Link PCM asynchronous up to 24bit/192kHz, 1x USB-B asynchronous up to DSD512 and PCM up to 32bit/384kHz, 1x USB-A port DSD256 and PCM up to 32bit/384kHz, formatted in FAT32/NTFS (32Gb max for pen drives)
Analogue Inputs (Line Version Only) – 1x RCA unbalanced
, 1x XLR balanced
Analogue Outputs (Line Version Only) – 1x RCA unbalanced, 1x XLR balanced, 1x headphone 6,3mm jack on front panel
Audio Outputs – 1x RCA 2Vrms, 1x XLR 2Vrms
Output Impedance – RCA 50Ω, XLR 100Ω
Power Supply – 100-240V / 50-60Hz
Power Consumption – 30W
Fuse – 2AT
Dimensions (W x H x D)- 430mm x 135mm x 375mm
Weight – 10Kg net, 15Kg boxed
Finish – Black/Silver/Gold (Special Order from Italy)
Upgrades – PSU-1250 or PSU-1000 External Inductive Power Supply
Windows Driver – If you are using Windows, please download and install the dedicated driver to use the DS-1000 EVO with your PC
Firmware Updates (DS-1000 EVO and DS-1000 EVO LINE) – Version 2.1.1 – Fixed bugs when streaming with Airplay (sample rate, play/stop), MQA icon is displayed when streaming through Tidal Connect, improved output management (line out/headphone), fixed minor bugs for Chameleon Mode and sample rate notification.
Version 2.0.8 – Improved power supply management fixed minor bugs.
Download and install the latest firmware version from the SETTINGS menu on your DS-1000 EVO.

Instruction Manual

Weight 15 kg
Dimensions 500 × 450 × 200 mm


Black, Gold, Silver


Standard, Line Version


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