Nucleus is the center of your Roon music system. It’s the housekeeper, the traffic cop, and the brain that takes care of the music in your life. Using Nucleus, Roon manages all your music – on hard drives, NAS, and streaming content – and allows you to play it on all the audio devices around your home. Nucleus is the best way to run Roon at any price.
Just plug Nucleus into your network, connect your hard drives, download Roon remote apps (iOS, Android, macOS, Windows) and you’ll be ready to play music using a wide variety of audio devices, including AirPlay, Sonos, Roon Ready, Linn, Naim, Meridian, Sonos, and a huge variety of USB DACs.
Aside from being a powerful, fanless music server, what sets Nucleus apart is that it’s powered by Roon OS – a fast and lightweight operating system optimized to do just one thing: browse and play music.
Roon is a multiroom, multi-user networked audio platform built to the exacting standards of audiophiles, so it offers features like bit-perfect playback, DSD and PCM upsampling, multichannel playback, and signal path display.
Roon identifies your music (both files stored locally and streams from TIDAL) and adds a wealth of data like high-resolution artist photos, biographies, album art and reviews, tour dates, lyrics, and information about the performers, composers, and production personnel who created it. Rather than use a folder hierarchy like most media players, Roon provides different browsers to view your music by artist/performer, album, composition, genre, and track, and the user interface allows you to navigate freely between them. It’s a music lover’s dream come true.
There are plenty of closed audio ecosystems out there, but Roon is designed to support playback through the widest possible array of audio hardware. This means that Roon works with USB DACs, Roon Ready network players (Linn and Naim), AirPlay devices, Meridian streamers, and the entire Sonos line. Roon allows you to browse all your music in one place, then play it to nearly any device in the home.
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|Control||Roon Apps for Apple iOS, Android, macOS, Windows|
|Third Party Integration||Control4 and Crestron drivers available for home automation systems|
|I/O ports||(2x) USB 3.0 (for hard drive and/or DAC)
(1x) HDMI (stereo/multi-channel audio output)
(1x) Gigabit Ethernet LAN
|Internal drive support||2.5” SATA SSD or HDD (optional). Drives of any storage capacity are supported, but limited to maximum 9.5mm drive height. (Note: user-installed drive will be formatted on first use)|
|External drive support||USB 2.0/3.0 drives of any size|
|Library capacity||Up to 10,000 albums (100,000 tracks)|
|Multi-room streaming||Up to 6 simultaneous zones|
|DSP capability||All DSP functions available in the PCM domain.
Certain combinations of functions using DSD source or destination formats may not be possible.
|Processor||Intel i3 NUC|
|OS & Library Storage||64GB SSD|
|Dimensions||212mm (W) x 156mm (D) x 74mm (H)
8.3” (W) x 6.1” (D) x 2.9” (H)
|Weight||2.5kg net weight (product only)
3.85kg gross weight (in retail package)
|Input voltage||12-19V DC (PSU supplied)|