Made by roon
The brain behind the Roon experience is the Roon Core. Every aspect of Nucleus – hardware, operating system, and software – was developed to provide a silent, high-performance, power-efficient Roon Core, by the same team that created Roon.
Simply the best
Nucleus is the easiest, fastest way to get your Roon system running. No computer or networking skills required. Just take it home, plug it in, and download Roon apps for your mobile devices and computers. Nucleus keeps itself current with automatic updates.
« Perfection is achieved, not when there is nothing more to add, but when there is nothing left to take away. »
built for sound quality
Nucleus has no fans or moving parts of any kind, and its minimal operating system is tuned to deliver high-performance audio. Whether it’s in your listening room, on your desk, or in a rack, you can be confident you’ll be getting the best sound from any music server.
developed with intel
The rich Roon experience requires modern computing power, and the more the better. We worked with Intel to develop Nucleus to support Roon now and in the future. It has horsepower to spare for large music libraries, multi-room streaming, and DSP.
- Internal 2,5″ SATA SSD
- External USB
- Network storage (NAS)
- Network audio streamers
- USB DACs, speakers, and amplifiers
- HDMI (stereo and multi-channel)
- Hundreds of devices from the best HiFi brands
(includes one year Roon subscription)
Up to 10,000 albums (100,000 tracks)
Up to 6 simultaneous zones
All DSP functions available in the PCM domain, certain combinations of functions using DSD, upsampling, or multichannel processing may not be possible.
(includes one year Roon subscription)
Over 10,000 albums (100,000 tracks)
Over 6 simultaneous zones
All DSP functions available.
FEATURES COMMON TO BOTH MODELS
12-19V DC, 2.5mm ID, 5.5mm OD, 11mm L 2 x USB3.0 (can be used for hard drive and/or DAC) HDMI (stereo and multi-channel audio output) Gigabit Ethernet LAN
Internal storage slot
2.5” SATA SSD or HDD up to 9.5mm drive height Drive not included
Dimensions and Weight
212mm (W) x 156mm (D) x 74mm (H) 3.85kg gross weight (in retail package) 2.5kg net weight (product only)
AC power supply (19V, 60W) US/UK/EU/AU power tips
LEVEL UP YOUR MUSIC
Roon elevates your music experience in many dimensions, from rich metadata to integrated streaming services, and from inspired music recommendations to high-resolution home streaming.
Music with context
Roon goes beyond album art and track titles, to show you what you want to know about the music you love.
Roon finds the information you’ve been missing
There’s more to describing your music than artist, album, and track. Roon finds and displays detailed metadata for your music, including reviews, ratings, recording and release dates, multi-tiered genres, high-resolution artist photos, and lyrics.
Learn about the people behind the music
People are people, not text fields. In Roon, all types of people – performers, composers, producers, and engineers – appear as links to deep biographical information, allowing you to explore their careers and collaborators.
Every person, genre, place, and time in Roon is a link
You know your favorite artists, which makes them the best starting point for discovery. Roon lets you explore connections to their careers, including influences, followers, collaborators, and other related artists and composers.
Browse by composer, work, and performance
Classical music doesn’t fit neatly into the artist-album-track structure of pop and rock music. Roon starts with composers, then shows their works, and lists performances, including conductor, ensemble, soloists, recording venue, and date.
Lyrics, displayed in sync with the music
With its huge database of lyrics, Roon lets you sing along with millions of songs. They can be displayed as a lyric sheet or synchronized to scroll along with the music that’s playing in real time. Never sing “Sweet dreams are made of cheese” again.
Find upcoming concerts for the artists in your library
Never miss another concert by a favorite performer. When an artist in your library is on tour, Roon lets you know about it. You can even buy event tickets through Songkick.
Show what’s playing on any TV in your home
Roon Display lets you show what’s playing on your TV using Chromecast, or on any other device with a web browser. Display even supports real-time lyrics, so you can sing along with your favorites.
Roon brings all your files and streams together, and takes the work out of managing them.
Importing your music is easy, fast, and totally automatic
Roon automatically identifies your music, corrects any errors, and enhances it with loads of rich information. Roon does this on a regular basis, so your music is always kept up to date without you lifting a finger.
Filter, sort, and find music with Focus
Roon makes it easy to find exactly what you’re looking for. Using Focus, you can filter your library using any number of criteria, like “1980s Pop”, “24-bit Jazz recordings”, or even “Beethoven conducted by Herbert von Karajan”.
Roon watches your folders without touching the files
Roon continuously scans your music folders, so whenever you add new music, you’ll see it immediately. You can also drag and drop music right onto the Roon app to copy it to your Roon system.
