New Gear Review: Hosa Drive Series

hosa drive series SMALLThe Hosa Drive Series is a collection of interface components that makes possible the interconnection of smart phones, computers and stereos over to PA and consumer playback equipment.

The centerpiece is the Hosa Drive Bluetooth Audio Receiver that is offered with a selection of interconnection cables to connect it to any existing audio system. The Drive Receiver uses the latest version 3.0 technology to wirelessly stream music at up to 24 Mbps to any playback system with minimal lag or signal loss.

I quickly “paired” with my iPhone 6 and then used the set of TRS-to-TRS cables provided to connect the Drive’s 1/8-inch stereo output jack directly to my studio's monitor auxiliary controller input.
 I found the range to be 33-feet or better and you get about 10 hours operation per charge using the included mini USB cable. I streamed music from iTunes® and it sounded great similar to using a high quality audio cable.

The Hosa Drive Series cables ready for any interface requirement are: 3.5 mm TRS to TRS, and 3.5 mm TRS to Dual RCA in 1.5, 3, 6, and 10-foot lengths.

The Hosa Drive Bluetooth Audio Receiver sells for $54.95 MSRP. The Hosa Drive Stereo Breakout Cables range from $14.95 to $34.95 MSRP.


Barry Rudolph is a recording engineer/mixer who has worked on over 30 gold and platinum records. He has recorded and/or mixed Lynyrd Skynyrd, Hall & Oates, Pat Benatar, Rod Stewart, the Corrs, and more. Barry has his own futuristic music mixing facility and loves teaching audio engineering at Musician’s Institute, Hollywood, CA. He is a lifetime Grammy-voting member of NARAS and a contributing editor for Mix Magazine. barryrudolph.com