What a month! January brought us Roon Ready devices from Ayre, Chord, dCS, ELAC, exaSound, Gold Note, Metrum, and Sonore. From portable solutions to all-in-one behemoths, there’s a new Roon Ready device for you.
The Ayre EX-8 integrated amplifier provides a total solution for state-of-the-art music reproduction. With the Roon Ready ethernet module installed, the EX-8 is equipped to support wireless streaming up to 192kHz/24-bit, and DSD64.
The Chord Poly is an excellent add-on for Chord Mojo customers, enabling wireless streaming from any connected device running Roon. With a portable form factor, Poly is a great option for the head-fi enthusiast looking to take Roon with them throughout the home.
The dCS Bartók DAC brings together dCS’s past, present and future. With a network streaming DAC that uses technology from their acclaimed Rossini range, and the addition of a headphone amplifier, this newly Roon Ready device is great for both headphone and stereo listeners.
ELAC Discovery Connect
Priced competitively, the Discovery Connect is a great option for bringing wireless streaming to more rooms in your home. With built-in WiFi so you don’t need an ethernet hookup near your audio system, it’s a joy to use the Discovery Connect with Roon.
exaSound Playpoint DM
Combining a reference-grade 32-bit digital-to-analog converter, balanced dual-mono headphone amplifier, and now Roon Ready integration, the PlayPoint DM brings simplicity and sonic perfection to your music room.
Gold Note IS-1000
IS-1000 is an all-in-one solution that seamlessly merges a powerful Class A/B integrated amplifier, a phono preamp, a DAC, and a streamer in a stunning brushed aluminum, black, silver, or gold finish. Now Roon Ready, the IS-1000 is a serious piece of hardware.
Metrum Baby Ambre
Little sibling to the Roon Ready Metrum Ambre, the Baby Ambre brings the same great engineering from the Ambre to a sleek, compact form factor. The Baby Ambre is perfect for small spaces or desktop setups, and allows you to stream wirelessly to any audio system using Roon.
Sonore has brought their 5th Roon Ready device to market with the opticalRendu, successor to the microRendu and ultraRendu. This networked Roon Ready USB bridge is easy to configure, supports sample rates up to 768kHz, and native DSD up to DSD512.