Naim confirmed today that it will be adding Roon Ready to the list of Uniti series features. 

Naim is taking the opportunity of the Rocky Mountain Audio Fest to demonstrate the full capabilities of Naim’s new Uniti series including, just announced, Roon Ready. Naim expects to issue a firmware update to its new Uniti products during October to enable Roon.

Initially the discussions centred around the benefits to Naim of using Roon’s back engine to assist with cataloguing ripped CDs and music imports.  This enabled Naim to generate and utilise crosslinks between rips, imports and Tidal streaming.

As anyone who has used a Naim Uniti Core together with a Uniti Atom, Uniti Star or Uniti Nova system has experienced: finding, listing and choosing music to play is helped immensely by a very rich and detailed cross linking and artist information.

Following on from the initial discussions and implementation, the benefits of also enabling the Roon RAAT (Roon Advanced Audio Transport) were discussed and agreed.

Naim however doesn’t consider this a solution for everyone.  To use this requires Roon Software which is currently $119 per year or $499 for a life license, but for music lovers with large music collections it is ideal. Roon makes owning and enjoying a large collection of music a dream. Music Is easy to locate and play as well as Roon opening the door to even more new music via its cross linking and extensive metadata.

Roon is an independent company producing specialist software currently primarily an audio server and control point. Roon is an incredibly rich and engaging way to browse and organize music. It runs on most Mac, Windows, and Linux PCs, or on other products which include Roon Core.

Being Roon Ready means that Naim Audio’s network players transparently discover and connect to Roon without any configuration, and bit-perfect audio is delivered from Roon to your network player.

Quote from Trevor Wilson Managing Director, Naim Audio

“At Naim we have always appreciated customers that wish to experience and browse their music collections in many different ways – be that vinyl, UPnPTM servers (of many different flavours), CD, Tuners and streaming services. In recent times a new entrant to the computer audio world – Roon – has created a solution that appeals to a certain section of the audiophile community. Naim has been looking at and talking with Roon for quite a while – we get on well and I’m pleased that we can make this announcement today.”

Quote from Enno Vandermeer CEO, Roon Labs

“We created Roon, so music enthusiasts could engage with digital music in a way that goes beyond the playlist. Our two goals are to help listeners explore and discover music they love, and to let them enjoy that music on their choice of audio equipment. Partnering with Naim is a huge step for us, because we can finally offer the Roon experience to the vibrant group of music lovers that is the Naim community.”

 

 

 

 

 

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