Hifi Rose RS250

Compact Audio Streamer and DAC
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Manufacturer part number: Hifi Rose RS250
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£1,949.00

Hifi Rose are a premium audio company from South Korea. Dedicated to making your music experience as visual and tactile as it is rewarding to listen too. The Hifi Rose RS250 Audio streamer builds on the success of the RS150 in a smaller package. As well as being Roon certified, it has Airplay, customizable front touch screen, buil tin Apps for Tidal, Quboz and Spotify connect. Digital inputs make use of the Audiophile Flagship ESS DAC and supports up to PCM 32 bit / 768kHz and Native DSD512 (22.5792MHz). You can also stream video content to it and display it on the rich colour screen, or output vai HDMI to a Screen. An absolute joy to use and listen too, but the most important thing is the VU meter display with various modern and retro options. 

Come and see (and hear) it instore. 

Key Features:

  • 8.8” wide multi-touch touchscreen
  • Support for digital audio playback up-to 32-bit / 768KHz (PCM) and DSD512 (Native DSD)
  • Stream music from your network or attached devices through the built-in Rose OS MUSIC app ✓ Airplay, Roon Ready and Spotify Connect streaming included
  • Integrated apps for Qobuz and Tidal services
  • MQA certified device (full decoding)
  • Bespoke Rose OS apps give access to video services, podcasts, and radio playback
  • Playback or rip CDs from external optical drives, connected by USB (drive not included)
  • Manually adjust output settings to suit the RS250 to your needs
  • Special linear power supply configuration minimises electrical noise
  • Additional inputs for Line or Digital devices
  • HDMI output for 4K video output to a connected TV (via Tidal, Rose Tube or Video apps)
  • Wi-Fi, ethernet and Bluetooth 4.0 (AD2DP SINK, AVRCP v1.3) connectivity
  • Space for built-in (SATA), Micro SD or USB storage devices
  • Full-feature app available for iOS and Android devices (desktop app coming soon)
  • Bluetooth remote control included

The RS250 from HiFi Rose is a true high-end device. From its elegant, sturdy aluminium construction through its extensive DAC functions and on to its bespoke transformer design – no element of this prestigious product is left to chance. The RS250 is guaranteed to deliver industry leading sound and benefits from Rose OS, a bespoke operating system that delivers a control interface and feature-set that is second-to-none.

Similar to its predecessor, RS150, the RS250 features similar attributes however the RS250 is much more compact and lightweight in design and will facilitate any listening space. 

A Focus on Sound

The RS250 has been designed with a full linear power supply that provides a clean and reliable power supply to the CPU and audio output circuits. The use of a linear power supply results in the minimisation of noise inflow significantly, and the ideal circuit layout employed eliminates electrical noise, and creates dramatically improved sound quality without distortion.

Its highly precise femto clock helps the RS250 deliver superb stereoscopic, and distortion-free sound with quiet and clear background imaging. With built-in ESS flagship DAC, this delivers a low-noise, low-distortion and ultra-high-resolution sound, and rich analogue density that supports PCM 32 bit / 768kHz and Native DSD512 (22.5792MHz)

ROSE OS and Rose Connect

ROSE OS was created from scratch by Hi-Fi Rose themselves using the Android platform to deliver a first-class user experience. Whether accessed via Rose Connect, iOS/Android app, or through the built-in 8.8" touch-screen, it gives, clear intuitive access to all aspects of the RS250 design.

Rose Connect, the dedicated remote-control app, allows users to stream all music and videos locally on various music platforms such as TIDAL, Qobuz, ROSE Tube, Internet Radio and Podcasts. Rose Connect is accessible on various platforms including iPhone, iPad, Android phone, and PC. The inter-connected app ensures users can listen to their playlists whenever and however they prefer on a diverse range of devices. In addition to Rose Connect, users can play music and video files from a local storage device (USB, MicroSD, or SATA), or access files elsewhere on your home network with a DLNA connection to any NAS drives or other storage devices

The MUSIC app gives a clean presentation of all your connected music sources and is easy to navigate and use. The RS250 also features built-in apps for TIDAL and Qobuz - giving complete access to their extensive high-performance streaming libraries. The Tidal app allows access to Tidal's music video streaming for playback on the RS250 screen or via the HDMI output. The RS250 is a MQA full decoder - technology that enables seamless streaming of original master sound with small file sizes at a high-quality performance level.

The CD and CD RIPPING apps allow you to attach any standard external CD-ROM drive for convenient CD playback, or to rip CDs in highest-quality to any local storage device in a quick and intuitive way, all through the touch-screen interface. The RADIO and PODCAST apps give you access to extensive live radio and podcast databases, while Rose Tube gives you access to YouTube for high-quality music and video playback. ROSE OS also offers support for Roon Ready, Spotify Connect and AirPlay, effectively bringing your entire digital audio experience into one elegant product. 

