Astell&Kern, one of the worlds foremost manufacturers of portable high-resolution audio players and accessories, has today (March 16th 2021) announced that two models in their flagship A&ultima line of players have now received Roon Ready certification.
From today, owners of the SP2000 or SP1000 portable music players are able to download and install an official over-the-air (OTA) firmware update which will allow your A&ultima player to be be used as a Roon Endpoint.
With the addition of Roon Ready certification, Astell&Kern has added great new features for portable high-resolution audio players providing audiophiles with yet another reason to enter their ultimate audio experience.
Roon is a rich and engaging way to browse, organise, and listen to music. Artist photos, credits, bios, reviews, lyrics, tour dates, and composers are located automatically, then interconnected by links to build an easily-browsable, surfable digital magazine.
Roon is also a multi-room, multi-user networked audio platform, it offers features such as bit-perfect playback, DSD and PCM upsampling, multichannel support, and Signal Path display.
Being Roon Ready means that Astell&Kern players transparently discover and connect to Roon without any configuration, and bit-perfect audio is delivered from Roon to the player.