EI presents a list of the products and platforms that work with Roon’s attractive and intuitive music delivery and discovering service.

Roon supports a wide variety of hardware devices. Expect any device described as Roon-ready, sporting USB, or AirPlay to work with Roon, in addition Squeezebox, and Meridian devices also work with the service.

Sometimes there are device-specific issues or quirks that require support, or even minor tweaks to Roon. When these issues arise, the dominant factor in how quickly they can be addressed is whether or not Roon has access to the hardware. The company openly encourages all manufacturers to send samples and to point out any erroneous information currently presented.

Note: the ‘In-House’ column denotes a product that Roon has direct access to for testing, QA, and support purposes, and that there is a relationship with the manufacturer.

Roon-ready Network Devices

These devices enjoy the company’s highest level of support. They support the flagship RAAT audio streaming technology natively, and Roon has been directly involved in testing and certifying the implementations to ensure the best user experience possible when these devices are paired with Roon.

Vendor Model In-House
Audio Alchemy DMP-1 Yes
Auralic ARIES Yes
Auralic ARIES G2 Yes
Auralic ARIES LE Yes
Auralic ARIES MINI Yes
Auralic ALTAIR Yes
Auralic POLARIS No
Ayre QX-5 twenty Yes
Ayre EX-8 Yes
Bluesound NODE No²
Bluesound NODE 2 Yes²
Bluesound POWERNODE No²
Bluesound POWERNODE 2 Yes²
Bluesound PULSE No²
Bluesound PULSE 2 Yes²
Bluesound PULSE FLEX No²
Bluesound PULSE MINI No²
Bluesound PULSE SOUNDBAR No²
Bluesound VAULT No²
Bluesound VAULT 2 Yes²
Brinkmann Nyquist Yes
Bricasti M5 Network Player Yes
Bricasti M1 DAC Yes
Bryston BDP-1 No
Bryston BDP-2 Yes
Bryston BDP-3 Yes
Bryston BDP-Pi Yes
Cary Audio AiOS Yes²
Cary Audio DMS-500 Yes²
cocktailAudio X50 Yes
cocktailAudio N15 Yes
dCS Network Bridge Yes
dCS Rossini Player Yes
dCS Rossini DAC No
dCS Vivaldi Upsampler Yes
dCS Vivaldi One Yes
DEQX HDP-5 Yes
DEQX Premate Plus Yes
exaSound PlayPoint Yes
Elac Discovery Yes
Elac Discovery Z3 Yes
HiFiBerry Amp+ Yes
HiFiBerry DAC+ Yes
HiFiBerry Digi+ Yes
IQaudIO Pi-DAC+ Yes
IQaudIO Pi-DigiAMP+ Yes
Krell Vanguard Universal DAC Yes³
Krell Digital Vanguard Yes³
LUMIN A1 No
LUMIN D1 Yes
LUMIN D2 No
LUMIN M1 No
LUMIN S1 No
LUMIN T1 No
LUMIN U1 No
Musica Pristina A Cappella II Yes
Musica Pristina Virtuoso Network DAC No
NAD C368 Yes²
NAD C388 No²
NAD C390 No²
NAD CI580 No²
NAD CI720 No²
NAD M12 No²
NAD M15HD No²
NAD M17 No²
NAD M32 No²
NAD M50 No²
NAD M50.2 No²
NAD T187 No²
NAD T757 No²
NAD T758 No²
NAD T777 No²
NAD T787 No²
Naim Uniti Atom Yes
Naim Uniti Nova Yes
Naim Uniti Star No
NOVAFiDELITY N15 Yes
NOVAFiDELITY X50 Yes
OPPO UDP-203 Yes¹
OPPO UDP-205 Yes¹
Sonore MicroRendu Yes
Sonore SonicOrbiter SE Yes
Sonore microRendu Yes
Sonore Signature Rendu SE Yes
Sonore ultraRendu Yes
SOtM sMS-200 Yes
PS Audio DirectStream DAC Yes MQA Decoding requires Redcloud update
PS Audio DSjr DAC Yes MQA Decoding requires Redcloud update
PS Audio PerfectWave DAC Yes MQA Decoding requires Redcloud update
TotalDAC d1 music server Yes
Trinnov Amethyst Yes
Trinnov Altitude16 Yes
Trinnov Altitude32 Yes

¹ Due to technical limitations within these products, the audio interface available to the RAAT firmware is unable to support DSD or multichannel playback. OPPO is investigating a path forward, but as of now, we don’t know if or when these limitations will be bypassed.

