More McIntosh Pre-Amps Are Roon Tested

Posted on 21st November, 2019

More McIntosh Pre-Amps Are Roon Tested

Two more McIntosh pre-amps get the Roon seal of approval.

Both the McIntosh C53 solid-state and the C2700 tube pre-amplifiers have received the coveted 'Roon Tested' designation from Roon Labs. This latest news brings the American audio firm's total to 14 Roon-friendly products.

McIntosh C53 Roon Tested

McIntosh's Roon Tested range benefits from the Binghamton brand's eight-channel digital-to-analogue converter (DAC), used in Quad Balanced mode. This enables the USB inputs to accept up to 32-bit/384kHz and offer support for DSD256 and DXD 384kHz. Additionally, the C53 and C2700 use the all-new DA2 DAC, with improved dynamic range and total harmonic distortion, plus support for DSD512 via USB.

McInotsh C2700 Roon Tested

Being Roon Tested means that the Roon software will recognise the devices and send them audio optimised for their capabilities. The device settings in Roon are optimised to improve your experience without having to select special settings and the like.

Get Roon

Naturally, you will need a Roon account to access the platform. But, once in, you will soon discover a user-friendly and engaging way to browse, organise and listen to your digital music whether from a streaming site, such as Tidal and, more recently, Qobuz or from your own library.

Also, Roon is a multi-room, multi-user networked audio platform that offers features such as bit-perfect playback, DSD and PCM upsampling, multichannel support and Signal Path display.

If you're already a Roon user, just head to the Identify My Device feature in Device Settings and apply the new information.

For more information, head to McIntosh.


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