HRT Stage Speakers w/ Control Center
HRT Stage Speakers w/ Control Center

Complete Set

Giving you a fully functional DAC, amplifier, and speaker system that features innovative design and the highest quality components, the HRT Stage Speakers are the only audio gear you’ll need in your home or office. The Stage is an all-in-one (speakers, amplifier, and DAC included) introduction to the world of true Audiophile speakers at a price meant to ease the transition from headphone centric systems.

HRT Stage Speakers w/ Control Center

Keep Control

The Stage System comes with three units: a Control Center and two Speakers. The Control Center has all of the computing power, including an asynchronous USB DAC (same as you find in the high-end Music Streamer DACs), an analogue preamplifier, and a linear analogue power amplifier with 70 W of juice. The pure analog path is optimized for a wide range of signal sources and extends low frequency response with near zero distortion.

HRT Stage Speakers w/ Control Center
HRT Stage Speakers w/ Control Center

Speak Easy

As for the speakers themselves, every part was chosen with the purest sound in mind, and backed by superior structure. The three proprietary 70 mm woofers are framed and the 28 mm tweeter (also proprietary) is housed in an acoustical chamber constructed via injection molding for elegant consistency. The same excellence can be seen in the magnetic elements, as both the woofer and tweeter have under-hung voice coils and modulation reducing magnetic shorting rings. This makes for enormous and exquisitely detailed sound that can fill any room size within reason.

HRT Stage Speakers w/ Control CenterHRT Stage Speakers w/ Control Center

Found Sound

Okay, sure, we just threw some science around, but you’re still wondering: how’s it sound? We can answer in two words: rich and powerful. Rich as in detailed, as in you will hear new aspects to your favorite songs, rediscover forgotten records, and generally be blown away by your ability to separate any and all instruments on any given track. Powerful as in quantified bass extension. Measured with only a -2db volume drop at 45hz, the Stage will accuratly portray every audible bass note without issue.

Bonus Round

Just setting up some superb sound isn’t enough- you need some extras. The control panel is completely painless, as it only features four buttons: volume up, volume down, mute, and input selection. Depending what sampling rate you’re running, embedded LEDs blink back your setting. Finally, just in case you wanted to mount these puppies instead of set them on a shelf, they come ready with brass screw threads at the base of each speaker. If you’re looking for one system that’s ideal for any and all conditions, you’re looking for the HRT Stage Speakers. At check-out, you have your choice of color between Black and White.

HRT Stage Speakers w/ Control Center

Specs

  • Low Frequency Effects output
  • Asynchronous USB interface
  • High performance analog RCA input
  • Proprietary under-hung drivers
  • Ultra-low distortion system
  • Injection-molded structures
  • Designed and manufactured in Southern California

Control Center Specs

  • Built-in asynchronous USB 24 bit/96 kHz capable DAC
  • Jitter contribution (DC to 30 kHz)- > 130 dB below full scale
  • Analog preamplifier and attenuator
  • Line input impedance- 20 kOhms
  • Attenuator step size- 0.5 dB
  • LF output impedance- 500 Ohms
  • Linear analog power amplifier
  • Class of operation- AB
  • Maximum power output- 70 Watts / channel
  • Frequency response (20 Hz - 20 kHz)- +0 dB / -0.2 dB
  • Weight- 8.5 lbs (3.86 kg)
  • Dimensions- 8.5 x 6.25 x 8 in (21.59 x 15.88 x 20.32 cm)

Speaker System Specs

  • Impedance- 7 - 39 Ohms
  • Crossover- 2.8 kHz (2nd order)
  • Sensitivity- 84.5 dB @ 1 m w/ 2.83 V
  • Distortion- < 0.3% @ 90 dB SPL
  • Power handling (system)- 100 W
  • Frequency response (45 Hz - 20 kHz)- +/- 2 dB (w/ control center)
  • 1 x 28 mm tweeter
  • 3 x 70 mm woofer
  • Voice coil- 25.5 mm, 4 layer, Kapton former
  • Magnetic structure (T & W)- under-hung, with shorting ring
  • Alignment- B4 (+4th order electrical High Pass)
  • 38 mm rear facing vent
  • Input connectors- 2 mm x 6.5 mm coaxial
  • Mounting bracket- 2 x M6 inserts (60 mm on center)
  • Weight (each)- 9.4 lbs (4.26 kg)

Shipping

Domestic orders will be shipped by Massdrop.

Estimated ship date is June 20, 2014 PT.

After the drop ends, payment will be collected. To deliver the best value to the group the request will then be submitted to the vendor up front, making all sales final. Be sure to check the discussion page for updates.