If you are in the mood to transfer music from your treasured LPs, old cassettes, a live, mixed-to-2-channel music performance or virtually any other analog source material to your computer's hard drive digitally, then the HRT LineStreamer+ is the perfect solution. Think of the LineStreamer+ as a digital encoder / external sound card of extremely high quality that converts/encodes analog sounds into digital information, so that the digitally converted music can thereafter be stored on the hard drive for playback later. Using an ultra high performance 24 bit Analog-to-Digital (A-to-D) converter chip, the LineStreamer+ is a complete digital recording system in one small, unobtrusive, and easy-to-use box. Able to work effectively with a variety of third-party recording software programs (not supplied with the unit), the LineStreamer+ allows anyone to record digitally with a minimum of hassle and a maximum of fun.
With all of its power requirements supplied through one USB cable, and with a degree of power isolation from the host computer that allows unprecedented dynamic range and quietness, the LineStreamer + is poised to become a favorite of both hobbyists and professionals alike: its ease of use is a boon to every-day users, while its sophistication means that it produces results that will never be embarrassed in a real-world pro studio environment.
Like the other HRT Streamer products, the LineStreamer+ uses asynchronous data transfer protocol to provide an essentially jitter-free interface between whatever analog source is being recorded and the host computer, allowing your computer to become a superb digital audio recorder. It also makes use of the native Audio Class1.0 drivers that are present in all modern PC, Mac & Linux computers, so there are no extra drivers or software to install. Simply connect it to your computer via a good-quality USB cable (not included), confirm that the LineStreamer + is the chosen device in the computer's preferences area, fire up your chosen recording software, and you are ready to go. LED indicators show the current sample rate (32k, 44k1, 48k, 88k2 & 96k) as well as the state of the device's mute circuit. On the input end of the LineSteamer + a pair of peak indicators are provided so you can monitor the recording level to make sure that you are staying below overload levels so that you can obtain perfect results every time.
High Resolution Technologies' UpStream utility allows the LineStreamer+ firmware to be updated right from the computer's desktop in a matter of seconds.