Melco Digital Music Libraries

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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!

Hand-crafted in Japan, Melco digital music libraries are unique. Highly advanced in their design and architecture, they shun the sonic compromises of standard computer hardware, instead using audio-specific components and software for superior performance, reliability and sound quality.
Melco debuted the world’s first audiophile-grade digital library in 2014 and has been innovating ever since.
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Inbuilt benefits...

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.

Check out Melco's technical stuff here... https://www.melco-audio.com/

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Melco HA-N1Z/2EX-S40 Digital Music Library

  • 1 x 4TB Small Form Factor SSD
  • Heavy brass non-magnetic SSD 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
  • Heavy aluminium extrusions, bead blasted to a beautiful anodised finish
  • High stability noise eliminating H cross-frame construction for mechanical integrity
  • Black or Silver finish options

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 HA-N1Z/2EX-H50 Digital Music Library

  • 1 x 5TB 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
  • Heavy aluminium extrusions, bead blasted to a beautiful anodised finish
  • High stability noise eliminating H cross-frame construction for mechanical integrity
  • Black or Silver finish options

The Melco N1ZS represents Melco's best performing reference Digital Music Library sporting an enterprise quality HDD drive.

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.

The Melco HA-N1Z/2EX-H50 retains all the features of Melco's flagship model, the HA-N1Z/2-S38 but is fitted with 1 x 6TB HDD giving more storage at a more affordable price.

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Melco N10/2-S38 Digital Music Library

  • 3.8TB SSD Hard Drive
  • Heavy aluminium extrusions, bead blasted to a beautiful anodised finish
  • High stability noise eliminating H cross-frame construction for mechanical integrity
  • Single press power button – same as Hi-Fi components and unlike any IT device
  • Comfortable front panel buttons with positive click for easy operation
  • OLED display to reduce internal noise
  • Rear USB 3.0 ports – BACKUP, EXPANSION USB-DAC or Easy
  • Import from Flash drive, CD drive or HDD
  • 3 pole IEC mains inlet with true electrical ground to define source component as ground point, and internal power-line noise filter.
  • TAOC vibration isolating feet
  • Black or Silver finish options

Melco N10 is a two box solution designed to improve sound quality by separating power supply and the head unit.

Compact half-size head unit has selected 5TB 2.5” SFF HDD or 3.84TB SSD with all signal processing and connectivity, while the separate linear power supply is totally isolated from the head unit.

The elegant solid aluminium casework has the familiar Melco OLED display and simple 4 button interface for delightfully simple operation and setup.

Melco N10/2-H50 Digital Music Library

  • 1 x 5TB Small Form Factor HDD
  • Heavy aluminium extrusions, bead blasted to a beautiful anodised finish
  • High stability noise eliminating H cross-frame construction for mechanical integrity
  • Single press power button – same as Hi-Fi components and unlike any IT device
  • Comfortable front panel buttons with positive click for easy operation
  • OLED display to reduce internal noise
  • Rear USB 3.0 ports – BACKUP, EXPANSION USB-DAC or Easy
  • Import from Flash drive, CD drive or HDD
  • 3 pole IEC mains inlet with true electrical ground to define source component as ground point, and internal power-line noise filter.
  • TAOC vibration isolating feet
  • Black or Silver finish options

The Melco N10/2-H50 retains all the features of Melco's flagship model, the N10/2-S38 but is fitted with 1 x 5TB HDD giving more storage at a more affordable price.

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Melco N50-S38 Digital Music Library

  • 1 x 3.8TB SSD
  • Comfortable front panel buttons with positive click for easy operation
  • OLED display to reduce internal noise
  • Rear USB 3.0 ports – BACKUP, EXPANSION USB-DAC or Easy
  • Import from Flash drive, CD drive or HDD
  • 3 pole IEC mains inlet with true electrical ground to define source component as ground point, and internal power-line noise filter.

The Melco N50-S38 is the first SSD model in a full width (43cm) chassis.  Easy to import from CD, USB memory, or music data on your PC. Back up your important music collection simply from front display menu.

