The Melco N1 Music Library gives digital music lovers the benefits of the first storage system optimised for high resolution audio. Designed from the outset as an Audiophile component it is bristling with Audiophile credentials – even the basic design architecture is unique to the application of High Resolution Digital Music playback. Incorporating the unique Melco Direct Streaming Music format, all systems using network players benefit from improved sound quality and a better user experience, free from IT-industry peripherals.
The digital audio file has now become the most important and highest quality audio source, with files similar to SACD or CD. To support this trend, various high end audio players now support UPnP / DLNA streaming. Unlike SACD or CD, audio streaming requires integration with a NAS (Network Storage) device that needs to be carefully designed for low noise, power stabilisation and functionality. The team of engineers at Buffalo did just that: designed a NAS specifically as a High Resolution Digital Music Library with the name Melco. The resultant players deliver the high standard of user experience and audio file quality that one would insist upon when choosing superior audio equipment.
The N1A includes the following features;
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
Audio-grade ultra-low jitter data clock - eliminates any possibility of data jitter at source
High grade power supplies with audiophile grade components.
N1A - 60W x 1
Specialist audio isolators (Japanese TAOC brand)
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