Roon Nucleus+ Network Player/Streamer

By Roon


Now with even more processing power!

The Roon Nucleus + features an Intel i-core processor, solid state (SSD) storage and memory. Housed in an elegant case that runs with quiet passive cooling, 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/HDD to its internals.

Built with Intel

Developed in partnership with Intel, Roon Labs have launched a brand new hardware product range called the Nucleus. The Nucleus and Nucleus Plus 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.

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 need to connect it via USB to your DAC. 


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.

Audio Playback

Simply connect a USB DAC or stream to any of the huge family of network players supported by Roon, including Roon Ready, Sonos, Airplay, Devialet AIR, Meridian and Squeezebox. Roon is constructed differently to most audio systems out there and consists of a single core along with as many controls and outputs as you could need. You get the same Roon experience whether you're running on a single PC or on devices around your home.

Roon Partners

Roon Nucleus Music Server is designed to work with products from the manufacturers you trust. Over 60 partner brands now work with Roon and the list is growing every day.

Roon App

Roon Nucleus is the brains behind the operation and manages your music collection, it builds an interconnected digital library using enhanced information from Roon. You can browse and play music with Roon apps on all your devices whether its a Mac, Windows, iPad, iPhone, and Android devices. Roon streams to all the audio gear you have and makes it all play nice together.

Key Features

- Houses up to 12,000 albums (120,000 tracks)
- Multi-room systems up to five zones
- Limited DSP (EQ, headphone crossfeed etc)

There are two variations of the new Roon Nucleus, the standard Nucleus (i3, 4Gb RAM, 64Gb OS SSD) and Nucleus+ (i7, 8Gb RAM, 128Gb OS SSD). The Nucleus has been specially designed to skillfully store and play your music via Roon’s software/operating system.


i7 processor
Store libraries OVER 12,000 albums (120,000 tracks)
Multi-room systems OVER five zones
Gigabit ethernet
2x USB 3.0 port
Thunderbolt 3
Internal 2.5″ HDD/SSD bay