A huge expansion of Roon
The cadence of new Roon Ready certifications has increased tenfold since the start of the pandemic. In 2020, just a handful of new products were certified each month, and in the first half of this year Roon Labs is already announcing over 100 new Roon Ready and Roon Tested devices. Forty new brands have submitted products for certification in that timeframe. This includes key product ranges and new launches from notable audio manufacturers, including Arcam, Astell & Kern, Cambridge Audio, and JBL.
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 plays with everything - audio products as varied as network streamers, DACs, wireless speakers, all-in-one systems, and A/V receivers - at prices ranging from $100 to $100,000. Roon's versatility and widespread compatibility mean users can have the best music experience with every audio product in their homes, regardless of manufacturer, product type, or price.
Recent announcements about lossless and high-resolution streaming from Apple Music and others have kindled new interest in high-quality audio. For listeners who want to go beyond their mobile phone with Bluetooth headphones, Roon provides the largest and highest-performance ecosystem for listening to high-resolution music on the widest range of audio equipment. In addition to Roon Ready products, there are hundreds of Roon Tested products that bring the Roon experience to the rest of your home. Support for Sonos, AirPlay, and Google Cast streaming devices - as well as USB and HDMI receivers and DACs - means that Roon helps you get the best performance out of virtually any audio device.
With its groundbreaking user interface and ever-growing feature set (as evidenced by the recent Roon 1.8 update) and support for high-res PCM, DSD, and MQA digital audio file formats, Roon works with the highest level of performance the industry has to offer. Roon is a rich and engaging way to browse, organize, and listen to music. Artist photos, credits, bios, reviews, lyrics, tour dates, and composers are located automatically, then interconnected by links to build a surfable digital magazine. Roon is also a multi-room, multi-user networked audio platform - it offers features such as bit-perfect playback, DSD and PCM upsampling, multichannel support, and Signal Path display. Info and pictures by Roon Labs.