² MQA decoding via RAAT is not yet available with this product.

³ This device does not support convenience switching due to a hardware limitation.

Roon Tested USB Devices

Roon speaks to any USB device that is recognised as a sound card by the underlying operating system. Unless otherwise noted, all of the below devices support USB Audio 2.0. One of the most difficult user-experience details for device manufacturers is volume control. Roon has noted its experience with tested devices below, to help installers/dealers make an informed decision. If you are planning to use the device in fixed output mode, or with a software volume control, this column will be less relevant.

When it comes to DSD playback, not all formats work on all platforms. For the most part, devices that support DSD64 and DSD128 do so on all platforms. Some devices can only accomplish DSD256 playback using ASIO drivers on Windows.

Vendor Model In-House USB Volume Max Format Notes
AudioQuest DragonFly Yes Yes 96kHz
AudioQuest DragonFly Red Yes Yes 96kHz
AudioQuest DragonFly Black Yes Yes 96kHz
Auralic VEGA Yes No 384kHz
DSD256
DSD256 requires firmware update at dealer
Bel Canto DAC 2.5 Yes No 96kHz USB Audio 1.1 device
Bel Canto uLink Yes Yes 192kHz USB->S/PDIF Converter
Benchmark DAC1 PRE Yes Yes 96kHz USB Audio 1.1 device
Benchmark DAC2 HGC Yes Yes¹ 192kHz
DSD64
Brinkmann Nyquist Yes No 384kHz
DSD256
Chord Hugo Yes No 384kHz
DSD128
Has Internal Battery
Chord Mojo Yes No 768kHz
DSD256
Has Internal Battery
Chord Hugo 2 Yes No 768kHz
DSD256
Has Internal Battery
Chord Hugo TT Yes No 768kHz
DSD256
Has Internal Battery
Chord Dave Yes No 768kHz
DSD512
Chord Blu Mk. 2 Yes No 768kHz
dCS Paganini Yes No 192kHz
dCS Rossini Yes Yes¹ 384kHz
DSD128
dCS Vivaldi Yes Yes¹ 384kHz
DSD128
dCS Vivaldi One Yes Yes¹ 384kHz
DSD128
DEQX HDP-5 Yes Yes 192kHz
DEQX Premate Plus Yes Yes 192kHz
exaSound e12 Yes Yes 384kHz
DSD256
ASIO is supported on Mac
exaSound e22 No Yes 384kHz
DSD256
ASIO is supported on Mac
exaSound e28 Yes Yes 384kHz
DSD256
ASIO is supported on Mac
exaSound e32 No Yes 384kHz
DSD256
ASIO is supported on Mac
exaSound e38 Yes Yes 384kHz
DSD256
ASIO is supported on Mac
Exogal Comet Yes Pending Pending
HOLO Spring Yes Yes¹ 384kHz
DSD512
iFi iDAC2 Micro Yes No 384kHz
DSD256
iFi iDSD Micro Yes No 768kHz
DSD512
Has Internal Battery
iFi iDSD Nano No No 768kHz
DSD256
iFi iLink No No 192kHz
KEF Egg Yes Yes 96kHz USB Audio 1.1 device
KEF LS50 Wireless Yes Yes 192kHz
LH-Labs Pulse Yes Yes 384kHz
DSD128
LH-Labs Pulse X Yes Yes 384kHz
DSD128
LH-Labs Pulse X∞ Yes Yes 384kHz
DSD256
