Roon is a pricey but elegant way to get high-quality music streaming throughout your house. The company works with streaming services Tidal and Qobuz. Now, Sound United brands Denon and Marantz have announced that 68 products from the two companies are set to receive Roon Tested accreditation.
The company’s “product” is software that acts as a server as well as an extensive database of info and links about bands and albums. This is advantageous if you have a multi-room music system consisting of various Roon Tested devices. Roon is robust because it runs a local “core” on one of your PCs, so it responds quickly to commands.
Oddly, the company will not offer a monthly subscription. It’s also worth noting that you will need a subscription to a music service (Tidal or Qobuz) in order to make room work with online streaming. After the free trial, you can choose between annual payment of $119, or if you really love Roon and trust the company has a business model that will last, a lifetime payment option is available for $699. Either way, you have to fork over some bucks to get the product.
Here is the full press release including list of products that will offer Roon Tested compatibility:
Vista, Calif. (March 23rd, 2020) — Sound United LLC, parent company to Denon, Polk Audio, Marantz, Definitive Technology, Classé, and Boston Acoustics, today announced several Denon and Marantz products received Roon Tested accreditation. This certification enables music lovers to seamlessly stream music from Roon server or Roon Core devices to 68 Denon and Marantz products for a visually rich, and easy-to-use listening experience.
“A critical aspect of the listening experience is learning more about your favorite artists, song writers and bands. It makes the music more intimate and alive,” said Brendon Stead, senior vice president of product development at Sound United. “In the past this intimacy was delivered by the record or CD covers and has been missing from digital online music. Roon helped pioneer this type of experience in the world of streaming music. We’re very excited Denon and Marantz is now Roon Tested so our enthusiastic listeners can continue discovering more about the music they love.”
Leveraging credits, artist relationships, genres, lyrics, concert/tour dates, artwork, and more, Roon adds a new dimension of music exploration to user libraries. By merging Roon Tested devices from Denon and Marantz with local digital music files and high-resolution streaming services like TIDAL and Qobuz, listeners receive a cross-platform networked music ecosystem with server apps for Roon Nucleus, Mac, Windows, and Linux. Control is managed via apps for Mac, Windows, iOS, and Android, with networked audio output capability to any Roon Ready, Roon Tested, AirPlay™, Chromecast, Mac, Windows, iOS, or Android device on the network.
“We’re excited to have worked with the Sound United team to ensure the best possible experience of Roon with dozens of Denon and Marantz products. Few brands in audio have the storied histories of Denon and Marantz, and we’re honored to be a part of their future,” said Rob Darling, Directory of Strategy at Roon Labs.
Another benefit to the Roon interface is its unique approach to TIDAL and Qobuz streaming integration. Now Denon and Marantz users can enjoy their personal content libraries seamlessly merged with their high-resolution streaming favorites so searches and playlists will include content from both sources.
Denon and Marantz are offering a free 60-day Roon trial coupon for a limited time. Interested users can learn more at, or .
Roon Tested Devices:
Network CD Receiver
Integrated Stereo Amplifier
Network Audio Player
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Denon link https://usa.denon.com/us/roon-tested
Marantz link https://www.us.marantz.com/en-us/roon-tested
Roon User Guide https://kb.roonlabs.com/Roon_User_Guide