Roon 1.5 is here!

We’re very pleased to announce our fifth major software update: Roon 1.5. In the four months since we released 1.4, we’ve launched our first hardware products (Nucleus and Nucleus+) and introduced home automation support with Crestron and Control4 modules. As the Roon team continues to grow, the pace of our releases is increasing so we can bring more features to our members more frequently.

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What Makes Nucleus So Special?

We’ve been asked this question about a million times since we announced Nucleus – our first hardware product – last year, so we’ve put together a comprehensive white paper that discusses the concept behind the product, the design decisions that were made during the development process, and the nitty-gritty of the hardware and software technologies we ended up using. This post is an overview of some of that information; if you want the whole story, go read the paper!

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Roon Ready Update: September 2017

One of the great features of the Roon Ready program is the diversity of product functions, features, and prices that are represented in the range of available devices from our partners.

From $50 Raspberry Pi hats to $50,000 DACs, table radios to headphone amplifiers, and soundbars to multi-room amps, you can find almost any kind of audio product you need in the Roon Ready family.

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Audeze & Roon Rewrite the Rules: Partnership Delivers Headphone DSP

Audeze makes headphones that sound spectacular, there’s no disputing that.

And with their meticulously tuned designs, innovative materials, and breakthrough engineering, they have established time and again that they want to push head-fi to its limits.

Fresh off of Roon’s recently released DSP engine, Audeze reached out to us to see what could be done to push their auditory experience even further. The result is a set of carefully designed DSP Presets, seamlessly integrated into Roon.

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Devialet AIR, now in Roon

Today, we’re excited to announce built-in support for Devialet AIR in Roon!

Roon has always been the best way to explore the music you love, across all of your devices and rooms. Now, anyone with a Devialet Expert or Expert Pro system (all the way back to the very earliest models) can stream high-resolution audio using Devialet AIR technology directly from Roon, without a virtual sound card driver!

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Digital Room Correction for Less Than $100

Digital room correction is a pivotal part of any hi-fi audio system, and can make a budget setup sound like a professional one. Roon member @Magnus, with the guidance of Room EQ Wizard (REW) founder John Mulcahy, took the time to write a step-by-step guide on how to do digital room correction using REW and Roon. Check it out below.

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Transfer Your Playlists to TIDAL

Looking to make the switch to Roon + TIDAL? We know you may have years of groomed playlists in other services like Spotify, Qobuz, iTunes, etc., and that switching to a new platform can be cumbersome. Our friends at Soundiiz have built an all-in-one account manager for your music services, so accessing all of your playlists in Roon + TIDAL is just a few clicks away, not a few hours.

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