Welcome to our latest edition of the Roon Partner Update, where we’re excited to showcase the newest additions to the Roon Ready family. This month, we’re featuring an array of devices designed to enhance your listening experience, including a sophisticated digital music library, a high-fidelity streamer, a versatile integrated amplifier, an advanced network player, and a state-of-the-art streaming DAC. Each device has been meticulously crafted to ensure seamless integration and unparalleled audio performance with Roon’s ecosystem. Let’s dive into the details and discover how these innovations can elevate your audio experience.
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Melco N5 and Dela N5 – Roon Ready
Every audiophile dreams of an epic music collection, and many of us put a lot of thought into where we should store our ever-growing libraries. The N5 is an elegant and potent Roon Ready answer to that very question. With a 5TB internal storage drive, your music will have a home in the elegantly designed aluminum chassis it’s always deserved. Thanks to streaming integrations with Qobuz, TIDAL, and of course Roon Ready, you’ll be able to also utilize your servers USB ports to stream your music to your favorite DAC or listening system. The N5 is a versatile component that’s perfect for music lovers looking for a great place to store their music.
Vitus Audio RI-101 Mk.II – Roon Ready
The RI-101 Mk.II is a powerful and impressive integrated amplifier from Vitus Audio. Boasting Class A power output up to 16 Watts per channel (with Class A/B power rated up to 600 Watts), this amp is a force to be reckoned with. With inputs ranging from three XLR (balanced), two RCA (unbalanced) inputs and can be specified with an optional DAC board offering a streaming input, an S/PDIF coaxial input and an AES input, there’s ample connectivity for nearly any need. Thanks to Roon Ready streaming on deck, this streaming amplifier could be the final piece in your perfect system.
Sforzato DSP Columba and DSP Corvus – Roon Ready
The Sforzato DSP Columba and the DSP Corvus are highly capable Roon Ready network transports that boast an additional identity: they’ll readily behave as the primary DAC in your listening system as well. Thanks to high-end ESS ES9038Pro DAC chips on board, your DSP unit from Sforzato is an impressive turnkey network streaming DAC. Each device is built to stream your music via UPnP, DLNA, and naturally Roon Ready streaming. You can easily connect the components from your system via USB, or to the balanced and unbalanced analog outputs featured on each device. For those who are looking for an elegant and expertly engineered HiFi streaming solution for their system, the Sforzato DSP Columba and DSP Corvus are highly worth considering.
Gold Note DS-1000 EVO – Roon Ready
The DS-1000 EVO is a powerful Roon Ready streaming DAC from Gold Note, offering audiophiles an elegant design that packs impressive acoustic performance. Equipped with a Dual-Mono DAC design, the DS-1000 EVO delivers your music with a nature that’s highly detailed, rich, and immersive with each and every note. With an integrated digital streamer that’s paired with a Dual-Mono DAC design and Class-A preamp stage, there’s no question the DS-1000 EVO will immediately captivate you with its beautiful musical delivery. It very well could be time for this DAC to bring both versatility and impeccable performance to your digital music experience
Electrocompaniet – RENA S2 – Roon Ready
The second-generation Rena S2 from Electrocompaniet presents an effortless solution for upgrading your current audio system to next-generation audio streaming. Designed to connect directly to your existing amplifier, the Rena S2 offers a convenient streaming upgrade path for your music needs, while also allowing flexibility to incorporate wireless speakers and subwoofers to your setup at a later stage. Supporting a range of streaming features including Roon Ready streaming, Internet radio, Tidal Connect, Qobuz, AirPlay 2, Spotify Connect, as well as Bluetooth compatibility, the Rena S2 provides diverse options for audio playback. The Rena S2 is the perfect upgrade for your audio system allowing you to explore the world of next-generation audio streaming.
Electrocompaniet – RENA SA2 – Roon Ready
The Rena SA2 from Electrocompaniet is a modern solution for your HiFi stereo system. This impressive device contains both a streamer and a compact yet powerful 75W per channel Class D amplifier, a perfect solution for upgrading your existing stereo speaker system with next-generation music streaming. Take your pick from a huge selection of supported streaming services, including: Roon Ready streaming, Internet radio, Tidal Connect, Qobuz, AirPlay 2, Spotify Connect, as well as Bluetooth compatibility. The Rena SA2 is an excellent centerpiece for bringing streaming to your main listening setup.
Rotel RAS-5000 – Roon Ready
The Rotel RAS-5000 is a potent, Roon Ready integrated amplifier that’s here to bring ease of use to your home entertainment space. With HDMI ARC built in, and native streaming support for TIDAL, Qobuz, Spotify, AirPlay 2, Chromecast, Bluetooth aptX and of course, Roon Ready, it’s hard to imagine a situation that the RAS-5000 won’t have perfectly covered. Thanks to a highly capable ESS Sabre DAC on board combined with an impressive 140 watt-per-channel (8 Ohms) Class A/B amplifier, your multipurpose listening needs will be met with aplomb. Be it movies, TV, music, or any mix of the above, the RAS-5000 is an excellent choice for your home
Roon provides an amazing new way to experience your music. What it does with our partners’ products is magic. See our list of all Roon Partners! https://roon.app/en/partners