HRT Music Streamer II + USB DAC
Now 24/96 Capable and Asynchronous USB Compatible
One year down the line, at the CES2010 in January, HRT launched the 2nd generation their Music Streamers (called Music Streamer II and Music Streamer II+), which now all offer 24/96-resolution capability and are a big step forward in terms of overall performance. Main differences between the two models are in the quality of their digital-to-analogue converting chipsets as well as much elaborated and proprietary power supply circuitry on the II+ model.
The Music Streamer II + takes sound to another level. It competes – successfully – with the sound quality of CD players costing many times its price tag
Very highly recommended for people serious about music server sound.
The HRT Music Streamer II + incorporates a higher quality digital chip and more power supply regulation over the standard HRT Streamer
The Music Streamer II + from High Resolution Technologies (HRT) is an external D/A converter that connects between a computer and an audio system. This device overrides the digital to analogue (D/A) converter that's built into the computer, to provide improved audio reproduction of computer music files and streaming audio
It is easy to stream music from your PC or Laptop to your Hi-Fi system / Cable runs from USB to an Analogue input / No external power required
2009 The Absolute Sound Golden Ear Award Winner!
The HRT Music Streamer II + is a high performance music interface that allows a computer and a home entertainment system to become perfect partners. With its unique topology, the Music Streamer provides a completely isolated path between the computer and audio system. No more audio contamination by the computer; your music will always sound its best! There are no external power supplies to worry about because the Music Streamer derives its power from the USB buss while completely regenerating power for all its internal circuitry using a sophisticated set of proprietary circuits.
LED indicators on the input side of the Music Streamer II+ will show the sample rate (32k, 44k1, 48k, 88k2 & 96k) as well as the state of the mute circuit, so you will always know at a glance where your system is operating at. High Resolution Technologies’ UpStream utility allows the Music Streamer II+ to be updated right from the computer’s desktop.
“The MusicStreamer+ really does make a significant difference to sound quality. It’s completely seamless, with a whisper-quiet background that will shock you. Sounds are easily delineated from one another. You plug your laptop into the MusicStreamer+, plug the Streamer into your system and play music – your first comment uttered will be ‘WOW!’” - Alan Sircom, HiFi+, Issue 64
Full Scale output 2.25 Volts RMS
Frequency Response (20 Hz/20 kHz) 0 dB/ -1.4 dB
Noise Floor (DC to 30 kHz) 20 uV RMS
S/N Ratio (DC to 30 kHz) 101 dB
THD+N (1 kHz FS 44.1 kB/s) 0.008%
USB to Audio output isolation > 20M Ohm
Data Rate up to 96 kS/s
Bit Depth up to 24 bit
Transfer Protocol asynchronous
USB type 1.1 or above
Power Requirements (USB buss) 350 mA
Dimensions (L x W x H): 142mm x 53mm x 30mm