‘This brings the total number of McIntosh products that have received Roon Tested designation to fourteen,’ said Philip Sawyer, of Synergy AV, which distributes McIntosh in Australia. ‘Now in Version 1.7 with the exciting Valence extension built in, 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 that offers features such as bit-perfect playback, DSD and PCM upsampling, multichannel support, and Signal Path display.’
Products designated as ‘Roon Tested’ have been profiled and tested by both Roon for maximum compatibility to ensure Roon will recognize these devices and automatically send them audio that is optimized for their capabilities, so that there’s no need to fiddle with checkboxes or dropdowns. ‘More than just a music player, Roon is a cross-platform networked music system, with server apps for Mac, Windows, and Linux; Control apps for Mac, Windows, iOS, and Android; and networked audio Output to any Roon Ready, AirPlay, Sonos, Mac, Windows, iOS, or Android device on your network,’ said Sawyer.