N100 - HiRes Music Library
The award-winning entry-level N100 is our most affordable digital music library. Read more...
...One of two space-saving half-width models (along with the higher-performing N10), the N100 includes the same class-leading Melco features and high-performance sound quality as its range siblings.
Benefitting from a 2 TB HDD, easily expandable with the Melco E100 expansion drive or a standard USB-connected HDD, the N100 is the perfect introduction to Melco ownership. Despite its low price, the N100 features core Melco innovations, such as audio-specific components, twin ethernet ports (incl. a dedicated player port) and front panel, app or remote control.
Further features include easy CD-importing with either the Melco D100 CD drive or a standard IT drive, one-button USB back-ups, plus a front panel USB for importing music, playing music, or adding a USB DAC.
N10 - HiRes Two Box Music Library
The N10 is our flagship ‘extreme performance’ half-width digital music library.
...A two-box design, the N10 benefits from a dedicated low-noise linear power supply, dividing the delicate signal-processing and data connectivity electronics from the power supply; separating the units allows total isolation from noise pollution, as well as isolating possible vibration from the power transformer for maximum sound quality.
In addition, the flagship N10 takes storage capacity up to an impressive 3 TB (expandable with Melco’s E100 or an external USB drive). Side by side, the two 215mm units, effectively a ‘head’ unit and a power unit, are equivalent to a conventional full-size audio component for easy system-matching.
The N10 has been built from the ground-up as a dedicated audio-specific device, it uses no standard IT components or parts, cementing Melco’s status as class-leaders in networked audio performance.
The entry-level N1A/2EX-H60 is an excellent introduction to our full-width N1 Series audiophile-grade digital music libraries. Read more...
...With a generous 6 TB HDD for all but the largest music libraries, carefully positioned on an isolated mounting for low-noise operation, the N1A/2 complements existing audio systems with ease, thanks to both black and silver finish options, a front-panel USB socket for easy music importing from existing libraries and DAC connections, plus wide-ranging file support.
Cosseted in a high-quality all-metal chassis, the N1A features several audio-specific Melco core technologies, including uncompromising performance (no standard IT parts used), legendary simplicity and a dedicated player port, uniquely allowing music data to be cleaned and rebuilt before travelling to the streamer or player, resulting in a huge sound quality improvement.
The N1Z/2EX-H60 is one of two range-topping full-width models (the other, the N1Z/2EX-S40, offering an SSD-based drive).
...Constructed with audiophile playback firmly in mind, the N1Z/2 benefits from top-end features such as heavy anodised aluminium chassis sections and a rigid internal H-frame to isolate the electronics from unwanted vibration. Storage capacity is taken to a range-topping 6 TB.
Twin power supplies isolate the HDD from the data-processing electronics for optimum sound performance and multiple stages of noise reduction and isolation help deliver music with maximum transparency.
Special attention is paid to the 6 TB HDD: it is carefully mounted on a heavy non-magnetic foundation, covered by a non-magnetic stainless shield cover, all within an isolated compartment of the H frame for optimum sound quality.
In addition, Melco’s legendary simplicity, along with front panel or app control, makes everyday operation effortless.
The N1Z/2EX-S40 is our flagship full-width digital music library.
Uniquely for the Melco range, it contains a high-quality, audio-specific 4 TB SFF (small form factor, solid-state) storage drive which both negates moving parts and benefits from lower electrical noise for the ultimate sound quality.
Special care and attention are paid to the storage drives which are mounted on a massive non-magnetic foundation plate, with highly stable, thick base plates and a shielded top cover. These audiophile construction techniques enable the drives to perform in optimum conditions for uncompromising sound quality from digitally stored music files.
Despite the advanced technologies within, the N1Z/2EX-S40 is characteristically easy to use, benefiting from across-the-range operational simplicity. Features such as easy music import, back up and expansion make day-to-day usage simple, even Hi-Res music downloads can be obtained by the library directly, no separate PC is required.
E100 - Expansion Drive
Expanding the storage capacity of Melco digital libraries is easy with the E100 Audiophile Digital Storage drive. Read more...
...Expanding the storage capacity of Melco digital libraries is easy with the E100 Audiophile Digital Storage drive. Offering an additional 3 TB HDD for both the half-width N10 and full-width N1A Series libraries, the E100 is an audio-specific drive built for sound performance and is far removed from a standard IT drive.
With generous internal storage optimised for audio, special power management features and advanced mechanical systems ensuring sound quality is up to the standard of the N1 series libraries, the E100 offers uncompromising audio performance from digitally stored music files.
Connection is easy with no set-up required: simply plug the E100 into the Melco ‘expansion’ port to add fuss-free high-quality storage in an instant.