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 II+ USB DAC
Music Streamer II+ makes the music coming out of your computer sound exceptional. Technically, the MS II+ an audiophile quality external sound card for computers. The MS II+ takes over the job of processing the digital music stream from the computer that is critical to producing high quality sound. As a Big Brother to the MS II, the HRT Music Streamer II+ does exactly the same job as its less expensive sibling, but is outfitted with a higher quality Digital-to-Analog converter (DAC) and a much more sophisticated analog output stage.
Like other HRT products, set up and operation is super-easy: just take a good quality USB cable and hook the USB input of the MS II+ into any available USB port on the host computer. The MS II+ automatically performs an "electronic handshake" with the computer and tells it that the MS II+ is here, that it is to get all audio signals sent to it instead of the Digital-to-Analog converter (DAC) that is built into the computer, and that it, the MS II+, is in charge of all data-transfer timing instructions. Then just use a good quality set of RCA interconnects to attach the output side of the MS II+ to any available line-level analog input on your integrated amplifier, preamp, receiver, or powered loudspeakers, which gives you a volume control. The MS II+ connected to a computer is the equivalent of a very high quality CD player with a fixed 2.25V output that connects into a music system just like a CD player would through the right and left analog output jacks.
Now you are ready to stream some music, either by playing a disc directly through the computers optical drive, or read as a digital file from your computer's hard drive. Having the MS II+ in your system means never needing a stand-alone CD player again to enjoy all the music in your CD collection in high quality sound. If you happen to have higher-resolution files (up to 24/96k) stored on your HD, you can also play them in their full native resolution (no up-sampling).
The MS II+ provides full support for playback applications such as iTunes and Windows Media Player, as well as numerous others, allowing a direct, great-sounding connection between your computer and your entertainment system. You can also listen to streaming Internet radio stations or music subscription services through the MS II+ in much better sound quality than from your computer's built-in DAC.
Utilizing native Audio Class 1.0 drivers (present in all modern PC, Mac, and Linux computers) there are no extra drivers or software to install. Simply connect it to your computer via a USB cable (not included), confirm that the MS II+ the chosen device in the computer's preferences area, and you are ready to go. LED indicators show the current sample rate (32k, 44k1, 48k, 88k2 & 96k), as well as the state of the MS II+ 's mute circuit; you will always know at a glance your system's operating mode.
As with other HRT products, as firmware improvements become available, HRT's UpStream utility allows the Music Streamer II+ to be updated right from the computer's desktop in a matter of seconds.
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 (1kHz -20 dB)
Jitter contribution (DC to 30 kHz)
USB to Audio output isolation
USB transfer protocol
Power Requirements (USB Buss)