Roon Music Management and Sound Quality Enhancement Software

 

The music player for music lovers

Roon is a music management and listening solution that takes a very different approach to interacting with your music. … Roon manages your audio renderers (the things that make sound). Whether they be built-in sound devices, like your laptop’s audio output, a USB connected DAC, or even networked audio devices.

Forget everything you know about music players. Music is an experience, and Roon reconnects you with it.

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“It’s light years beyond any current app.”

Robert Harley, The Absolute Sound

“Roon has completely changed my musical life and the way I listen. And this from a guy with 10,000 LPs”

Tom Rothermel, Big Ear Stereo

Absolute Sound Editors Choice Award 2020

The Problem

In the transition from physical to digital media, something has been lost. We have more convenience than ever, but no feeling of excitement or engagement.

The solution

Roon looks at your music and finds photos, bios, reviews, lyrics, and concert dates, and makes connections between artists, composers, performers, conductors, and producers.

What you get is a searchable, surfable magazine about your music.

Roon understands your content

Music lovers have content from many sources, often acquired over years of collecting. Roon identifies your music, then enhances it with the latest metadata.

And this isn’t just for your local files, it works for content from Qobuz and/or TIDAL too!

Roon plays with your gear

Music lovers have all kinds of audio equipment for different kinds of listening. Roon detects these devices and streams the optimal audio resolution to each.

Enjoy your music instead of managing your audio equipment.

How Roon works

Roon is architected differently than most audio systems out there.

Roon consists of a single core and as many controls and outputs as you need. This means you get the same Roon experience whether you’re running on a single PC or on devices around your home.

The Core

A Roon system starts with a core – it’s the traffic cop, the housekeeper, and the brains behind the operation.

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The core manages your music collection from many sources, and builds an interconnected digital library using enhanced information from Roon.

The core can be your Mac or Windows PC, or a server from one of our hardware partners.

Controlling Roon

You browse and play music with Roon apps on all your devices – Mac, Windows, iPad, iPhone, and Android devices.

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Audio outputs

Roon streams to all the audio gear you have, and makes it all play nice together.

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Any Mac or Windows PC can be an output, as can Airplay, Squeezebox, and Meridian network players. For the ultimate in performance audio, use network players from our Roon ready partners.

Example configurations

The simplest configuration is Roon on a computer. Just download the Roon app and you’re ready to go.

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Roon with remote control

Control Roon with the same rich user experience on all your devices. Available for phones, tablets, and PCs!

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Multi-room music

Finally – high-resolution, multi-protocol, multi-room streaming for your whole home.

Roon streams formats up to 384kHz/24-bit PCM and DSD256 to Roon Ready devices, and intelligently converts audio to the optimal resolution for other devices.

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