Denon and Marantz Launch Roon Tested Compatibility for 68 Products

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(March 24, 2020) Sound United and Roon have joined forces to make 68 different Marantz and Denon products, including AV receivers, soundbars, amplifiers, network players, and Wi-Fi speakers, Roon Tested certified. This level of accreditation allows owners of these products to stream music from a Roon-enabled server or Roon Core device.

Brendon Stead, Sound United’s Senior VP of Product Development, says Roon gives music fans access to the same “intimacy” and information traditionally packaged with physical media of yesteryear. According to Stead, the advent of digital media has largely eliminated or inconveniently disassociated this kind of information, changing the overall listening experience.

In addition to gaining Roon access, owners of the included Denon and Marantz products are eligible for a free 60-day trial of Roon. For more information, read the full Sound United press release (below).


Sound United Brings Roon Tested Compatibility to 68 Denon and Marantz Products
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, songwriters 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 Roonlabs.com, Denon.com or Marantz.com.


The following is a list of included AV Products
Denon

  • AVR-X3600H AV Receiver
  • AVR-X2600H AV Receiver
  • AVR-X1600H AV Receiver
  • AVR-S950H AV Receiver
  • AVR-S750H AV Receiver
  • AVR-S650H AV Receiver
  • AVR-X6400H AV Receiver
  • AVR-X4400H AV Receiver
  • AVR-X3400H AV Receiver
  • AVR-X2400H AV Receiver
  • AVR-X1400H AV Receiver
  • AVR-S930H AV Receiver
  • AVR-S730H AV Receiver
  • AVR-X8500H AV Receiver
  • AVR-X6500H AV Receiver
  • AVR-X4500H AV Receiver
  • AVR-X3500H AV Receiver
  • AVR-X2500H AV Receiver
  • AVR-X1500H AV Receiver
  • AVR-S940H AV Receiver
  • AVR-S740H AV Receiver
  • AVR-S640H AV Receiver
  • PMA-2500NE Integrated Amplifier
  • PMA-1600NE Integrated Amplifier
  • PMA-150H Integrated Network Amplifier
  • DNP-800NE Network Audio Player
  • AVR-X6300H Network AV Receiver
  • AVR-X4300H Network AV Receiver
  • CEOL N-10 Network CD Receiver
  • DHT-S716H Soundbar
  • DRA-800H Stereo Receiver
  • DENON HOME 150 WiFi Speakers
  • DENON HOME 250 WiFi Speakers
  • DENON HOME 350 WiFi Speakers
Marantz
  • SR6014 Amplifier
  • SR5014 Amplifier
  • SR7013 AV Receiver
  • SR6013 AV Receiver
  • SR5013 AV Receiver
  • NR1609 AV Receiver
  • NR1509 AV Receiver
  • NR1710 AV Receiver
  • NR1510 AV Receiver
  • ND8006 CD Player
  • PM7000N Integrated Stereo Amplifier
  • NA6006 Network Audio Player
  • SR7011 Network AV Receiver
  • NR1608 Network AV Receiver
  • NR1508 Network AV Receiver
  • ND8006 Network CD Player
  • M-CR612 Network CD Receiver
  • AV7703 Pre-amplifier
  • AV7704 Pre-amplifier
  • AV8805 Pre-amplifier
  • AV7705 Pre-amplifier
  • SR8012 AV Receiver
  • SR7012 AV Receiver
  • SR6012 AV Receiver
  • SR5012 AV Receiver
  • SA-10 SACD/CD Player
  • SA-12 SACD/CD Player
  • SA-KI RUBY SACD/CD Player / DAC
  • NR1200 Stereo Receiver
 
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Kal Rubinson

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Um. Nice to be "Roon Tested certified. This level of accreditation allows owners of these products to stream music from a Roon-enabled server or Roon Core device." But does this does anything new?
 

Kal Rubinson

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"Roon Ready network players from our partners have Roon’s high-resolution streaming technology built right in. Roon will discover them on your network, deliver the highest possible quality audio, and even allow volume control right from the Roon user interface!" Note the emphasis I added.

Roon certified are, simply, certified to be compatible with Roon in some way, albeit with limitations. In this case, only AirPlay, with its limitations, is certified with my Marantz AV8805. No DSD, no multichannel.
 
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