We are pleased to announce that two more McIntosh products have received Roon Tested designation from Roon Labs: the C53Solid State Preamplifier and the C2700Vacuum Tube Preamplifier. This brings the total number of McIntosh products that have received Roon Tested designation to 14.
Roon is a rich and engaging way to browse, organize, and listen to music. Artist photos, credits, bios, reviews, lyrics, tour dates, and composers are located automatically, then interconnected by links to build a 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.
McIntosh products started receiving Roon Tested status in March 2019. The complete list of McIntosh products that have received Roon Tested designation is:
- C47Solid State Preamplifier
- C49Solid State Preamplifier
- C52Solid State Preamplifier
- C53Solid State Preamplifier
- C2600Vacuum Tube Preamplifier
- C2700Vacuum Tube Preamplifier
- D1100Digital Preamplifier
- MA5300Integrated Amplifier
- MA7200Integrated Amplifier
- MA8900Integrated Amplifier
- MA9000Integrated Amplifier
- MAC7200Stereo Receiver
- MHA150Headphone Amplifier
- MXA80Integrated Audio System
How the Roon Tested Program Works
The Roon Labs QA team has tested these McIntosh devices across operating systems, chipsets, and device types to understand how they operate in different environments. Roon Labs and McIntosh then worked together to resolve any compatibility issues that popped up during testing. Finally, the device settings in Roon were optimized to improve the customer experience. No fiddling with checkboxes or dropdowns, Roon Tested devices are automatically identified and configured out of the box.
How to get started with Roon on these McIntosh products
New users will need to create a Roon account, then download and install the application. Existing Roon users can trigger their system to acquire the McIntosh device icons and optimized settings by restarting their Roon Core. Then they can use the Identify My Device feature in Device Settings to apply the new information.