Melco at Munich High End 2019 Daniel Raggett, Sales Manager at Melco Audio
I arrived on the Monday evening, full of anticipation for the week ahead! Tuesday was all about getting the room ready – we shared our room with our German distributor DREI H, Chord Cables, Clic Furniture and S Booster Power Supplies. Mike from Clic Furniture and his brother did an amazing job building and painting all the false walls, making it ideal for displaying Melco products.
We had all products on show - and even had prototypes of the N100, D100, N10 and E100 in black casing, which will be heading to European shores very soon! We were excited to showcase these new-look designs and feedback was very positive.
Thursday - Trade & Press Day The room was busy all day and it was great to see so many familiar faces from dealers, distributors and press. It was also fantastic to meet lots of new people from different countries, who we will be keeping in close contact with to expand Melco products availability across Europe.
Friday - Public Day 1 & Melco Press Conference This was the most important day of the show for Melco. We arrange a press conference at 13.30 to showcase our special upcoming firmware update: the integration of MinimServer and SongKong. Melco Intelligent Music Library (MIML): a powerful new search/ metadata software incorporating MinimServer Intelligent Browse for easy and accurate music searching.
An industry first - breaking free from the constraints of the physical CD that was used to rip music into the Melco, we can now give effective search or browse based on the real music search intentions of the user. We’ve come together to integrate the full functionality of a powerful metadata engine that delivers deep and accurate metadata, to a very versatile UPnP server, that is pre-configured as to what to expect by way of metadata. Resulting in precise, speedy & easy browse, search and play - including large collections and all genres of music.
Melco Intelligent Music Library will be available for all Melco digital music libraries, including the new N10 and N100 and will also be available as a firmware update for existing Melco users.
We were overwhelmed with the number of people who joined us. stars of the show were Simon Nash (MinimServer) and Paul Taylor (SongKong), so thank you to them.
We spoke to lots of interesting customers throughout the event - some knowing and owning Melcos and lots more very interested to explore Melco further and find out the changes it can make to their hi-fi systems.
“It is an honour for us to welcome our partners to Munich for the world’s most important hi-fi show. The Munich Hi-Fi show is the best opportunity to meet the Melco team and all other Melco distributors and dealers. It is a great place to share ideas and get new ones from other successful Melco partners, as well as hearing what’s new in Melco’s world – black casing of cerrain models and MIML in this case!”