Premium audio server for Roon
The best sounding computer you will ever hear
Distribute music throughout your home
The Roon Nucleus features an i3 processor, 4Gb RAM and a 64Gb OS SSD. Housed in an elegant case, it runs Roon’s bespoke operating system. User have the capability to point it at a NAS, hook in a USB hard drive or install an SSD/HDD to its internals.
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, Devialet, KEF, Meridian, Squeezebox, 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 multi-room, 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.
Designed for music and audio enthusiasts, Nucleus is the centerpiece of a high-performance multi-room music system that works with a huge family of audio products.
Now you don’t need a PC or NAS to enjoy music with Roon; just connect Nucleus to your network and control it from your phone, tablet, and Mac or Windows computer.
HOW IT WORKS
Nucleus requires no configuration; just connect it to your network and download the Roon app for iOS, Android, macOS, and Windows to control it.
You can install an internal hard drive or SSD for content storage, add an external USB drive, or keep your music on a NAS. For audio playback, just connect a USB DAC or stream to any of the huge family of network players supported by Roon, including Roon Ready, Sonos, AirPlay, Devialet AIR, Meridian, and Squeezebox.
The Roon core for everyone this fanless appliance features Gigabit
This fanless appliance features Gigabit ethernet, 2x USB 3.0, Thunderbolt 3, an internal 2.5” bay (for hard disk or SSD), and an external power supply.
• Libraries up to 12,000 albums (120,000 tracks)
• Multi-room systems up to five zones
• Limited DSP (EQ, headphone crossfeed, etc,)
As well as distributing music throughout your home, Nucleus also offers the very finest performance possible when connected to a USB DAC. A computer source has never sounded this good before.
If you're looking for even higher performance, or more extensive DSP control and greater multi-zone support, have a look at the superior Nucleus +.
Manages your music stored on USB hard drives, NAS, and streamed content from TIDAL
Runs Roon OS and is controlled by the Roon apps for iOS, Android, macOS, Windows
Streams music to Sonos®, AirPlay®, Devialet, KEF, Roon Ready, Meridian, USB, and Squeezebox audio devices
Silent design with no fans or moving parts
Nucleus employs a premium Intel Core i3 processor for strong and stable performance
Requires a Roon subscription