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Roon NUCLEUS Titan – Next-generation High-performance Nucleus Server

It combines state-of-the-art technology for outstanding performance with breathtaking aesthetics and thus represents the ultimate platform for streaming at the highest level, as Roon Labs LLC. describes the new Roon NUCLEUS Titan, which has now been presented together with Harman International Industries as the new owner of the software company at CES 2024.

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  • Roon Labs LLC. and Harman International Industries present the new Roon NUCLEUS Titan at CES 2024.

The new Roon NUCLEUS Titan is not only characterised by increased performance, the special feature of this solution, which Roon Labs LLC. is now presenting for the first time together with Harman International Industries at CES 2024 in Las Vegas, is the ability to customise the music server and music player according to your own wishes.

Once again, Roon Labs LLC. has opted for an outstanding design with the Roon NUCLEUS Titan, so that it does not have to be discreetly hidden away like many other music servers, but can be seamlessly integrated into any HiFi system.

Roon NUCLEUS – The elegant version of a music server

Roon Labs LLC. has always seen itself as a pure software company; the concept of the Roon media management and multi-room Hi-res audio streaming software explicitly provides for cross-platform, hardware-independent use, which is precisely why it is so popular. Smooth operation is ensured by a partner programme through which hardware manufacturers can have their streaming solutions and D/A converters certified as Roon Ready or Roon Tested.

Roon Labs LLC. itself does not develop and manufacture any hardware, at least not when it comes to streaming solutions, but it does on the server side, where it has been offering the Roon NUCLEUS and Roon NUCLEUS plus for years.

Essentially, these are servers that are built on the Intel NUC platform and utilise a Linux distribution that has been stripped down to the essentials, which in turn forms the basis for the Roon server. All of this is packaged in a compact housing that can easily be placed directly in a hi-fi rack, as it manages solely with passive cooling and therefore without a disturbing fan, and also has a very elegant appearance.

The intention behind the development of the Roon NUCLEUS and Roon NUCLEUS plus systems was to offer an out-of-the-box solution for the hi-fi specialist trade, which in turn can appeal to customers who have little or nothing to do with IT in general and are looking for a solution that is simple and easy to use.

Roon NUCLEUS Titan – The new flagship in the music server sector

With the new Roon NUCLEUS Titan, Roon Labs LLC. now wants to present a particularly powerful new music server, which, as already mentioned at the beginning, is referred to as the next-generation high-performance Nucleus Server.

It is a premium-class system that has once again been specially optimised for the software from Roon Labs LLC. and is therefore ideal for managing media libraries, exploring music and playing music as the basis of a multi-room hi-res audio streaming system.

The Roon NUCLEUS Titan replaces the Nucleus Plus with updated hardware and performance, offering effortless setup and worry-free operation, paired with design aesthetics meant to be worthy of a High-end HiFi system.

Three different cabinet materials

Customers also have the choice of three customisable cabinet materials – aluminium, stone and wood – to create a unique server/streamer that perfectly matches their taste and listening room, as Roon Labs LLC. explicitly points out.

“With NUCLEUS Titan, we continue our long-standing goal of providing our customers with Roon server options that meet their specific needs and desires. CPU and SSD technology has evolved significantly since the Nucleus was released, and we have capitalised on these innovations. With Titan, we have created a high-performance device that combines precision manufacturing with an aesthetic that reflects the interconnectedness of our music collections and Roon’s finesse in exploring music. We are very pleased with the result and our ability to provide our customers with the ultimate Roon software platform.”

Enno Vandermeer, co-founder and CEO of Roon Labs LLC.

Of course, the new Roon NUCLEUS Titan is also designed to be completely fanless, guaranteeing silent operation no matter which of the three design variants you choose.

The Roon NUCLEUS Titan comes with two USB-C ports, two USB-A ports and HDMI interfaces designed solely for audio. It offers the option of being upgraded with an SSD, with 2, 4 or even 8 TByte storage capacity.

Prices and availability

The new Roon NUCLEUS Titan will soon be available with a base price starting at US$ 3.699,-, as Roon Labs LLC. states.

Getting to the point

The new Roon NUCLEUS Titan is the new flagship of Roon Labs LLC. in the field of music servers and music players, whereby one speaks of a solution that has been brought up to date from a technical point of view in order to guarantee the best possible performance. The company is also setting new standards in terms of design, because for the first time, users of the new Roon NUCLEUS Titan can choose which material their music server or music player is made from – aluminium, stone or wood. This means that the new Roon NUCLEUS Titan combines high performance with breathtaking aesthetics.

PRODUCTROON NUCLEUS TITAN
Priceab US$ 3.699,-
BrandROON
ManufacturerRoon Labs LLC.
Distribution AustriaAudio Tuning Vertriebs GmbH
Distribution GermanyRoon Labs LLC.
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Michael Holzinger

Michael Holzinger, founder and editor-in-chief of HiFi BLOG and sempre-audio.at, has been working for years as a journalist in the fields of IT, photography, telecommunications and consumer electronics.

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