Melco N1Z/2EX-H50S HDD Server/Streamer
Melco N1Z/2EX-H50S HDD Server/Streamer
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.
The Melco N1 series has transformed Hi-Res digital music in the home. And now, thanks to the unceasing efforts of the Melco R&D engineers, the revised Mark2 hardware further advances Hi-Res Digital Music Playback. Extreme attention to detail ensures that the quietest electrical environment, which is essential for digitally-stored content, contributes to the superb audio performance.
Melco N1 is a truly universal music source. Initially conceived as the only audiophile alternative to an IT NAS for streaming systems, the N1 will also deliver digital music to a USB DAC without any of the inherent problems of a laptop, whilst also acting as both a streamer and a USB DAC player. Recent additions to the feature set now include CD playback into a USB DAC, using the same technology as Hi-Res music playback. Creating a new era in CD sound quality using the latest DAC technology, Melco N1 can breathe new life into a CD collection without the need to import into the on-board storage.
Not only is the N1 the perfect store for Hi-Res music, with easy importing and easy backup. It will also play music into a USB DAC or connect to a network streamer, from a local library, other networked libraries, streaming music sources (Android control), from CD and even from temporary USB connected sources. With the added option to import a CD or the content from a connected USB flash drive into the local library, Melco N1 music libraries offer the most convenient solution for digital music storage and playback, require no PC skills for set up or management, yet deliver outstanding audio quality which cannot be achieved with IT or computer devices.
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. Twin power supplies with additional capacitor banks with audio grade film capacitors isolate the HDD from the data processing, and multiple stages of noise reduction and isolation ensure the quietest possible environment for the sensitive electronics. A precision low jitter clock handles the data flow whether to the USB-DAC or the Ethernet player. The drives are mounted on massive non-magnetic foundation plate, and the N1ZS20 uses 2nd generation SSD which is quite unlike IT SSD which seriously compromise sound quality. The SSDS are format as RAID 0 for optimum sound quality. The N1ZH has SFF drives – which are much less electrical noise than conventional 3.5 inch HDD. Operation of the N1Z is very convenient, with a dedicated Neutrik USB 2.0 port for a DAC, and then 3 USB 3.0 ports for Easy backup, Easy Expansion, Easy Import of CD or from USB drives, Easy Play without import from USB drives or CD loader so that a legacy CD collection can benefit from the latest DAC technology. All without ant require men for a PC or any IT type devices.