Award-winning Melco N1A,
hand-crafted in Japan:
- High grade power supplies with audiophile
grade components 60W x 1.
- Dedicated LAN port for Player (Streamer)
connectivity. This is a dedicated LAN port that is isolated and doesn’t see
the noise of the rest of your home network. This can be connected to the
Ethernet input of your music streamer of choice, or…
via USB to a USB DAC to
instantly turn the Melco into a superb audiophile quality streamer. If you
already have a high-quality USB capable DAC, the Melco becomes both storage
and audiophile quality streamer all in one!
- Optimum data integrity and simple setup.
- Audio-grade ultra-low jitter data clock -
eliminates any possibility of data jitter at source. This is one reason why
Melco surpasses many other music libraries in terms of sound quality. Utterly
smooth and pure sound allowing your DAC or Ethernet connected device to
perform at its very best.
- 2 x
2TB Hard-drives with floating
- Drives can be configured as 2TB storage with a
RAID 1 configuration for redundancy or spanned to give 4TB total space.
- Compatible with both PCM and DSD based files
Class A+ rating
Many people use
computers for their digital audio playback, but this is fraught with
significant problems. Computers are multi-purpose devices capable of a wide variety
of tasks. With this capability comes a lot of unnecessary overhead in terms
of processes running in the background and non-audio related electronics that
add considerable noise, grunge and jitter into the audio signal. This is
largely responsible for many negative thoughts about digital sound being edgy
and fatiguing. There are plenty of devices and software that try to help
ameliorate these shortcomings, but even with a couple of them employed, they
still typically do not fully succeed. Plus, you also deal with fan noise and
the visual distraction of a computer in the listening environment.
The Melco digital
music library products succeed where multi-purpose computers do not. These
are dedicated audio components with ease of use, plenty of storage and a
purity of sound allowing the detail, intricacy and beauty of your digital
music to shine in a way that is smooth and non-fatiguing which results in
greatly increased enjoyment. If dealing with tweaking out a computer via
various software and connected devices to get the best sound is not your
thing, or you feel overwhelmed with computer audio because you feel you
aren’t very technically savvy, this is your device!
The Melco digital
music library products are controlled by a variety of Android and iOS apps.
Melco is also currently working on their own app as well. For Android,
BubbleUPnP works very well and also allows for the streaming of cloud based
content such as TIDAL HiFi. There are various other apps from Linn, Lumin,
Audionet and 8player and more that also work with Melco.
firmware updates through your Ethernet connection ensuring your device is
always kept up to date. This makes a superb product even better as Melco
makes enhancements down the road. You can feel good knowing your investment
in this technology will be kept current.
superb match to connect directly to the T+A DAC8
DSD or many other high-quality DACs via USB.
Reviews on the Melco website
– Class A+ - "The Melco N1A Buffaloed my combination of
MacBook Pro and Synology NAS. It destroyed them, embarrassed them, gave them
a good schooling. Music sounded obviously—frighteningly—more
refined, more spacious, and more natural through the N1A. End of story. I
can't imagine anyone in this universe who does nothing else while listening
to music making the same comparison and not hearing this difference."
(Vol.39 No.3 WWW)
HiFi Choice Issue 397 – “If you are serious about
streaming, this is a very fine one-stop solution to get the very best out of
HiFi World – March 2015 – “There was an
absolute lack of graininess or smear and instead a natural, pristine quality
to the sound, bringing out often missed details in even the most familiar of tracks.”
“Bags of storage, simple to operate yet possessed of a gorgeous sound –
it comes unreservedly recommended.”
Compatible Network Players and USB DACs (Note: if you do not see your DAC listed
please ask us as there are many more compatible DACs that are not shown on
this list yet).