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The go anywhere, do anything USB DAC from Audioquest, each DragonFly model serves as a brilliant foundation for Hi-Res music listening in any mobile or desktop HiFi setup. These compact DACs feature integrated volume control, built-in MQA support and powerful headphone amps, all adding up to make the perfect starting point for any audiophile looking to upgrade the digital signal path in their system. At home or on the go, your DragonFly has you covered for just about every need.
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Anyone visiting a Hi-Fi show in the last couple of years can’t have failed to have noticed the new software used by many of the exhibitors to play their digital music – Roon. We’ve become big fans and we think it’s the best way to navigate your digital music collection. Until now, Roon has existed solely as software designed to run on your existing Mac, PC or Linux computer… but that has now changed with the introduction of nucleus - the first model to see Roon step into the hardware market. We’ve seen nucleus, tried it and we were so impressed that we just had to include it in the Russ Andrews range.
The second generation of the nucleus was released in September 2019. Specifications have largely stayed the same across both models with the exception of the following; Each model gets an additional HDMI output and a sleeker, lower profile case design. Both units can now accepts hard drives up to 15mm (previously 9mm) Lastly the new-look Roon nucleus is manufactured in the USA and they now come with more eco-friendly packaging. Roon Labs says the changes made in the 2019 nucleus and nucleus+ have no impact on any other specifications or the overall user experience.
From the beginning, the nucleus family was designed to do one thing and one thing only - manage and distribute your precious music in a completely intuitive and frustration-free way. Unshackled from the limitations of a normal computer, roon software and now the nucleus hardware can deliver the ultimate musical experience. Both units look identical from the outside, but it's the inside that counts so lets' look at the standard version...The roon nucleus sits at the beginning of the range. A slightly less powerful version of the PLUS. It features a nippy i3 processor and 4gb of RAM storage compared to the i7 processor and 8gb on the PLUS. What does this mean? Well, it certainly means it's no slouch. From a quick start-up time to a fast, fluid and engaging experience. roon nucleus is perfect for smaller collections, libraries with no more than 10,000 albums (if you can call that small!). If you want to play your music through multiple 'roon ready' hifi components around the home, then you're limited to a maximum of five zones. There's also some basic DSP (Digital Signal Processing) options too. We'd probably say, the roon nucleus is more than capable for the majority of us out there. It's really only its speed of operation that's slower compared to the PLUS.
Roon’s software developers had previously designed Sooloos (which was bought and enthusiastically developed by Meridian), but the engineers split from Meridian a few years ago to concentrate on the new system that became Roon. Since then Roon has gone on to become best-in-class; it looks at your music and finds photos, bios, reviews, lyrics, and concert dates, and makes connections between artists, composers, performers, conductors, and producers. In effect roon presents a searchable, surfable magazine about your music collection.
First the digital information from your CDs i.e. the music must be transferred to a hard drive which is then connected either via your network or to an internal drive inside the nucleus. We call this process CD ripping.
We offer a CD ripping service whereby we can collect your CDs and then use our automated ripping machine to transfer the information onto a hard drive and then deliver everything back to you.
You can read more about the service HERE
Once you have your music on the hard drive and connected to your network, the Roon software will take care of the rest. We’ve found simply installing Roon onto a modern iPad works best. Roon will scan your network looking for your music and then catalogue it by creating its own library. Once complete, you‘ll be able to access your library and play music.
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