Posted on 18th April, 2019


In Roon's own words, “The music player for music lovers,” and “Forget everything you know about music players. Music is an experience, and Roon reconnects you with it.”

Roon takes you on a musical journey from the comfort of your favourite chair, along with the convenience of controlling music throughout your home with ease from your phone, tablet or computer.

When Roon Labs announced its own hardware solution last year, the obvious thought was that what better harmony could exist between the player, server and physical components?

The Nucleus is an off the shelf hardware solution, ready and willing to serve as the core to your digital music library, serving music seamlessly to all willing and able end-points.

Its two forms include Nucleus ($1999 RRP - Intel i3, 4Gb RAM, 64Gb OS SSD) is ideal for streaming up to 5 simultaneous zones and managing a library of up to 12,000 albums.

Nucleus+ ($3499 RRP - Intel i7, 8Gb RAM, 128Gb OS SDD) is capable of smoothly managing hundreds of thousands of tracks and unifying your collection like nothing else. It'll handle even the most enormous music libraries with ease. This one is recommended for the processing grunt required for DSD or heavy DSP usage.

Nucleus+ will also stream simultaneously to as many different zones as your wireless network can handle, as well as having the processing grunt to run extensive DSP including upsampling, room correction and more.

Featuring a solid-state hard drive for Roon's own 'ROCK' operating system, you can also add a secondary internal SSD or HDD hard drive for music storage. The simplest method however is to either connect an external HDD via the rear USB ports, or point Roon straight to the network location of your Network Attached Storage (NAS).

Via participating dealers there's a 20% off promotion until June 30 2019, bring the Nucleus+ down to $2,799.

For more information visit Roon Labs.

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Marc Rushton

StereoNET’s Founder & Publisher and still buried deep in the review room auditioning everything from docks to soundbars, amplifiers and headphones. Marc is also the founder of the annual International HiFi Show.

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