The Roon Ready hardware program puts Roon technology into network audio players from partner companies. It enables easy to use, reliable networked audio systems that meet the needs of performance audio enthusiasts.
“Audio enthusiasts have been forced to choose between having simple and reliable networked audio, from companies like Apple and Sonos, or having high performance quality audio on the network, with technologies like UPNP.
Roon Ready certification means that network players from any of our hardware partners will work as simply and reliably as they would if they were our own devices, while they deliver bit perfect playback at the highest quality levels.” Roon Labs CEO, Enno Vandermeer.
With network discovery and communication mechanisms that have been in the market and tested for nearly 10 years, Roon Ready means that hardware from a host of manufacturers will work together and offer the effortless setup and daily reliability of a closed hardware system.
With playback of files up to 24 bits/384khz PCM, as well as DSD, and by clocking off the receiving device, Roon Ready guarantees the highest level of audio performance.
All of this happens in one room or in multiple rooms around a home... Roon Ready allows partner devices to be grouped and synchronized as a single whole-home system.
“Networked audio offers countless benefits, but until now its complexity and lack of reliability have kept it on the margins of performance audio. With Roon Ready, we look forward to teaming with our partners to make networked audio widely adopted in the high performance space,” continues Vandermeer.
Over 30 partners have signed on to the Roon Ready program, including Audio Alchemy, Auralic, Bel Canto, Bryston, Cary Audio, Constellation Audio, dCS, Exasound, LH Labs, Lumin, PS Audio, Small Green Computer, Sonore, SoTM, and TotalDAC.
The Auralic Aries and Aries LE will be the first devices certified as Roon Ready with the January 6 release of the 3.0 Aries firmware and can be heard at the Venetian Towers Suite 29-122
Updates from IQ Audio, Small Green Computer, and Sonore will also ship this month that will certify devices as Roon Ready.
Partners showing Roon Ready prototype devices at the Venetian Towers will be Audio Alchemy (34-208) and LH Labs (35-110).
To learn more about Roon, visit roonlabs.com