Trinnov Audio has added support for Roon music software, with availability expected in the first quarter of 2017. All existing Amethyst and Altitude32 preamplifier/processors can become Roon-Ready with a simple and free software update that includes a 60-day complimentary Roon license.
Roon is a music server system designed to reconnect users with music in a way that has been largely lost in computer-based audio systems. It collects music from all of a user’s computers, NAS drives, and even streaming services like TIDAL, bringing them together in an interface that is designed to invite musical exploration. With biographies, high-resolution photos, lyrics, reviews, credits, and concert dates, Roon allows users to discover the connections between the artists, composers, performers, producers, and composers who created the music they love most, providing valuable insights and helping them to discover new music they'll love.
Roon dispenses with ordinary IP-based transmission of audio streams, implementing instead its own Roon Advanced Audio Transport to ensure maximum playback quality throughout a home.
Both the Amethyst and Altitude32 feature a Network Renderer feature that is designed to receive audio files over a home’s network and to convert them to audio at the highest-possible quality. Having had UPnP and DLNA capability for years that revolutionized what could be expected from computer-based audio, the addition of support for Roon extends this revolution to the entire experience of listening to music.