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HiFi Rose - RS150B Reference HiFi Network Streamer

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HiFi Rose - RS150B Reference HiFi Network Streamer AHFRNSRS150BB

HiFi Rose - RS150B Reference HiFi Network Streamer

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HiFi Rose RS150B Reference HiFi Network Streamer Delivers Stunning Audio and Video, All Made Easy with an Innovative Touch Screen

Adventure awaits, and it is literally at your fingertips. The HiFi Rose RS150B High Performance Network Streamer allows you to enjoy the pristine sonic details of your favorite album, along with eye-popping videos from your favorite band, all with incredible ease. The RS150B is the ideal streamer, enabling you to become completely immersed in audio and video performances. And thanks to the innovative touch screen on the RS150B, it has never been easier to access high-resolution files — no matter where they come from.

The HiFi Rose RS150B's milled aluminum chassis offers superb isolation of vibrations, and it ensures additional thermal control of its internal componentry. The unit's front panel has an innovative, HD touch screen, making it simple to control all the functions. On the back panel, the inputs and outputs give you abundant options to connect the most sophisticated gear, including DACs and analog components. The RS150B can even operate as a dedicated preamp when it's hooked up directly to an amplifier or powered speaker system.

Utilizing the ESS Sabre ES9038PRO chipset, the RS150B offers low-noise, low-distortion, ultra-high-resolution sound with proprietary processing that supports 32-bit/768KHz PCM and native DSD512 (22.4MHz). A Femto clock and linear power supply complement the DAC for distortion-free playback and rich, detailed audio. Also, the digital output board is mounted separately, isolating it completely from the DAC circuit. The result is high-quality audio that is protected from elements that can introduce distortion.

The Roon Ready RS150B supports MQA (Master Quality Authenticated) full decoding technology. In this format, the master MQA file is fully authenticated and loaded with information, yet it remains small enough to stream or download.

The RS150B's 14.9-inch touch screen makes it easy to operate, and you can move from audio to video with a simple touch of your finger. The front panel can display album art and music videos, and it is capable of video playback at 60 frames per second. The intuitive Rose Connect app allows you to play music and videos from local and network sources. Using the HDMI connection, you can watch video files in Ultra HD 4K quality on a large monitor.

Adding to the convenience factor, the 150B supports Airplay and DLNA functions and can connect to smartphones, tablets, and desktop computers (via Wi-Fi, Ethernet, or Bluetooth). Plus, if you're a fan of podcasts and internet radio stations, the RS150B will become your new best friend, allowing you to explore thousands of sources of content.

Additionally, the 150B makes it convenient to build your own media library. Designed with enough storage to handle files from a variety of music sources, the RS150B can recognize up to 4TB of SSD, 10TB of external HDD, and 400GB of MicroSD. Also, it supports connection with your NAS (network-attached storage device). The 150B offers so much storage that you can experience endless hours of high-resolution music without ever worrying about drive capacity.

The RS150B comes with a Bluetooth remote control. Like all Music Direct products, the HiFi Rose RS150B Reference HiFi Network Streamer comes with the 100% Music Direct Satisfaction Guarantee.

"There's no better anchor to build a music system [with than the] HiFi Rose RS150B.... Best of all, the user interface is the most intuitive we've yet used, and we've been around since Sooloos 1.0 days. The RS150B is equally groundbreaking because the implementation is sheer perfection. There is no faster way to audio excellence."
TONEAudio, 2021 Overall Product of the Year

"This is an accomplished – and extremely flexible – player/DAC that will play everything from Bluetooth streams to hi-res content, and you can even install SSD storage to make it a complete library and player."
—EISA Award for 2021-2022, High-End Music Player

"[The HiFi Rose RS150] serves up a performance that is big and bold, but packed with detail.... So much more than just a beautifully designed component showing others the way to go, the RS150 backs up the stunning aesthetics with a performance to match."
Hi-Fi Choice, five-star review, Recommended component

"The system is incredibly flexible, and using it in both my office system as a preamp/streaming DAC and in my main system solely as a streaming DAC illustrates just how much flexibility this system has.... [This] unit sounds fantastic. I have never heard streaming quality like this before and thoroughly enjoyed exploring new music with the HiFi Rose. If you are in the market for a streaming DAC with or without preamp capabilities, I strongly recommend that you audition the HiFi Rose RS150B."
—Rives Bird, The Absolute Sound

"Initial impressions of the RS150 are created by the visuals, from its build quality to that eye-popping full-width touch screen, but it soon becomes clear there's more to it than meets the eye.... This is a decidedly impressive debut for the Korean brand."
—Andrew Everard, Hi-Fi News, Highly Commended component

Roon Ready

Roon is platform that provides an incredibly rich, engaging way to browse and organize your music. It runs on most Mac, Windows, and Linux PCs, as well as other products. Being Roon Ready means that HiFi Rose network players transparently discover and connect to Roon without any configuration, and bit-perfect audio is delivered from Roon to your network player. Together, Roon and HiFi Rose deliver the power, flexibility, and performance of networked audio, with easy setup and outstanding reliability.

