HiFi Rose releases a CD drive for its music streamers

HiFi Rose adds a CD player to its music streamers
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HiFi Rose has launched a CD drive to pair with its music streamers. The South Korean brand's RSA780 will play CDs as well as rip them, which should be a doddle thanks to the dedicated app on the Rose OS platform.

A toggle switch lets you flick between two modes: Isolation Mode uses digital isolation technology to give you the highest quality playback through a HiFi Rose streamer, while Normal Mode is for reading or writing CDs when connected to a computer.

Like its streamer stablemates, the RSA780 is a suitably premium affair. Its isolated, low-noise design and anti-vibration features should mean seamless playback with no skipping, while its 900g weight should be hefty enough to mean no juddering.

It comes with a USB-B port that, combined with the bundled RSA705 7NOCC hi-fi grade USB cable, should mean high-quality signal transfer.

The RSA780 is available now for £349 / AU$659.

HiFi Rose only launched in the UK in April. It followed its first two digital music streamers with a third in July.


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Joe Svetlik

Joe has been writing about tech for 17 years, first on staff at T3 magazine, then in a freelance capacity for Stuff, The Sunday Times Travel Magazine, Men's Health, GQ, The Mirror, Trusted Reviews, TechRadar and many more (including What Hi-Fi?). His specialities include all things mobile, headphones and speakers that he can't justifying spending money on.