Introducing the Melco Mk2 series
The Mk2 series is a development of the award winning Melco N1. The audio component designed to greatly improve sound quality for users of network streamers with a dedicated PLAYER Ethernet port – by isolating the Player from the network. This enables us to create an unmatched source component for USB-DACs, capable of supporting every Hi-Res audio format with conversion to match DAC capability. With the addition of extremely simple setup and use, including just a 2 click backup to external HDD.The Mk2 further improves sound quality, especially for USB-DAC users. A dedicated Neutrik USB 2.0 port connects to the DAC for optimum sound quality on all models. 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. – N1AH60/2 6TB total, N1ZH60/2 6TB total. N1ZS20/2 with Audio Grade SSD for outstanding performance is 2TB total.
The 1st Generation N1Z and N1A Series have achieved great success, changing NAS to a real “Music Library” – therefore MELCO N1 Series are both music store and UPnP server, and are also a source for a USB-DAC. MELCO N1 Series are highly appreciated by Hi-Fi magazine Journalists internationally. For example, MELCO won the Server of the year Hi-Fi Awards for 2016, HI-FI ChoIce RECOMMENDED in Hifi Choice Issue 397 2015, HIFICRITIC RECOMMENDED in HIFICRITIC 2015, AVforums RECOMMENDED AWARD in avforums 2015, Hi-Fi News EDITOR`S CHOICE in HI-FI NEWS both 2015 and 2016 , also MELCO N1A received The Absolute Sound Editor’s Choice Award for 2016 in US.
The Melco N1 series of products is the worlds first true Audiophile grade source component to access, store and deliver digital music without any of the compromises of computers and their peripherals. At any stage. this is Pure and Simple; even set-up is really easy. The Melco N1 is both a music store and UPnP server for Ethernet connected streaming solutions, a Direct Music download engine and is also an extraordinary source for a USB dac. Streaming services (e.g. Tidal and Qobuz) are integrated onboard. Due to the unique engineering and design, sound quality is unsurpassed! We are not suggesting you have been listening to The Beatle, Brahm or Taylor Slow before, but with the Melco nothing is missing, because there is nothing to take it away. There is even no need for a PC in order to setup or manage this system and not a single intervening switch or ‘IT’ component to come between you and your music.
Until now the only way of distributing, storing and listening to even the highest resolution digital music has, at some stage, involved computers or computer-derived devices – equipment designed to handle far more than music, so it has never been solely dedicated to sonic excellence. Even when players have been designed by “Audio Specialists”, old thinking and “IT” connectivity has impaired audio performance.
All that has changed.
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Melco, (Maki Electronic Laboratory Company), was established in Japan in 1975 by Makoto Maki, a passionate audiophile determined to create the finest, high-end components. His undoubted masterpiece was the groundbreaking modular Melco turntable that set new standards in music reproduction. From those early beginnings Melco became the largest computer peripherals manufacturer, Buffalo, offering technically advanced products based on rigorous R&D. These included Wireless routers, Ethernet Data Switches and storage devices.
Mr Maki personally initiated the current Melco Audiophile NAS project having identified serious shortcomings in the conventional IT industry solutions being used for hi-res audio at the highest level.