About HiFi Rose

HiFi Rose was developed by a Korean software company with more than 50 years of product innovation, specializing in touch-panel interface software and technology. Each unit features an intuitive, high-resolution touch screen.

Online Updates

Hi-Fi Rose continues to evolve to meet the needs of customers so it can provide the best possible user experience. The latest software for HiFi Rose components can be automatically updated via the internet.

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OS: Rose OS Ver 1.22.4 (based on Customized Android 7.1)
Body: Milled from Solid Block of High Purity Aluminum
Display: 14.9-inch-Wide HD IPS Touch Screen LCD
CPU: Hexa Core CPU
   Dual-core Cortex-A72 up to 1.8GHz
   Quad-core Cortex-A53 up to 1.4GHz
GPU: Mali-T864 GPU, OpenGL ES 1.1/2.0/3.0/3.1, OenVG1.1, OpenCL, DX11
Memory: LPDDR3 4GByte
DAC Chip: ESS Technology, SABRE ES9038PRO
Output level: 6.5Vrms (Balanced), 2.2Vrms (Unbalanced)
THD: 0.0002% (Balanced,1KHz 6.5Vrms), 0.0003% (Unbalanced,1KHz 2.2Vrms)
THD + N: 0.0003% (Balanced, 1KHz 6.5Vrms), 0.0004% (Unbalanced,1KHz 2.2Vrms)
IMD: -103dB (Balanced), -103dB (Unbalanced), SMPTE 4:1, 60Hz:7kHz
Signal to Noise Ratio: 121dB (Balanced), 118dB (Unbalanced), A-wt
Dynamic Range: Max 132 dB (CCITT filter)
Stereo Crosstalk: Max -138dB, 20-20kHz
Output Frequency Response: 20Hz to 20,000(+/-0.5dB)
Output Impedance: 50Ω
Network connection:
   Wired: Ethernet 10/100/1000 BASE-T
   Wireless: External USB type WiFi Dongle supported
   Bluetooth: BT: External USB type BT WiFi Dongle supported. ( A2DP Sink, AVRCP v1.3 )
Audio service:
   Streaming: Airplay / DLNA / Roon Ready / MQA Full Decoder
   Music service: TIDAL / Internet Radio / Podcast
Audio inputs: Optical x 1, COAX x 1, Line-IN x 1, AES/EBU x 1, HDMI ARC x 1, USB DAC x 1
Audio outputs: Optical x 1, COAX x 1, Pre-OUT (Balanced x 1, Unbalanced x 1), I2S-DVI x 1,I2S-RJ45 x 1, AES/EBU x 1
Video outputs: HDMI 2.0x 1 ( up to 3840 x 2160 / 60Hz )
Media connection: File system: SMBv1, SMBv2 /FTP / WebDav / NTFS / eXfat / FAT32
Storage interface: USB3.0 x 2, MicroSD x 1, SSD x 1
Supported codec:
   PCM: 8KHz~384KHz(8/16/24/32bit per Sample)
   Native DSD: DSD64(2.8MHz)/DSD128(5.6MHz)/DSD256(11.2MHz)/ DSD512(22.5792Mhz)
   Video: ASF, AVI, MKV, MP4, WMV, MPEG-1, MPEG-2, MPEG-4 H.263, H.264, H.265, VC-1, VP9, VP8, MVC
   H.264/AVC, Base/Main/High/High10 [email protected] up to [email protected]
   H.265/HEVC, Main/Main10 [email protected] level 5.1 High-tier up to [email protected]
Input Voltage: AC100-230V 50/60Hz
Input Power: 55W
Fuse: T3.0AL/250V
Update: SW update via internet, USB OTA, ROSE Store
Remote control:
   Remote controller: Bluetooth Remote controller
   Remote App: ROSE Connect (Android, iOS) / Google PlayStore, App Store
Size (WDH): 16.9" x 12.4" x 4.8"
Weight: 28.7 lbs.
Included Accessories: Power cord x 1, Bluetooth Remote controller x 1 (AAA battery x 2), Simple Guide x 1, SSD screw x 4, Bluetooth/WiFi dongle x 1 (sold separately

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