For those who, like me, don't want to go the hair-shirt, DIY route to networked audio, the fit'n'forget functionality and routinely excellent sound quality of Roon Labs' Nucleus+ through both of the DACs I used it with make it an easy recommendation.
The Nucleus and Nucleus+ appliances were conceived to bring Roon to a wide audience of music lovers, particularly those who aren’t highly technical or interested in do-it-yourself (DIY) projects. By tightly integrating high-performance hardware with an optimized operating system and purpose-built software, they provide a simple way to get the richest possible Roon experience. They represent the culmination of an extensive product design and engineering effort, combining the Roon team’s years of experience designing media server hardware and extensive software development expertise.
The Nucleus product line was developed with several goals in mind:
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