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Roon Nucleus Audio Server

Roon Nucleus Audio Server

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 Control4 and Crestron drivers available for home automation systems

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.

Intel Partnership

Developed in partnership with Intel, Roon Labs have launched a brand new hardware product called the Nucleus. Roon built a custom based operating system around the Intel NUC board. Nucleus runs without a fan and is housed in a special casing enabling positioning with hi-fi equipment if USB connection is required for the DAC.

Nucleus sits on your network acting as a Roon Server/Core for your NAS- or USB drive-based music library and Tidal making both available to any and every Roon endpoint you have.

SSD or HDD Drive

Roon Core boots up in just 1.8 seconds and there are two variants; i3 or i7 to choose from both with an integral SSD for the operating system with an option to add an SSD or HDD hard drive. 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. A 19V linear power supply is also available as an optional upgrade.

Input Voltage:

12-19V DC


(2x) USB 3.0 (can be used for hard drive and/or DAC)

(1x) HDMI (stereo and multi-channel audio input)

(1x) Gigabit Ethernet LAN

Internal Drive:

2.5" SATA SSD or HDD up to 9mm drive height

External Drive Support:

USB 2.0/3.0 drives of any size

Library Capacity:

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

DSP Capability:

Limited DSP (EQ, Crossfeed, Delay, etc)

Multi-room Streaming:

Up to 6 simultaneous zones


212mm (W) x 156mm (D) x 74mm (H)


2.5 kg