I’d just like to thank everyone in this thread for their helpful advice. I got my NUC up and running with ROCK yesterday evening. I’m glad I spent a couple of weeks researching Roon and asking plenty of questions on here. The experience was fairly straightforward in the end due to being forearmed with plenty of information.
So far I’ve I’ve got ROCK working fine and my (fairly small) local music library on the NUC’s SATA SSD has been analysed. I’ve installed Roon in my iMac and signed up for the 14-day free trial. It’s a given that I’ll subscribe. TIDAL and Qobuz integration has been completed. Roon remotes are installed on my iPhone and iPad. This weekend it’s Pi weekend to get three endpoints set up with Ropieee and integrated into my Roon system.
I’ll probably have to move my NUC to another room that I don’t use as I am extremely sensitive to any background noise and even the quietest of whispers from the NUC is noticeable to me late at night.
Has anyone used a HomePlug (Ethernet over mains power) to connect their NUC? That’s my only viable option if I move the NUC and I was wondering if it’ll be okay in terms of sufficient network bandwidth.