Roon Nucleus

Roon Nucleus

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.

The Nucleus features an Intel i3 processor.

Roon Nucleus+
Roon Nucleus+
£2,500.00
(£2,083.33 ex VAT )
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Roon Nucleus
Roon Nucleus
£1,500.00
(£1,250.00 ex VAT )
In Stock
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Roon Nucleus at Ripcaster

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, Linn, Moon, Auralic, Sonos, Roon Ready, Devialet, KEF, Meridian, Squeezebox, and a huge variety of USB DACs.

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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.

Roon at Ripcaster

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. 

Roon Nucleus+ at Ripcaster

If you're looking for even higher performance, or more extensive DSP control and greater multi-zone support, then we recommend the superior Nucleus + model.

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Key Features:

  • 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 Linn, Moon, Auralic, 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
  • Control4 and Crestron drivers available for home automation systems

Roon at the heart of your digital audio system

 

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Roon Nucleus Rear Connections

Rear pannel connections

  1. Power button and Power LED
    • Press power button once to turn on the unit or to initiate a clean shutdown.
    • A dim white LED will be lit when the unit is powered on.
    • Hold the power button for 4 seconds to hard power off.
  2. Power connector
    • Connect the power supply here.
  3. HDMI port
    • This port can be used as a multichannel audio output.
    • This port can be used for diagnostics by the Roon support team.
  4. Ethernet port
    • Connect your Nucleus to your network via an ethernet cable
    • Nucleus will only connect to your network over Ethernet.
    • Note: the lights here should be on and blink even when the unit is not turned on.
  5. USB 3.0 ports (2)
    • Can be used for connecting:
    • USB storage drive
    • USB audio device
    • USB network adapter
  6. Thunderbolt port
    • Currently not active. May become active in a future firmware update. 
 
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Internals of Roon Nucleus - showing internal 2.5" SATA hard drive bay (no drive fitted).
 
Roon Nucleus Internals
 
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Input Voltage: 12-19V DC
I/O Ports:

(2x) USB 3.0 (can be used for hard drive and/or DAC)
HDMI (stereo and multi-channel audio output)
Internal Drive: 2.5” SATA SSD or HDD up to 9mm drive height
Library Capacity: Up-to 12,000 albums (120,000 tracks)
Multi-Room Streaming Up-to 5 Simultaneous Zones
DSP Capability: Limited DSP (EQ, Crossfeed, Delay, etc.)

 

Price: £1,500.00
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