The Roon Nucleus features an i3 processor, 4GB RAM, and a 64GB OS SSD. Housed in an elegant case, it runs Roon’s bespoke operating system. User have the capability to point it at a NAS, hook in a USB hard drive, or install an SSD or HDD in an internal hard drive mount.
The Roon Nucleus + upgrades the processor to an i7, 8GB RAM, and a 128GB OS SSD. The extra power allows the system to address much larger music libraries and larger multi-room setups.
Developed in partnership with Intel, the Nucleus sits on your network acting as a Roon Server Core for your NAS or USB drive-based music library. Roon can also stream from your Tidal account and make it all available to any and every Roonendpoint you have. Roon built a custom based operating system around the Intel NUC board. The Nucleus is housed in a special casing and runs fanless so it can be placed with your hi-fi equipment if you want to connect it via USB to your DAC.
Roon Core boots up in just 1.8 seconds; i3 or i7 processor with an integral SSD for the operating system and an option to add an SSD or HDD internal hard drive for local storage. You can also choose to connect via USB or NAS music storage and the HDMI output supports multichannel playback functioning with any network Roon Ready device.
Roon Nucleus is the brains behind the operation and manages your music collection, it build an interconnected digital library using enhanced information from Roon's database. You can browse and play music with the Roon controller apps on all of your devices; a Macintosh computer, Windows PC, iPad, iPhone, or Android devices. Roon streams to all the audio gear you have and makes it all play nice together.
Sold to US customers only.
Roon Nucleus requires the purchase of either an Annual Membership or a Lifetime membership.