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Roon Labs Roon v.1.0 music-playback app Specifications

Sidebar 1: Specifications

Description: Cloud-based music-playback software.
System requirements: Mac OS X 10.9 (10.10 recommended), Windows 7 (8.1 recommended), compatible players/streamers from partnering hardware manufacturers. File formats supported WAV, AIFF, FLAC, ALAC, OGG, DSF (built-in); MP3, AAC (OS-dependent).
Price: $119/year, $499/lifetime.
Manufacturer: Roon Labs LLC, 96 Round Hill Drive, Briarcliff Manor, NY 10510. Web: roonlabs.com.

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Roon Labs LLC
96 Round Hill Drive
Briarcliff Manor, NY 10510
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AvilleAudio's picture

Roon 1.1 gets it right in areas where 1.0 fell just short of the mark. There's no huge change, just a lot of small mods and tweaks. I didn't notice any difference in sound quality between v1.0 and 1.1. The big news with v1.1 is the near flawless integration of the iPad. With the iPad app you can get a big, beautiful touchscreen remote for as little as $230 (the price of a refurbished iPad Mini 2 direct from Apple).

I love classical music. No other programs I've tried handles classical well (and I've tried iTunes, Audirvana, Decibel). It "gets" that classical music consists of works, not just movements. If you tilt to classical, Roon is compelling.

My advise: give it a try for 2 weeks together with Tidal. I did and then signed up for both. Don't like it? At least you'll "get it" when it comes to the Sooloos/Roon approach to computer audio.

Happy listening, boys (and the 2 girls who'll read this--ha!).

malosuerte's picture

My concern is that it will be around long enough to justify the lifetime membership.

For the most part it handled my library correctly, and the sound is good. I do not see much of a difference between Roon and Amara. The GUI is nice and the metadata is very good.

Ali's picture

So If I change my DAC and buy a new one, should I also buy a new license from Roon for new DAC? Also I have a Mojo but can't find it in the list of Roon, does it mean that I can't use Roon with this DAC?

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