29. October 2021 · Comments Off on Autumn Roon News · Categories: Hifi News · Tags: , , , , ,


​Roon, the music management, discovery and streaming platform announces new audio brand partners.

What’s new in the world of Roon this Autumn?



It’s been a busy quarter for Roon with an impressive array of over 25 new Roon Ready and Roon Tested devices from audio brands Arcam, Astell&Kern, Bluesound, JBL, Mission, Rotel and more.

Additionally, the brand welcomed five new partners into the Roon family, including British loudspeaker pioneers Mission, whose new LX Connect all-in-one hi-fi system is Roon Tested. Other new partners include Argon Audio, Aavik, Silent Angel and Zidoo (featuring three 4K UHD media players that are Roon Ready).

New devices that are Roon Ready include:

Astell&Kern SE200, SE180 DAP and KANN ALPHA portable audio players – Astell&Kern now have seven Roon-compatible devices

Arcam ST60 is the company’s first-ever dedicated hi-resolution audio streamer with MQA

Bluesound Soundbar+ is an audiophile-grade soundbar with Roon Ready

For JBL’s 75th anniversary, the JBL SA750 is a modern-retro Class G amplifier with streaming capabilities.

Now working with nearly 200 audio brands – including globally recognized names such as Bowers & Wilkins, Denon, Devialet, KEF, Harman, McIntosh, and Naim Audio – and supporting over a thousand individual products, Roon has fast become an essential feature in the listening rooms of music industry heavyweights, music collectors, and audiophiles.


Roon is continuously refining and adding features to improve the user experience of the 1.8 release. New updates include a completely redesigned “Versions” view, making it easier to compare different editions of your favourite albums in your own music library, Qobuz and Tidal. Whether you’re looking for an expanded edition with bonus tracks or want to listen to an even higher-quality version, Roon lets you do this in a couple of clicks.

Also new is one of the most requested features from the Roon community: native control of Roon from your smartphone, even when the screen is locked. You can now access essential controls (play, skip, pause, volume control) natively from your Android or iOS device without going into the Roon Remote app. Gesture controls for iOS users have also been implemented.



Other updates released over the summer are Daily Mixes – six new personalized daily playlists based on your TIDAL and Qobuz listening history; redesigned TIDAL experience featuring top charts and staff picks; and improved search interface with predictive auto-complete (across artists, albums, tracks, genres, composers and compositions) to make it even easier and faster to get to the music you love.

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