HiFi Rose RS250 Network Streamer
A Roon Ready, MQA-certified streaming DAC based on a Sabre chip with a linear power supply, and an 8.8" Ultra HD 4K touchscreen
Elevate both your listening room aesthetics and the sound of your system with this network streaming DAC with high-end audio performance and linear power supply, and many ways to directly and remotely control the unit. Connect the RS250 to your network via Ethernet or WiFi, and connect it directly to a power amp, or to a pre/power combo, or to your favorite DAC.
The RS250 offers one analog stereo RCA input, so can function as a preamp as well. There is a headphone output on the front panel. It offers a high-quality anodized aluminum body with excellent thermal and isolation properties.
HiFi Rose is rightly praised for its beautiful Ultra HD 4K touchscreen with a wide viewing angle and rich colors. It offers an intuitive and convenient interface, and also displays high-definition album information and plays back video at 60 FPS. Control is augmented with a front volume knob.
The RS250 comes with a physical Bluetooth remote control, and can also be controlled via the ROSE Connect app for iOs or Android.
The RS250 uses the ES9038 Q2M Sabre chip with proprietary processing that offers a low-noise, low-distortion, ultra-high-resolution sound with rich analog density. Sampling rates go up to PCM 32bit/768KHz and native DSD512 (22.5792Mhz).
Many Ways to Play
Apart from all the expected online services, you can connect an optical drive via USB and play or rip CDs. There's Qobuz, Tidal, Spotify, internet radio, and much more, and the RS250 is Roon Ready. It is also fully MQA certified.
The RS250 allows onboard storage, and can recognize up to a 4 TB internal SSD and 10 TB external HDD. It will also find and play music on your NAS and other music servers.
Watch high-res videos on the front screen from TIDAL Video, Bugs Video, and RoseTube.
Display: 8.8" wide-angle, multitouch panel
DAC Chip: ES9038 Q2M
Output Impedance: 100 Ω
Network: Ethernet 10/100/1000 BASE-T, WiFi (802.11 b/g/n/a/ac) 2.4Ghz/5Ghz Dual Band
Bluetooth: A2DP Sink, AVRCP v1.3
Audio Inputs: 1 x stereo RCA line, 1 x optical, 1 x coax S/PDIF, 1 x USB Audio
Audio Outputs: 1 x stereo RCA pre, 1 x optical, 1 x coax S/PDIF, 1 x USB Audio, 1 x headphone
Video Output: 1 x HDMI 2.0 (up to 3840 x 2160 / 60 Hz)
Media Connection: 2 x USB 3.0 (NTFS/FAT32, up to 10 TB), 1 x SATA 3.0 SSD (NTFS, up to 4 TB)
Dimensions: 11" x 8" x 3" (278 x 202 x 76 mm)
Weight: 7 lb