Melco – Music Servers

HiFi Cinema – Melco Master Dealer

HiFi Cinema has been awarded Master Dealer status to recognise our outstanding product knowledge, demonstration facilities and stock. This enables us to understand your requirements, offer suitable solutions and demonstrate the unique capabilities of the Melco Server range. You will also have access to extended warranties which are not available from anywhere other than Melco Master dealers.  For the best possible advice on acquiring, storing and delivering your music, call us !

 

Melco have recently become synonymous with superb music servers, which bring streaming playback up to a new level altogether. Don’t just take our word for it though, visit our showroom and hear for yourself !  We haven’t found a music streamer or DAC that isn’t very significantly improved by using a Melco source, from a humble Sonos player to a mighty Klimax DS, or Naim ND555 music streamer.

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  • 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 and Minim Server.
  • 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

 

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The NAS drive installed in a high-end digital streaming music system is firmly in the computer domain, however it turns out that the way it operates has an impact on the sound that comes out of the speakers. We originally thought that this area was parametrically isolated from the music, however, because of the way that network traffic splits data streams into packets, the packets can get re-ordered by other network traffic. This means the streaming player has to spend time and effort re-assembling them into the correct order again, and this adds significant jitter into the decoded data stream, affecting performance. We found this hard to believe, as we thought most decent streaming players went to extraordinary lengths to de-jitter the re-assembled data streams. The proof however, is in the playing, and sufficient enough for us to spend some significant money on updating our demonstration stock to three Melco Servers, an N1ZS, N1ZH and an N1A.

 

“My Buffalo CD Drive has arrived and is up and running and starting the process to digitise my cd collection in combination with my Melco N1ZH60.
The sound through my Dali speakers is a truly excellent and hard to believe that what I thought was good using my Zone Ripper previously, just fades away with the listening results from the Melco.
I am very grateful to Alan at HiFi Cinema who invited me along to a listening test and was really informative about why your technology is so good in simple layman terms, and as a result, I  upgraded to my new sound system around the Melco.
Here’s to many hours of wonderful listening!
Kind regards
Ken”
Another happy customer ! :
“When I asked you how the Melco play, and when you answered that it plays better than a 555 cd player nobody would believe it, but the way you told it, sounded like “this guy had a unique expérience” and you made me curious.
Today, I understood what you mean, I am just astonished, I just spend through my very well known cd’s I just ripped, those songs I know every note and every detail of those cd’s. But I was wrong, I was not hearing everything of it till I got the Melco.
I just discovered a new dimension of listening, much more detail, sooo much more more depth and precision, rapidity and still detailed, a perfection I could never believe that could come out from my speakers. every note, every finger, the  air in the guitar, it’s just incroyable….
The only time I ever heard a comparable detail was from a single ended 300B tube amplifier. but always lacking power.
But this combinaison with Melco, chord 2qute, supernait2,  brings the same detail with power and the punch get in the stomach when they kick the drum.
This is much more I expected. Even on very complex quick orchestra, the system just follows and reflects every detail of the crowd, instruments and … stuff, which even my ears are not used to hear yet…
Now I have to go to bed unfortunately, I am looking forward to listen more tomorrow.
I thank you again,    Besim”

Melco N1Z The Highlights:

  • No PC required for either set-up or installation.
  • No specialist knowledge required in any way.
  • Simple set-up from OLED display.
  • Specific DSM IP port for Ethernet Streamer/Player with separate LAN port for Control and network.
  • Automatically creates very simple robust network for streaming high resolution music and control.
  • Simple power operation, normal ON/OFF switch. Just 5 seconds to power down and 15 seconds to be ready from switch on.
  • Informative OLED display with just 4 navigation buttons, displays all relevant settings, connected devices, capacity, setup, format and current song playing.
  • Simple Backup – music is secure with a USB connected Backup in asingle button press.
  • Simple Expansion – when the music collection out grows the internal storage capacity a USB drive connected to the Melco will extend capacity without any setup being needed.
  • Simple music import from USB drive in just one button press.
  • Simple music download from High Resolution vendors direct to Melco without the need for a PC.
  • Safe against power failure or unintended power down

MELCO N1ZS20 Mk2

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Hand-crafted in Japan.

Performance enhancement of the award-winning MelcoN1A:

– Original Audio grade SSD storage (Solid State Drives)

consistent performance, silent,and zero

mechanical influence and vibration (2 x 1TB)

– Medical industry grade dual power supply units

– Dual high-quality capacitor bank

– Symmetrically designed H-Cross frame

– Thick Aluminum panels

– Color: Silver / Black

MELCO N1ZH60 Mk2

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Hand-crafted in Japan.

Performance enhancement of the award-winning MelcoN1A:

– Medical industry grade dual power supply units

– Dual high-quality capacitor bank

– Symmetrically designed H-Cross frame

– Thick Aluminum panels

– 2 x 3TB Hard-drives with floating mechanism

 

MELCO N1AH60 Mk2

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The key thing with any Melco Music Server, is that it is a NAS drive with a dedicated network port for the streaming player. This effectively isolates the player from any unwanted network traffic, and sends a highly regulated music data stream to the player, to remove as much jitter from the stream as possible. It still makes the music shares available to other connected devices around the home network, so in this repect looks like a conventional NAS drive.

  • 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 and Minim Server.
  • 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

Hand-crafted in Japan.

Award-winning MelcoN1A:

– High grade power supplies with audiophile grade components.  60W x 1

– Dedicated LAN port for Player (Streamer) connectivity

– optimum data integrity and simple setup.

– Audio-grade ultra-low jitter data clock – eliminates any possibility of data jitter at source

– 2 x 3TB Hard-drives with floating mechanism

Buy the Melco N1A from our webstore: Prices from £2399

MELCO C1AE Cat-7 Streamer Cable.

In order to preserve the extremely high bandwidth signal from the Melco’s precision “Player” port to your music streamer, we recommend the Melco Cat-7 cable:

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– Wide bandwidth Category 7 construction for low jitter

– Precision 100 ohm balanced twisted data pairs for perfect

transmission

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– Precision 100 ohm accurate and rigid mechanical

alignment connectors ensures stable performance without

possibility of mechanical misalignment

– Unbreakable latch for precise alignment

– Individual screening of each data pair eliminates crosstalk

– Gold plated data connectors and shield

– 0.5 m(1.6 ft), 1.0 m(3.2 ft), 2.0 m(6.5 ft), 3.0 m(9.8 ft)

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