Denon’s DA-10 DSD Portable DAC and Headphone Amp

Posted on 25th July, 2014

Denon’s DA-10 DSD Portable DAC and Headphone Amp

Denon are making a real commitment to the Head-Fi market with the announcement of their DA-10 portable DAC and Headphone Amplifier.

With DSD capability, DA-10 features a 32-bit PCM1795 chip, Advanced AL32 Processing system and asynchronous USB port which supports ASIO and WASAPI.

Like Chord's Hugo, and a number of similar products now following, DA-10 would be just at home on the desktop as it would for the traveller, with the battery reported to offer up to 8 hours of life.

Denon have announced the DA-10 will be available from October in Japan, the biggest head-fi market in the world, and November in Italy. StereoNET spoke to Ralph Grundl, Marketing Manager for QualiFi, the Australian distributors of Denon, who confirmed the DA-10 will be released later this year, but local pricing has not been established at this stage. Overseas it will retail for ¥42000, which equates to $438 AUD at today's market.

Denon DA-10

Denon DA-10


  • Advanced AL32 Processing

  • DAC master clock design

  • PCM1795 - 192kHz/32bit D/A Converter

  • 3192kHz/24bit and DSD (2.8MHz/5.6MHz) files

  • Asynchronous Mode


  • Fixed analogue output mode to connect to Hi-Fi Amp

  • USB Micro-B input for computer

  • USB-A input (for iPod/iPhone/iPad)

  • Mini Jack (AUX) input for Android device or portable device

  • 8 Hour run time rechargable battery

  • Gain switch (Low, High) for different impedance Headphones

  • DA-10 works and charges battery when connected to computer by USB

  • Aluminum body (Premium Silver)

  • Size 136 x width 63 x depth 27mm thickness. 

  • 240g Weight

For more information visit Denon Australia.

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Marc Rushton

English born but now residing down under, StereoNET’s Founder is still buried deep in the review room auditioning everything from docks to soundbars, amplifiers and headphones. Marc is also the founder of the International Hi-Fi Show.

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