Roon Nucleus music server/streamer


Roon Nucleus music server/streamer


Premium audio server for Roon
The best sounding computer you will ever hear
Distribute music throughout your home
Up-to 12,000 albums (120,000 tracks)
Up-to 5 Simultaneous Zones
Limited DSP (EQ, Crossfeed, Delay, etc.)

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The Roon 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 the Roon 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.

  • Manages your music stored on USB hard drives, NAS, and streamed content from TIDAL
  • Runs Roon OS and is controlled by the Roon Remote apps for iPad, iPhone, macOS, Android, and Windows
  • Streams music to USB, Sonos®, AirPlay®, Roon Ready™, and many other audio devices
  • Silent design with no fans or moving parts
  • Requires a Roon subscription

Specifications for Roon Nucleus

212mm (W) x 156mm (D) x 74mm (H)
8.3” (W) x 6.1” (D) x 2.9” (H)
3.85kg gross weight (in retail package)
2.5kg net weight (product only)

Input voltage
12-19V DC

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-in-stalled drive will be formatted on first use)

External drive support
USB 2.0/3.0 drives of any size

Library capacity
Up to 12,000 albums (120,000 tracks)

Multi-room streaming
Up to 5 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.