LH-Labs GeekOut V2 Yes Yes 384kHz
DSD128
LH-Labs GeekOut V2+ Yes Yes 384kHz
DSD128
Has Internal Battery
Korg DS-DAC-10R Yes No 192kHz
DSD128
Setup: 0.5s resync delay, Max PCM Rate 192kHz
Meitner MA-1 Yes Yes 192kHz
Meridian Explorer Yes Yes² 192kHz
Meridian Explorer² Yes Yes² 192kHz
Meridian Prime Yes No 192kHz
Meridian Director Yes No 192kHz
Moon 230HAD Yes No 384kHz
DSD256
Moon 280D Yes No 384kHz
DSD256
Moon 340i No No 384kHz
DSD256
(D3 option req’d for DSD)
Moon 350P No No 384kHz
DSD256
(D3 option req’d for DSD)
Moon 430HA No No 384kHz
DSD256
(D3 option req’d for DSD)
Moon 260D No No 192kHz
Moon 380D No No 384kHz
DSD256
Moon 650D No No 192kHz
Moon 780D No No 384kHz
DSD256
Moon ACE No No 384kHz
DSD256
MSB The Analog Yes Yes¹ 384kHz
DSD256
Mytek Stereo192 DSD-DAC Yes No 192kHz
DSD128
Mac USB driver support is inconsistent.
Mytek Brooklyn Yes Yes 384kHz
DSD256
Oppo BDP-105 Yes Pending Pending
Peachtree Nova Yes No 192k
Pro-Ject Maia DS2 Yes Yes¹ 384kHz
DSD256
Pro-Ject DAC Box DS2 Ultra Yes No 768kHz
DSD256
Pro-Ject Pre Box DS2 Digital Yes No 768kHz
DSD256
Pro-Ject Pre Box RS Digital Yes Yes¹ 192kHz
DSD256
Pro-Ject Pre Box S2 Digital Yes No 768kHz
DSD256
PS Audio DirectStream DAC Yes Yes¹ 384kHz
DSD256
PS Audio DirectStream Junior DAC Yes Yes¹ 384kHz
DSD256
PS Audio DirectStream PerfectWave DAC Yes Yes 192kHz
Resonessence Labs HERUS Yes Yes 352kHz
DSD128
Resonessence Labs HERUS+ Yes Yes 352kHz
DSD128
Schiit Bifrost Yes No 192kHz
Schiit Modi 2 Yes No 192kHz
Soulution 590 Yes No 192kHz S/PDIF Bridge
T+A DAC 8 DSD Yes No 384kHz
DSD512
Teac UD-501 Yes No DSD128
Technics SU-G30 Yes No 384kHz
DSD256
Technics SU-G700 No No 384kHz
DSD256
Technics SU-R1 No No 384kHz
DSD128
Technics ST-C700D No No 192kHz
DSD128
Technics ST-C700 No No 192kHz
DSD128
Technics SU-C700 No No 192kHz
DSD128
Technics SU-C500 No No 192kHz
DSD128
Technics SU-C550 No No 192kHz
DSD128
TotalDAC d1 family Yes No 192kHz
DSD64

¹ When the USB-based volume control on this device is below 100%, DoP playback does not work
² Volume control impacts the headphone jack, but not the digital/line out.

Meridian and Sooloos Networked Devices

Meridian’s streaming protocol supports audio transport at up to 24/96. Roon will convert all higher-resolution content to 24/96 or 24/88 before transmitting it to Meridian devices. Some Meridian configurations support higher quality playback via MQA encapsulation.

Meridian’s zone linking implementation does not include a mechanism for clock drift compensation. Roon does not recommend using it unless you’re using hardware-based clock slaving to keep things in lock-step.

