Why is HiFi Rose so special?

If you’ve been a hi-fi fan for a while, you know how many brands there are vying for your hard-earned money, so what makes the South Korean newcomer Hi-Fi rose very special? Well, a few different things.

First, HiFi Rose isn’t just about premium audio performance, the company strives to provide a premium experience right down to the UX. With the HiFi Rose media players, thanks to their in-house designed and maintained operating system, RoseOS, there are a lot of different features that are sure to satisfy. Sure, you have your familiar functionality like local music playback and streaming service integration with Tidal, Quobox, and Apple Music, but that’s just the beginning of what RoseOS can do.

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The HiFi Rose interface is clear, intuitive and fully touch-enabled (although there’s an app if you need it) (Image credit: Hi-Fi Rose)

In addition to High-Resolution Audio, RoseOS also supports Tidal’s MQA format and an extensive music video library. And if streaming service support wasn’t enough, it’s also Roon Ready and has Spotify Connect support. Connecting an external CD drive also enables live CD playback and ripping, while you can also play your music or videos from a local storage device. Finally, if you ever want to have some content, you can check out RoseTube for HD videos or Rose Radio for internet radio channels from around the world.

What about that premium performance? HiFi Rose has that too. Thanks to the Rose Audio Engine, HiFi Rose can deliver ‚Äúpure audio data to [the] lossless DAC” and can realize “advanced hi-fi audio service by using various signal processing technologies”. Accordingly, HiFi Rose relies on caching technology to process digital input without distortion; can extract DSD and PCM data and decode lossy audio to 32-bit PCM; and even supports the full MQA decoding suite.

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The Rose Audio Architecture is specially designed to focus on optimum sound quality. (Image credit: Hi-Fi Rose)

HiFi Rose’s amplifier technology is no slouch either. HiFi Rose’s Class AD amplifier (found in the RA180 integrated amplifier and RS520 all-in-one streamer), for example, eschews a traditional silicon FET for a new gallium nitride FET to dramatically reduce amplifier ‘dead time’. Next, HiFi Rose’s new OP amplifier focuses on delivering high open loop gain, low distortion, low noise, low drift and low offset, in addition to delivering tons of bandwidth and enough power to drive all of these functions .

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