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    Roon From Roon Labs - A Video Run-through

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    The hottest thing to hit HiFi in recent memory is here. It's a software application / service called Roon from Roon Labs. Roon is unlike anything currently available for OS X and Windows in that it enables users to browse their music collections effortlessly and in an incredibly engaging manner. Rather than post screenshots I created a video showing the rich experience that Roon enables. A more thorough article with detailed tips, tricks, and information is soon to follow. [PRBREAK][/PRBREAK]

    Roon Labs is comprised of the original team that created Sooloos. When Sooloos first hit the market nearly ten years ago it was like nothing digital audiophiles had ever seen. Sooloos was acquired by Meridian Audio in 2008. After six years the original Sooloos team has spun off, leaving the Sooloos product intact with Meridian, into its own software company, Roon Labs. It's hard to believe from the original Sooloos to the Meridian / Sooloos to Roon Labs, this team has managed to create a product that remains unequaled in my view. Competitors have tried to imitate what this team has done for ten years but nobody has succeeded.

     

    In addition to Roon software, Roon Labs will integrate its product with third party hardware manufacturers. Launch partners include Auralic, dCS, Linn, Meridian, and PS Audio. I know there are many more companies lined up to work with Roon. I can't wait to see what comes of these integrations.

     

    Roon will be available online beginning May 11, 2015 with pricing for the service set at $119 annually, $499 for a lifetime subscription, and $999 for an upcoming Pro lifetime subscription for Home Automation. There is a 14 day free trial. Visit http://roonlabs.com for more information.

     

     

     

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    Can someone tell me if you have to create a new profile for the Roon Forum as I don't seem to be able to log in with my Roon profile.

     

    Also how do you create a playlist in Roon?

     

    Thanks

     

    The user forum has to be signed up independently from how you buy or try the product.

     

    Also in play mode (click the icon with lines an musical note when an album is selected) then at the top, under the cover tag there is a + button that allows you to create and add to playlists. Or in album mode you can press the + icon to add to a playlist

     

    I am hoping they improve this going forward. It is the only way I have found so far.

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    priaptor Thanks very much for your reply, very useful.

     

    No problem.

     

    You can also just press the + icon next to any track you wish to add to a playlist

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    One of the things I love about the newer builds of JRMC is that I can use it's audio engine to push all of my media out to my system since I use my PC for movies, TV, games, etc., not just music.

     

    While I am thinking about getting Roon, because I love the metadata and the interface looks slick, will I be able to use it's audio engine to play things that are NOT music, like I do now with JMRC? Or will I have to make do with some kludgy Roon/Songcast combo? Thanks for any info.

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