You can play music from an App on your smart phone or tablet which beautifully lists your music collection with cover art, artist/album information. Melco Music HD app is only available for iPad. If you connect USB-DAC, N1 becomes a transport of streaming services and becomes a Roon Ready device. Unlike a server for the office, Melco Music Library is purely designed for audio playback.

Melco N50-H60 Digital Music Library

  • 2 x 3TB HDD
  • Comfortable front panel buttons with positive click for easy operation
  • OLED display to reduce internal noise
  • Rear USB 3.0 ports – BACKUP, EXPANSION USB-DAC or Easy
  • Import from Flash drive, CD drive or HDD
  • 3 pole IEC mains inlet with true electrical ground to define source component as ground point, and internal power-line noise filter.

The Melco N50-H60 is a 6TH HDD model in a full width (43cm) chassis.  Easy to import from CD, USB memory, or music data on your PC. Back up your important music collection simply from front display menu.

You can play music from an App on your smart phone or tablet which beautifully lists your music collection with cover art, artist/album information. Melco Music HD app is only available for iPad. If you connect USB-DAC, N1 becomes a transport of streaming services and becomes a Roon Ready device. Unlike a server for the office, Melco Music Library is purely designed for audio playback.

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Melco N100-H50 Digital Music Library

  • 1 x 5TB HDD
  • Fine design both for rack-style and desktop use (215 mm)
  • Aluminum front and top panel with hairline finish
  • 2 mm steel sheet chassis for anti-vibration
  • HDD is designed with anti-vibration system “HS-S²” (Highly Stable Storage System) under same concept as N1ZS/2A.
  • LAN port for direct connection with player (no LED for status indication)
  • USB2.0 x3 are compatible with USB-DAC, USB CD drive and USB storage such as USB HDD or USB flash memory. When the drive is connected, user can choose the purpose of the drive on the front display. (Import, expansion, backup, restore etc)
  • Low C/N clock of NDK
  • Power management system by FPGA for improved system stability.
  • Fan-less design

N100 creates a convenient and compact Hi-Fi system when used with a USB-DAC Headphone amplifier or USB connected Active Loudspeakers.

Sound Quality of N100 is true to the Melco tradition and will not be outclassed in a high-end system, stream from N100's dedicated Player port to Linn and Naim etc!

Melco N100-H20 Digital Music Library

  • 1 x 2TB HDD
  • Fine design both for rack-style and desktop use (215 mm)
  • Aluminum front and top panel with hairline finish
  • 2 mm steel sheet chassis for anti-vibration
  • HDD is designed with anti-vibration system “HS-S²” (Highly Stable Storage System) under same concept as N1ZS/2A.
  • LAN port for direct connection with player (no LED for status indication)
  • USB2.0 x3 are compatible with USB-DAC, USB CD drive and USB storage such as USB HDD or USB flash memory. When the drive is connected, user can choose the purpose of the drive on the front display. (Import, expansion, backup, restore etc)
  • Low C/N clock of NDK
  • Power management system by FPGA for improved system stability.
  • Fan-less design

N100 creates a convenient and compact Hi-Fi system when used with a USB-DAC Headphone amplifier or USB connected Active Loudspeakers.

Sound Quality of N100 is true to the Melco tradition and will not be outclassed in a high-end system, stream from N100's dedicated Player port to Linn and Naim etc!

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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.

Melco S100 Audiophile Data Switch

Digital Music relies on perfectly timed data in a low noise environment to achieve maximum performance.

The limitation to the ultimate sound quality of digital music on an Ethernet network is the network itself and the components used.

IT components are low cost commodity items and are effective for PC data and gaming etc - they are simply inadequate for high quality digital music.

One critical component is all digital music systems is the dataswitch which handles both the music data and control either combined within your router or serarately.

The Melco S100 is designed and configured as an audiophile component without any IT compromises.

Melco owners have long realised the benefits of using Melco NAS without any network connection at all – but this is often not practical.

Now with the S100 all Melco users can enjoy the benefits of a permanent network connection – access to streaming services, internet radio and other networked sources - without any sound quality compromises.

Melco S100 will dramtically improve the performance of all networked music sources - we have S100 on permanant demonstration so arrange your audition now!

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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!

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