Nucleus Media Storage and Audio Devices

Nucleus Media Storage And Audio Devices

Storage Devices 

Roon can watch multiple storage locations for files at the same time. That means you can simultaneously use any (or all) of the following storage locations:

Devices connected directly to Nucleus by USB

If your music is stored on an external USB drive, plug it into your Nucleus now. Nucleus supports USB drives pre-formatted as EXT2/3/4, VFAT/FAT32/FAT16/exFAT, NTFS, or HFS/HFS+. Note that HFS/HFS+ (also known as "Mac OS Journaled") is read-only, which means that the Nucleus will not be able to make changes or store new music on the USB drive. 

A hard disk drive (HDD) or solid-state drive (SSD) connected inside the Nucleus via SATA

If you have a 2.5" hard drive you'd like to use as internal storage, we will walk you through installing it next

Network shares (such as a NAS)

For now, just make sure the NAS is turned on and plugged into your network. If you have a username/password for your share, take note of it now. We highly recommend connecting networked storage via ethernet always. 

Audio Devices

Roon can output audio to devices in the following ways:

Devices connected directly to Nucleus by USB

If you plan to use a DAC, headphone amp, A/V receiver, integrated amplifier, or active speaker system connected directly to Nucleus via USB, connect them to one of the ports on the back panel of the Nucleus and make sure it's powered on. 

Devices connected directly to Nucleus by HDMI

If you have an A/V receiver or another device with an HDMI audio input, you can connect the HDMI output on the back panel of the Nucleus to it. The HDMI output supports both stereo and multi-channel audio content. 

Network audio devices

More and more audio devices of all kinds (active speakers, DACs, integrated amplifiers, and A/V receivers) have networking capabilities. If you have any Roon Ready, AirPlay, Sonos, or other supported streaming audio devices, you should check that they are connected to your network (via ethernet or WiFi as appropriate) and powered on. We recommend connecting networked audio devices via ethernet if possible. 

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