Nucleus One Quick Start Guide
Step 1:
Create your Roon account

To use Nucleus One, you'll need a Roon account with a valid trial or subscription. First familiarize yourself with the following steps, and then create your account by clicking the "Create account" button at the end of this quick start guide.

Step 2:
Unbox your Nucleus One

In the box, you'll find everything you need to get going with Nucleus One and Roon. Please take a moment to identify what's included:

● Nucleus One
● Power supply
● AC power cord
● Ethernet cable

Step 3:
Plug in & power on

Before you start using Roon, it's important to get all your equipment connected. Nucleus One requires a wired network connection to stream music to your audio products, communicate with Roon apps on your devices, and retrieve information and streaming content from the internet. It's best to have your Nucleus One – as well as the devices you plan to use with it – connected and powered up before you start.

Nucleus One

Plug the ethernet cable into your Nucleus One and connect it to your router or switch.

Next, connect your AC power cord to your power supply. Plug the power supply into your Nucleus One, connect to AC power, and turn it on with the power switch on the rear panel of the product.

Storage devices

If you have music on a USB hard drive, connect it to one of the USB ports on the Nucleus One.

If you store music files on a NAS (network attached storage) device, make sure it's connected to your network and powered up.

Audio devices

Roon works with USB, HDMI, and networked audio devices. Make sure all your audio products are connected and powered up.

If they're networked devices, be sure to use the apps from the manufacturer to configure and add them on your home network.

Step 4:
Get control

You use apps on your phone, tablet, and computer to set up and control Nucleus One. For Mac and Windows PCs, download the Roon app from our website. For iPhones, iPads, and Android phones and tablets, download the Roon Remote app from the App Store or Google Play.

Once all your devices – Nucleus One, hard drives, NAS, and audio equipment – are connected to your network and powered up, launch Roon or Roon Remote to start using Nucleus One.

Using the Roon or Roon Remote app, connect to your Nucleus One and log in using the email address and password for the Roon account you created in Step 1.

Step 5:
Set up & configure Roon

The first time you use your Nucleus One, Roon will take you through several steps to get your system configured. This process usually takes just a few minutes.

Music files

In order to build your personalized music library, Roon needs to locate your music files. These can be on internal storage, external USB hard drives, or stored on a NAS.

You can add as many folders of music files as you like using the app. Roon will never modify your files in any way.

Streaming services

Roon can connect to several streaming services – TIDAL, Qobuz, and KKBOX – to let you add cloud-based music to your library. If you have a streaming account already, add your login details here.

If not, starting a trial with one of the services that works with Roon is a great idea. Access to millions of high-quality streaming titles unlocks many of Roon's best features and helps you discover more music you'll love.

Audio devices

Roon automatically finds the audio devices you connected in Step 3. Choose all the devices you plan to use for listening.

Don't worry if you're uncertain about some of these settings. You can always change them later.

You're ready to go!
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