Melco’s latest 4.10 firmware enables its Japanese-engineered libraries for the latest version of Roon.

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The 2nd generation Electrocompaniet Tana SL-2 and L-2 speakers are the follow up to the Norwegian brand’s Tana SL-1 and L-1 wireless speakers.

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ATC has announced that the ATC CDA2 Mk2 CD DAC Preamp has received Roon Tested certification from Roon Labs.

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Roon Labs, the innovative music discovery and streaming platform, has made significant improvements with its latest software release.

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Orchard Audio’s PecanPi USB/SPDIF has received Roon Tested certification from Roon Labs.

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Primare has announced that the NP5 Prisma network player has received Roon Ready certification from Roon Labs, with an automatic update being launched today.

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Following on from the new Liberty Headphone amp announcement last week, Mytek Audio has announced a whole load of new products to be launched throughout 2021 following the shifting of production to the new larger factory in Poland that took place last Summer.

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Ok, I admit it, I have on several occasions ranted about my thorough dislike of all things streaming – specifically streaming services. I’ve moaned about having my listening experience being tailored to my past listening preferences, and I’ve whined about being tied to a screen and the lack of physical media. I also didn’t like the fact that I found myself constantly flicking between tracks and not playing full albums. Don’t get me wrong, I ripped most of my collection of CDs to a NAS and then a Melco unit years ago and streamed them of a weekend evening when we were having a bevvy or three whilst we leap about like the Lords from that Christmas tune. I’ve also moaned about the fact that artists get very little revenue from their music being streamed – more on this later. More »

Mola Mola’a Kula integrated amp combines technical elements of their Makua and Tambaqui designs with Roon-Ready capability.

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McIntosh has announced that two more of its DAC equipped products have received Roon Tested designation from Roon Labs: the C53 Solid State Preamplifier and the C2700 Vacuum Tube Preamplifier, bringing the total number to 14. This coincides with Roon 1.7 ‘Valence’ launching.

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Melco has launched an audiophile-technology extreme-performance data switch, the S100, which, say Melco, offers “improved sound quality for any network audio device using an Ethernet connection”.

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Aqua Acoustic Quality of Milan, Italy are introducing their new modular network interface, the LinQ at High End Munich.

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After designing products for several  names in the industry, Orchard Audio was launched in 2017 to independently release its own line of advanced audio products.  

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Roon’s new version 1.6 brings the brand new Roon Radio, integration with the Qobuz music service, and an improved user experience. The update will be available to all users at 12pm EST (5pm UK time) today, January 22nd, 2019.

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TEAC Corporation has released a new version of firmware (v1.21) for its NT-505 USB DAC/Network Player that allows it to support the Roon music management and listening solution. More »

Roon expands the Roon Ready end points to include the T+A Multi-Source devices MP 1000 E, R 1000 E, MP 2000 R MKII, CALA CDR, and CALA SR. Roon Ready certification is the highest level of certification and integration into the Roon ecosystem. More »

ExaSound Audio Design has announced their PlayPoint DM next-generation flagship music server and DAC. Combining a reference-grade 32-bit digital-to-analogue converter, balanced headphone amplifier and Roon-enabled music server in one component, the PlayPoint DM unites, say exaSound, “simplicity with sonic perfection”. More »

Linn has announced support for Roon across its entire family of Linn DS players, available to owners of every model since the launch of the first Klimax DS in 2007. More »

Since its introduction in 2015, Roon has, they say, ‘transformed the experience of browsing music’. Artist photos, credits, bios, reviews, lyrics, tour dates and composers are located automatically within the software and then interconnected by links to build a searchable digital magazine for your music collection. Roon finds all the same links between your personal files and the tracks available on TIDAL, so you can start with the music you know, then explore and discover new music. More »

PS Audio has announced an update which provides Bridge II-equipped DirectStream, DSJ, and PerfectWave DACs with full unfold of MQA up to 192 kHz/24 bit, and provides access to the streaming service Tidal.

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Innuos, who’s products and collaborations were seen and heard in several rooms at Bristol Sound and Vision 2017, has joined Roon’s exclusive partner program, allowing customers to use Roon as a Server (Core) and as a Player (Bridge) on their Zen MkII Music Servers. More »

roksponsmallMytek Digital, the second MQA® license after Meridian to ship an Audiophile DAC with MQA technology, will be introducing their MQA-capable Manhattan II DAC. The new Manhattan II DAC is a reference USB/Network DAC/Preamplifier with MQA decoder, 384k PCM and DSD256, phono and line analogue preamplifier and a reference quality headphone amplifier. More »

roksponsmallNAD Electronics and Bluesound, announced that they will become a Roon Ready Partner. The integration as a Roon Ready Partner will provide subscribers of Roon’s intuitive, information-rich music library management software the ability to connect to BluOS-enabled devices from NAD and Bluesound. The integration is expected to be live before the end of 2016. By analysing a music collection, Roon allows users to explore the connections between the artists, composers, performers, producers, who created the music they love most, providing valuable insights and helps them to discover new music. In combination with NAD and Bluesound’s hardware, music lovers will be able to stream high resolution music throughout the home, to one or many speakers simultaneously or individually.
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roksponsmallTrinnov Audio is announcing their support for Roon music software, with availability expected in the first quarter of 2017. All existing Amethyst and Altitude32 preamplifier/processors can become Roon-Ready with a simple, and free, software update that includes a 60-day complimentary Roon license.
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Bryston has announced new firmware version S2.28 for their digital music players that delivers Roon Ready capability. When using Roon, there are three components involved: The Roon Core, which must exist within a computer (PC or MAC) or a compatible drive on the home network so that it can have local access to your digital music collection, a remote or user interface (iOS or Android device as well as any computer) also on the network, and an end point—which in this case would be any Bryston digital music player. Adapting the Bryston BDP music players so that they are now Roon Ready devices enables users to benefit from the sound quality of Bryston’s BDP-1, BDP-1USB and BDP-2 players with a bright, colourful and intuitive user interface that provides new features and accessibility to the listening experience. Roon transfers the audio files to the Bryston BDP player using a bit perfect system, enabling Bryston’s clock, linear power supply and custom integrated audio device (IAD) to convert the content to a digital bitstream that is ready for an outboard DAC. Another advantage of the Roon interface is their unique approach to TIDAL lossless streaming integration for subscribers. Now BDP users can have their TIDAL favourites aggregated with their local music library so that searches and playlists can include content from both sources.

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With a simple firmware update, all BDP-1, BDP-1USB and BDP-2 devices become Roon Ready. BDP owners can use the Update Firmware function in Settings to update to the new version S2.28 firmware. Bryston is offering a free 60-day Roon trial coupon for a limited time within the services menu of the BDP after firmware has been updated.

 

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