Keep multiple versions of your albums
All albums have different versions with different track listings, mastering, and audio encoding. Roon shows you all those versions – both in your library and from TIDAL and Qobuz – and lets you highlight your favorite.
Everything is connected via hundreds of genres
Music is often described as belonging to a single genre, but it’s rarely that simple. Roon’s hierarchy features familiar top-level genres (like Jazz, Rock/Pop, and Classical) plus hundreds of subgenres (like Post-Bop, Speed Metal, and Chamber Music).
Organize your music using Playlists and Tags
Combine music files and streaming content in your playlists, or use tags for even more flexibility. Tags can be applied to any artist, composer, album, track, genre, playlist, or even another tag.
You’ll find millions of tracks on TIDAL and Qobuz, but Roon connects you with them.
All your music in one place, both files and streams
See all the music stored on your local devices like an internal or USB hard drive, or NAS, plus streaming content from TIDAL and Qobuz. Everything is folded together, so you don’t have to worry about where music is stored.
Your personal gateway to a world of streaming music
Roon knows your music, and also how it relates to the rest of the music in the world. The collection you’ve built is always the starting point for exploration in Roon, and it becomes the lens through which you view the world of streaming.
Spectacular search across your files and streams
A unified library means you can search all your music at once, without thinking about where it lives. Search for composers, performers, producers, genres, styles, or just about anything else!
TIDAL and Qobuz with Roon is like a shopping spree
Using TIDAL or Qobuz with Roon feels like a shopping spree at a record store. All the streaming content you find is treated like local files in your personal library, so it really feels like you own it.
Find a great performance, every time
You’ve collected performances of works by your favorite composers. Because Roon understands classical music, it can show you many more great performances of those compositions from TIDAL or Qobuz.
Powered by Valence recommendation technology, Roon lets you rediscover old favorites and find new ones.
Roon Radio curates music based on your tastes
Sometimes you want to hand-pick your playlist, but you can also sit back and let Roon do the work for you. Choose a starting point, and Roon Radio will play a mix of recommended music from TIDAL and Qobuz.
Suggestions let you build playlists in no time
As Roon chooses music for you, just give a thumbs up (or down) to effortlessly put together a playlist. When you find new picks you love, add them to your library for easy access later.
Rediscover favorites with insights into your music
See featured performers, genres, time periods, and labels from your library. Find collaborations between your favorite artists, and rediscover those albums you love but haven’t listened to in years.
A personalized experience for everyone in your home
Every person in your home has a Roon profile, so everyone keeps their own favorites, playlists, and history. That means everyone gets recommendations tailored for their individual tastes.
Never miss a new release or a great recommendation
More new and reissued music is released every week than ever before. Throughout the app, Roon makes sure you find the music that you don’t want to miss.
Get the best possible sound quality with bit-perfect playback, exhaustive format support, and powerful DSP.
Bit-perfect playback of PCM and DSD audio
Roon provides no-compromise audio perfection. Its audio engine supports bit-perfect playback of lossless and lossy file formats, including high-resolution audio content like PCM and DSD, in both stereo and multichannel.
Signal Path shows you exactly what you’re hearing
Sometimes it’s hard to know what’s happening to your audio. With Signal Path, Roon gives you clear and precise information about how audio flows through your system, from source media all the way to the speakers.
All major formats are supported at the highest resolution
Enjoy up to 768kHz/32-bit PCM and DSD512 (stereo and multi-channel) in WAV, WAV64, AIFF, FLAC, ALAC (Apple Lossless), DFF, DSF, OGG, MP3, and AAC. If your gear doesn’t support a format, Roon transcodes to play back at the best quality it supports.
Tune your audio in each room with DSP
A powerful DSP suite helps customize your listening experience, including volume leveling, EQ, upsampling, room correction, convolution, crossfeed, and more. Compatible with PCM, MQA, or DSD content and all supported audio endpoints.
Roon makes every piece of audio gear sing
From network streamers to mobile devices, wifi speakers to USB DACs, and smart devices to whole-home audio distribution systems, Roon plays your audio everywhere, at the highest possible sound quality.
The world’s only end-to-end MQA support
MQA core decoding allows anyone – even those without MQA-capable hardware – to experience MQA content. Roon is the only music player that can apply DSP to MQA content while allowing your MQA-capable DAC to render the post-processed stream.
Enjoy your music everywhere with multi-room playback
Roon can play audio in one room or all around your home. Play different music in different rooms, or group your rooms together to play the same thing everywhere.