• Roon 1.3 Major Update Coming Today



    This just in. Much more to come.


    "We're very excited to announce that Roon 1.3 is going live today! This is our most ambitious release ever – in the works for nearly nine months – but we think it's been worth the wait. With new streaming hardware support, audio processing, DSP, file handling, metadata management, and social sharing, there are new features and improvements in almost every area of the product.

    We've incorporated hundreds of suggestions from you, and thrown in a few of our own:

    "With the 1.3 update, Roon now streams to Sonos devices! This means all the users in a home – with one app and one music collection – can play music to Sonos, Airplay, Squeezebox, Sooloos, and any of over 50 Roon Ready devices available today.

    We've added a whole family of audio and DSP features with a 64-bit audio pipeline, including dynamic range analysis, EQ, upsampling, crossfeed for headphones, and adjustments for headroom as well as corrections for speaker phase and delay.



    Roon learns about you as you use it. You create playlists, tags, and groom your collection to be presented just the way you want. Now all of that can be automatically backed up, both locally and to Dropbox. Backups are incremental and configurable, so you can save as much history as you like. Roon users have been talking about their favorite music on our community site, on social networks, and even by texting screenshots from their phones. With 1.3, you can create shareable images about artists, albums, and songs, including all of Roon's metadata and your own comments. Images can be posted directly to Facebook, Twitter, and Imgur, or saved to your device. Starting with a new lightning-fast search, we've improved performance across the board. Audio and database operations are faster, and communication between Core and Remotes is more responsive
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    Comments 129 Comments
    1. miguelito's Avatar
      miguelito -
      Feature additions are fecking amazing.
    1. mindnoise's Avatar
      mindnoise -
      OMG, I'm so excited....


      I think I just pee'd a little.
      Jay
    1. The Computer Audiophile's Avatar
      The Computer Audiophile -
      Quote Originally Posted by miguelito View Post
      Feature additions are fecking amazing.
      Agree.

      I also can't wait for the Roon Optimized Core Kit (ROCK) that runs a custom version of Linux and can take advantage of many cool new features.
    1. soares's Avatar
      soares -
      will my i5 sonic transporter support the new features? tks

      Sent from my SM-G925I using Computer Audiophile mobile app
    1. jtwrace's Avatar
      jtwrace -
      I think a one day Roon lifetime membership discount is in order! @The Computer Audiophile - Make it happen! ;-)
    1. The Computer Audiophile's Avatar
      The Computer Audiophile -
      Quote Originally Posted by jtwrace View Post
      I think a one day Roon lifetime membership discount is in order! @The Computer Audiophile - Make it happen! ;-)
      It never hurts to ask. I'll check.
    1. miguelito's Avatar
      miguelito -
      Quote Originally Posted by mindnoise View Post
      OMG, I'm so excited....


      I think I just pee'd a little.
      Jay
      Ewww!!!
    1. miguelito's Avatar
      miguelito -
      Oh cmon guys! Software of this quality is hard work. $500 for life is nothing.
    1. mindnoise's Avatar
      mindnoise -
      Quote Originally Posted by miguelito View Post
      Ewww!!!
      LOL, not for reals.....

      Can't wait to get home and try 1.3.
      Jay
    1. soares's Avatar
      soares -
      I am sorry miguelito but I am not sure how many years I still have... so, a more reasonably price would be more than welcome :-)

      Sent from my SM-G925I using Computer Audiophile mobile app
    1. sdolezalek's Avatar
      sdolezalek -
      Quote Originally Posted by soares View Post
      I am not sure how many years I still have... so, a more reasonably price would be more than welcome :-)
      How about a discount equal to your age? Only problem is that Roon would get sued for age discrimination. ;-))

      More seriously, any thoughts yet on how 1.3 may affect the interaction with HQPlayer?
    1. miguelito's Avatar
      miguelito -
      Quote Originally Posted by sdolezalek View Post
      More seriously, any thoughts yet on how 1.3 may affect the interaction with HQPlayer?
      Possibly a small discount will push all the NUTCASES here over the edge and number will compensate for lower price...

      My understanding is HQP integration is NOT affected. I don't know (yet) if this means that when you engage the upsampling and DSP engines the HQP integration is turned off but I really doubt it. If you're crazy enough to upsample in Roon and then reupsample in HQP, then I suppose you can knock yourself out...


      Also keep in mind that HQP acts after the endpoint as opposed to upsampling/DSP which happens in the core prior to routing to the endpoint over RAAT. So I am fairly certain you can use both - will try.
    1. input username here's Avatar
      input username here -
      ... so, does v1.3 allow Tidal content to be software unfolded (at least to 24/96, like Tidal's own desktop application)? No mention of, what is to many, and important issue has me a little concerned, though that doesn't mean it's not baked in. As a JRMC user who's been on the fence with Roon for a while due to its high (I'm not necessarily saying unjustified, just high) price, this feature could be just the thing to get me to finally pull the trigger (esp. given my non-MQA-enabled DAC).
    1. miguelito's Avatar
      miguelito -
      Quote Originally Posted by miguelito View Post
      Also keep in mind that HQP acts after the endpoint as opposed to upsampling/DSP which happens in the core prior to routing to the endpoint over RAAT. So I am fairly certain you can use both - will try.
      Interestingly, I would expect that those using NUC/NAS-based cores will find that they cannot upsample to DSD256 in Roon (not enough compute power) and would have to fall back to upsampling in HQP at the endpoint.
    1. input username here's Avatar
      input username here -
      ... so, does v1.3 allow Tidal content to be software unfolded (at least to 24/96, like Tidal's own desktop application)? No mention of, what is to many, and important issue has me a little concerned, though that doesn't mean it's not baked in. As a JRMC user who's been on the fence with Roon for a while due to its high (I'm not necessarily saying unjustified, just high) price, this feature could be just the thing to get me to finally pull the trigger (esp. given my non-MQA-enabled DAC).
    1. ted_b's Avatar
      ted_b -
      Not sure why those using HQP would even think of using any DSP/upsampling in Roon. Otherwise, why use HQP? If the idea is to compare, then ok, but not both. If Roon wins out, drop HQP (unlikely but the logical end to this argument)
    1. timca's Avatar
      timca -
      Where is the link to download 1.3?

      Thanks,

      Quote Originally Posted by ted_b View Post
      Not sure why those using HQP would even think of using any DSP/upsampling in Roon. Otherwise, why use HQP? If the idea is to compare, then ok, but not both. If Roon wins out, drop HQP (unlikely but the logical end to this argument)
    1. The Computer Audiophile's Avatar
      The Computer Audiophile -
      Quote Originally Posted by input username here View Post
      ... so, does v1.3 allow Tidal content to be software unfolded (at least to 24/96, like Tidal's own desktop application)? No mention of, what is to many, and important issue has me a little concerned, though that doesn't mean it's not baked in. As a JRMC user who's been on the fence with Roon for a while due to its high (I'm not necessarily saying unjustified, just high) price, this feature could be just the thing to get me to finally pull the trigger (esp. given my non-MQA-enabled DAC).
      No software decoding yet.
    1. ecwl's Avatar
      ecwl -
      My major holdup for getting Roon and MicroRendu was always that I'd also need to get HQPlayer to do some simple parametric EQ for room correction in my main stereo. That's why I kept using my CAPSv3 Carbon. Roon 1.3 might finally change that. Will have to see. Lots to think about.


      Sent from my iPhone using Computer Audiophile
    1. firedog's Avatar
      firedog -
      Just find it annoying they make the announcement before the software is online for download. Why not wait till we can actually download/update?