You add Tidal as a service in Roon via Settings==>Services. For the purposes of running in Roon, the Tidal app is irrelevant…
Nucleus has an i3, Nucleus+ has an i7. Depending on the upsampling (among other things) that one wants to do, an i3 could be a little anemic. Do you plan on upsampling to DSD, for example? Also, Nucleus+ can support more zones. https://roonlabs.com/nucleus
just to expand on Slim’s last point, there is an advantage, Home Automation control. Control4 and Crestron drivers are part of Nucleus build but cannot be added to ROCK. Only an advantage of course if it is something you intend to use or need.
Thanks for pointing that out. I was wondering if that might be one of the important differences. Seems like one wouldn’t want a fan anywhere in the system. How much of a difference does it make in the sound? (Can it be quantified?)
None it’s just quieter if you have it in the same room as your hifi. If you don’t it matters not. Some will argue that it does but in my own experience with moving from fan to fanless it made zero difference. You can have a silent case case for NuC ROCK.many do it’s just not supported in the OS for thermal control. Don’t think it’s caused any issues. I use ROCK too and the pc I bought was a prebuily fanless machine not a NuC.
I did a trial a while ago, running through an Allo DigiOne Signature to the DAC. (I abandoned the Signature because it was finicky and the sound was much inferior – to my ears – to the Core, which I had been thinking it might replace.)