Room Labs has appointed Pickering, ON-based Kevro International as its official distributor and representative in Canada.
"We're excited to bring Roon and their best-in-class music servers and software solutions to the market," says Sheldon Ginn, Vice President of Sales & Marketing at Kevro. "Roon's innovative approach towards creating an interoperable solution for the industry is something that we see as long overdue."
Roon provides a rich and engaging way to browse, organize, and listen to your music. More than 60 premium audio brands already use Roon's streaming technology in their products, including Monitor Audio and Roksan, both of which are also distributed in Canada by Kevro. Both brands will be developing new Roon-ready products beginning next year. Roon allows products from different brands to play and be grouped together through a single intuitive interface. Roon also streams to Sonos, Chromecast, and AirPlay devices.
In addition to the music you own, Roon integrates with TIDAL to provide over 40 million streaming songs, many of which are in high resolution. The advantage of Roon, says the company, is having streaming music combined with files like WAV, FLAC, AIFF, MQA, DSD, and other hi-res formats - and playing them to any device.
The Nucleus or Nucleus+ are Roon's music servers developed in conjunction with Intel. They allow you to integrate virtually any network streaming device with automation from Crestron and Control4, giving integrators the option to pick and choose the most appropriate audio devices for each zone of the house, regardless of brand or price. With Roon, a fully automated multi-zone system can include premium audio products from a wide variety of brands.
"Kevro has a knowledgeable and passionate team that have represented high quality audio and home theatre products for over 30 years," adds Ginn. "Roon represents a new approach to premium multi-room audio for the audio enthusiast, and we look forward to leveraging Kevro's expertise along with our Canadian representatives to help educate dealers and integrators about the new options Roon creates for them and their customers."
The Room Nucleus is available for an MSRP of $2,100, and the Nucleus+ for MSRP $3,700.