Melco Music Servers

Rip, Store and Play...

Melco was established by Makoto Maki in 1975 in Japan. Maki, an enthusiastic audiophile, established the company to design and manufacture the finest audio components of the time - the undoubted masterpiece of the Melco line being the turntable, introduced into the UK in 1980, which set new standards in music reproduction.

From those early beginnings Melco developed into the largest computer peripherals manufacturer in Japan, offering advanced products based on rigorous R&D, including Wireless routers, Ethernet Data Switches and storage devices such as NAS drives.

Now the Company is proud to revive the highly-respected Melco brand, offering discerning audiophiles high technology networked audio components in the spirit of those much revered early Melco products, while incorporating the very latest research into reliable high performance networked devices and storage.

'Melco' stands for Maki Engineering Laboratory Company - now you know!

Unlike PC based systems, all Melco's have a dedicated PLAYER port. This allows connection directly to the network Streamer or Player without any data switch in the signal path which would damage the music data.

This direct connection concept Melco call Direct Streaming Music – DSM – and it is unique to Melco as is  the Ethernet purifier between the LAN and PLAYER ports.

These technologies employed within Melco's DSM ensures that your player receives only clean and accurate data, all packets are timed with low-jitter precision and all unwanted traffic is blocked, even the LAN lights can be disabled for highest possible data integrity.

There are two methods of operation – Network Mode is the default and allows a tablet connected to the Wi-Fi to control the player as normal. But for ultra-pure music playback DIRECT MODE can be selected – in this case there is no need for any external Ethernet or IT components, and the Melco acts as DHCP server to the player, under these conditions all browsing and control is then from the player front panel.

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Melco N1ZS2A

Melco N1ZS MK2 Music Server

  • - 2TB x 1 SSD
  • - Heavy brass non-magnetic SSD foundation
  • - SSD is covered by a non-magnetic stainless shield cover
  • - Dedicated Neutrik USB-DAC port
  • - Dual Power Supplies
  • - Capacitor bank with audio grade film capacitors
  • - Silver/Black aluminium case
  • - New processing logic ( precision slow data writing and accurate high speed data retrieval)
  • - Self integrity check

The Melco N1ZS represents Melco's best performing reference Digital Music Library.

Melco N1Z/2 is the flagship of the new Mk2 series. True audiophile source components designed for both Ethernet connected Players (Streamers) and for connection to a USB connected DAC.

The N1Z/2 is constructed as a true Hi-Fi source component with heavy anodised aluminium chassis sections bead blasted to a delightful finish, and with an internal rigid H frame to isolate vibration and isolate the various sections of the hardware.

 

Melco N1ZH MK2 Music Server

  • - 2 x 3TB Small Form Factor HDD
  • - Heavy brass non-magnetic HDD foundation
  • - Dedicated Neutrik USB-DAC port
  • - Dual Power Supplies
  • - New capacitor bank with audio grade film capacitors
  • - New silver/black aluminium case
  • - New processing logic ( precision slow data writing and accurate high speed data retrieval)
  • - Self integrity check

The Melco N1ZH retains all the features of Melco's flagship model, the N1ZS but is fitted with 2 x 3TB HDD giving more storage at a more affordable price.

Melco N1ZH2
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Melco N1A MK2 Music Server

  • - 2 x 3TB 3.5inch HDD
  • - Floating HDD cradle
  • - Dedicated USB-DAC port
  • - New capacitor bank
  • - Silver/black aluminium front panel with MELCO plate
  • - Self integrity check

The Melco N1A is where it all  started, the MK2 model is a development of the N1A to further improve sound quality especially for USB-DAC users incorporating a dedicated Neutrik USB 2.0 port for DAC connection for optimum sound quality.

Internally there are many detailed improvements to further reduce internal noise including a new capacitor bank to isolate the medical grade power supply, a new higher current 3 pole IEC connector with true ground and a built in power supply noise filter.

Newly selected HDDs with vibration isolating cradles ensure a new low level of vibration combined with capacity increase (2 x 3TB).

A front panel USB 3.0 port makes importing from USB stick or USB drive very convenient and is in addition to the 3 rear USB 3.0 ports for Easy Backup, Easy Expansion, Easy Play and Easy import.

Melco D100 USB Optical Disc Drive

The Melco D100 uses the most recent generation of optical drive technology which reads CD's with great precision.

The Melco branded circuit board is optimised from an audiophile point of view to promise the highest quality transport and ripping of CD into N1 range.

It  can be turned off with the dedicated power switch and is built into casework using the same concept as most recent Melco music library products.

Melco Highly Stable Storage System holds the whole drive mechanism stable when in use.

Dedicated PCB holds capacitors for power supply and quality clock generator for better signal transmission.

Perfect for ripping your cherished CD's onto your new Melco!

Melco D100
Melco E100

Melco E100 External USB Hard Disc Drive

The Melco E100 is the perfect solution to add to your N1 or similar digital music library storage by a further 3TB HDD.

The Melco branded circuit board is optimised from audiophile point of view to maximise data retention and retrieval.

MELCO Highly Stable Storage System holds whole drive with our dedicated technology.

Dedicated PCB holds capacitors for power supply and quality clock generator for better signal transmission.

To host USB type B port is for any N1 range or PC to read the disk data.

To device USB type A port is for USB-DAC playback with any N1 range USB local playback function.

HDD is formatted with exFAT. Reformat is available with Windows /  Mac PC.

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