I’m using a Nucleus as my streamer with an Anthem AVM 60 Preamp, Focal Arche, Audio Quest Dragonfly Cobalt all of which are detected by Roon as audio devices, all seem to work perfectly to me, but none of which are “Roon Ready” or “Roon Tested”. Additionally I’m using a bunch of Apple HomePods for background music.
If everything works fine am I missing out without??? Is that certification simply confirmation that it’s approved by Roon? Just curious.
I didn’t see this question answered elsewhere, apologies of this is well known by most…
Roon is a server, which may also have streamer-like functionality.
Roon Tested means Roon has had the equipment in house and verified it all works as expected with Roon. Just because something has not been tested does not mean it will not work perfectly well.
Roon Ready is for DACs that have an Ethernet port [that support the RAAT protocol using Roon’s SDK]. In this case, the DAC has Roon Endpoint code embedded and Roon has verified that the manufacturer as implemented Roon’s Code without bugs. See here for more info.
Good to know. I am very happy sound quality of the USB connection to my Focal Arche and the HDMI connection to my Anthem AVM60, but I know future versions of this preamp (AVM 70 & AVM 90) are planned to be Roon Ready #futureupgrades