dear all, I would like to understand if the Rockna and Audiobyte equipment are Roon Ready certified in particular the new Audiobyte HUB it’s very interesting streamer with I2s output that I woldu like to use with my Rockna wavelight DAC, but it’s time to understand if this new gear is really tested and ceritfied.
Since today i can’t see the 2 logos on roon ready partners webpage https://roonlabs.com/partners and this is already a partial answert… but anyway could be in the near future? Rumors or official news about?
I expected this answer, in theory if Audiobyte started the Roon certification of the HUB will not “sensitive” information to declare that, just transparency for me… as not a certification but a first step in the direction to achieve, sure.
I’m also looking for the HUB users and ask they listening experience and configuration issue or functionality.
They’re not listed as Roon ready and don’t carry that logo on their website either, so can’t be using RAAT protocol over Ethernet - your only option is to use it over USB, where it’ll behave like a DAC.
As an owner of an Audiobyte Black Dragon since many years i have a lot of confidence in Nicolae Jitariu and his brands Audiobyte and Rockna. Alas, he represents a small manufacturer brand and i would wait until the streamer is officially Roon Ready, never buy on promises.
I have also had a Rockna Wavelight in my system for a couple of weeks and liked it a lot, even if i didn’t think it was worth the extra cost over the Black Dragon (which is a really good DAC for it’s money!)
Ah this sound new for me, so no roon ready certification means no ethernet access to the streamer? I would like to know to the new Audiobyte HUB how they connect the equipment to roon rock and DAC. Thanks.
Update after Munich High End 2022, quickly speaking with rockna guys, they demostrate that Wavelight servers worsk with roon via ethernet and then trough I2s to a Rockna DAC, I suppose the new Wavedream 2.0 They show me the tablet with roon remote to manage all the system in Munich.
Speaking about roon ready certification they just aswert that “we will done soon”, but looking into they eyes don’t convice me at fully.
I think the best is make a test when the Audiobyte Hub and Waveligh server will available on the dealer here.
Also true is that if it works is not the same thing that the Roon Ready certification it means future support for the equipment.