We have Mark II Melco Units in stock both N1A Mark II and N1ZH Mark II in BLACK.
N1A Mark 1 @ $2000 was the least expensive Stereophile Class A+ Music Server. It was better sounding than another Stereophile Class A+ $7500 server.
Melco has this "undigital" sound, which makes sense as Melco uses to make Turntables long time ago. Also Melco is owned by Buffalo Hard Drives - that means they have price advantage. So what you getting is a huge bang for the buck digital audio server.
Fast forward to today - Melco N1A Mark II is the improved version for only $500 more.
I have owned half a dozen music servers: Modified Mac Mini, Linux server, purpose built (better than CPAS) Windows media server etc. Melco bettered them all.
It is super easy to use. You can use your smart phone or a tablet as a remote or control it from your Mac / PC. Melco is easily better sounding than purpose build computers or modified Mac Minis. Melco was built ground up as a music server.
Melco has all the necessary tweaks addressing RFI, EMI, Vibration damping, electrical isolation, data integrity, transfer and re-clocking.
Melco - Key Features
- ‣ plug-n-play audiophile music server
- ‣ designed for high quality audio without
- ‣ 4TB capacity (2x2TB 3.5” HDD)
- ‣ custom Twonky server software
- ‣ Ravenna protocol support
- ‣ easy backup of internal drives
- ‣ easy auto-importing of USB drives
- ‣ easy auto-importing of CD audio discs
- ‣ easy setup with direct connection for network players
- ‣ dedicated USB port for connection to USD-DAC
‣ ‘Player’ ethernet port for direct connection to
- ‣ supports up to 32 bit/384KHz PCM & 5.6MHz double
- ‣ front panel USB 3.0 for fast importing
- ‣ improved isolation
- ‣ improved power supplies
- ‣ improved internal cable routing
- ‣ copper output strapping
- ‣ transformer isolated ethernet ports
- ‣ separate power supply circuit for ethernet
- ‣ audio-grade ultra low jitter data clock
- ‣ external expansion and backup via USB
- ‣ weight: 15.5 lb. (7Kg.)
- ‣ dimensions (including feet): 17.2” (436mm) W x
- 13.9” (352mm) D x 2.8” (70mm) H
‣ available in black or silver
- compromising functionality
- or USB-DAC, no computer required
- network player, ‘LAN’ ethernet port for
- communication with home network
- rate DSD, when supported by DAC/streamer
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. (EU 2 x 3TB = 6TB, USA 2TB x2 = 4TB). 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.
Aluminium Fascia and Metal Wrap
- Single press power button - same as Hi-Fi components and unlike any IT device - Comfortable front panel buttons with positive click for easy operation - Front USB 3.0 port - OLED display to reduce internal noise - Rear USB3.0 ports - BACKUP, EXPANSION USB-DAC or Easy Import from Flash drive, CD drive or HDD - 3 pole IEC mains inlet with true electrical ground to define source component as ground point, and internal power-line noise filter
MELCO Direct Streaming Music + MELCO Ethernet Purifier
- Dual Ethernet ports - dedicated PLAYER port and LAN port - Direct Mode requires no LAN connection and the N1 manages the Ethernet Player and gives IP address without router - RJ-45 with low noise light pipe LED indicators - Micro miniature high performance network pulse transformers - Audio grade ultra-low jitter internal data clock - High data integrity and precision low jitter clock buffer - FPGA voltage control system
As an authorized Melco dealer - I cannot publish below
MSRP - so please call or email me for the best price on this item or anything
that Melco makes.
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