I have a new Nucleus. When I was using I-Tunes for archiving my CDs, I transferred a significant number of ALAC music files to my hard drive. This was done on a MacMini with an Apple Superdrive. This hard drive is now connected to the Nucleus. Had to use a C to A adaptor and it works fine. I was very pleased that the Nucleus seamlessly “added” these files into the library, complete with album art. Roon recognizes all these downloads and plays them flawlessly.
I want to be able to rip CDs to the library in lossless format. I have read through the Nucleus manual about this, and I understand that I am able to connect a CDROM drive and rip in the usual way. Is the Apple Superdrive suitable for direct USB hookup to the Nucleus, or is there a better choice of drive for this? Apple does not publish full tech specs for the Superdrive on their website, so I am thus far unable to determine if it will “present correctly” to the Nucleus. I thought someone here might already know the answer to this.