The PecanPi DAC is an affordable but ultra-high performance DAC and headphone amplifier that works with the Raspberry Pi open hardware to create a networked music player. The DAC, which is available to buy as a separate board (pictured above), can be also found inside the PecanPi Streamer finished system (pictured below), which is available as a Roon endpoint. Pairing the PecanPi Streamer with Roon, allows users a much improved listening experience.
Roon is a rich and engaging way to browse, organize, and listen to music. Artist photos, credits, bios, reviews, lyrics, tour dates, and composers are located automatically, then interconnected by links, creating the experience of a nicely designed digital magazine, particularly enjoyable when used with the tactile screen of an iPad or Surface tablet. Roon is also a multi-room, multi-user networked audio platform, and it offers features such as bit-perfect playback, DSD and PCM upsampling, multichannel support, and Signal Path display.
All Roon Tested devices are profiled by Roon’s QA Team so that Roon can identify them and automatically configure its settings to be optimized for them. This means that users can just plug the PecanPi DAC in, and know they will be able to enjoy the best experience.
Orchard Audio, based in Succasunna, NJ, is the result of decades of engineering expertise and consulting work by Leo Ayzenshtat for some of the world's most advanced companies (NASA, Lockheed Martin, L3 Technologies, Siemens). After designing products for several elite names in the industry, Orchard Audio was launched in 2017 to independently release its own line of advanced audio products.
"Anyone can notice the difference in quality, but not everyone will appreciate it. We design our products for those who appreciate excellence in their listening experience," Leo Ayzenshtat says. And Roon is the ideal user extension for that listening experience.