Nucleus

£1500.00
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  • Premium audio server for Roon
  • The best sounding computer you will ever hear
  • Distribute music throughout your home

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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. 

If you're looking for even higher performance, or more extensive DSP control and greater multi-zone support, have a look at the superior Nucleus +.

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 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

Technical Data

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.)

FAQ

Is there a full user guide available?

Roon have published a complete user guide on their website. Click here to view it. The Roon website is also the ideal place to learn more about the intricacies of Roon's superior software. Visit www.roonlabs.com

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