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The power of High Resolution Audio: The Songbird™ HRA Streamer & Amp
Don’t let the compact, desktop size fool you. The Songbird™ HRA streamer/amp brings you jaw-dropping musical transparency, while offering you powerful listening alternatives.
Want to hear amazing High Resolution audio streams?
Want legitimate audio power to drive headphones or a pair of full-sized speakers?
Want synchronized, multi-room audio for your next house party?
Want to convert your analog LPs to digital streams?
The Songbird HRA streamer does all of that and more.
The uncanny transparency of an ESS® SABRE32 converter
Even in the rarefied air of High Resolution audio components, the Songbird HRA streamer stands apart. It incorporates an acclaimed SABRE32 digital-to-analog converter from ESS. Often chosen for professional audio gear, the SABRE32 converter pampers your 24-bit audio with 32-bit internal processing and unique HyperStream® architecture. While the specifications are staggering, the more important result is effortlessly transparent sound.
The resolution of 24 bits and 192 kHz
The “HR” in the “HRA” name stands for High Resolution streaming, available from Qobuz, Deezer, Amazon, and Tidal. (Streaming service fees may apply.) This goes way beyond CD-quality sound. The Compact Disc represented the range from dead silence to the loudest possible sounds with 16-bit quantizing. CD was also limited to a sampling rate of 44 kHz. But technology has moved far forward. Spectacular 24-bit/192-kHz digital audio delivers an altogether higher level of fidelity. This performance is now yours to savor with the Songbird HRA streamer.
Connect headphones, loudspeakers, and audio systems
The “A” in the “HRA” designation stands for “amplifier.” And we’re not kidding. The built-in amplifier empowers you with 75 watts per channel into 4 ohms, more than enough for a huge range of high fidelity loudspeakers. Your headphones take advantage of a dedicated headphone amplifier. We also supply analog line outputs, along with coaxial and optical digital outputs to cover the full spectrum of home audio systems.
Your favorite sources and streams in one place
You’ll be amazed at the variety of supported music streams, starting with Spotify, Qobuz, Tidal, Amazon Prime, Napster, and Deezer. That’s not to mention thousands of Internet radio stations via iHeartRadio, vTuner, and TuneIn. (Streaming service fees may apply.)
But wait, there’s more.You can also enjoy music stored on your personal devices via Windows® DLNA, Apple® AirPlay®2 or Bluetooth 5. You can even hear files from a USB thumb drive! The Songbird HRA streamer connects to your network via Ethernet or dual band Wi-Fi.
While some streaming services have gaps between songs, the Songbird HRA streamer also gets the best from services with gapless playback, such as Tidal, Qobuz, Spotify, and Amazon Prime. (Streaming service fees may apply.)
iOS® and Android® app
We put the music at your fingertips with the intuitive Songbird Control app, available free at the Apple Store and Google Play.
High Resolution digital output
To bring your analog sources onto your digital network, we paired the ESS SABRE32 digital-to-analog converter (DAC) with a matching ESS SABRE32 analog-to-digital converter (ADC). This gives you phenomenal, High Resolution output to your network.
The streaming network output can be received by other Songbird HR and HRA streamers throughout the house, enabling you to party with music in any – or every – room. You can even stream vinyl from any LP system that has a line level output, such as our SpinStage™ phono preamp or SpinDeck 2 turntable. Of course, multi-room performance depends on network traffic and signal quality.
SONGBIRD HRA SPECIFIC:
* This does not include original Songbird, due to a new Amazon security protocol
** Alternatively you may use a turntable with a built-in phono preamp
|Features||SONGBIRD HR||SONGBIRD HRA|
|Local Network||DLAN, Airplay 2||"|
|Streaming Source||Spotify, Qobuz, iHeartRadio, Tidal, Amazon Prime, Napster, Deezer, and more to come||"|
|Internet Radio||iHeartRadio, vTuner, TuneIn||"|
|Other||"My Music" local files, USB Thumb Drive||"|
|Input Bitrate||Up to 24bit/192kHz||"|
|Output Bitrate||Streaming/Network up to 24bit/192kHz. Auxillary output 16bit/48kHz||"|
|Audio Codecs||MP3, AAC, ALAC, APE, FLAC, WAV, WMA, OGG||"|
|WiFi||Dual Band WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac Ghz and 5 Ghz network||"|
|Bluetooth||Bluetooth 5.0, SBC/AAC Codecs, Receive/Transmit||"|
|Inputs||Aux(Line), Optical SPDIF, Coaxial SPDIF||"|
|Outputs||Aux(Line), Optical SPDIF, Coaxial SPDIF (HR only), Subwoofer (HRA only), Speakers (HRA Only)||"|
|Line Output Voltage||2Vrms max||"|
|Voice Control||Works with Alexa (via separate Alexa device) and Siri (via Airplay 2)||"|
|Multiroom||With compatible devices||"|
|RMS Power Output||n/a||75 W / Ch into 4-Ohms < 1% THD (typ<0.1%)|
|THD @ 1W||n/a||<0.005%|
|S/N Ratio||n/a||111dB A-Wtd|