Nativ announces Roon integration with its Nativ Vita high-res music player.

Hong Kong-based Nativ today announced the integration of the award-winning Roon music management and streaming software with the Nativ Vita, the company’s high-resolution music player with an 11.6” touchscreen interface.

The Nativ Vita will come pre-installed with the Roon software and also act as a RoonReady streaming endpoint. Some new product bundles will also include a free 1-year membership. Customers without a Roon membership will still be able to navigate their libraries and most popular music services such as Apple Music and Spotify through the Nativ’s default user interface.

When used as a RoonReady streaming endpoint, the Nativ Vita will utilize Roon’s hi-resolution PCM- and DSD-capable transmission protocol over the ultra-fast 802.11ac network. The Nativ Vita also includes support for other wireless technologies such as Bluetooth aptX, Apple Airplay, Spotify, Connect, and Google Cast.

The true-audiophile Nativ Vita High-Resolution Audio player was recently launched through a crowd-funding campaign at Indiegogo, where it reached the funding goal in less than a week. Prices start at $1,599, with limited quantities being sold at a discount during the campaign.

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