HiFi Rose RS130 Music Library/Streamer Coming Up Roses

Coming Up Roses

The RS130 may have pretty simple basic functionality – digital data in, via a choice of ports, and then out again via a similarly wide range of connectivity – but it also offers a choice of means of control. The big, bright and clear touch-panel display is one way, as is the Bluetooth-connected remote handse, and (once the licensing is sorted) Roon will offer another approach. However, the Rose Connect app, free for Android and Apple/iOS smartphones/tablets, is the most appealing: not only does it put control in the palm of your hand, but it's also highly optimised for, and integrated into, the operating system of the player itself.


Thus the HiFi Rose app provides direct access to every aspect of the RS130's setup and operation, overlaid with a slick and appealing interface for selecting and playing music, whether from NAS, USB, internal storage, or streaming services. Tracks are easy to find, thanks to a clear and logical system working across all the player's 'sources' to let you see at a glance what's on offer – even including video content to play on that front-panel screen or a connected TV. And the system will even suggest related content for your further listening, or indeed viewing, pleasure. It's well-sorted, quickly becomes intuitive, and is a delight to use.

Citech Co., Ltd
South Korea
Supplied by: Henley Audio Ltd, UK
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