MELCO N1Z EX

 5,749.00 10,999.00

The N1Z EX Series is best thought of as a dedicated audiophile replacement to the computer (or even the network infrastructure) in a computer audio system. If you tried and disliked PC-based audio, this might be your way into tomorrow’s audio world. Best used as the digital buffer between the outside world of Ethernet in a network streaming system, or as a meeting point for USB drives in a system, the N1Z EX also sports its own SSD or HDD drive(s) for both operating system and portfolio of your best loved music.

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Description

Melco redefined the real potential of Hi-Res digital music playback over Ethernet or using USB DAC when it was introduced a few years ago… …Now, with the introduction of the Melco EX Series, new standards of convenience are achieved, especially for Browse and Search of the music library. New software for the user interface on the OLED display gives more detail of status and playback, with internationalisation covering most metadata requirements, along with advanced options for the CD import and archiving process. Internet Radio is fully supported using the Melco Music HD App.

Melco’s advice: replace the Twonky server software with MinimServer, and use it in place of a network storage drive in a network audio setting, and be amazed at just how much more sound quality you can get from any system.

Audiophile Data Credentials

  • Dedicated LAN port for Player (Streamer) connectivity – optimum data integrity and simple setup.
  • Light-piped Ethernet ports – complete electrical isolation totally removing possibility of interference and noise.
  • LAN LED off function – ensures the highest possible data integrity.
  • Separated power supply circuitry for LAN ports – isolates the LAN function from all electrical disturbances
  • Double power supplies – separate power functions for LAN and USB / HDD / System management (*N1Z only)
  • Audio-grade ultra-low jitter data clock – eliminates any possibility of data jitter at source
  • Original Audio grade SSD storage stable data, consistent performance, silent, and zero mechanical influence and vibration (*N1Z only) (Made by
  • Buffalo Memory Co., Ltd)

Audiophile Engineering

  • High grade power supplies with audiophile grade components. N1A – 60W x 1
  • Dual high grade power supplies. N1Z – 30W x2, separate supplies for external data interfaces means no pollution of sensitive internal data and clock supplies.
  • Audiophile grade capacitor bank for absolute stable supplies (*N1Z only)
  • Solid Aluminum front fascia (N1Z) rigid metal chassis.
  • High stability noise eliminating H cross-frame construction for mechanical integrity (N1Z)
  • Specialist audio isolators (Japanese TAOC brand)

Simplified Installation and Operation

  • No PC required for setup and installation – no specialist knowledge needed.
  • Specific IP port for Streamer / Player with additional Network port for Control and Ethernet. Simply creates robust network for streaming high resolution music and control even on complex networks.
  • Pre-installed media server – no configuration required.
  • Supports multiple specialised media servers – currently shipping with Twonky 7 with DSD support.
  • Informative OLED front panel display – displays current streaming track data, system status, and setup.
  • Simple menu navigation structure and track selection
  • Simple front panel on-off switch – just like Hi-Fi.
  • 15 seconds only to full power-on.
  • 5 seconds to full shut-down
  • Safe against unintended power down – no requirement for UPS

Performance enhancement of the award-winning MelcoN1A:

  • Original Audio grade SSD storage stable data,consistent performance, silent,and zero mechanical influence and vibration (2 x 512GB)
  • Medical industry grade dual power supply units
  • Dual high-quality capacitor bank
  • Symmetrically designed H-Cross frame
  • Think Aluminum panels
  • Color: Silver / Black

Hand-crafted in Japan

More information can be found on the Melco website. 

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Melco Color and Storage size

2.5 inch 3TB HDD x 2, 2TB SSD, 3.5 inch 3TB HDD x 2, 2.5 inch 3TB HDD x 1, 2.5 inch 2TB HDD x 1

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