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27 March 2018
Forget everything you know about digital music players. Music is an experience, and Roon reconnects you with it. But to get the most out of your Roon experience, Roon Labs felt they needed to enter the hardware game, joining with Intel to produce the ultimate Roon server for a truly seamless experience in any use environment.
After appearing in the UK for the first time at the recent Bristol Show, 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.
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.
Nucleus is available in two models, depending on the environment you want to run. The Nucleus and the Nucleus+ will be available across the UK from March 2018. Roon Nucleus and Nucleus+ will be distributed throughout the UK exclusively by Henley Audio.