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Music management, discovery, and streaming platform Roon has added more than 40 new audio devices from 20 audio brands to its list of Roon Ready and Roon Tested products through the first quarter of 2022. The company also introduced its official online store.
The new Roon Ready and Roon Tested products hail from brands like Arcam, Astell & Kern, Cyrus, McIntosh, NAD, Onkyo, Pioneer, Sonus Faber, and more. New devices that are Roon Ready include the recently-launched Sonus Faber Omnia all-in-one wireless speaker, the NAD C399 integrated amplifier with DAC, Dutch & Dutch 8c speakers, and the McIntosh RS150 and RS250 wireless speaker systems.
New Roon Tested devices include the Audiolab Omnia all-in-one system with integrated CD player, three amplifiers from Cyrus’s new XR series, and 11 AV receivers from Onkyo, Pioneer, and Integra, all of which feature Dolby Atmos, HDMI 2.1, and Dirac Live room correction. You can view the full list of Roon partner brands and every Roon Ready and Roon Tested device available on the Roon Website, and learn the difference between Roon Ready and Roon Tested.
The Roon Store, meanwhile, is a hyper-curated online store dedicated to showcasing the best audio products that work seamlessly with Roon. Every audio product that achieves Roon Ready or Roon Tested certification goes through hours of rigorous testing and is used daily by the Roon team, who have become experts in the products that work best with Roon.
“Over time, we’ve received more and more questions from users about which products have this or that feature, which would be better for a bedroom versus a patio, or which offers the best value at a particular price point,” says Roon founder and CEO, Enno Vandermeer. “All that interest has inspired us to think about how to provide a new service for Roon users. Shopping for audio gear online isn’t especially easy or fun, so we decided to do for the audio shopping experience what Roon itself did for music browsing and discovery.”
The Roon team has also created its own content for the online store, including new photography, video tutorials, and insights about the features and performance of each product. The goal is to make sure customers have everything they need to get the best out of their Roon-certified audio product, says the company.
The Roon Store launched with a limited selection of products in a single category: the all-in-one Roon Ready speaker, featuring models from Bluesound, Devialet, and Dutch & Dutch, with more coming soon. You can also buy Roon’s own Nucleus and Nucleus Plus music servers from the store.
Roon plays with everything: audio products as varied as network streamers, DACs, wireless speakers, all-in-one systems, and AV 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.
Roon now works with nearly 200 audio brands, including globally recognized names such as Bowers & Wilkins, Denon, Devialet, KEF, Harman, McIntosh, and Naim Audio, and supports over a thousand individual products.