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HiFi Rose brings Reference RS150 and RS201EE A/V Streaming Media Players to U.S. Market








SEOUL, KOREA —HiFi Rose, an audio company that brings audiophile-grade performance to products designed to complement consumers’ lifestyles, joins the US market with two product models. Though a familiar name in other parts of the world, HiFi Rose is new to North America. The company’s initial offerings in North America include the following RS150 and RS201EE models of A/V streamer and media player devices. More details and images for both can be found in the press release located below. Enjoy!

Press Release Below


HiFi Rose Brings Reference RS150 Audio/Video Streaming System to the U.S.

Flagship A/V Streamer Combines Top-Shelf Audiophile Output with Extensive Feature Set and Flexibility

HiFi Rose, the audio company that brings audiophile-grade performance to products designed to complement consumers’ lifestyles, is now shipping its reference RS150 to customers in the U.S.

The RS150 (SRP: $3,999.00) is the company’s flagship audio/video streaming solution, designed for both audiophiles and the most passionate music lovers who strive to achieve unsurpassed sonics when listening to music from high-definition streaming services, USB flash storage, and hard drives, media players with digital optical outputs, WiFi, and Ethernet connections. (Roon®-ready certification is pending.)

“The HiFi Rose 150 is our ultimate statement on what is achieved when creating a no-holds-barred audio/video streaming solution,” said Sean Kim, General Director, HiFi Rose. “Every element, from components to the case and intuitive operating system, is designed to bring world-class sonics to listeners who demand the range, detail, and overall musicality of a true audiophile system in a single, easy-to-use product.”

Though its design is the epitome of simplicity, the RS150 is a high-fidelity 4K integrated streaming media system with top-shelf components for audio and video resolution that ranks with the most competitive models costing hundreds more.

Featuring the Asahi Kasei top-shelf DAC chip AK4499EQ, the RS150 offers extraordinarily low noise, low distortion, ultra-high-resolution audio, and a rich analog presentation. Audiophile formats, including DSD are a perfect match for the model’s PCM 32bit/768kHz and native DSD512 processing, bringing the full potential of high-definition digital audio to high-fidelity audio systems, from the most resonant low frequencies to crystal clear vocals and elegant highs.

The RS150 supports MQA full decoder technology. MQA (Master Quality Authenticated) is an award-winning British technology that delivers the sound of the original master recording. The master MQA file is fully authenticated and is small enough to stream or download, producing full-range high-fidelity audio.

As one of the most critical links in the audio chain, a power supply will make or break sonic output with subtle and, sometimes, not so subtle effect. To this end, HiFi Rose installed the RS150 with a linear power supply that minimizes noise to the barest minimum, resulting in high-resolution output without audible distortion.

An audiophile-grade FEMTO clock ensures accurate imaging and distortion-free sonics. Also, a case made from a solid block of high-purity aluminum maximizes thermal efficiency for years of reliable, vibration-free operation.

The RS150 features numerous onboard apps, including podcasts and radio from across the globe via familiar services, including YouTube and TIDAL. Listeners with subscriptions to TIDAL will, with the RS150, enjoy the full musical spectrum of high-definition audio without compromise. Music, video, and podcasts are controlled either by the generous 14.1” touchscreen or one convenient, intuitive app: Rose Connect.

As a certified Roon-ready device, the RS150 opens a gateway to a multitude of audio streaming services and catalog management through the advanced music player and server software.

In addition, there is a CD ripping function that makes it easy for users to quickly rip and save audio files to SSD, USB HDD or Micro SD.

As the center of a two-channel theater system, the RS150 makes it easy for movie fans to access films stored on flash and hard drives, as well as NAS and other shared network drives, up to 4K x 2K @60 frames per second. The RS150 supports DLNA and Airplay in network.

The RS150 showcases an industrial design that fits well in a traditional audio rack or stands on its own on a shelf, a desktop, or countertop. Measuring 17” W x 12.45” D x 4.85” H, it is easy to place the RS150 wherever it fits best in the room.

