- Aug 22, 2016
Cees Ruijtenberg (founder of Metrum Acoustics) has announced that registration for his new ‘RoonDAC’ is open, with Sonnet Digital Audio as a company name. The company is only just started, all quite fresh.
Over at the Metrum Pavane topic (High End audio forum) first information about the 'RoonDAC' is shared, better to create an own topic over here (Dedicated source components). Please find some copy/paste below as a introduction, which is all available on Cees Ruijtenbergs Facebook page.
=== Summary RoonDAC===
A new product from a well known brain:
- streamer/endpoint and a DAC in one device
- contains the brand new DAC modules which will be used in the new speaker line up (with 4 ladders per DAC module)
- simple: network input and analog outputs (balanced and single ended)
- to be Roon certified, also supports AirPlay and Volumia
- competes with DAC's in the € 2.000-3.000 range (thanks to the new DAC module).
- first 25 orders will receive a discount
I guess this summary contains the key subjects. On his Facebook page you’ll find the latest and some more information, pictures and board designs. You can best use search in FB: Cees Ruijtenberg.
=== Copy/paste Facebook post Cees Ruijtenberg ===
We are ready to inform you about the prices for the Roon dac. It took a while because I am not allowed to make deliveries myself due to contractual obligations but found a well-known manufacturer of mine willing to make those deliveries through them. I will, however, work out and prepare all orders. Based on the design, a prototype will be made first to ensure that everything is functioning properly. Two weeks after this, final production will start. As a whole, an expected delivery time of approximately nine to ten weeks is expected. The product will be released under the new brand name “Sonnet Digital Audio”. The design has already been determined and will get the looks similar to the attached photo.
Orders can be placed by means of registration and assuming a minimum amount of 25 units will be reached. If this amount is not reached, payments will be credited.
The following prices were calculated based on normal margins:
Roon dac including VAT Euro 1330 for deliveries within the EU. Shipments outside the EU Euro 1099 ex VAT
The following prices apply to the first 25 orders:
Roon dac including VAT Euro 935 for deliveries within the EU. Shipments outside the EU Euro 773 ex VAT
In case that more orders are placed than the minimum quantity of 25 pieces the order will be increased while the same discount prices apply.
The following information is important for creating the order:
telephone number (may only be used by courier)
Orders can be placed via email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Payment in advance by IBAN or Paypal
If there are any questions please let me know.
=== First pictures ===
Impression of the enclosure
Mother board design
Disclosure: I have signed up for the RoonDAC (because I think it's a great product). I have no relation with Cees or Sonnet Digital Audio (I've only met Cees once shortly at a hifi event in 2018). I don't receive any discount for the RoonDAC by sharing this.