HRT Music Streamer Pro USB D/A converter Associated Equipment

Sidebar 3: Associated Equipment

Digital Sources: Apple MacBook Pro computer (2.66GHz Intel Core 2 Duo, 4GB RAM, 320GB HDD) running OS 10.6.4, iTunes 10.0.1, Sonic Studio Amarra Computer Music Player 2.0, Songbird 1.8.0, or XLD; Oppo BDP-83 universal player; Sooloos Music Server (Control Ten, TwinStore x3); Benchmark DAC1 USB D/A converter.
Preamplification: Integra DTC-9.8, Lexicon MC-12 preamplifier-processors.
Power Amplifiers: Classé CAM 350 monoblocks.
Loudspeakers: MartinLogan Prodigy & Descent subwoofers (2).
Cables: USB: Cardas Clear. Digital: Cardas Neutral Reference S/PDIF; XLO HT Pro line-level, XLO S/PDIF. Interconnect: Furutech Alpha Series, balanced & unbalanced; Kimber Kable, various line-level. Speaker: Kimber Kable BiFocal XL.
Accessories: Dedicated 20A line (amplifiers), dedicated 15A lines (digital & analog components).—Jon Iverson

High Resolution Technologies, LLC
1027 N. Orange Drive
Los Angeles, CA 90038
(323) 967-7447

soulful.terrain's picture

I'm sure the new micro digital gear is impressive audibly, but I just can't get excited over the aesthetics..The stuff is just plain ugly.

Are the days of artisian craftsmanship numbered?


Bolingbroke's picture

I agree with Mark.

Stephen Mejias's picture
Nice fingernails!
Jon Iverson's picture
My ears are in high demand too.
MikeMercer's picture

Jon I wanted to say that I thought your review was fantastically written, and a sincere pleasure to read. Having my own project studio, it's always cool to read about a fellow audio nut who puts things through not only the consumer level paces, but the pro end as well. Having gone from TAS to working for Arif Mardin at Atlantic Records - I got to learn about both sides of the chair if you will, and you do attack these things with precision and style - - Bravo

MikeMercer's picture

these streamers were trapezoidal-like as they are dual-board designs. As you'll see in the new iStreamer and the new MS II - the new extrusion is sleeker, and rounded off.. But, its the music and sound we luv right??