It’s impossible to completely cover the Roon user interface and the possibilities the extensive metadata offers. I have been living with Roon for over a month now and still discover new features and interesting ways of working every day. I use and have used many software and hardware players, including iTunes, JRiver, Audirvana, Amarra, Pure Music, Squeezebox, Sonos, Simple Audio, RuneAudio, Volumio, MPaD, Bluesound and many DLNA players. But I know of none that even come close to the quality and accessibility of the metadata, the relations it makes between music and persons and the speed of the interface. Although the latter also depends on the hardware used, of course. I did need to replace my iPad 3 with the current model, but my mid 2011 Mac Mini, fitted with an SSD system drive, worked fine. I will cover the hardware extensively in the second part of this review that will be due immediately after the 2016 CES show in Vegas. If you can’t wait that long, Roonlabs offers a two week trail period to every one. There might be a chance that you, my viewers, can do an extended trail. To see if that deal came through, check this ‘Extended Trail” link. And, as always, if you want to keep informed about the developments, subscribe to my Youtube channel, follow my Facebook or GooglePlus page or my Twitter account. You can also post questions there.
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