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Sound United Brings Roon Compatibility to 68 Denon and Marantz Products

by March 31, 2020
Sound United Roon

Sound United Roon

Sound United LLC, parent company to Denon, Polk Audio, Marantz, Definitive Technology, Classé, and Boston Acoustics, announced that several Denon and Marantz products received Roon Tested accreditation. This certification enables music lovers to seamlessly stream music from Roon server or Roon Core devices to 68 Denon and Marantz products for a visually rich, and easy-to-use listening experience.

What is Roon you ask? More than just a music player, Roon is a cross platform networked music system, with server apps for a wide variety of products and platforms. Roon will recognize these devices and send them audio optimized for their capabilities.

The device settings in Roon are optimized to improve the customer experience. No fiddling with check-boxes or drop-downs, Roon Tested devices are automatically identified and configured out of the box.    

-Sound united

Roon transforms the experience of browsing music. Artist photos, credits, bios, reviews, lyrics, tour dates, and composers are located automatically, then interconnected by links to build a surfable, searchable digital magazine about your music collection. And Roon finds all the same links between your personal files and the millions of tracks available on TIDAL, so you can start with the music you know, then explore and discover new music from the world beyond your collection.

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Roon software provides best in class audio performance and seamless integration of local personal content with the millions of tracks from TIDAL and Qobuz.; and networked audio output to any Roon Ready, Roon Tested, AirPlay, Sonos, Mac, Windows, iOS, or Android device on the network.

Products designated as Roon Tested have been profiled and tested by Roon, Onkyo, and Pioneer for maximum compatibility.  Denon and Marantz owners will enjoy the benefits of Roon’s graphically rich subscription-based music management capabilities when connected to certified devices.

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. 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.

 --Brendon Stead, Senior Vice President of product development at Sound United

Artist relationships, genres, lyrics, concert/tour dates, artwork and other information is managed and distributed through Roon.  By merging Roon Tested devices from Denon and Marantz with local digital music files and high-resolution streaming services like 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 any Roon Ready, Roon Tested, AirPlay, Chromecast, Mac, Windows, iOS, or Android device 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.

--Rob Darling, Directory of Strategy at Roon Labs.

Another benefit to the Roon interface is its unique approach to TIDAL and Qobuz streaming integration. Now Denon and Marantz users can enjoy their personal content libraries seamlessly merged with their high-resolution streaming favorites 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. Interested users can learn more at Roonlabs.com, Denon.com or Marantz.com.

What products are being added?

Device Name Brand Product Type
AVR-X3600H Denon AV Receiver
AVR-X2600H Denon AV Receiver
AVR-X1600H Denon AV Receiver
AVR-S950H Denon AV Receiver
AVR-S750H Denon AV Receiver
AVR-S650H Denon AV Receiver
AVR-X6400H Denon AV Receiver
AVR-X4400H Denon AV Receiver
AVR-X3400H Denon AV Receiver
AVR-X2400H Denon AV Receiver
AVR-X1400H Denon AV Receiver
Device Name Brand Product Type
AVR-S930H Denon AV Receiver
AVR-S730H Denon AV Receiver
AVR-X8500H Denon AV Receiver
AVR-X6500H Denon AV Receiver
AVR-X4500H Denon AV Receiver
AVR-X3500H Denon AV Receiver
AVR-X2500H Denon AV Receiver
AVR-X1500H Denon AV Receiver
AVR-S940H Denon AV Receiver
AVR-S740H Denon AV Receiver
AVR-S640H Denon AV Receiver
PMA-2500NE Denon Integrated Amplifier
PMA-1600NE Denon Integrated Amplifier
PMA-150H Denon Integrated Network Amplifier
DNP-800NE Denon Network Audio Player
AVR-X6300H Denon Network AV Receiver
AVR-X4300H Denon Network AV Receiver
CEOL N-10 Denon Network CD Receiver
DHT-S716H Denon Soundbar
DRA-800H Denon Stereo Receiver
DENON HOME 150 Denon WiFi Speakers
DENON HOME 250 Denon WiFi Speakers
DENON HOME 350 Denon WiFi Speakers
SR6014 Marantz Amplifier
SR5014 Marantz Amplifier
SR7013 Marantz AV Receiver
SR6013 Marantz AV Receiver
SR5013 Marantz AV Receiver
NR1609 Marantz AV Receiver
NR1509 Marantz AV Receiver
NR1710 Marantz AV Receiver
NR1510 Marantz AV Receiver
ND8006 Marantz CD Player
PM7000N Marantz Integrated Stereo Amplifier
NA6006 Marantz Network Audio Player
SR7011 Marantz Network AV Receiver
NR1608 Marantz Network AV Receiver
NR1508 Marantz Network AV Receiver
ND8006 Marantz Network CD Player
M-CR612 Marantz Network CD Receiver
AV7703 Marantz Pre-amplifier
AV7704 Marantz Pre-amplifier
AV8805 Marantz Pre-amplifier
AV7705 Marantz Pre-amplifier
SR8012 Marantz AV Receiver
SR7012 Marantz AV Receiver
SR6012 Marantz AV Receiver
SR5012 Marantz AV Receiver
Device Name Brand Product Type
SA-10 Marantz SACD/CD Player
SA-12 Marantz SACD/CD Player
SA-KI RUBY Marantz SACD/CD Player / DAC
NR1200 Marantz Stereo Receiver



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