TM Select: Recommended Roon HiFi

Once you understand Roon’s hardware requirements (see Roon-ology: Hardware Basics) and you’re ready to shop, check this list.

As you can see, it’s not written in stone so we’ll be updating things when it makes sense. One thing that will not change is the “small”, “medium”, “large” approach to fit different budgets.

Network Players

Sonore microRendu with iFi Power Supply ($549)
dCS Network Bridge ($4,250)

 

Streaming Digital-to-Analog Converters

ELAC Discovery Series DS-S101-G ($1,099 comes with Roon)
PS Audio DirectStream Junior ($3,999)
Ayre Acoustics QX-5 Twenty Digital Hub ($8,950)

 

Streaming Integrated Amplifiers

Bluesound PowerNode 2 ($799)
Naim Uniti Atom ($3,299.99)

 

Roon-Ready Active Speakers

Bluesound PULSE FLEX ($299)
Bluesound Pulse Mini ($499)
KEF LS50 Wireless Music System ($2,199.99) pictured

 

Roon Server

Your Computer
Small Green Computer sonicTransporter i5 ($795) pictured
Small Green Computer sonicTransporter i7 for Roon DSP w/2TB SSD Internal Storage ($2,399)