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post #46 of 119

Agree that the combo is not strictly speaking portable, nothing you would like to move much around with, more like transportable. But for me, it is a compact enough package to move with me easily enough in the house, office, etc. and without having to unplug and plug continuously, which is enough portability for me.

 

Also agree it would be nice to have the dac and amp in one box with a decent high capacity battery, but have not seen one on the market so far.

 

Regards,

Dr J

post #47 of 119

OT for a moment, if I could.

 

I'm a big fan of HRT products, and am glad they made this one.

 

That said, for those of us who switched over the last few years to Sansa for a PMP, this is a frustrating time - there is no equivalent product to the iStreamer, and likely will never be, given the market share and work involved.

 

Someone set me straight if I'm wrong, would you?

 

best,

 

Scott A.

post #48 of 119

(reposted from correct account)

 

OT for a moment, if I could.

 

I'm a big fan of HRT products, and am glad they made this one.

 

That said, for those of us who switched over the last few years to Sansa for a PMP, this is a frustrating time - there is no equivalent product to the iStreamer, and likely will never be, given the market share and work involved.

 

Someone set me straight if I'm wrong, would you?

 

best,

 

Scott A.

post #49 of 119

I'm interested in how well this iSteamer compares to the Red Wine Audio iMod. I don't have a primary speaker system at home, instead I have built a nice headphone system around an iMod and headamp. Its obviously not gonna be the best system going but i reckon its pretty good, especially in terms of value and not taking up heaps of space.

 

This device would let me use a newer 160gb iPod, as long as its SQ is on par with the iMod.

post #50 of 119
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This device would let me use a newer 160gb iPod, as long as its SQ is on par with the iMod.


Cant you just upgrade the HDD in the iMod ? I'm an ardent fan of what HRT are doing in terms of budget DACs, and I enjoy my MSII, but surely you would be better of building on your existing investment ?

post #51 of 119

I'm not sure if that's possible with the 4th Gen iPods. Even so, it would require shipping the iPod back to Red Wine in the US and getting a new hard drive sent to them as well. And then paying to have it shipped back. A lot of mucking around if this $250 device solves the same problem into the future.

 

Can the iSteamer also act as a USB DAC? If so it would be another advantage over the iMod. 

post #52 of 119
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Can the iSteamer also act as a USB DAC? If so it would be another advantage over the iMod. 


If you mean 'can I plug the iStreamer into my computer and enjoy the same incredible experience as estreeter with his asynch USB MSII ?', I'm afraid the answer is no. Its a one-trick pony, but thats what it was designed to be.

post #53 of 119

Can anyone confirm that the iStreamer does NOT work with pre-classic iPods? I have a 30 gig 5th generation.

 

tks,

 

s.

post #54 of 119

more reviews here on the HRT site (been covered in USA Today, NY Times, AV Guide, Home Theater Review.com, etc..):

 

http://www.hirestech.com/reviews/

 

post #55 of 119

the supported iPod are listed on the box,

if you wanna hit me up at work (the office)

 

feel free - -

 

(message me I'll give you my email)

 

I'm here to help - there are some iPods (older models) that are not supported,

and that was an engineering/OS decision, if it were up to Kevin they'd ALL be supported

 

post #56 of 119

HRT has made a name for itself by making single-purpose devices,

that way they can focus on doing the one thing  - and do that thing the BEST they can

Jon Iverson got that recently, as did Chris Martens - -

 

I was a fan before going to work for their distributor in the US btw,

I had written about the Streamer+ in 09 long before going to work for them -

I took the job because I already loved the product

post #57 of 119

the iStreamer is CURRENTLY the ONLY Apple Approved, full DAC for iDevices,

NOT merely a dock or digital data-stream access-point

post #58 of 119

Sorry if this question has been ask before, is there a specific reason why HRT doesn't ship the product with a USB male A to USB male B and RCA to 3.5mm cable?  I was planning to get the HRT Music Streamer II+, but need to find the right cable to hook up to my amp.

post #59 of 119

Still waiting for a proper review of this thing. Or actually just how good is the DAC. Does it compare favourably with other DACs in this price range? The Firestone stuff? Others?

post #60 of 119

HRT's website has links to one or two reviews that go beyond repetition of the press release.

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