Vendor Model In-House Max Format Notes
Meridian 218 Yes 24/96
Meridian 251 Yes 24/96
Meridian ID40/41 Yes 24/96 Plug-in modules for 800 series products.
Meridian MS200 Yes 24/96
Meridian MS600 Yes 24/96
Meridian MC200 No 24/96
Meridian MC600 No 24/96
Meridian Control:10 No 24/96²
Meridian Control:15 No 24/96
Meridian Ensemble No 24/96¹
Meridian Source:One No 24/96
Meridian Source:Five No 24/96¹ Severely performance constrained. Not recommended.


¹ The Ensemble and Source:Five internally resample all audio to 16/44.1
² The Control:10 resamples all 88.2kHz audio to 44.1kHz.

AirPlay Devices

Roon supports most AirPlay devices released from 2011 onwards. Roon will convert all audio at higher resolution than 16/44 to 16/44 before transmitting it to an AirPlay device.

Vendor Model In-House Max Format Notes
Apple Apple TV2 Yes 16/44¹
Apple Apple TV3 Yes 16/44¹
Apple Apple TV4 Yes 16/44¹
Apple Airport Express (2nd gen) No 16/44
Bowers and Wilkins A7 Yes 16/44
Bowers and Wilkins A5 No 16/44
Bowers and Wilkins T7 No 16/44
Bowers and Wilkins Z2 No 16/44
Bowers and Wilkins Zeppelin No 16/44
Naim Mu-So Yes 16/44


¹ Apple TV models internally resample all audio to 16/48

Raspberry Pi HATs

Roon is compatible with the Raspberry Pi 2 and 3 and supports all known Raspberry Pi HATs that expose ALSA drivers on those platforms. Most of our users use DietPi or Ropieee.

Vendor Model In-House
Allo Piano No
Allo Piano 2.1 Yes
Allo Boss DAC Yes
Allo DigiOne Yes
Allo USBridge Yes
HiFiBerry Amp+ Yes
HiFiBerry DAC+ Yes
HiFiBerry Digi+ Yes
IQaudIO Pi-Digi+ Yes
IQaudIO Pi-DAC+ Yes
IQaudIO Pi-DAC Pro Yes
IQaudIO Pi-DigiAMP+ Yes

Squeezebox Devices

Roon supports audio streaming to Squeezebox endpoints.

For more information on how this works and some of the limitations in the integration, see Roon’s Squeezebox Setup page.

Roon says that the Squeezebox products have rather weak Wi-Fi implementations. Playback up to 24/48 is fairly solid on these devices over WiFi, but Roon recommends using Ethernet for higher-rate applications.

Roon speaks to software-based Squeezebox emulators like Squeezelite and SqueezePlay, but Roon does not provide technical support for these configurations.

Vendor Model In-House Max Format Notes
Logitech Squeezebox 3 Yes 24/48
Logitech Sqeezebox Radio Yes 24/48
Logitech Squeezebox Boom Yes 24/48
Logitech Squeezebox Transporter No 24/96
Logitech Squeezebox Duet No 24/48
Logitech Squeezebox Touch Yes 24/96
Logitech Squeezebox Touch+EDO Yes 24/192
DSD64¹
Requires 7.8.x firmware and EDO plugin, only for S/PDIF output


¹ Roon can send DoP encapsulated DoP64 to the Squeezebox Touch for use with a DSD capable DAC with an S/PDIF input.

Other compatibility

Roon can stream to all Sonos products. Roon also supports network streaming to KEF LS-50Wireless speakers. Due to the technical details of KEF streaming, these speakers are not Roon-ready, so linking multiple pairs of LS50w is not possible, and some RAAT-specific functionality (like convenience switching or Advanced Signal Path functionality) is not possible.

HQPlayer is an advanced, up-sampling media player. Roon says it offers some of the best software-based up-sampling and sigma-delta processing available, as well as convolution, channel mapping, and networked audio output solutions.

Roon can be configured to use HQPlayer as its audio output. In these configurations, HQPlayer owns the final connection to the device, and Roon is just passing along a stream of bits from media files.

This allows users to enjoy the processing benefits of HQPlayer and the library management capabilities of Roon at the same time.

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