Nuclues plus bricked

Roon forced an update of my nucleus plus and its now bricked. Anyone else run into this issue?


Why doesn't roon offer a phone support number?

I found the file manager system horrifying to deal with. I'm also trying to integrate  a desktop PC with a nucleus to access music files, it was extremely convoluted complicated, and not able to figure it out.

It just doesn't work very well for file manager issues and net work access to another computer,  and guidance is especially poor and very complicated.

I like the software, but Interface for file manager system has to be improved


I think the better option for ROON is to use a cheap computer in another room, away from your stereo. Then use fibre optic streaming to eliminate the noise that would be picked up getting the bits from the other room into your DAC. Using Fibre with a PC computer is the key to even the score of not buying an expensive Music Server next to your audio gear.

I have a $300 DELL PC computer hidden behind a door in a faraway room. It is running ROON Core. It automatically goes to sleep at 2:30AM so that I also have to go to sleep. It wakes up at 7:00AM ready for another day of music.

All of this using Windows 10 or 11. I forgot since I do not have a mouse, keyboard, or monitor hooked up to it. I hardly ever look at the OS. I used RDP to first setup the settings I wanted for the OS and to install ROON Core, I cannot recall the last time I had to look at the OS.

Only caveat to using the PC far from the audio system is to use the ROON Core on the direct Ethernet side of your home network. That is if you use PowerLine adapters as I also do (for multiple rooms), then have the PC on the Ethernet and not on the PowerLine side. This is if you want to stream Hi-res.

I discovered an issue streaming the hi-res version of George Harrison’s ALL THINGS MUST PASS. There is a song where he starts whistling. The stream would always break at that spot when I used to have the PC on the PowerLine side of the network (lower capacity side). Move it to the higher capacity side and the whistling part works perfectly all the time.




I run my core on a NUC (Intel mini computer). I have the Innuos and with others reporting good luck running the core on the innuos, maybe I should try it. I’ve just agreed with the roon recommendation that the core should be on a stand alone device.

the latest update seemed to cause occasional hesistation between songs but that is all. I think they will come out with another update soon.

good luck,


@yyzsantabarbara So the core has to be on the same network as the streamer.  It has been my experience that it has to be on the same switch.  I tried moving my core away from my system (to the router location) and the streamer and core couldn't find each other.  

I blamed this on the switch that I have at the system location.  the switch services my streamer, AV system, TV set and regenerator (which has internet port to talk to mother ship). 


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