The ultimate Roon experience

Designed by the team that made Roon, Nucleus is the only music server on the market that is designed from the ground up to provide the best Roon experience.

$1,459.00 - $2,259.00

Free shipping in the USA

Reasons you'll love Nucleus
Turn-key, zero maintenance
Silent and built for sound quality
Easy, integrated updates via Roon
Works with USB, HDMI, and networked audio devices
Import music files & streaming playlists
Rip your CDs losslessly*

* Ripping CDs requires an external USB optical drive (not included)

The only Roon Server designed specifically for Roon, by Roon.
A gateway to plug-and-play Roon enjoyment that provides silent operation, high-performance, power-efficient reliability and superior audio quality in a visually striking modern enclosure. It’s an unrivaled, uncompromising, purpose-driven home for Roon!
is turn-key Roon Server that does not require a Mac, PC, or NAS
is computing power to support Roon’s requirements now and in the future
is ease of use – little to no customer support needed after installation
has software and firmware updates downloaded “over the air” and managed by the end-user
is reliable and robust operation – tamper-resistant and nothing to service
is audiophile-friendly – no fans or moving parts
Enjoy Roon's full potential
Meet Nucleus, the only music server on the market guaranteed to fulfill Roon's full performance potential. Roon Server is the musical superbrain of your Roon system. It manages your library, handles signal processing, and oversees music playback. Whether you're listening at home or with Roon ARC on the go, it's the first link of your signal chain. Accordingly, it's super important that you choose a machine that's up to the task. Starting with an unpowered server will have negative ripple effects further downstream. Your music listening deserves better. Nucleus is the quickest, easiest way to get your Roon system running or upgrade an existing setup. It has an advantage over other platforms because it was engineered to provide the most reliable and problem-free Roon experience. It's designed to do one thing and do it unerringly: create the ideal home for Roon. Nucleus isn't checking emails, looking for driver updates, juggling dozens of other unessential processes, or flexing your firewall against overly curious webpages. Its only concern is Roon. Nucleus feeds an entirely transparent signal to Roon's audio engine. That neutral background allows you to shape your system's sound signature with any of our 1000+ Roon Certified partner devices. If you're looking for the quickest, easiest, most reliable, problem-free, best-sounding, immersive Roon experience possible - Nucleus is for you. Why deny yourself that kind of luxury? Customize your Nucleus or Nucleus Plus today!
Compare the Nucleus family
                       | !bold [!1~w240]               |  !bold [!1~w240]
                       | Nucleus                       |  Nucleus Plus
  Price                | !> $1,459                     | $2,559
  Library capacity     | !> Up to 10,000 albums        | Over 10,000 albums
                       | (100,000 tracks)              | (100,000 tracks)
  Multi-room streaming | !> Up to six (6)              | Over six (6)
                       | simultaneous zones            | simultaneous zones
  DSP capabilities     | !> Certain combinations of    | All DSP combinations
                       | DSP + DSD may not be possible | are available
                       | !>                            | [@View~/products/nucleus-plus]
Nucleus unboxing
Nucleus 360
Useful info
- Product Specifications
Audio outputs			| 2 x USB Type A
						| HDMI (stereo and multi-channel audio)
						| Networked audio devices

Audio zones			    | Up to 6 simultaneous zones

DSP 	                | All DSP functions available in the PCM domain, certain combinations of functions using DSD, upsampling, or multichannel processing may not be possible

Internal storage		| 2.5” SATA SSD or HDD up to 15mm drive height
                        | (drive not included)

External storage		| 2 x USB drives with USB Type A connector up to USB3.0 speeds

Library capacity		| Up to 10,000 albums (100,000 tracks)

Network				    | Gigabit Ethernet LAN

App					    | Roon Remote (iOS and Android)

Control system			| Roon API, Crestron, Control4

Power supply 			| AC power supply (19V, 60W)
						| Barrel size: 2.5mm ID, 5.5mm OD, 11mm L
						| Cord length: 4ft

Dimensions              | 10.5" (W) x 2.5" (H) x 10.5" (D)

Weight 					| 7lbs net weight (product only)

Finish 				    | Black aluminium 

- What's in the Box
Nucleus Server
Universal DC power supply with plugs for US / UK / EU / AU
Quick Start Guide
A printed card containing a code for 1 free year of Roon. Can be used with existing accounts.
4 screws for mounting optional internal SSD/HDD

- Manuals & Downloads

- Warranty
Nucleus is guaranteed against manufacturing failures (faulty components and defective materials) for a period of two years from the date of purchase. [_View here.~]
What you need to get
going with Nucleus
The Roon App
Roon's award winning user interface, Roon Remote, is the app that you will use to interact with your Nucleus.
Available on
Music & Storage

Nucleus supports all popular file formats on NAS, external USB drive, or internal storage drive.

Nucleus also seamlessly merges your files with millions of tracks from TIDAL and Qobuz!

Connected via
An Audio Device

Nucleus supports thousands of audio devices via USB, HDMI, and your wired or wireless network.

Popular protocols like Airplay, Chromecast, and the no-compromise Roon Ready devices all work out of the box.

Compatible with
Exceptional system, ease of use
I couldn't be more pleased, exceptional system, sound and ease of use! Well done Roon!
Craig Metz
Customer service is outstanding
This Nucleus is a great, easily connected piece of hardware. The sound of music, when the Nucleus is connected via USB to my McIntosh Receiver, is delightful! Perfect!
You Won't Regret It!
With the Nucleus, I never have to think about updates because they're downloaded automatically without any input from me.
No glitches of any sort. Does exactly what it's supposed to. Much better than using my IMAC as a Roon Core
Keith Alan Jackson
This thing totally works
I made it the center of my home audio system. It completely rocks. It's completely silent and fast as hell. Set it up and forget it. This is so worth it.
Theodore V. MccOnnell
A no-regret purchase
It literally took me a minute to set up and get running. The Nucleus will even update itself automatically when needed. Once you set it up, you never need to worry about it again.
Steve Huff