May 7, 2019 at 10:26 AM
Despite purchasing Roon, I don't get it all completely.I don't know what "roon tested" means except that you can plug a Schiit into some USB port somewhere and Roon will stream to it.
This explains some of the terms:
Roon partner programs
Roon Ready network players
Roon Ready is the highest level of Roon integration available to partners, and means that Roon technology is actually customized for, and embedded into, their devices.
Roon Tested DACs
We want Roon to work with all the hardware out there, but most importantly, we want our users to have confidence that the products they have (or are considering buying) will work well with Roon.
To achieve that, we came up with a second hardware partner program called "Roon Tested".
We need to have a working relationship with the manufacturer to make this happen.
The idea is that we test various manufacturers' audio endpoints with Roon, using a much more rigorous test than any normal user would.
The manufacturer also tests Roon with their product, and makes sure we don't do anything bad to their endpoint.
Because the manufacturer has provided us with their hardware, we can test our software against every device when we make new releases.
A few USB and networked audio products out there do some special in-app stuff when you hook them up to Roon.
They're identified in Signal Path and the zone selector, and Roon can identify the product, support extra features, provide links to the manufacturer website and the product's manual, and so on...
If your favorite product is not showing up as Roon Tested, contact your manufacturer and tell them to get it tested.
We only can test what we have in our possession. Feel free to link them to this post.