Sound United, parent company of Denon, Polk Audio, Marantz, Definitive Technology, Classé, and Boston Acoustics, has announced that several Denon and Marantz products have received Roon Tested accreditation. The certification enables the streaming of music from Roon server or Roon Core devices to 68 different Denon and Marantz products, and gives users a visual and information-driven approach to appreciating music again.

“A critical aspect of the listening experience is learning more about your favorite artists, song writers and bands. It makes the music more intimate and alive,” said Brendon Stead, senior vice president of product development at Sound United. “In the past this intimacy was delivered by the record or CD covers and has been missing from digital online music. Roon helped pioneer this type of experience in the world of streaming music. We’re very excited Denon and Marantz is now Roon Tested so our enthusiastic listeners can continue discovering more about the music they love.”

Roon provides credits, artist relationships, genres, lyrics, concert/tour dates and artwork, and adds “a dimension of music exploration” to user libraries. By merging Roon Tested devices from Denon and Marantz with local digital music files and high-resolution streaming services (e.g. TIDAL and Qobuz), listeners receive a cross-platform networked music ecosystem with server apps for Roon Nucleus, Mac, Windows, and Linux. Control is managed via apps for Mac, Windows, iOS, and Android, with networked audio output capability to Roon Ready, Roon Tested, AirPlay, Chromecast, Mac, Windows, iOS and Android devices on the network.

“We’re excited to have worked with the Sound United team to ensure the best possible experience of Roon with dozens of Denon and Marantz products. Few brands in audio have the storied histories of Denon and Marantz, and we’re honored to be a part of their future,” said Rob Darling, Directory of Strategy at Roon Labs.

TIDAL and Qobuz streaming integration also allows Denon and Marantz users to have personal content libraries merged with their own high-resolution streaming tracks, so searches and playlists will include content from both sources. Denon and Marantz are offering a free 60-day Roon trial coupon for a limited time. You can learn more from these links: Roon Labs, Denon or Marantz.

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