Melco sweetens music library with network switch deal

posted on Monday, 1st May 2023 by Steve May

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Melco Audio, the digital music library specialist, has announced a Summer promotion for its acclaimed digital music library. From now until the end of May, buyers can snag a free S100/2 data switch worth £2,099 with any purchase of the N10/2 digital music library.

What's so special about the N10/2, you ask?

Well, it’s a two-box design, enabling Melco to separate signal-processing electronics from the power supply.
The ‘head’ unit contains the processing electronics and data connectivity, and the power unit contains a high-performance, low-noise linear power supply with toroidal transformer.

The model comes in two versions: the N10/2-S38 SSD drive model (£9,399/EUR 10,999), and the N10/2-H50 HDD version (£7,299/EUR 8,499). Both feature Melco's time-proven software architecture, as well as carefully selected HDD and SSD drives that are hand-picked to provide exceptional audio performance.

Twin USB 2.0 ports are available, (plus a further front panel USB port) including a dedicated USB DAC output ready for connection to USB DACs, USB DAC-equipped amplifiers or active speakers. The second USB port enables USB devices to connect and operate effortlessly without any configuration, including: importing or playing music from memory devices, HDD/SSD drives and CD drives (CD ‘rippers’); capacity expansion with Melco’s E100 (or other) storage drive; and easy back-up to HDD/SSD drives.

In addition to Melco’s software architecture, the N10/2 benefits from Melco’s Intelligent Music Library suite comprising MinimServer and SongKong software. The device is also Roon Ready, DSD compatible and offers app control via DLNA/UPnP (in USB DAC mode) with support for TIDAL, Qobuz and vTuner streaming with the Melco Music HD app. Qobuz Downloader and HighResAudio.com also enable direct, error-free high-res downloads without the need for a computer.

Melco S100 2 Rear Panel Connections (2)

For a limited time, the N10/2 will come with Melco's second-generation S100/2 data switch. Hand-made in Japan, and based on the category defining S100, this audiophile grade network switch features six one-gigabit Ethernet ports and two 100 megabit Ethernet ports for audio. The S100/2 is designed to offer an instant sound quality upgrade to any networked digital music library, says the brand.
The S100/2 is particularly suited to the N10/2 due to its half-width (215 mm) chassis design.

Integrators should also note that the S100/2's SFP connections allow for upgrades to optical fibre connections with compatible devices, for even greater noise isolation and sonic performance. Distribution is via DDMA.

The promotion will run until May 31 2023.

Steve May

Inside CI Editor Steve May is a freelance technology specialist who also writes for T3TechRadarHome Cinema Choice, Trusted Reviews and The Luxe Review.

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