Norman Audio

Roon Nucleus  – Between S$2,000 to S$3,000

“Finally, all the music you love is at your fingertips 24/7 and everyone can use it.” — TONE PRODUCT OF THE DECADE, 2000-2019

The Roon Nucleus and Nucleus+ are top-tier digital music servers. They are competitively priced and they deliver above expectations in terms of sound and usability. Additionally, they are exceedingly easy to use. If you are in the market for a better Roon experience, this is the next most logical step beyond laptops and endpoints. — Home Theater Review

For those who, like me, don’t want to go the hair-shirt, DIY route to networked audio, the fit’n’forget functionality and routinely excellent sound quality of Roon Labs’ Nucleus+ through both of the DACs I used it with make it an easy recommendation. It’s not going back! — Stereophile

The Nucleus is easily recommendable as it’s small, easy to accommodate and simply allows the software to work at its optimum. Your personal library just keeps growing and growing and it is just too easy to lose yourself for hours while listening to music you have never heard before. This just has to be one of the main reasons for owning a decent system. — Hi-Fi+

The music player for music lovers

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 transforms the experience of browsing music. Artist photos, credits, bios, reviews, lyrics, tour dates, and composers are located automatically, then interconnected by links to build a surfable, searchable digital magazine about your music collection.

And Roon finds all the same links between your personal files and the millions of tracks available on TIDAL, so you can start with the music you know, then explore and discover new music from the world beyond your collection.

Roon is a software application and a subscription is required.

Roon Nucleus - Norman Audio
The brain behind the entire Roon experience is the Roon Core. Every aspect of Nucleus — hardware, operating system, and software — was developed to provide a silent, high-performance, power-efficient Roon Core, by the same team that created Roon.
Roon Nucleus - Norman Audio
Roon Nucleus is the easiest and fastest way to get your Roon system running. No computer or networking skills required. You just take it home, plug it in, and download Roon apps for your mobile devices and computers. Nucleus keeps itself current with automatic updates.
Roon Nucleus - Norman Audio
Roon Nucleus - Norman Audio
Nucleus has no fans, spinning disks, or moving parts of any kind, and its minimal operating system is tuned for delivering high-performance audio
Roon Nucleus - Norman Audio
The rich Roon experience requires modern computing power, and the more the better. We worked with Intel to develop Nucleus to support Roon now and in the future. It has horsepower to spare for large music libraries, multi-room streaming, and DSP.

STORAGE

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          • Internal 2.5″ SATA SSD
          • External USB drives
          • Network storage (NAS)
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AUDIO OUTPUTS

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      • Network audio streamers
      • USB DACs, speakers, and amplifiers
      • HDMI (stereo and multi-channel)
      • Hundreds of devices from everyone who’s anyone in the world of HiFi.
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Model Specification

Nucleus


Processor
Intel 7th generation NUC running an i3 processor

RAM
4GB

Internal Storage (for Operating System)
64GB SSD

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, upsampling, or multichannel processing may not be possible.

Nucleus+


Processor
Intel 7th generation NUC running an i7 processor

RAM
8GB

Internal Storage (for Operating System)
64GB SSD

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. 

Features common to both models

Connections
12-19V DC, 2.5mm ID, 5.5mm OD, 11mm L
2 x USB3.0 (can be used for hard drive and/or DAC)
HDMI (stereo and multi-channel audio output)
Gigabit Ethernet LAN

Dimensions and Weight
212mm (W) x 156mm (D) x 74mm (H)
3.85kg gross weight (in retail package)
2.5kg net weight (product only)

Home Automation and Extensibility
Roon API
Control4 Driver
Crestron Driver

Internal Storage Slot
2.5” SATA SSD or HDD up to 9.5mm drive height
Drive not included

 

Accessories included
AC power supply (19V, 60W)
US/UK/EU/AU power tips

 

Others
A Roon subscription is not included.

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