JBL and ARCAM add Roon to manoeuvre

JBL and ARCAM confirm ‘Roon Ready’ status for some of their products.

This exclusively applies to network devices that have Roon’s streaming technology built in and means that these devices transparently discover and connect to Roon without any configuration to deliver bit-perfect audio.


JBL Synthesis has announced Roon Ready and Roon Tested status for its SDP-55 AV processor and the SDR-35 Class G AV receiver. The JBL pair has been certified by Roon Labs, working with the JBL Synthesis engineering teams, to provide the highest level of quality and performance in network streaming. To certify as Roon Tested device, a product must also work over USB, HDMI, AirPlay, Google Cast, and other protocols.

This JBL duo already offers quite extraordinary levels of performance and feature listings. Both models embrace 16-channels of native processing, Dolby ATMOS, DTS:X 3D, Auro 3D, IMAX Enhanced, Dirac Live, Logic16, Network Streaming, Dante, with the SDR-35 adding 7 x 100w of Class G amplification. The addition of Roon Ready status opens up the world of Roon to JBL SDP-55 and SDR-35 customers, including multi-room flexibility as well as the system’s award-winning integrated music library.


Meanwhile, the status also now applied to five ARCAM models: the AVR10, AVR20, and AVR30 AV receivers; the AV40 AV processor; and SA30 class G intelligent amplifier.

All five ARCAM models have been profiled by the Roon engineers, alongside the ARCAM engineers, to ensure simple setup and effortless daily use. As a result, this ARCAM fivesome now offers even greater value and performance to existing, and new, users.

To get the best from Roon, users of the JBL SDP-55 and SDR-35 should ensure that their machines are running software v1.46.

While existing ARCAM AVR 10/20/30 and AV40 users should run ARCAM Software v1.46, while SA30 users should check for ARCAM Software V867.