Melco Gains Roon Readiness
Melco's EX Series of digital music libraries adds Roon compatibility to its skills.
Melco's five-strong EX Series range, which was updated at the start of the year to include Melco Intelligent Music Library (MIML) software, vTuner Internet radio and web control, is all set to gain the Roon Ready stamp of approval.
Roon Ready status will come to the Japanese brand's EX Series following a firmware rollout (4.04) downloadable from the Melco Audio website (USB download) from today, Monday the September 14th 2020. An additional over-the-air update (4.10) is expected later in the year and can be installed as you're notified via the EX's OLED front panel.
Melco's Roon implementation will introduce the option of Roon streaming in addition to Melco's audiophile MIML software suite (SongKong and MinimServer). Updated Melco libraries will allow Roon to operate (as an alternative to UPnP) when configured with a USB DAC.
Being Roon Ready means that Melco devices now integrate a customised version of Roon's RAAT streaming technology directly into the device. This hands you access to the incredibly intuitive user interface, simple setup, and rock-solid daily reliability.
Melco Audio's UK-based General Manager Dan Raggett told StereoNET:
I'm delighted to announce our partnership with Roon who has quickly made big strides in the audio market. Many Melco customers enjoy using Roon already, so combining the superb sound quality Melco is internationally known for plus Roon on the Melco platform, now brings a better-than-ever range of libraries to music lovers. Huge thanks should also go to the team in Japan (and the UK and US) for the hard work that has gone into bringing Roon to Melco.
Following the firmware update, all global EX Series Melco libraries will become Roon Ready; however, Japan will follow at a slightly later date.
StereoNET UK’s Editor, bass player, and resident rock star! Jay’s passion for gadgets and Hi-Fi is second only to being a touring musician.
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