Nuclues plus bricked

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


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). 


@carlsbad2 My observation was when I had the Core on the slow side of my hybrid network, Ethernet + PowerLine adapters. Things worked fine for a long time even when I had the Core on the PowerLine side of the network. For example, I have ROON endpoints in my office, 2 bedrooms, family room, Livingroom, and garage. I had the Core in one of the bedrooms with a PowerLine connection to the network.

That worked fine until that George Harrison hi-res song. I was surprised that the stream would always stop at the start of the whistling. However, I was happy I had a reproducible event. After some testing I realized that putting the Core with a direct Ethernet connection to my Router which also has a switch attached to it solved the issue.

My router is in my office and I do not want any computer making noise in this audio centric room so I repurposed an old cable TV connection in the wall separating my office from a bedroom. I snaked an Ethernet cable to the bedroom from the office. This gave me a direct connection to the higher bandwidth of my network. After this the Core worked with all types of material.

My PowerLine gear is fairly old so maybe the new ones are better.

In my situation the Core today is on the Ethernet side and works with both the Ethernet side and PoweLine side.


The Nucleus is a pretty cheap and not particularly high quality computer. For the price of a Nucleus Plus you can build a quiet Windows machine with a much better power supply and space for more storage, quality network and usb cards etc. Regarding the OP, I think possibly Roon did something strange with the last update. It's the first time I've had an issue with Roon's stability.

Figured I'd give an update on this.

So, I have to send it back to Roon and at the moment it looks like it will be free of charge. which is good news.

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