Nucleus by Roon Labs
The Nucleus and Nucleus+ appliances were conceived to bring Roon to a wide audience of music lovers, particularly those who aren’t highly technical or interested in do-it-yourself (DIY) projects. By tightly integrating high-performance hardware with an optimized operating system and purpose-built software, they provide a simple way to get the richest possible Roon experience. They represent the culmination of an extensive product design and engineering effort, combining the Roon team’s years of experience designing media server hardware and extensive software development expertise.
The Nucleus product line was developed with several goals in mind:
- A turn-key Roon Core that does not require a Mac, PC, or NAS
- Computing power to support Roon’s requirements now and in the future
- Ease of use – little to no customer support required after installation
- Software and firmware updates downloaded “over the air” and managed by the end user
- Reliable and robust operation – tamper-resistant and nothing to service
- Audiophile-friendly – no fans or moving parts
This document provides insight into the design and engineering choices that were made during the development of the Nucleus product line in order to accomplish these goals.
Manages your music stored on USB hard drives, NAS,and streamed content from TIDAL & Qobuz
- 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
- ReadyTM, and many other audio devices
- Silent design with no fans or moving parts
Requires a Roon subscription
- Nucleus handles up to 100K Tracks, limited DSP offering
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.
Product usually ships within 3-5 Business Days. Roon Software Subscription Required.