AudioControl announced this week that their top-rated X-Series audio/video receivers and preamp/processors are now certified to be Roon Ready. What this means is that these models can auto-discover and connect to Roon without any user or integrator involvement with advanced configuration steps.
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Specialty mobile and residential electronics manufacturer AudioControl says that their X-Series 16-channel cinema models offer the “ultimate performance.” For anyone installing – or having installed – a serious cinema, these 16-channel, robust audio solutions are the models from AudioControl you’d definitely want to use.
It makes a lot of sense that the company would want to partner with Roon, whose digital music content management solution uses advanced artificial intelligence (AI) to quickly and intelligently deliver a truly unique listening and usability experience. As AudioControl notes, “The Roon software automatically locates artist photos, credits, bios, reviews, lyrics, tour dates, and composers, which are elegantly presented to the user within the Roon ecosystem.”
Dramatic Growth Since 2015
Roon has grown substantially since their launch in 2015. The company lists no less than 85 brand partners who have products certified to be Roon Ready. Why have so many top brands decided to partner with Roon?
I suspect that the reason is due to the proliferation of digital streaming stations and home music servers all of which have users – especially music enthusiasts with extensive collections – buried under a sea of content crying out for organization. I would imagine a high correlation between music lovers and those who appreciate better quality hardware system solutions. Roon is a good fit for this crossover crowd.
AudioControl’s Audiophile Chops
It’s true that AudioControl does not really come from a heritage of two-channel, audiophile systems. However, they are a specialty electronics provider who has proven they have the chops to deliver a higher-end performance. And there is no better example of that than their X-Series products. Hence, the certification as a Roon Ready partner makes a lot of sense.
See the AudioControl line, including X-Series products, by visiting: audiocontrol.com.
Learn more about Roon here: roonlabs.com.