Roon's a music management program like iTunes, or JRiver, only better.
The first time I saw Roon was a few years ago in Munich. We were honored to be the first to demonstrate it publicly. I immediately fell in love with it.
To me, one of the single most frustrating parts of computer based music is the lack of a good interface. Computers shouldn't be fiddly or need to be learned. They're supposed to make our lives easier, not frustrate us to death.
Roon was the first such program to make me smile and I knew we had to include it in the PS lexicon. Over the last two years we've worked hard and close with the folks at Roon to make that happen in a way that serves our customers best.
Roon requires a computer or music server. If you have one connected to your DAC through USB, you've been able to use Roon for some time now—though sound quality is always problematic when the computer or music server is connected through USB. I've written on this subject before and we've just launched a new product that finally solves the USB/DAC connection problem, called LANRover
. But even if you fix USB's problems with such a device, you're still dependent on your computer for sound quality—a weakness Bridge II solves.
Those of you fortunate enough to have Bridge II
can now enjoy Roon and
uncompromised sound. And that's saying a lot.
If you haven't yet updated your Bridge II, go here
and follow the instructions. Once that's finished, make sure your DAC has the latest firmware and you're Roon Ready.
If you aren't yet a Roon subscriber, and have a Bridge II, you can use the following code for a free 60-day subscription. Just use this code:
when registering for Roon and you can play all day for free. The code expires on August 15.