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HRT High Resolution Technologies's iStreamer
Digital by HRT High Resolution Technologies
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The HRT iStreamer 115V is a product that makes the music coming out of an iPad, iPhone or iPod sound dramatically better when connected to your home entertainment system. iStreamer is not designed to be used with PC or Mac computers. Rather, it is a high performance external sound card/audio interface that has been specifically designed to exclusively interface with modern iDevices such as the iPod Touch® (1st, 2nd, 3rd, and 4th gen), iPod Classic®, iPod Nano® (1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, and 6th gen), iPhone 4®, iPhone 3GS®, iPhone 3G®, iPhone®, iPad®, iPad (3G)®, iPad 2®, and the New (2012) iPad®. iStreamer captures the direct digital music stream coming from the iDevice and takes over the job of decoding the bits into analog music.
iStreamer is easy to use: simply connect one end of the supplied RCA cables (or a set that you prefer to use) to the two RCA jacks on the iStreamer, the other end of the RCA cables connects to any available analog input on your integrated amplifier, preamp, receiver, or powered speakers. Next connect the (proprietary) synch cable from the iStreamer 115V to your iDevice, attach the power cord, and look for the flashing light on the iStreamer 115V that indicates that it has "paired" with your iDevice. You can now push 'Play' on your iDevice's iPod App and you are off and playing back tunes with up to CD-quality sound, depending on the quality and resolution of the song file being played*. Even the lowliest MP3 file sounds richer, bolder, and more dynamic compared to playing the same song directly from the iDevice.
iStreamer uses its included power supply to draw power from an AC outlet in your home or office**. With its Apple-approved, ultra high performance circuitry and "host mode" of operation that eliminates jitter in the digital interface), the iStreamer 115V, combined with your iDevice, renders a CD player and a library of physical product obsolete. For the first time, without having to tether your iDevice to a "middleman"-style docking unit and separate Digital-to-Analog Converter (DAC), you can enjoy a level of sound quality in your home entertainment system never before possible from a portable audio device. A great side benefit of using the iStreamer 115V is that it actually charges your iDevice as it plays music extending its playtime.
The iStreamer 115V provides full support for applications designed to run on an iPad®, iPhone®, or iPod®, as well as allowing you to listen to internet radio stations and streaming music services and the audio content of on-line movie services such as Netflix and the like. In addition, a 12VDC-to-5VDC power supply which is available as a accessory replaces the 115V one supplied with the unit, allowing iStreamer 115V to interface easily with the stereo set in your car, truck, boat, motorcycle or any other 12V environment!
* iDevices are limited by Apple to play, at the maximum, 16bit/48k files, which is supported by the iStreamer 115V.
** HRT makes two versions of the iStreamer, iStreamer 115V with a (universal) power supply designed to run off of the local AC mains that accepts voltages anywhere from 110-240VAC, while the other (iStreamer 12V) comes with a compact 12VDC power supply that simply fits into your vehicle's or boat's cigarette lighter or spare 12VDC auxiliary outlet. Other than the different power supplies, the two versions of the HRT iStreamer are identical.