Do you really price match?
We will match any e-Commerce (Online store) Authorized USA Dealer's advertised price. Please call us toll free (877) 370-1972 and alert us to where you found the product cheaper. We will verify, and if the site is an Authorized US Dealer- we will match their price. However, if the price is below the manufacturer Minimum Advertised Price (MAP)- we will have to get authorization to match the price. We will not violate our signed agreements that we have with our vendors.
What about price matching from an auction site?
We do not price match any auction or "grey market" site.
Be advised, any purchases from an auction or unauthorized (grey market) websites can lead to future issues in regards to warranty or support. Most manufacturers will not honor any claims or warranty from these type of sales. Spend your money wisely by purchasing from an Authorized Dealer. In a lot of cases, saving a little bit of money can cost you more after the sale is completed.
We offer a 30 Day Return Policy should you choose to return a product for any reason.
Since 1972 Sound Approach has backed all items that we sell. If the product you have purchased is not right for you, let us know. We strive to find the right product for your unique situation. We will work with you to find a sound solution and recommend what product will resolve your issue. That being said, we will credit, refund, or exchange any product you purchase within 30 days of your purchase.
Certain products, may be returned, but are subject to a restocking fee of 20%. Please contact us to determine, before ordering, if the item will fall into this category. Usually it is for the high-end electronics & audiophile-grade speakers. We want to make sure that we match you with the correct product, so please call and speak to any of our technical experts prior to ordering.
Four Important Conditions:
1. We need to get the original box, manuals, and any materials that came with the product for you to receive a full refund- with no re-stocking charges. The item/product must still be in like-new condition.
2. If the item had Free Shipping and you are returning a non-defective product, the original shipping cost will be deducted from the total that will be refunded back.
3. Special Ordered items are not returnable (see below).
4. Once an RMA is issued- it is valid for 10 business days. After 10 days, the RMA is canceled and returns will not be accepted.
Shipping and handling charges cannot be reimbursed unless it is our mistake. Yes, we can make mistakes – not often, but it can happen.
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High Resolution Technologies - HRT - Music Streamer HD USB-Powered DAC
The Music Streamer HD is HRT’s top of the line USB DAC. Featuring both full-sized XLR (4.5V) and RCA (2.25V) outputs, the Music Streamer HD is compatible with any audio system.
The Music Streamer HD is an ultra-high performance external sound card/digital to analog converter (DAC) that connects a computer to the analog inputs (balanced or unbalanced) of a home stereo, other entertainment system or to powered loudspeakers. USB connected and powered, the Music Streamer HD is simple to use and provides a level of performance that is almost unsurpassed at any price point. The Music Streamer HD approaches near theoretical limits for resolution and will astonish even the most demanding listener.
With its high performance asynchronous USB transceiver, differential current mode conversion, and a fully differential signal path, the Music Streamer HD provides the perfect topology for ultra high resolution digital to analog conversion. All power requirements for the Music Streamer HD are supplied from the host computer, and operation is simple: just plug it into any available USB port, and in a matter of seconds, you will be ready to experience a level of sound that is guaranteed to thrill and delight you.
With its jitter free interface, the Music Streamer HD will transform your computer into a better-than-CD-quality source.* Utilizing native Audio Class 1.0 or 2.0 drivers (available in all modern PC, Mac & Linux computers), simply select the appropriate audio class via the Music Streamer HD's front panel switch, connect it to your computer via the included USB cable and connect the audio outputs to your audio system (RCA or XLR). Select the Music Streamer HD as the default audio output in your computer’s audio sound preferences and you are ready to experience digital sound reproduction at its very best. LED indicators on the HD display the current sample rate (44k1, 48k, 88k2, 96k, 176k4 & 192k), the bit depth (16 or 24), and the state of the mute circuit, so you will always know at a glance your system's operating mode. **
* When using high bit rate/sample rate music files.
** It is important to note that, while the MS HD is capable of decoding digital files of up to 24/192 resolution, all current Windows-based computers will pass only a maximum of 24/96 resolution files over the USB network (Windows software does not at this time support Audio Class 2.0, which is required for transmitting 24/192 files over USB). However, if you have a Mac computer, and it is equipped with Snow Leopard operating software or above, you can play full-resolution files up to 24/192 resolution over the USB system on your Mac. This Windows exception has nothing to do with the MS HD itself; rather, it is an intrinsic limitation of all current Windows operating software. The good news is that HRT is currently working on a solution to allow Windows-based computers to make full use of the 24/192 capability of the MS HD, and as soon as it is ready, we will announce it on this web site.
Full Scale Output
Frequency Response (20 Hz/20 kHz)
Noise Floor (DC to 30 kHz)
S/N Ratio (DC to 30 kHz)
S/N Ratio (A-weighted)
THD+N (1 kHz Full Scale)
THD+N (1 kHz -20dB)
Jitter Contribution (DC to 30 kHz)
USB Transfer Protocol
Power Requirements (USB Buss)