Now introducing the new EX software upgrade with all Melco units. This new software increases the ease of use of the Melco system by adding much greater flexibility to your music library. Browsing and searching your library has never been easier. Both SongKong and Minimserver have been fully integrated to the Melco software, offering an incredibly powerful music library management solution for correct and consistent data.
If internet radio is of more interest to you, then you’ll be glad to hear that vTuner Internet Radio has been added to the Melco software and can be utilised by connecting your Melco device to a USB DAC and using the Malco iPad app to control the input. In due course, there will be another update offering the option for the Melco to be viewed as a Roon Endpoint.
Melco is a high-performance Audiophile source of high resolution digital music. It is not an IT device and is therefore capable of considerable improved performance. The data path within the N1 is based on a precision low-jitter clocked data bus, whether the music is delivered to a USB DAC or to an Ethernet streamer. Immediately this approach is taken, the benefits of a really low noise environment, impossible within a computer or IT device, becomes apparent.
Mechanical vibration is reduced to a minimum; the very solid N1Z chassis with heavy aluminium extrusions and a stable H frame construction minimises any possibility of vibration. The HDD compartment, whether for HDD or Audio Grade SSD, is heavily reinforced against vibration and the drives are supported on a massive non-magnetic brass foundation plate. The whole chassis is supported on massive vibration-reducing feet as used in the award-winning 40th Anniversary Melco.
Each operational element, power supplies, HDD, processor and data management, capacitor block, and system control, are isolated within the H frame which also eliminates electrical interaction. System noise is reduced at source – each power supply is extensively filtered with a Capacitor Bank separated from the main PSU PCB incorporating both high performance audio-grade capacitors and film capacitors. HDD supplies are separate from the signal and data processing. Wiring is carefully dressed and screened, with extensive copper foil used to restrain any possible noise leakage. Even the top cover is treated with copper foil over the power supply areas to ensure the quietest electronic environment. All in pursuit of the finest performance…..
N1A/2 is a development of the N1A to further improve sound quality especially for USB-DAC users. A dedicated Neutrik USB 2.0 port connects to the DAC 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 HDD with vibration isolating cradles ensure a new low level of vibration combined with capacity increase. (2 x 3TB = 6TB). A front panel USB 3.0 port makes importing from USB stick or USB drive very convenient and is in addition to 3 rear USB 3.0 ports for Easy Backup, Easy Expansion, Easy Play and Easy import.