Melco N1A2

$ 3,995

Music Server/Streamer

Description

Melco N1A2

The Melco N1A2 is an audiophile grade network music library server for further improving your sound quality especially for USB-DAC users. A dedicated Neutrik USB 2.0 port connects to the DAC for optimum sound quality. The N1A2 comes with on-board storage has outstanding sound quality and extremely easy setup and operation.  The Melco N1A2 is a development of the original Melco N1A to further improve sound quality especially for USB-DAC users.

The N1A-2 is a dedicated Neutrik USB 2.0 port connects to the DAC for optimum sound quality.

 

Stereophile Review

Simply More Musical

I’ve reviewed a number of music servers, including the Antipodes DX and DS, the Aurender S10 and X100L, the SOtM sMS-1000SQ, Digibit’s Aria, and more. It has been my experience that the differences between a stock computer and any of these dedicated servers are varying degrees of improvement of the same aspects of sound: noise floor, dynamics, definition and dimensionality of sound image, microdetail, and, overall, naturalness and degree of engagement (mine).

The Melco N1A is the least expensive server of this bunch, yet I find its sound quality on a par with more expensive models, and in the ballpark with the best costing up to $6000. If you’re looking for a server that sounds better than any stock computer can and you want to keep things simple, think Melco.”….Michael Lavorgna

 

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

MELCO Clear and Dynamic Power Supply

  • 60W PSU for LAN and SSD & USB related device
  • Multiple low noise voltage regulators
  • 3 wire IEC with ground

Internal Disk Drive

  • Large capacity HDD (EU model: 2 × 3TB, US model: 2 × 2TB)
  • Selected low vibration 3.5ich HDD
  • Floating HDD mount with Silicon Rubber dampers

Newly Improved Features of the Melco N1A-2 

  • New capacitor bank to isolate the mdedial grade power supply in order to further reduce internal noise
  • A new higher current 3-pole IEC Connector with true ground
  • A dedicated Neutrik USB 2.0 port connects to the DAC for optimum sound quality.
  • A built-in power supply noise filter
  • New 6TB HDD with vibration isolating cradles to ensure a new low level of vibration combined with capacity increase.
  • Simple USB expansion and back-up
  • USB connection to external USB DAC
  • Direct CD importing via external USB drive

 Melco N1AH60-2 Specifications

Support file (Server)
DSF, DFF, FLAC, WAV, ALAC, AIFF, AAC, MP3, WMA, OGG, LPCM

Support file (Player)
DSF, DFF, FLAC, WAV, ALAC, AIFF, AAC

Sampling rate (Server)
44.1K, 48K, 88.2K, 96K, 176K, 192K, 384K, 2.8M, 5.6M, 11.3M

Sampling rate (Player)
44.1K, 48K, 88.2K, 96K, 176K, 192K, 384K, 2.8M, 5.6M, 11.3M

Bit rate
16-32bit (PCM), 1bit (DSD)

Media Server
Twonky Media Server

Terminals
LAN (1000BASE-T)
Player (1000BASE-T)
Backup (USB 3.0, rear panel)
Expansion (USB 3.0, rear panel)
USB 3.0 (rear panel)
USB 3.0 (front panel)
USB-DAC (USB 2.0, rear panel)
Ground connectable bolt

Power supply unit
60 W x1 with capacitor bank

Drives
Selected 3.5inch
EU: HDD 3TB x 2
US: HDD 2TB x 2

Case
Aluminum front panel & Metal chassis

Size
436 x 62 x 352 mm

Weight
6.9kg

Additional information

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