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The miniDSP SHD Series processors are certified Roon Ready players. This means that they are certified by Roon Labs to work seamlessly with the Roon software running on your PC, Mac, or Linux-based server! You can also use the Roon Remote for Android or iPhone/iPad for full remote control of your music playback with the miniDSP SHD Series.

Note: To use Roon, you will need to have a paid account with Roon Labs. Your miniDSP SHD Series includes a free two-month trial.

What is Roon? [Top]

Roon is an incredibly rich and engaging way to browse and organize your music. It runs on most Mac, Windows, and Linux PCs, or on other products which include Roon Core.

Being Roon Ready means that miniDSP network players transparently discover and connect to Roon without any configuration, and bit-perfect audio is delivered from Roon to your network player.

Together, Roon and miniDSP deliver the power, flexibility, and performance of networked audio, with the easiest setup and highest reliability available.

Learn more about Roon partner programs.

miniDSP SHD Series is Roon Ready

1. Enable Roon on the SHD Series processor [Top]

Open the Volumio web interface for your SHD Series processor. Navigate to Settings, then to My Music, and scroll down. Confirm that Roon Ready is turned on. If not, press the button to enable it.

Activate Roon Ready on miniDSP SHD Series

2. Install Roon [Top]

You will need to install Roon on your Mac or PC. Download the software for your platform from the Roon Labs download page, then install and run it.

The first time you install Roon, you will need to proceed through a setup wizard. Note that you will need a Roon account to proceed. If you do not have one, use the coupon code included with your SHD to get a two-month free trial.*1

The setup wizard will provide several options for providing your music to you. Tell Roon where your music files are located by clicking on "Add Folder...":

Set up music in Roon

If you have a Qobuz or Tidal subscription, you can enter your login details in the wizard, or later on if you wish.

*1 The coupon code is included in the box with all SHD Series processors starting from January 2022. If you purchased your SHD Series prior to this date, you can still obtain the 2-month trial by sending an email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with the subject line "REQUEST ROON TRIAL." Be sure to include your SHD Series serial number in the email.

3. Enable your SHD Series processor [Top]

Each audio device needs to be enabled in Roon. Go to the Settings -> Audio page in Roon and locate your SHD Series processor in the Roon Ready category:

Locate the SHD in Roon

Click on its Enable button. The display will change to show the default name:

Enable the SHD in Roon

Return to the main screen in Roon. Click on "Select an audio zone" and select the your SHD Series processor:

Select the SHD in Roon

The SHD Series icon and name will appear at the bottom right of the window, together with the current volume setting. The icon may vary depending on your SHD Series model:

SHD icon in Roon

Go to the Browse section in the Roon UI, navigate to an album, and click on "Play now":

Play Now button in Roon

For additional resources on how to use Roon, refer to the Roon Labs Knowledge Base and the Roon Community Forum.

Wrapping up [Top]

That's it for this app note! Have fun, and please share your experiences with Roon in our community forum.

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