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May 04 2016

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Nativ Joins Roon Labs Partner Program, with a Twist

Nativ Joins Roon Labs Partner Program, with a Twist.

Nativ Vita™ world’s first high-resolution music player to unite Roon’s playback engine and music interface in one beautiful device.

May 4, 2016

Hong Kong—May 4th, 2016—Nativ™ today announced new integration details for its Nativ Vita™ and Roon’s award-winning music management and streaming software. Nativ Vita™—a high-resolution music player with a stunning 11.6” touchscreen interface—will act both as a RoonReady® streaming endpoint and come pre-installed with Roon’s award-winning music interface. Nativ furthermore announced new product bundles that include a free 1-year Roon membership.


“Roon has revolutionized the way music lovers can search, interact and explore music, and has rightfully received overwhelming praise from the press.“ explains Michael Li, CEO and Co-Founder of Nativ. “We believe that the tablet-sized touchscreen interface and extraordinary sound quality of Nativ Vita make it the ideal network music player to take full advantage of Roon.”

“We are delighted to have Nativ join our exclusive partner program.“ says Enno Vandermeer, CEO of Roon Labs. “Nativ’s unique product concept allows users to browse, control and stream their music through Roon, all from one single device. Our interface was born to be touched, so Nativ’s Vita will deliver an exceptional Roon experience.“

Nativ’s Vita™ high-resolution music player is designed to deliver superior performance in two areas: music navigation and sound quality. Its 11.6” Touchscreen LCD with the latest IPS technology provides users with a convenient way to browse, explore and play music through the pre-installed Roon music interface*. This includes music libraries stored on a Mac, PC, NAS or Nativ Vita’s internal hard disk drives, as well as the 25 million-plus high fidelity tracks that come with a TIDAL subscription. To deliver an immersive music experience Roon scans all files in your local and streaming music library and connects it with a world of information such as artist biographies, photos, credits, reviews, concert info, and more.

Customers without a Roon membership can navigate their libraries, and popular music services such as Apple Music and Spotify, through Nativ’s own beautiful user interface.

Nativ Vita™ features ultra-fast 802.11ac and Gigabit technology to flawlessly stream music over the network. When used as a RoonReady® streaming endpoint Nativ Vita™ uses Roon’s own hi-resolution PCM- and DSD-capable transmission protocol, including its streamer grouping for multi-zone, fully-synchronized playback. Other wireless technologies supported by Nativ Vita™ include Bluetooth aptX®, Apple Airplay, Spotify Connect and Google Cast, giving users maximum flexibility to integrate music on their mobile devices.

True audiophile sound quality is achieved through Nativ’s high-end digital output stage with independent ultra-low noise power regulators, galvanic isolation and a special in-line filter to eliminate jitter and noise from the audio signal. All music is delivered in bit-perfect quality to your A/V receiver or DAC via the asynchronous USB interface or four high-quality outputs for SPDIF and AES/EBU. Nativ Vita™ is designed for High-Resolution Audio and supports playback of DSD up to 11.2896 MHz (Quad-DSD), DXD and PCM files up to 32-bit/384 kHz.

Pricing & Availability

Nativ has successfully launched its products through a crowd-funding campaign at www.indiegogo.com/projects/nativ-high-res-music-system-touchscreen-control, reaching its funding goal in less than a week. Nativ Vita™ starts at a MSRP of US$1,599, with limited quantities available at discounted price levels during the campaign. Special product bundles that include the free 1-year Roon membership—valued at US$119—are also available while supplies last

Press Contact

Sally Chen
Nativ Sound LLC

About Nativ

Nativ is a nimble and innovative tech startup with a radical new approach to product development. Designed as true audiophile components Nativ products are supercharged with the latest and greatest in technology, and are the world’s first to harness the power of the crowd through an open platform. Nativ continuously evolves to reinvent the way we experience music. Find out more at www.nativsound.com.

Nativ, the Nativ logo, Nativ Vita and Nativ Wave are trademarks of Nativ Sound LLC. Other company & product names may be trademarks of their respective owners.

*Streaming your music from a Mac, PC or NAS through Roon requires an additional Roon membership. See www.roonlabs.com for details. Certain Nativ product bundles include a free 1-year Roon membership.

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