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Fanless Roon Rock Music Server – Intel i3 7th Gen or i7 8th Gen

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Incl. Tax: £658.80
Excl. Tax: £549.00

Interested in setting up a Roon music management and listening server? Roon allows you to see a wealth of information about the music in your library, cleans up your library and makes music exploration fun.

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Roon Compatible

Roon Rock, – 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. Just plug in your Inside Tech Fanless Roon Server, connect your external storage or migrate your music to internal storage, if selected, download Roon Remote Apps (iOS,Android, MacOS, Windows) and youll be ready to play music.

Two Options

Roon Nucleus: Select the i3 7100U processor, using the exact same board as the Roon Nucleus with options for additional RAM or storage.

Roon Nucleus Plus: Alternatively, select the 8th Generation, quad core i7 – an improvement over the 7th Generation board used in the Nucleus Plus.

Roon streams to all the audio gear you have and makes it all play nice together. Designed to work with products from the manufacturers you trust, Roon has over 60 partner brands now work with Roon and the list is growing every day including Roon Ready, Sonos, Airplay, Devialet AIR, Meridian, squeezebox and a huge variety of USB DACs. Aside from being a powerful, fanless music server, what sets this apart is that it is 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, offering the very finest performance possible when connected to a USB DAC. A computer has never sounded this good before.

Roon Partners


  • 100% Silent – Utilising the Akasa X7D Plato Fanless NUC Case
  • Option for premium, fanless Linear Power Supply – ELNA Audio Capacitors Extremely Low Ripple Noise
    – Top of the line ELNA Capacitors for audio applications offers unmatched details. Ripple Noise measurement by Lab. <3mv on 19VDC/12VDC outputs
  • Thunderbolt 3 Port
  • Dual HDMI Output 4K 60Hz Support
  • USB – 4x 3.0
  • I7 8650U Processor 4.2GHz – NUC7i7DNBE – Improved upon the 7th Gen used in the ROON Nucleus Plus – Full Roon Support for the NUC7i7 Motherboard – NUC7i7DNBE
  • i3 7100U Processor 2.4GHz – NUC7i3DNBE – Same board used in the ROON Nucleus – Full Roon Support for the Nuc7i3 Motherboard.
  • 4GB 2,400MHz DDR4 RAM (can be increased to 16gb)
  • 128GB M.2 SSD Installed for Roon ROCK OS – Secondary internal 2.5″ SSD Available for storage (Roon OS updates wipe the M.2 Drive so this cannot be used for storage.)
  • Silent and efficient operation.
  • VESA Mountable
  • Power: 19v – Under 65W
  • Dimensions: 24.7 x 24.0 x 3.8cm (W x D x H)

Package contents

  • Power Cable
  • Vesa Mount Bracket
  • Fanless Mini PC
  • USB Stick for ROON installation (to be installed yourself, USB is provided blank due to licencing restrictions but instructions are provided.)
  • Linear Power Supply (Optional)

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:

  1. Devices connected directly to Nucleus by USB
    If your music is stored on an external USB drive, simply plug it in via one of the USB ports on your device. 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 Nucleus will not be able to make changes or store new music on the USB drive.
  2. A hard disk drive (HDD) or solid-state drive (SSD) connected inside the Nucleus via SATA
    If you have selected a additional SSD from the drop down menu we will install a 2.5″ hard drive to use as internal storage.
  3. Network shares (such as a NAS)
    Just make sure the NAS is turned on and plugged into your network. We highly recommend connecting networked storage via Ethernet.

Audio Devices

Roon can output audio to devices in the following ways:

  1. 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 you Roon Server via USB, connect them to one of the ports on the back panel of the server and make sure it’s powered on.
  2. Devices connected directly to Nucleus by HDMI
    If you have an A/V receiver or other device with an HDMI audio input, you can connect the HDMI output on the back panel of the Roon server to it. The HDMI output supports both stereo and multi-channel audio content.
  3. 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 Wi-Fi as appropriate) and powered on. We recommend connecting networked audio devices via Ethernet if possible.


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