How Roon works:
Roon is architected differently than most audio systems out there.
Roon consists of a single core and as many controls and outputs as you need. This means you get the same Roon experience whether you're running a single PC or devices around your home.
A Roon system starts with a core – it’s the traffic cop, the housekeeper, and the brains.
The core manages your music collection from many sources, and builds an interconnected digital library using enhanced information from Roon.
You browse and play music with Roon apps on all your devices – Mac, Windows, iPad, iPhone, and Android devices.
Roon streams to all the audio gear you have, and makes it all play nice together.
Any Mac or Windows PC can be an output, as can Airplay, and Squeezebox network players. For the ultimate in performance audio, use network players from our Roon Ready partners.
Finally – high-resolution, multi-protocol, multi-room streaming for your whole home.
Roon streams formats up to 384kHz/24-bit PCM and DSD256 to Roon Ready devices, and intelligently converts audio to the optimal resolution for other devices.