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.
Roon Nucleus Music Server is designed to work with products from the manufacturers you trust. Over 60 partner brands now work with Roon and the list is growing every day.
Roon Nucleus is the brains behind the operation and manages your music collection, it builds an interconnected digital library using enhanced information from Roon. You can browse and play music with Roon apps on all your devices whether its a Mac, Windows, iPad, iPhone, and Android devices. Roon streams to all the audio gear you have and makes it all play nice together.
- 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
- Requires a Roon subscription
- Intel 7th generation Core i3 processor
- 4GB system RAM
- 64GB system SSD
- Gigabit ethernet
- 2 x USB 3.0
- Thunderbolt 3
- Fanless design
- Internal 2.5″ bay (for SSD or HDD)
- Roon OS
- External 19V power supply