Added Mr. Kim: “The RS150 is custom-tailored for those who are willing to invest in a reference quality, state of the art streaming system that reveals the hidden elements of well-recorded music. I couldn’t be more proud of this model.”

For further information about the RS150, visit https://eng.hifirose.com/rs150

HiFi Rose Enters U.S. Home Audio Market With the RS201EE HiFi Network Streamer Integrated A/V Media Player

Audiophile Streaming Solution Features Built-in Amplification, High-Definition Audio and Video Output

HiFi Rose, the audio company that brings audiophile-grade performance to products designed to complement consumers’ lifestyles, today announced that its acclaimed RS201EE HiFi Network Media Player is available for purchase in the U.S.

Designed for both avowed audiophiles and casual yet demanding listeners, the RS201EE (SRP: $1,799.99) is an advanced audio/video streaming solution with an integrated two-channel amplifier (100w x 2). The RS201EE gives users access to digital audio and video from multiple sources, including USB flash storage and hard drives, media players with digital optical outputs, WiFi, and Ethernet connections. (Roon®-ready certification is pending.)

Though its design is the epitome of simplicity, the RS201EE is a high-fidelity 4K integrated streaming media system with top-shelf components for audio and video resolution that ranks with the most competitive models costing hundreds more.

“Too often, music lovers are forced to choose between high-fidelity sonics and industrial design that complements décor rather than sticking out like a sore thumb,” said Sean Kim, General Director, HiFi Rose. “My goal with the RS201EE was to prove that exceptional performance and design aesthetics are not mutually exclusive. This model is designed to bring full-range, high-fidelity audio to music and movie fans who demand a system that is easy to set up, use, and enjoy.”

The RS201EE features numerous onboard apps, including podcasts and radio from across the globe via familiar services, e.g., YouTube and TIDAL. Listeners with subscriptions to TIDAL will, with the RS201EE, enjoy the full musical spectrum of high-definition audio without compromise. Music, video, and podcasts are controlled either by the 8.8” touchscreen or one convenient, intuitive app: Rose Connect.

Also, there is a CD ripping function that makes it easy for users to quickly rip and save audio files to SSD, USB HDD, or Micro SD.

True audiophile-grade sonics are presented with an emphasis on neutrality and a wide, natural soundstage. The RS201EE features onboard support for high-resolution files up to PCM 32bit-384kHz and DSD 32bit-11.2MHz. Full range, dynamic output is achieved with a reference-grade 32-bit high-performance DAC.

MQA (Master Quality Authenticated) files are welcome, too, delivering the sound of the original master recording, surpassing even FLAC and ALAC format files.

As the center of a two-channel theater system, the RS201EE makes it easy for movie fans to access films stored on flash and hard drives, as well as NAS and other shared network drives, up to 4K x 2K @60 frames per second. The RS 201E supports DLNA and Airplay in network.

The RS201EE showcases an industrial design that is compact, sleek, and easily blends with any décor, whether it is situated in a rack system, on a shelf, a desktop, or countertop. Measuring 10.95” W x 7.95” D x 3” H is easy to place wherever it fits best in the room.

Added Mr. Kim: “We are thrilled to make our entry into the U.S. market with a model that answers the needs of anybody who loves to hear music the way it is meant to be heard – true to the artist’s intent.”

For further information about the RS201EE, visit https://eng.hifirose.com/RS201E-info

 








1 Comment on HiFi Rose brings Reference RS150 and RS201EE A/V Streaming Media Players to U.S. Market

  1. Geoffrey de Brito // October 13, 2020 at 6:15 PM // Reply

    I went to their website to look at the RS201EE and for such a mostly well thought design, the omission of a sub out or variable preout function precludes its use in a 2.1 home theater setup. Given that they tout 4k output, that’s a puzzling omission. It also forces choosing speakers that can go really deep as the only viable alternative, which generally are much more expensive than the unit. There’s also no room correction functionality. Given that a $349.00 Paradigm PW-LINK streamer/preamp includes updated Anthem Room Correction… IMO, this amounts to a deal breaker for me and I’d bet for a lot of other consumers.

    The old saying comes to mind: “you only get one chance, to make a first impression…”

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