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HiFi Rose RS250 - Network Streamer / DAC and Pre-Amplifier


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The HiFi Rose RS250 Network Streamer with DAC and Pre-Amp is a great piece of equipment for the audiophile. The Rose RS250's focal point is its high-performance DAC.

The wide LCD and multi-touch front screen panel provides a new experience for an audio device and add a new dimension to those seeking simplicity.

The rotary-type power and volume switches in consideration of visual effect and practicality pursue ROSE's own delicacy.

Flagship Single Stereo Design DAC

The Rose RS250 has a built-in ESS ES9038 Q2M DAC which provides a low-noise, low-distortion and ultra-high-resolution sound. This also provides rich analog density through proprietary processing that supports PCM 32bit/768KHz and Native DSD512 (22.5792Mhz).

Linear Power Circuit Design

The linear power supply provides a clean and reliable power supply to the CPU and audio output circuits. Fully linear power supply and shielding are applied, and noise that may be transmitted to sensitive DAC is blocked for the best possible sound reproduction.

Various Wired and Wireless Connections Available

You can enjoy seamless streaming through the network. It supports Airplay and DLNA functions.

Also, you can connect the device to a smartphone, computer, or tablet PC through WiFi / Giga Ethernet / Bluetooth communications.

HiFi Rose RS250 - Conection Diagram

Large Media Library Connection Available

The ROSE RS250 is designed to allow sufficient storage space to be connected in consideration of high-quality music appreciation. It can recognize up to 4TB SSD and 10TB external HDD, and supports connection with NAS. Now experience listening to high-quality music without worrying about storage space.

HiFi Rose RS250 - Network Storage Diagram

Product Features

  • Music Service: Qobuz, TIDAL, Bugs, RoseTube, RosePodcast, Internet Radio
  • Video Service: TIDAL Video, Bugs Video, RoseTube (supporting 4K UHD 60p resolution)
  • Streaming Service: BlueTooth A2DP Sink, Airplay, DLNA , Roon Ready, Spotify Connect
  • Internet Radio: Internet radio support for thousands of channels around the world
  • CD Play/Ripping: CD playback and CD ripping support using a dedicated USB CD drive
  • Network Service: Network sharing of built-in storage devices using SMB server, FTP server, and WebDAV server, Network shared folder support using SMB, FTP, WebDAV protocol
  • SoftWare Update: SW update including OTA, USB Storage, ROSE Store
  • USB Audio IN: Compatible with USB Audio Class 2.0, supporting USB Audio IN (Windows PC-ASIO drive support / MAC PC-Core Audio support / Linux PC-ALSA drive support)
  • USB Audio OUT: Compatible with USB Audio Class 2.0, supporting USB Audio OUT (Various USB DAC can be connected)
  • Hi-Res Audio: Supporting high-quality sound data (24~32 bit/48~384 kHz) that certified by Hi-Res Audio
  • MQA: MQA Full Decoder
  • Supported Audio Codecs: 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 Codecs: 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
  • Storage interface: Supporting SATA slot for installation of USB hard disk (10TB) and SSD (4TB)
  • Setup Wizard: Installation Wizard support for easy initial setup
  • Technical support: Remote technical support function
  • Remote App: Supporting Remote App (RoseConnect) based on various platforms (Android, iOS, Windows)

Technical Specifications

OS Customised Android 7.1
DESIGN Size 278 x 202 x 76mm
Weight 3.2 kg
Body High-Quality anodized aluminium front-top with modern styling
Display 8.8 Inch Wide Angle Multi-Touch panel
CPU HEXA CORE 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
PREOUT DAC Chip ES9038 Q2M(ESS) x 1 (Single Stereo Design)
Output level Max 2.3Vrms , Unbalanced
Total Harmonic Distortion (THD) 0.0002% (1kHz 2.3Vrms Unbalanced output)
THD + N 0.0003% (1kHz 2.3Vrms Unbalanced output)
(Intermodulation Distortion) IMD -102dB (SMPTE 4:1, 60Hz:7KHz)
Signal to Noise Ratio (SNR) 116dB (A-wt)
Dynamic Range Max 126 dB (CCITT filter)
Stereo Crosstalk Better than -133dB, 20~20kHz
Output Frequency Response 20Hz to 40,000(+/-0.5dB)
Output Impedance 100Ω
Network Connection 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)
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 2.0 x 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
POWER Input Voltage : AC100-120V,220-240V 50/60Hz, Input Power : 50W
REMOTE CONTROL FUNCTION Remote Controller Bluetooth Remote Controller
Remote App ROSE Connect (Android, iOS, PC)
ACCESSORY Power Cord x 1, Bluetooth Remote Controller x 1(AAA Battery x 2), Manual x 1, SSD Screw x 4

Further Information

HiFi Rose RS250 - Network Streamer - User Manual


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The products we use and sell are of the highest quality and we trust them wholeheartedly, but every now and again a product has a fault that is covered under the manufacturers warranty.

In the event of such an occurance please contact us via email at to proceed with the warranty process.

Below is a list of all the Manufacturers warranty timeframes with any special instructions for extended warranties:


  • 5 Years standard Manufacturers warranty


  • 5 Years with Installation by an Authorised Installer (Studio Incar is an Authorised Installer)
  • 1 Year if you are doing your own Installation
  • 2 Years if you register the product with the UK supplier


  • 2 Years standard Manufacturers warranty


  • 1 Year Standard Manufacturers Warranty
  • 2 Year Extended Warranty - Product Registration within 30 days of Purchase


  • 1 Year standard Manufacturers warranty
  • 2 Years if you register the product with the UK supplier


  • 6 Months standard Manufacturers warranty


  • 1 Year standard Manufacturers warranty

Chord Company

  • Lifetime Warranty


  • 2 Years on Car Audio Products - No Extendable Warranty
  • 2 Years standard Warranty on Home Audio Products
  • up to 8 Years Extendable Warranty on Home Audio Products when you register at Dynaudio


  • 1 Year Standard Manufacturers Warranty
  • 2 Years Extended Warranty when registered with Focal


  • 2 Years Standard Manufacturers Warranty


  • 1 Year standard Manufacturers warranty
  • 2 Years if you register the product with the UK supplier

HiFi Rose

  • 2 Years Standard Manufacturers Warranty

JL Audio

  • 1 Year for Speakers and Subwoofers
  • 2 Years for Amplifiers and Processors


  • 1 Year Standard Manufacturers Warranty

Peachtree Audio

  • 2 Years Standard Manufacturers Warranty
  • 3 Years Extended Warranty if Registered with Peachtree


  • 2 Years Standard Manufacturers Warranty
  • 3 Years Extended Warranty if Registered with Pro-Ject


  • 4 Years for Passive Loudspeakers
  • 1 Year for Active Loudspeakers / Subwoofers
  • 5 Years for Passive Loudspeakers if Registers with Q Acoustics
  • 2 Years for Active Loudspeakers / Subwoofers if Registered with Q Acoustics


  • 1 Year Standard Manufacturer Warranty


  • 1 Year Standard Manufacturer Warranty


  • 2 Years Standard Manufacturers Warranty
  • 3 Years Extended Warranty if registered with Wharfedale
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