Melco is a specialist company whose focus is absolutely on quality. Until now, the only way of distributing, storing and listening to the highest resolution digital music still, at some stage, involved computers or computer IT devices. Such equipment is 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 the audio performance. All that has now changed with the launch of the Melco N1 series.
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 first masterpiece was the ground-breaking 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.
Rayleigh Hi-Fi is proud to present Melco and its N1 series of products – the worlds first true Audiofile grade source component to access, store and deliver High-Res 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. Sound quality is unsurpassed as, 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.
Melco offer two options – the N1A or N1Z. The Melco N1A has 4TB Internal Storage and The N1Z has 1TB SSD (Solid State). With the N1Z, the Audio grade SSD carefully optimises Audio performance compared to computer SSD drives and offers the purest possible sound quality.
Melco – offering discerning audiophiles high technology networked audio components.