MELCO LAUNCHES THE N100 MUSIC LIBRARY AT A GREAT PRICE POINT

Posted on 18th September, 2018

MELCO LAUNCHES THE N100 MUSIC LIBRARY AT A GREAT PRICE POINT

Melco has just introduced their Model N100. While staying true to Melco's high-performance digital music library systems the company is offering the N100 at a whole new price point.

The N100 uses the same extreme low-noise high precision digital music data flow of the existing Melco series. Designed from the start as an audio-specific device, the N100 uses no standard IT components or PC parts.

A new low-profile mainboard uses the same RISC processor and architecture as the N1Z series. Furthermore, the N100 retains twin Ethernet ports with the dedicated Ethernet Player port connecting directly to the network player without an intervening data switch. The results of all that is very low noise with precise data management and packet order and timing are maintained.

Melco N100

Internal storage is 2TB HDD. Easily expandable by either IT USB HDD or the Melco E100 to maintain sound quality. A USB connected DAC allows the N100 to perform as a self-contained local HiRes Digital Music player.
You get support for Data rates up to 32bit 384kHz and Octo DSD. Tracks also benefit from support for Gapless and Melco Markerless DSD.

Control of the USB-DAC player is from the new Melco App, from the front panel, or from approved third-party RF Remote handset. The N100 will operate with both USB DAC and also Ethernet connected player even without connection to a data network – standalone Isolated Mode.

CD import is simple with either Melco D100 external CD loader or IT grade Optical drive for less demanding use.

Melco N100 internal

Alan Ainslie, General manager at Melco, told StereoNET:

“It is a shame that so many who could enjoy the benefits of digital music from a device such as Melco are put off either because of price or lack of space. N100 addresses both of these concerns.

The new price point is interesting – the competition is really what I call ‘a PC in a box' which can never match the sound quality of a Melco and can never match the Melco for ease of use.

Melco is built in Japan, initially for a market that does not easily accept computers, so N100 offers extreme simplicity of setup (language, time zone and you are ready to go) as well as extreme convenience and simplicity of operation. Japanese Audiophiles are also extremely demanding in terms of sound quality and accept no compromises. N100 delivers on this expectation with results that belie both the cost and the simplicity.

I almost forgot – this is just so beautifully engineered – it delights before it is even switched on!”

The Melco N100 is available from the end of September in the UK, and Europe priced at €2000 / £1800.

For more information, go to Melco.

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