Does NAD/Bluesound care about Roon certification? Obviously, they have their own streaming platform and want to promote and support that first and foremost. But as a mid- to high-end manufacturer, it would seem that the Roon Ready designation might be important to their business model. I know that Roon probably can’t answer my leading question specifically, but whose is the next step? If we know that Roon has done its part, as much as it is capable, then we can direct our attention and inquiries in other directions. It would appear, from all I have read, that NAD/Bluesound places a very low priority on addressing Roon incompatibility issues or just doesn’t have the facilities to handle them. Is that the impression they want to give some of us potential buyers/future customers? - - Because that may prevent serious future buyers that are Roon users from settling on some their products.
I was really considering the M33, but from my impressions as of now, NAD doesn’t seem to have any sense of importance or urgency about obtaining Roon certification. In my opinion, if Bluesound/NAD wants to evolve beyond their current market (which I think would be a good thing for any AV company, especially in today’s diminishing market) they need to demonstrate increased interest and efforts in establishing Roon compatibility. Just my meanderings.
EDITED 2020/01/29 because on re-read, I think I came across as being just a tad bitter and overly-aggressive, and I am not even a NAD owner (as of yet) - just hope the M33 to be fully Roon compatible when it is released and would love to see the same thing with Bluesound streaming products.