Upon completion of the update, Roon will be able to discover them on your network, optimize audio delivered to the streamer, and allow volume control directly from Roon without a complicated configuration.
If you’re not familiar with Roon, it’s an excellent music management and playback software that organizes/combines both your online (TIDAL, Qobuz) and personal music libraries. It also provides an unparalleled amount of information (photos, bios, credits, reviews, lyrics, composers, and more) about your collection.
Besides that, Roon offers multi-room music playback and fantastic music suggestions with its powerful recommendation engine. For a full list of features, check out https://roonlabs.com/.
The following is courtesy of Cambridge Audio:
With over 50 years of experience creating audio equipment, Cambridge Audio has always understood that its customers enjoy listening to their music collections in a variety of different ways. The addition of Roon Ready integration expands upon the wealth of options already afforded by its range of respected network audio streamers.
A software update is now available for the EDGE NQ and CXN (V2) featuring Roon Ready. Once these products have been updated, Roon will discover them on your network, deliver the highest possible quality audio, and even allow volume control right from the Roon user interface.
Roon Ready certification means the EDGE NQ and CXN (V2) network audio streamers now discover and connect to Roon without any additional configuration.
Network streamers supporting Roon:
Cambridge Audio EDGE NQ ($5,000)
This flagship streamer offers new levels of versatility for a pre-amplifier and network player. StreamMagic, the streaming module that powers NQ, has been improved, allowing Edge to play music from virtually any source. Also, Edge NQ’s printed circuit board and meticulous engineering reduce interference to ensure a clean sound.
Cambridge Audio CXN (V2) ($1,099)
With the CXN (V2) network streamer, Cambridge Audio has taken an award-winning product and made it even better. Built to stream digital audio from a wide variety of sources, it upscales for huge sound quality gains. This second generation edition of the CXN offers a huge array of improvements, thanks to greater processing power and a slicker user experience.
Roon is a high-resolution, multi-room music management and playback technology that transforms and enhances the experience of browsing your music. Photos, bios, credits, reviews, lyrics, composers and more are found automatically, delivering an interactive liner-notes experience for your entire music collection.
Roon also links your personal files with the millions of tracks available on TIDAL and Qobuz, so you can start deep-diving into music you know, then explore and discover new tracks from the world beyond your collection. Roon runs on most Mac, Windows, and Linux PCs as the server, with an Android or iOS smartphone/tablet used as a control point.
For more information: http://www.roonlabs.com
I’m an audio writer who started as a young audio salesman/consumer electronics professional back in the late 90s. That’s where I discovered the magic of 2-Channel sound. My thirst for great sound has led me on a delightful music quest that continues today.