Roon Core Server Recommendations

Looking for some recommendations for the greater community for purchasing a dedicated Roon Core Server. I ran my trial against a iMAC, quad core, 8GB RAM and 480GB SSD. Thats connected to a Synology 412+ NAS and USB HDD for the music. I haven’t determined if I want to keep the primary copy of music on the USB HDD or NAS. Both seem to be working pretty well but would welcome a recommendation for a dedicated Core server.

Whats been working well for everyone? Any suggestions?

Have a read of the Roon core kit thread here, lots of advice.


Sonic Transport i5 works well for me. No muss, no fuss with easy setup and management. No Windows OS to optimize either!