Connect Anything

The RS250 functions as a complete digital hub and pre-amplifier, for a fully customised system set-up. With an extensive array of hardware inputs and outputs, most of which can be customised or adjusted to suit the user’s exact requirements to achieve greater control over the whole system.

There's also the option to connect to the network by ethernet (preferred), or by WiFi. The included dongle also supports Bluetooth communication. The supplied Bluetooth remote control gives extensive control over most of the ROSE OS system.

Compatible with multiple devices via numerous input/output terminals, the RS250 is the ultimate device for high performance connectivity and streaming for your own personal playlists on Airplay, Roon Ready and Spotify Connect. With the Spotify Connect function, you can enjoy a variety of music with hi-fi sound quality on your ROSE device. 

Quality Throughout

ROSE OS was created from scratch by Hi-Fi Rose themselves using the Android platform to deliver a first-class user experience. Whether accessed via Rose Connect, the iOS/Android app, or through the built-in 8.8" touch-screen, it gives, clear intuitive access to all aspects of the RS250 design.

The RS250 design, in combination with ROSE OS, gives you complete control of your listening experience, optimising it for the very best performance. The compact design and 8.8" IPS multi-touch screen with its 4K high-resolution wide viewing angle provide an intuitive and convenient interface where albums and music videos can be played on the front display. In addition, the smart and convenient controls allow users to remotely play through a dedicated smart device application as well as the bundled Bluetooth remote control. 

There is the opportunity to output the RS250 4K screen to a TV via HDMI where users are able to watch their high-definition videos from Rose Tube on a larger screen. Rose Tube is a YouTube client that has been established by the ROSE development team using the Youtube API provided by Google. Unlike Youtube, it provides a list of recommended contents suitable for HIFI enthusiasts. Regardless of the video, the highest quality audio tracks are always selected for playback, allowing you to enjoy Rose Tube in high resolution.

The RS250 is a complete hi-fi network streamer and is a must-consider option for anyone who wants the latest technology with ease of accessibility and convenience with a high-spec design.

Technical Data

OS: Customised Android 7.1
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: ES9038 Q2M(ESS) X 1 (Single Stereo Design)
Output Level: Max 2.3Vrms, Unbalanced
Signal to Noise Ratio: 116dB (A-wt)
THD+N Measure: 0.0003% (1kHz 2.3Vrms Unbalanced output)
THD Measure: 0.0002% (1kHz 2.3Vrms Unbalanced output)
Network: Ethernet 10/100/1000 BASE-T
WiFi (802.11 b/g/n/a/ac) 2.4Ghz/5Ghz Dual Band
Bluetooth: Bluetooth supported (A2DP Sink, AVRCP v1.3)
Streaming Service: Bluetooth A2DP Sink, Airplay, DLNA, Roon Ready, Spotify Connect
Music Service: Qobuz, TIDAL, Bugs, Rose Tube, Rose Podcast, Internet Radio
Audio Input: Line Input x 1, Optical In x 1, COAX x 1, USB Audio In x1
Audio Output: PreAmp Out (Unbalanced RCA) x 1, Optical Out x 1, COAX x 1, USB Audio Out x1,
Headphone Out x1
Video Output: HDMI 2.0x 1 (up to 3840 x 2160 / 60Hz)
Media Connection: USB3.0 x 2 (File system-NTFS/FAT32, supported capacity- up to 10TB)
SATA3.0 SSD x 1 (File System-NTFS, Supported capacity- up to 4TB)
Network Support Protocol-SMB/FTP/WebDav
Supported Audio Codec: WAV, FLAC, ALAC, WMA, MP3, OGG, APE, DFF, DSF, AAC, CDA, AMR, APE, EC3,
E-EC3, MID, MPL, MP2, MPC, MPGA, M4A, AIFF
PCM: 8kHz~768kHz (8/16/24/32bit per Sample)
Native DSD: DSD64(2.8MHz)/DSD128(5.6MHz)/DSD256(11.2MHz)/ DSD512(22.4MHz)
Supported Video Codec: 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 profile@level5.1 up to 4Kx2K@30fps
H.265/HEVC, Main/Main10 profile@ level 5.1 High-tier up to 4Kx2K@60fps
Power: Input Voltage: AC100-120V,220-240V 50/60Hz
Input Power: 50W
Display: 8.8 inch TFT LCD & Capacitive Touch Screen (MIPI-DSI)
Size: 278 x 202 x 76 mm
Weight: 3.2kg
Accessories: Power Cord x 1, Bluetooth Remote Controller x 1(AAA Battery x 2),
Manual x 1, SSD Screw x 4
Products specifications
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