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Roon Nucleus+


  • New Version of Nucleus+ Launched September 2019
  • Includes 1 Year Roon Subscription
  • Now Manufactured in California, USA
  • Dedicated Silent Server for Roon Core
  • Nucleus+ employs a superior Intel Core i7 processor for the ultimate performance
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Please Note: From 1st of October 2020 the Roon Nucleus and Nucleus+ Core Servers now both include a 1 year Roon Subscription in the price (which is around £120 annually).

This is the new version of the Nucleus+, launched in September 2019.

This new version of the Nucleus+ is identical to the outgoing version in terms of software.

From a specification point of view the new Nucleus+ can accomodate a 15mm SSD drive, the original could only house a 9mm drive., so you can fit a much larger capacity drive to it if required. There is also a second HDMI output on the new version.

Visually the new model has had a facelift, it now comes in black (as opposed to a very dark gun metal grey) and has a slightly larger footprint compared to the old version. It is now manufactured at a brand new production facility in California, USA and comes in new eco friendly packaging.

Pricing is the same as the outgoing model.

Nucleus+ is the center of your Roon music system. It’s the housekeeper, the traffic cop, and the brain that takes care of the music in your life. Using Nucleus+, Roon manages all your music – on hard drives, NAS, and streaming content – and allows you to play it on all the audio devices around your home. Nucleus is the best way to run Roon, at any price.

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 growing list of of audio devices, 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.

  • 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, Linn, Naim, Roon Ready, Meridian, USB, and Squeezebox audio devices
  • Silent design with no fans or moving parts
  • Nucleus+ employs a superior Intel Core i7 processor for the ultimate performance
  • Control4 and Crestron drivers available for home automation systems

There are several differences between the entry level Nucleus and the more advanced Nucleus+

The Nucleus+ is a lot more powerful utilising an Intel Core i7 CPU with twice the memory of the standard Nucleus. The + is designed to cope with much larger music libraries (10,000 albums+), it can also cope with more zones of multi-room playback. It also has much more extensive DSP options, upsampling to DSD etc.

For users who have libraries under the size outlined above and have less than 5 zones of audio and do not need DSD or upsampling the standard Nucleus is more than adequate to run Roon.

Additional information


Intel NUC i7 processor, 8GB RAM, 128GB OS SSD


267mm (W) x 267mm (D) x 61mm (H)


2 x USB 3 ports, 2 x HDMI, 1 x Thunderbolt, 1 x Internal 2.5” HDD/SSD bay

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