14th September 2020, Surrey, UK: Melco’s new EX Series of digital music libraries will soon benefit from Roon compatibility. The Japanese specialist’s five-strong EX Series product line up, which saw the introduction of the powerful Melco Intelligent Music Library (MIML) software, vTuner Internet radio and web control at the start of 2020, will gain Roon Ready convenience following a firmware rollout (4.04) downloadable from the Melco Audio website (USB download) from Monday the 14th of September 2020. A further over-the-air update (4.10) is expected later in the year.
EX Series Melco owners will be able to update to 4.10 firmware from the front panel OLED display as soon as the update becomes available. Legacy Melco owners can also access the new firmware with an EX Series update; Melco dealers are able to advise.
Melco’s Roon implementation will introduce the option of Roon streaming in addition to Melco’s audiophile MIML software suite (SongKong and MinimServer), which has been meticulously engineered for optimum sound quality, whilst providing an unrivalled user experience, thanks to SongKong’s powerful metadata functionality. Updated Melco libraries will allow Roon to operate (as alternative to UPnP) when configured with a USB DAC.