SDA-1 Streaming DAC & Headphone Amp

The all new SDA-1 is the culmination of years of feedback from users of Gato Audio equipment all over the world. We have combined the very best and most sophisticated D/A converter technology with our unique analogue circuits and a balanced headphone amplifier, creating perhaps the most versatile Gato product for years. Enjoy the latest formats from your favorite hardware source, external streamer or from the built-in streaming board, directly into your hi-fi setup... or a pair of quality headphones.

One of 99 Originals - Limited Edition

For delivery in November 2022, we are building 99 SDA-1s. These are all limited edition units with an extended and transferable 10 year warranty, and a special One of 99 Originals engraving. If you preorder before July 1st, there is even a 350-400 euro saving!


  • Sabre DAC, ESS9038PRO chip
  • MQA support
  • DSD up to 256
  • 32bit/384kHz
  • Analog input
  • Variable or fixed line outputs (can be used as simple preamplifier together with a power amplifier)
  • Fully balanced design, including headphone preamp
  • Balanced MOSFET line stage
  • Both balanced (6,3mm jack) and unbalanced (XLR jack) headphone outputs
  • Supported streaming services: Roon Ready, Tidal Connect, Spotify Connect, Qobuz, Deezer, Internet radio, DNLA/UPNP, MQA, DSD
  • 12V standby trigger
  • Remote controlled
  • Designed, developed and built in Copenhagen, Denmark