RS520 is a complete network media playing solution that will combine hi-res audio & video collections with music streaming services. The chassis is made with high-quality aluminum that houses a linear power system, a high-performance DAC & a preamplifier for a modern look. RS520 offers elegant control over various multimedia services with high-quality sound and ultra-high-resolution 4K video from a very generous 12.6-inch wide touchscreen that is just super easy to use.
The RS520 connects to your internet via Ethernet or built-in Wi-Fi. The interface is intuitive whether via its front-panel touchscreen or the free RoseConnect Premium app for Apple® and Android devices.
It organizes your different streaming sources — from music services including TIDAL, Qobuz, and Spotify, to music files stored in one of its onboard options or your NAS server. You can also use Apple AirPlay® or Roon
to control the streamer, or the included Bluetooth remote.
Advanced hybrid amplification
The RS520 uses an innovative amplifier circuit design that HiFi Rose calls "Class AD." Like more typical Class D amps, it uses a "switching" design. But the RS520's GaN (Gallium nitride) FET topology sweetens the sound by speeding up the timing between switches — up to 10 times faster than typical silicon FET switching devices.
This amplifier can deliver 250 watts of clean power to your speakers, and it's stable down to 4 ohms. That means you can hook up demanding, tougher-to-drive speakers and get great results.
The RS520 runs on a snappy six-core CPU with a high-performance ESS SABRE DAC capable of 32-bit/768kHz resolution with PCM sources or DSD up to 22.4 MHz (DSD512). That means you'll get rich, detailed sound with a quiet noise floor and low distortion.
4K video on board
The RS520 can decode 4K video via its HDMI 2.0 output. The RoseTube app lets you peruse and play YouTube videos that you can watch on the unit's full color screen or — even better — on your TV. And its digital audio inputs let you get beautiful soundtrack audio from whatever you might be watching.